Department: Communications Office Duration of Position: Full year / Part time Work Schedule: Employee Type: Administrator Posting Date: 05/24/2021 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS073P Pay Rate:
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Position Summary and Responsibilities The Content Manager is responsible for supporting the Associate Director of Content Management in the production of still photography and videos on various campus events and topics on a regular basis. The role reports to the Associate Vice President of Communications, Deputy to the Vice President.
The position actively seeks out interesting stories to tell in a timely fashion, scripting shooting and editing, sometimes on tight deadlines. The position will also train existing staff on appropriate photography and video skills and may involve the supervision of some content production staffers.
The Communications Department seeks a candidate with strong journalism skills, a thorough knowledge of video and audio capture and strong NLE editing skills. The position will be responsible for the upkeep of Vassar equipment and the archiving of materials generated. They will work closely with the Associate Director of Content Management and other teams within the Communications Department to provide content to support social media and news releases.
This position is part-time, 30 hours/week for the full year and is eligible for benefits.
Actively research and produce videos about Vassar life.
Edit packages for website, social media and news distribution.
Maintain department equipment.
Work closely with other department staff to identify and delivery timely and relevant content.
Stay current with applicable equipment, software and trends to best serve the Communications Department.
Shoot still photography as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree required.
A minimum of 10 years experience, inclusive of five years agency and/or news experience preferred.
Hands on experience in news gathering and video/photography production. Live webcasting skills highly desirable.
Proficiency in non-linear editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or Davinci Resolve.
In depth knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe PhotoShop, graphics generation, and of current encoding and distribution platforms for web delivery of video and photos.
Expert knowledge of video and audio capture and editing workflows including formats, codecs and media management.
Strong storytelling skills.
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
Excellent communications and project management skills.
Interview and small space lighting skills.
Scheduling flexibility requested for certain events which occur after hours or on weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
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