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The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is home to the University of Southern Californiaâs renowned social sciences, natural sciences and humanities programs, where our diverse scholars and students explore fundamental questions about who we are, how the world works, and what we can do to improve and enrich society.
The multi-award-winning USC Dornsife Office of Communication, which includes specialists in news writing, media relations, graphic design, marketing, magazine and video production, is looking for a multimedia news director to join our team of marketing communication professionals. The position manages a digital media producer and reports to the senior associate dean for communication.
Our offices are located at the USC Tower in downtown Los Angeles but weâre currently working remotely, with periodic in-person get-togethers and campus visits.
If you join us, you will:
Be part of a fun, creative, curious and ambitious team that collaborates to build the reputation of USC Dornsife, share the research and expertise of our renowned scholars, and promote interest from prospective students â as well as support from donors â for our diverse programs
Become a Trojan, with all the terrific rewards and benefits associated with employment at USC, including a competitive salary, eligibility for tuition reimbursement for yourself and your family, generous 401(k) retirement contributions, and much more
Have a strong nose for news with a keen ability to identify timely and interesting stories
Closely collaborate with our editorial team to develop and share story ideas
Research, develop, write, edit, and shoot news and feature stories for USC News and our social media platforms that that are so compelling, viewers want to share them with their social network
Manage a digital media producer, who primarily shoots, edits and scores video footage
Field and screen requests for videos to promote academic programs, initiatives and events
Supervise production of videos to promote academic programs, initiatives and events to ensure videos achieve stated objectives
Manage and optimize the USC Dornsife YouTube channel, regularly reporting key metrics to leadership
Contribute to an inclusive work environment, building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. USC Dornsife reserves the right to add or change responsibilities at any time.
Bachelorâs degree in journalism or related field or comparable television work experience
At least 3 years of experience producing, shooting and reporting video news content
Passionate interest in news and current events
Experience reflecting diversity, equity and inclusion in content
Ability to independently, strategically, and creatively make decisions
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time-pressure deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Receptive to feedback
Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from various locations with camera and lighting equipment.
Have the ability to lift up to 30 pounds
The ideal candidate will also:
Have experience managing others
Have experience developing creative briefs for video projects and managing development of those projects to achieve the stated objectives
Have experience managing a YouTube channel, including optimizing pages and content, tracking and reporting metrics
Be a bold, creative thinker who will establish best practices for producing video content, not just follow them
Be committed to professional growth and development
Enjoy working with a passionate team dedicated to excellence in all that it does
For consideration, please submit your resume as a PDF, a link to some of your stories, and a short letter that answers these two questions: 1) Why are you interested in joining our team? 2) What are your proudest professional accomplishments?Â Â
Salary Range:Â $87,050 - $97,715 - annual salary DOE
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAdditional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Skills: Experience in a professional digital media production environment.Strong, demonstrated knowledge of storytelling techniques and narrative design.Demonstrated competence in all areas of digital content production.Thorough knowledge of video and audio production procedures, practices, techniques, equipment and terminology.Knowledge of digital video and audio capture, file compression, lighting, and post-production equipment and software.Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.Experience in digital content creation, delivery and user engagement on multiple digital platforms, including managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.Experience in interactive content development and implementation.Preferred Education: Bachelor's degreePreferred Experience: 5 years
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
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