Human Resources

Photo and Video Production Coordinator

Muskingum University invite applications to the Department of Strategic Marketing and Communications for a full-time, 12-month, Photo and Video Production Coordinator.  The successful candidate will develop and deliver thoughtful, engaging, and vibrant photos that tell the Muskingum story through its various publications and digital channels, including website and social media. He/she will work collaboratively with the Strategic Marketing and Communications team and campus partners to capture and edit photos and videos that are high-quality, dynamic, integrated, and compelling.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications, he/she will capture photos of people, places and things using creativity and technical abilities in photographic equipment and photo manipulation software developing creative, vibrant and engaging photos for university publications, emails, website and social media channels.

  • Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of photo shoots, including working with university partners to identify talent, securing locations, coordinating schedules, recommending attire, setting up lighting, conducting shoots, selecting best results, and editing for final use.

  • Attend university events to capture candid photos for use in marketing materials and social media.

  • Oversee the University’s digital asset management system, ensuring images are selected, edited, tagged, and uploaded to the system.

  • Maintain photo and video production equipment and ensure equipment is operational.

  • Collaborate with university partners to understand needs and work creatively to produce the desired products.

  • Film and edit videos for use at events, in email, on social media or the website.

  • Work in collaboration with the Strategic Marketing and Communications team and with university partners on video script development.

  • Utilize the University’s drone to capture footage for videos.

  • Live stream events supporting the University’s virtual engagement opportunities.

  • Continually pursue new opportunities to advance the University’s presence using photos and videos. Engage in self-education opportunities to adapt to new technologies and pursue regular professional development and engagement with the field through research, publications, presentations, participation in regional and national associations, and/or contributing to discussions and developments.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in photography art, digital media production, marketing, or related field of study,

  • At least 1 year of professional experience shooting and editing photos and videos,

  • Proven experience as a photographer and videographer in creative story telling for a variety of marketing vehicles,

  • Experience in and certification for using drones,

  • Experience using Photoshop, YouTube, teleprompter and associated software, and video editing software including Adobe Premier and/or Final Cut Pro,

  • Strong creative presence and artistic flair, combined with detailed knowledge of photography art, sound and lighting,

  • A command of best practices for staged and candid photography and shooting and editing video

  • Excellent project management and communication skills, as well as a willingness to contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

 Applications must include a cover letter describing the candidate’s experience in relation to the stated job responsibilities, a resume, a list of 3 professional references  and a salary request to Michelle L. Ball, Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications, mball@muskingum.edu.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations which have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities. Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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