Digital Media Producer, Office Of News & Communications

Duke University Durham , NC 27701

Posted 2 months ago

Job Overview:

The digital media producer is responsible for planning, producing and editing custom content (including videos, GIFs, GIF stickers, and other graphic content) for social and online media channels maintained by University Communications and Duke in DC. This role serves as both a content creator and editor, and as a project manager/producer for videos and other content developed specifically for social and digital channels.

The network of communicators at Duke is several hundred strong, and this position interacts with colleagues across the university as well as those at peer universities to stay informed of developments and opportunities in digital communications and to incorporate new practices to increase the effectiveness of Duke's communications activities.

Responsibilities:

Content Planning, Production and Editing

  • Works with colleagues to identify and select stories for development and appropriate formats for presenting stories and research developments.

  • Collaborates with the university's digital team to ensure consistency across graphics for Duke channels, share best practices and new approaches, select appropriate formats for Duke content, and ensure materials are consistent with Duke brand standards.

  • Develops storyboards, scripts, and interview questions.

  • Conducts interviews and other background research to inform the content creation process.

  • Sets up equipment, sound and lighting for filming and photography.

  • Captures video, sound, and still photography in a variety of settings.

  • Creates motion graphics, still graphics and other assets for digital and social media channels.

  • Edits video, photo, audio and graphic assets into polished final products.

  • Ensures that content is appropriately captioned and meets Duke's requirements for accessibility.

Content Distribution and Promotion

  • Posts videos to YouTube

  • Assists Director of Content Strategy with oversight and management of the Duke University YouTube channel

  • Coordinates with Social and Digital Media Strategist to distribute content via the university's social media channels

  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout Duke to share content for possible distribution via other channels

Project Management

  • Selects and secures appropriate locations for filming and other production needs

  • Schedules filming and other content gathering

Additional information:

This position includes work that at times takes place after "standard" office hours and on weekends.

Other duties as assigned:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Education/Training:

Bachelor's degree in film production, graphic design, communications or a related field.

Experience:

This work generally requires one year of related experience in advertising, marketing, media, or video production. OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Skills:

A demonstrated ability to craft compelling stories for presentation through a variety of formats. Creative vision, strong storytelling skills, and excellent production and editing abilities. The ability to work productively in a fast-paced, diverse and dynamic environment. A demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for higher education is preferred.

A portfolio that demonstrates motion graphics design and video production experience is required (when applying, please include a link to your portfolio or samples of work).

Software expertise:

  • Adobe After Effects or Motion

  • Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro X

  • Adobe Photoshop

Video editing skills:

  • Motion graphics design/animation

  • Greenscreen keying

  • Sound correction

  • Color correction

  • Formats & encoding for web & other platforms

  • Graphics

  • Video/audio syncing in post-production

Video shooting skills:

  • Lighting
  • DSLR shooting

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideasan exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.

Experience

Work requires one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


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Digital Media Producer, Office Of News & Communications

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