Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
University Communications, part of the Office of External Relations, provides support and campus leadership in planning, coordination and implementation of strategic communications programs that support Stanford University and its mission. University Communications is responsible for brand positioning and strategy; issues and reputation management; crisis communications; oversight of digital content and top-level web and social media platforms; media relations and news services; executive communications with all constituencies; major publications; and a campus video productions studio and video production group. University Communications coordinates with communications professionals across the university and advises on communications policy with senior executive staff.
As a unit within University Communications, Stanford Video provides several core responsibilities central to communicating Stanford's academic and research achievements: live television and radio broadcasting, event production and webcasting, digital media storytelling and messaging, and digital courseware production and development. Stanford Video serves clients across all schools and departments of the University and Medical Center, and serves as a technology leader for the campus.
The Executive Producer, Broadcast and Digital Media, works with departments across Stanford, as well as Stanford-affiliated clients, to shape and execute video communication strategies. Leading projects from development to distribution, this position conceptualizes creative approaches to storytelling and messaging, and then oversees the production of high-quality educational and promotional videos. This includes story development and story boarding, directing live-action scenes and conducting interviews, script writing, editing, music selection, and managing of all rights and clearances.
The Executive Producer is also responsible for production management of high-profile, live, multi-camera television and webcast programs. This includes overseeing contracts, staff, schedules, logistics, stage design and management, and creative direction for these events.
Supervises the work of other producers, editors, and freelancers. At the same time, this position requires frequent client interaction to ensure that all services are fulfilled and assignments are accomplished to meet client needs.
As time allows, the Executive Producer is also tasked with business development. This includes identifying potential clients, creating proposals, researching competition, and developing new revenue streams.
Partner with clients on creative approaches to projects involving abstract or technical content to meet objectives: setting timelines, articulating the production process and expectations, communicating issues, providing status updates, and suggesting appropriate methods for improvement.
Create concepts, plan production, and produce media. This includes overseeing logistics and schedules, video shooting, music and sound effect selection, animation and graphics, final editing, and distribution.
Produce and direct multi-camera programs. Supervise field crews and manage technical aspects including rehearsals, set design, camera blocking, lighting, graphics and overall approach for productions.
Create proposals for clients based on project needs and budget.
Manage and direct external client webcasts.
Manage collateral for deliverables.
Administration: close projects for billings; help develop strategies, workflows and rate cards for clients, identify vendors and competitive pricing for products and services.
Maintain positive client relationships and continue to encourage, receive and compile client feedback.
Develop and market services to internal and external clients.
Provide input to develop facilities-use policies and procedures.
Act as liaison with vendors ensuring scheduling, costs and requirements are met.
Supervise staff activities including scheduling, and assigning work to meet Stanford Video's needs.
Provide guidance and training to personnel.
Maintain a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
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Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced technical experience using digital media equipment, video creation, and editing software.
Ability to understand the needs of the school/unit and to apply technical knowledge to fulfill the requirements.
Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broad audience.
Ability to stay informed with current digital media technology.
Demonstrated supervisory/management skills including coaching, staff development and conflict resolution.
Strong interpersonal, team and management skills.
Ability to plan effectively and to manage/supervise projects and work queues.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasionally work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Office of University Communications, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.