Multimedia Producer - Communications and Marketing
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Internal Number: 2090
Position Summary :
The Multimedia Producer is responsible for providing video/multimedia services and equipment in support of the university's marketing, communications and educational video needs.
Collaboration is a fundamental component of this position and this department, and the multimedia producer will work as part of a team in producing video and multimedia content for the university. The job will routinely include shooting, editing, compressing and posting video for the web and the learning management system.
The ideal candidate will be capable of managing the production process from start to finish. They will be responsible for organizing all resources needed for a video shoot, scheduling studio time, working directly with faculty and staff and ensuring that the finished media works is appropriately branded, works properly and is available to the appropriate audience.
The multimedia producer will be able to adapt to changes in schedule or resources and have a passion for good storytelling, regardless of the subject matter. An understanding of how and when to use video, graphics and animation to effectively communicate is an important component of this position.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage assignments from ideation, scripting, recording, editing, project development, pre-production, field production to in-house studio and post-production.
Create and/or edit raw video into a finalized format for a variety of web, LMS, broadcast and other communication projects and outlets.
Determine audio, music and visual effects necessary to complete videos, arranging video clips and multimedia into sequences using editing equipment.
Transcode raw digital video into editable file formats, organizing and archiving footage; maintain and catalog all productions.
Set up and operate audio/video equipment (e.g., microphones, lighting, video and still cameras, etc.).
Manage inventory of all audio/video equipment, as well as scheduling repairs and maintenance on equipment as needed.
Set up, operate, troubleshoot and train other staff on a variety of equipment.
Serve as the in-house video expert for the university.
Make recommendation for purchases and repairs for digital media equipment.
Attend meetings to review scripts and raw material to create a shot list based on value and contribution to project outcome.
Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running of editing projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in film, video, motion graphics or related field.
One to two years as a videographer and editor.
Fluency with video editing and multimedia technologies.
Proven experience and knowledge of shooting, editing and producing video projects.
Experience with shooting and lighting video (studio, Green-screen and storyboarding).
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud suite and/or Apple Video Editing Suite.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and within a team.
Ability to prioritize, schedule and meet deadlines.
Understanding of editing file structures and AV formats and compression.
Demonstrated competence in working with audio and video management platforms.
Advanced skills in the use of technology applications.
Ability to implement graphics and titles and ability to create original graphics/animation.
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines.
Working knowledge of cameras, file formats, codecs and their proper handling in pre- and post-production workflow.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.