The Director of Video is a creative, dynamic individual with the hands-on digital production skills, experience, and passion to manage the three-person multimedia team in Northeastern University's Advancement Division, bringing new and exciting approaches to our fundraising videos. S/he will have expertise in the full range of video, including videography and production, editing, and postproduction.
As a hands-on contributor to the video team, this person will keep up with industry trends in video and come up with creative ways to use the medium to meet Advancement objectives such as fundraising, event attendance, social media engagement, stewardship, and marketing. S/he will oversee the assembly and completion of videos that feature news/gift stories, donor profiles, events, commercials, and social media content, both scripted and unscripted.
Possessing the determination and innovation to run a fast-paced multimedia team, the Director of Video will work with gift officers and other clients to develop concepts that align with measurable fundraising outcomes. Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement Communications, s/he will demonstrate mastery of efficient workflow, as well as the energy and drive to inspire the multimedia team to deliver exceptional work.
Candidates must submit a portfolio URL or links to their work with their applications.
7+ years of related experience in video production required, including management of junior staff members
Bachelor's degree in Communications, TV/Radio/Film, or related field required
Deep knowledge of relevant Adobe Creative Suite post-production applications (Premiere, After Effects, Encoder, and Prelude), color grading software, and sound editing applications
Familiarity with graphic design concepts and tools (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator)
Fluency with codecs, web standards, and analytics for effective project publishing
Skilled in developing and pitching concepts that meet clients' needs, while delivering a product that exceeds expectations
The ability to work well with diverse audiences, manage workload independently, and oversee ongoing projects concurrently
A strong desire and the motivational skills to lead a fast-paced video team that is well positioned to meet strategic goals
Experience in higher education, fundraising, and/or videography are definite plusses; agency experience also a plus
Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
Requisition Number: STFR004713
Internal Number: 55797
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.