Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) seeks a video producer/videographer with experience in communicating medical and health stories to the news media and the general public to create high-quality video and Web content that spotlights the Medical Center's activities, employees and leadership.
Reporting to the senior director of strategic communications, the successful candidate will work closely with faculty and others to promote Columbia's academic initiatives, research breakthroughs, intellectual expertise, major initiatives, breaking news, special events and leadership messages. The video producer will also support every facet of video production, including writing/editing/creating graphic slates within video, create and manage all written and visual content for video publishing on social platforms and maintain a current understanding of the updates on digital landscape of live-streaming and video recording. The video producer is responsible for operating video cameras, production, and lighting equipment, and maintaining an inventory of ongoing video productions and b-roll assets.
The video producer will identify, write, and produce video stories about both basic science and clinical research by CUMC faculty as part of CUMC's editorial and media relations team. The successful candidate should be proficient at interpreting science, medical, and health news and determining the best strategy to convey that news to the news media and public, as well as to medical center faculty and staff. They will possess strong journalistic judgment and skills. A key responsibility of the position is the interviewing of faculty physician/scientists to obtain story ideas and produce videos or other materials that accurately and effectively convey their research and findings, as well as producing videos showcasing CUIMC to a range of audiences (potential and current students, staff and the general public). They should be able to produce video for use across social media platforms and they should be an exceptional video editor.
The Video Producer collaborates with communications colleagues from across the university as well as deans, department chairs, and faculty members to proactively develop strategic long-term video plans. The incumbent attends selected university events. Occasionally, these events take place in the evenings and on weekends. Occasionally, this also includes event coverage.
The video producer contributes ideas and engages with their teammates in an ongoing effort to improve and strengthen the office's professional environment. They work closely with their multimedia teammates across CUMC and the university and supports well coordinated outreach that enhances the university's visibility.
The video producer should also be comfortable with some basic photography needs, such as headshots, and be able to serve as the department point person for large scale productions involving an outside vendor. They will work closely with colleagues to promote and adhere to uniform branded elements.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience. Minimum 6-8 years of experience working in film/video production.
The ability to edit and capture high-quality video with HDSLR and professional video cameras.
Proficiency in a range of video-related software, including but not limited to, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, Premiere, After Effects, Pro Tools, and Photoshop.
Advanced knowledge of web video distribution for social media platforms.
Ability to write and edit descriptions and on-screen captions for video content.
Advanced experience with distributing web video across social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
Must be team-oriented and preferably have experience working in mission- or research-driven institutions, such as higher-education, foundations, hospitals, or museums.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team member.
Self-motivated and work effectively under deadline pressure while coordinating multiple tasks
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