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Digital Media Specialist - Mechanical Science and Engineering

Company: Universtiy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Digital Media SpecialistMechanical Science and EngineeringUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignThe Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering consistently ranked in the top 6 programs in the nation is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Digital Media Specialist. This position will support the department's marketing communications goals through the creation of engaging photography and videography as well as the development of its social media channels.Job Summary:Responsible for conceiving and creating marketing materials to support the MechSE and the Grainger College of Engineering brand, informing, and engaging target audiences and supporting department goals, initiatives, and strategic plans. Supporting the array of general marketing activities of the department through videography, photography, and social media.Duties and Responsibilities:Video Production and Post-ProductionServe as team lead for video projects, working with campus and college resources and other team members to execute.Propose and strategize ideas and topics for videos that communicate the initiatives and brand promise of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.Set and maintain a production schedule prior to shoot, set up including lighting, sound and other technical details.Record material for content using professional video cameras and still cameras and perform editing using appropriate software.Design after-effects as needed including motion graphics, layout, and animationUtilize video script writing fundamentals.Produce creative and engaging video content. This includes all facets of video production, pre- through post-production, including planning, concept and storyboard development, script development, sound and lighting set-up, filming, editing, and archiving.Prepare video for multimedia formats including web and other digital distribution media; ensure all materials meet the needs of varying audience ability using captioning and other forms as needed.Encode and archive online videos, track video analytics.Build and maintain a video library and manage content.Be a collaborative and contributing member of the team, working within The Grainger College of Engineering and University of Illinois brand and messaging framework.Research emerging trends in video production and social media to consider new and interesting ways to use digital platforms.PhotographyProvide professional-level photos in department facilities such as research labs and classrooms, and at events that serve departmental initiatives and marketing activities.Serve as team lead for photo shoots, working with department team members to execute.Propose and strategize ideas for photos that communicate the initiatives and brand promise of the Department of Mechanical Science and EngineeringRespond to direct requests from department faculty, staff, and students to take photos of people, places, and events.Build upon and maintain the department's photo library.Social Media ManagerCreate new and interesting ways to use storytelling techniques on social media to communicate MechSE's key messagesOversee social media campaigns and creatively enhance engagement efforts with key audiences to increase followers and more consistent engagementUse metrics to measure the impact of social media efforts, make recommendations based on that data, and experiment to ensure maximum impact.Evening and weekend work as necessaryPerform other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in film/video production, cinematography, radio and television, documentary film production, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, communications, graphic design, or a closely related field to the position. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in areas including non-linear video editing, motion graphics, video lighting and composition, camera operation, graphics design, audio recording, video production, or a closely related professional area. Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experiencePreferred Qualifications: Experience with data analysis and market research, familiarity with content management systems. Experience with location video shooting; developing and maintaining digital media content at Illinois or other higher education academic environment, creating and editing documentation; participating in diverse workgroups.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Working knowledge of publishing applications and software such as Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere,) and Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects; Experience or understanding of the studio environment, recording video, or webinars.Proficiency with audio/video tools and skills including video and audio editing software (primarily Adobe products); Still image editing and manipulation for video delivery (primarily Adobe products); Video lighting; Audio mixing; Basic video color correction; Green screen and other keying techniquesAbility to move quickly and flexibly, work on projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and use good judgment to manage complex situationsStay informed on current marketing trends and new technologyAppointment Information:This is a 100% full-time exempt civil service Cinema/Creative Video Producer position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at Application Procedures & Deadline InformationApplications must be received by February 5, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. Please upload a cover letter, CV/resume, link to a digital portfolio and names/contact information for three professional references. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date and early applications are encouraged; however, full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close date. For further information about this specific position, please contact Hannah Dorsey. For questions regarding the application process, please contact .The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at , or by emailing .Requisition ID: Job Category: TechnicalApply at:

Keywords: Universtiy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign , Digital Media Specialist - Mechanical Science and Engineering, Other , Urbana, Illinois

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