MULTIMEDIA CONTENT SPECIALIST
|Req #: ||141511 |
|Department: ||SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://sph.washington.edu |
|Job Location: || Health Sciences Center |
|Posting Date: ||01/13/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Communications team within the Dean's Office of the UW School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time multimedia content specialist with excellent video, photographic and visual-design skills. The emphasis will be on telling stories that highlight the breadth, depth, and impact of the work of our faculty, students, and staff to create healthier and sustainable communities.
About the School of Public Health
The University of Washington's School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation's premier schools of public health. With nearly 1,500 students, the School's academic, research, and service missions are supported by more than 250 full-time faculty members and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health
Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), Health Services - and the Office of the Dean.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position will bring high-quality visual content to the School's strategic communications efforts across all publishing platforms, including online, print, digital, and social media.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Producing original photography.
Shooting and editing video.
Working with the communications team to plan, create, and distribute content to targeted audiences.
Curating photos and videos; securing rights for imagery.
Assisting with website content updates and other duties as assigned.
The position requires creativity, initiative, and a passion for multimedia tools to promote the School; excellent technical ability with video, still, and sound equipment, and visual editing software; high energy and doggedness to find compelling visual images about our people and work; excellent interpersonal skills; and an ability to work well under pressure.
Specific duties include:
Producing compelling visual content for student profiles and stories about faculty research and community service projects.
Finding and formatting visuals for e-newsletters, the SPH website, and social media channels (including Facebook and Instagram).
Preparing scripts for brief videos that highlight our work and people.
Creating images/graphics of pride points for use on the website and promotional materials.
Working with logos and creating visual designs consistent with SPH and UW branding.
Interviewing faculty, staff, and students on their work and research.
Assisting others in the Office of the Dean in producing internal and external communications, such as fact sheets and brochures.
Contributing to and updating the SPH editorial planning calendar.
| B.A. in communications, journalism, multimedia content, or other relevant area of formal academic training. |
At least three years' experience in digital or multimedia communications.
Experience in photography and web video production.
Expert proficiency in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop.
A solid understanding of content strategy, content marketing, and user-experience principles.
Understanding or willingness to learn and use online tools to create infographics.
The ability to work outside normal business hours occasionally when necessary.
Ability to work within a tight budget and juggle multiple projects.
Multicultural sensitivity and commitment to diversity.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| HTML experience. |
Familiarity with university/academic environment.
Master's degree in digital media, communication, or relevant field.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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