Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Public Affairs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The person in this position is an experienced video and motion graphics editor who can strategically, efficiently and creatively piece together video content to tell a story and deliver a message. The Multimedia Editor will be responsible for seeing the bigger picture of available content and craft together the best elements (footage, artwork, photos, motion graphics, etc.) for long and short form video storytelling to be used on digital, broadcast, and social media platforms. The Multimedia Editor will also be involved in brainstorming and ideation, as well as providing expert advice on post-production techniques and new technologies to improve the WashU brand. We are a fast-paced team of photographers, videographers, designers, directors, strategists and work cross-functionally with different roles and departments.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead post-production work for multimedia that communicates the University’s mission and strategic priorities, high-profile projects, and key communication efforts.
Create a wide range of video products, from animated opens and GIFS to digital features and long form programs. Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole and integrate partner and/or producer feedback.
Color correction on videos—and photographic images, as needed.
Record needed sounds or obtain them from sound effects/music libraries.
Conceptualize, integrate and animate high-quality artwork and graphic elements, including maps and text.
Ensure editorial quality and exhibit excellent judgment in presentation of content with an eye for creative design and effective storytelling, while keeping platform and audience needs in mind.
Story Planning, Development and Workflow
Participate in pre-production planning, creative and/or strategy meetings with team and/or partners, as needed. Work closely with producers, writers, creative services and/or freelance designers. Communicate post-production needs and provide feedback as the project develops.
Contribute to maintaining the Digital Asset Management system.
Meet assignment and publication deadlines.
Standards and Tool Development
Work with the Executive Director to set and maintain accessibility, technical and quality standards and best practices for video content on university platforms.
Research and evaluate new multimedia techniques and tools. Take the initiative to test, evaluate, report on and recommend new software and technologies.
Other duties as assigned
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please attach a portfolio or a link to a portfolio.
4-6 years of professional experience and B.A. in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Design experience and ability to create original artwork
Experience in all aspects of video production, including audio and camera operation
Interest or experience in science and research news stories
Strong visual storyteller who is comfortable working independently with limited supervision and also collaborates well in a team setting and with partners
Expert ability in Adobe Creative Suite
Strong communication skills with ability to articulate creative direction and vision with edited work and to understand and apply partner feedback
Knowledge of best practices for video on the web/SEO, broadcast and social media platforms
Expert ability to work well with others, to collaborate, and to build working relationships
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to work under multiple deadlines and respect established priorities
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
The hiring range for this position is $44,090 - $56,238 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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