Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
General Purpose: Yale’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications (OPAC) seeks an outstanding visual storyteller to bring to life the exceptional learning and research underway throughout the University at a time when the public has a strong preference for information presented through visual and audio content available on mobile and other platforms.
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, the successful applicant will demonstrate, through experience, education, and skills, the capacity to:
Gain a strong understanding of the University’s academic priorities, and the resources, policies, and institutional values that support them;
Determine the topics and people whose work and achievements will most resonate with Yale’s audiences and underscore the University’s significant contributions to society;
Prioritize video projects appropriately and manage the overall budgets per project;
Elicit the trust and cooperation from faculty, leading administrators, and students that are essential to producing notable accounts of their work and experience at Yale;
Understand complex research projects and design and construct narratives to convey their important relationship to the University’s mission;
Work well with Yale’s many communicators around the campus to enhance their efforts and benefit from their insights;
Interact effectively on projects with graphic artists, web editors and designers, and writers, making executive decisions on when and who the University hires for additional design work;
Craft visual narratives that convey academic advances and other complex information in a manner that is accessible and understandable to a wide audience;
Envision and capture the high-quality visual and audio recordings, and still images, needed for effective storytelling;
Produce compelling visual content for Yale’s various communications platforms, including YaleNews, and various websites and social media accounts, and make that content attractive to external media and other outlets that may reach Yale’s audiences;
Tailor stories and content with the knowledge of how people prefer to find and consume information;
Identify and engage excellent freelancers who can supplement Yale staff around the University who are responsible for videography and photography;
Manage the work of freelancers engaged directly by OPAC on communication projects;
Advise departments and other units of the University on how they may best pursue effective visual content projects, and incorporate them into their overall communications strategy and publications.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with 2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to shoot high-quality videos and photographs of myriad subjects, including portraits, landscapes and architecture.
Ability to write and outline project descriptions and summaries of visual content proposals.
Proficiency in image editing software (Adobe PhotoShop or Light Room).
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Proficiency in image editing software (Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro).
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YalePACVP. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.