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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/25/18
The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 230 regular faculty members and 5,000 students located in seven academic departments, engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. The College Relations office supports the college's core projects and programs through marketing, communications, events, and fundraising efforts designed to reach over 60,000 alumni, friends, students, foundations, and corporate partners. In the most recently completed fiscal year, FY2016-17, the college raised more than $90 million in private gifts and in-kind support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. For more, visit: https://engineering.berkeley.edu/
The Multimedia and Design Associate focuses on creative multimedia and design projects in support of College Relations. Reporting to the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, he/she plans and develops ways to maximize the visual impact of news, feature stories, and other strategic communications. The associate will work on visual elements such as, photographs, videos, graphics, illustrations for online and print platforms, and brochures for marketing and fundraising priorities. The associate will also work with freelancers/contractors when needed to support photography, videography, and graphic design projects.
Photography: Create and/or source photos to enhance news and feature stories, social media posts, online slide shows as well as printed material created by the Marketing and Communications team. Graphic design: For print and digital platforms, work with editorial team to help design twice-yearly issues of Berkeley Engineer magazine. Create logos; design programs, brochures, invitations, awards, other items as needed. Working with the web director, design graphic elements and support web and email projects. Videography: Create, edit and produce short news and feature videos for the web and social media. Assist as needed with longer video projects, such as for events, sometimes partnering with freelancers, as needed. Infographics: Conceive of and create web and print graphics to tell a story or explain a complicated subject through images, text and graphic design, as standalone infographics or for stories on the web and in print. Other areas: Create audio podcasts, manage digital archives, and other projects and duties as assigned.
Excellent skills in photography and graphic design composition and editing skills for print and digital media. Strong interest and expertise in video creation and editing skills. Expert with key software tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, Audition, etc. Strong written and verbal communication skills; experience managing clients, support staff and vendors. Strong project management skills to effectively establish priorities, meet competing deadlines, and handle multiple small to large projects simultaneously.
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.