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USCâs University Communications department seeks a creative videographer/editor to create compelling, engaging, informative videos for all USCâs branded channels including USC News, USC social media platforms, and the Office of the President among others. This full-time contract position is offered through June 2023 and includes full benefits.
The Videographer/Editor, known as the Digital Media Producer, will be responsible for producing videos on a wide variety of subjects and styles.Â Styles may vary from documentary, news, promotional, marketing, sizzle reels, and social media videos.Â Videos should be informative, engaging, and entertaining targeting our wide variety of audiences: students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community.Â
Reporting to the Director of Video and Photographic Communications, the Digital Media Producer needs to be creative, collaborative, a quick thinker, a problem solver, a self-starter, organized, personable, and flexible as things change quickly at the university.Â The Digital Media Producer needs the skill sets of a videographer and video editor.Â This position will operate a variety of video and audio equipment ranging from video cameras to DSLR and digital cinema cameras; capture video, audio and images; transport equipment to various sites for purpose of video production; use of hardware and software to prepare, edit and store digital content for assigned projects and video productions.Â
Proficient with concept development, pitching, camera operation, sound recording, lighting, editing, color correction, and motion graphics
Proven ability to create and deliver quality video projects on-time in a variety of formats
A creative thinker, team player and have a great attitude
Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, etc.Â Mac Proficient
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
Strong communication skills a must
Knowledge and adherence to copyright law, privacy laws, and use of releases
A Bachelorâs degree in a related field and a minimum of 6 years of experience
Familiarity with YouTube and file sharing applications
Demo reel required
The hourly rate range for this position is $31.59 - $43.24. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limitedto) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience in a professional digital media production environment. Demonstrated competence in all areas of digital media production. Thorough knowledge of video and audio production procedures, practices, techniques, equipment and terminology. Knowledge of analog and digital video and audio capture, file compression, video switching, character generation, graphics manipulation, lighting, and post-production equipment and software. Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills.
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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