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Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The videographer/editor is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, producing, shooting, performing audio and video edits, manipulating/creating basic graphics, and delivering professional broadcast quality audio and video on a variety of video productions to be used to advance the mission and reputation of Washington State University. A part of a three-person video team, this position shoots videos for a wide variety of audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, employees, and the general public.
The videographer works closely with the University Marketing and Communications design team and others to coordinate art direction of video productions with related web, social media, and print design projects.
Primary videography responsibilities include researching, conceptualizing, producing and shooting video productions for social media and web deployment. This position is responsible for the technical tasks related to production of video images. The incumbent will transport, setup and operate equipment, and assist with location scouting, staging, lighting, and set preparation and design. This position works closely with graphic designers and other members of the University Marketing and Communications team to ensure all videos are created within WSU's brand identity guidelines.
Primary editing responsibilities include performing edits of both audio and video to create a story (story edits), and creating basic graphics or work with graphics provided to the editor from a third party, such as titles, lower-third graphics, and end credits. In addition, this position is also required to color correct video and process audio to accepted industry or broadcast standards. The videographer is expected to deliver the final video product to clients in an agreed upon format that meets or exceeds industry or broadcast standards.
The videographer possesses a passion for team building and a strong commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The incumbent will be required to shoot video/perform edits at a wide variety of events and locations, which may occur evenings and/or weekends. Regional travel with a flexible schedule is to be expected.
Current vacancy will be primarily based at our Pullman campus location; however, hybrid work may be available. Please note that priority will be given to resumes submitted by June 28.
Videography | 45 %
In collaboration with University Marketing and Communications staff and its clients, research, conceptualize, storyboard, and shoot very high-quality video that suits the project at hand.
Manage and perform technical tasks related to video production and post- production, including capturing high-quality audio.
Transport, setup and operate equipment, and assist with location scouting, staging, lighting, and set preparation and design.
Editing | 40%
Edit and finalize videos to the highest production standards and according to the University Marketing and Communications' client's needs and as storyboarded or conceptualized, including color correction, audio processing, and titling / motion graphics.
Production Coordination and Client Meetings | 5%
Attend planning meetings with University Marketing and Communications staff and clients. Take direction from unit and/or project manager regarding production timelines and pre- and post-production duties.
Coordinate screenings of draft videos for clients and collaborators.
Supervise production scheduling, including planning for and arranging travel, moving equipment to shoot sites, scheduling with interview subjects, and long- range planning of seasonal B-roll shoots.
Mentor | 5%
Participate in the University Marketing and Communications culture of cross-training colleagues so that they are better informed about the skills and processing involved with video production; mentor interns and students in the craft of video production.
Other | 5%
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree in broadcast communications or a related field and two (2) years of professional level experience in areas such as editing and producing audio and/or video for various types of media; writing feature and promotional copy; and operating video cameras. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experience with audio and video equipment, either in a studio or remote field production.
Ability to design and set lighting for interviews or B-roll scenes
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to work as a member of team operating under strict deadlines.
A strong commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
Ability to coordinate complex schedules, work a flexible schedule, travel, drive long distances, work occasional irregular hours
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. of equipment 50 or more yards.
Must have, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Knowledge of Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and Blackmagic DSLR and digital video cameras.
Two (2) or more years of experience in conducting documentary-style interviews, including researching subject matter and crafting interview questions.
Excellent interviewing skills with the ability to draw people out in conversation.
Skilled in story development and concept refinement. Able to take complex stories and communicate them in simple, easy-to-follow terms.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at email@example.com or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
$3,750.00 - $5,072.29 | Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin June 28, 2022. Priority will be given to resumes submitted by this date.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
1) Resume: please include a link within your resume to a video portfolio
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.