Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Digital Education at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Center for Digital Education is a new department within Olin Business School that will assist in the design, creation, and development of Olin’s online programs, hybrid programs, and digital learning resources. The Media Production Manager will oversee all media production efforts in the Center for Digital Education and collaborate with faculty to design and produce dynamic course media that adhere to best practices and ensure the highest quality of learning for Olin students.
The post holder will play a lead role in recruiting further staff to the Media team in the first 12-18 months (in liaison with the Center’s Director and Associate Director).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Media Design - Work in collaboration with the faculty and instructional designer to design media that best serves the course, content, and student audience. This pre-production process might include; ideation, storyboarding, scriptwriting and review, media prototyping and practice shoots.
Media Production - Acting as video production shooter and editor to see the media through the production and post-production process. In edition to shooting and editing video this could include creating supporting motion graphics such as custom animated intros, lower thirds, and transitions. All videos should be color corrected and special attention should be paid to the audio quality and mastering.
On-Location Shooting - In addition to shooting videos in-studio, we will have videos that need to be shot on-location around campus, St. Louis and at national and international sites. On-location shoots will require an expert ability to choose shooting sites that have proper lighting and desirable backgrounds, to collect B-roll, and to achieve high sound quality even amidst less desirable conditions. On-location shoots will also require high quality production with less equipment and proven ability to travel and protect our production resources.
Studio Development - Work with the Associate Director and Olin Information Technology to create studio spaces that are equipped to create the highest quality video including setting up lighting, cameras, sound equipment, monitors, teleprompters, backdrops, etc.
Project Management - Managing media projects and other priorities simultaneously, expertly keeping track of tasks, stakeholders and deadlines. This will include proper scheduling and use of the studio and equipment resources. It’s imperative that media projects be managed effectively in order to provide prompt content delivery for students. Project updates should be communicated to the associate director with any concerns being made known.
Media Delivery and Distribution - Work with the instructional designer and digital platform team to ensure that media is exported, uploaded, and linked in the correct locations so that all required parties have access.
Usability and Accessibility - All media content must meet usability and accessibility guidelines (ie. captions, transcripts, etc.) and adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Video and Audio Consulting - Provide specialist video production, audio production and equipment advice and guidance to the Director and Associate Director in order to continually improve the quality of the media produced.
Line Management - Maintain a highly collaborative and service-oriented media team. Specifically, this position will oversee a number of Video Production Specialists and Multimedia Developers including the management of workloads, ensuring quality control, timely project completion and evaluating performance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Video Production, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience (3-5 years preferred).
Line management experience of at least 1-3 years
Expert understanding of composition, camera movements, lighting and sound as well as a good eye for color grading and good ear for audio mastering
Expert ability to shoot in-studio, on-location, and film live events
Knowledge and ability to coach on-camera talent for the best on-screen presence and content delivery
Ability to film using a Green Screen, Lightboard, and Smartboard
Knowledge and experience with the technical use of professional/industrial grade digital cameras
Expert use of non-linear editing and motion graphics software
Knowledge and use of video conversion software for distribution and media asset management software
Experience with professional audio equipment including microphones, placement, multi-box/bridges, and connectors
Ability to stay current on emerging and new digital trends, video equipment, and best practices in video production
Proficiency in three-point lighting and television/stage lighting techniques including use of incandescent, fluorescent and/or tungsten lights, along with dimmers, gels and other lighting enhancement materials is desirable
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work in a highly dynamic and collaborative team environment as a positive and engaged professional
Excellent project management skills including the ability to work on multiple ongoing projects with staggered deadlines
Excellent planning and decision-making skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to influence, lead, and delegate as needed and to effectively set expectations with clients, office colleagues and line reports
Extensive knowledge of OBS and how to integrate it into video studios and systems
Extensive Graphic Design Skills
Extensive motion graphics and animation ability
Familiarity with project management tools
Still Photography and photo editing
Experience using Articulate Studio to create interactive content
Experience creating educational media including screen-capture, webcasts, podcasts, talking head videos, etc.
Proficient in the following programs:
Non-Linear Editors: DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, AVID, Final Cut X etc.
Animation & VFX: Blackmagic Fusion, After Effects
Live Capture And/Or Broadcast: OBS, Panopto, Wirecast, Camtasia
The hiring range for this position is $44,090 - $56,238 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -10 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Schedule and Travel Requirements:
Due to the demanding nature of providing video production services to a highly-engaged school community, the position will be required to work flexible hours.
The video production specialist may be required to attend public events, meetings and functions outside normal working hours, and will be expected to work some weekends as a function of their normal job responsibilities.
Some travel, locally, nationally, and internationally may be required for on-location video shooting.
Working Conditions Requirements:
This position does include moving and using filming equipment that might be over 10 lbs as well as prolonged time periods of standing.
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