With over 34,000 students, 4,000 faculty, and over 377,000 alumni worldwide, Boston University is one of the world's prominent large, urban research universities--a rapidly evolving, remarkably diverse, exceptionally engaged, and broad institution that encompasses the liberal arts, sciences and engineering, the fine arts, and the professions.
Under the leadership and direction of President Robert A. Brown, BU has made the choices necessary to thrive and grow. Launched in September 2012, The Campaign for Boston University has reached record breaking success, thanks to a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff. BU's Development & Alumni Relations top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world.
As we look to our exciting future and continued growth, we invite you to join our effort in helping the next generation of deserving students from around the world gain access to a BU education, and helping our outstanding faculty and researchers add to the world's store of knowledge.
The Development Communications team is at the forefront of messaging on behalf of the Campaign for Boston University. Responsible for creating all of the content used by the advancement staff and alums, this team is award-winning for their web-design, video productions, print materials and proposal design.
As a key member of the Development Communications (DevCom) team within Development & Alumni Relations (DAR), the Senior Integrated Media Producer leads DevComs video and events-related multimedia efforts. The person in this role reports to the Director of Development Communications, works closely with DevComs editorial and design/new media staff members, and collaborates with development colleagues, senior University faculty and administrators, and students to engage donors, alumni, prospective donors, and University partners at all levels through the creation of thoughtful and effective multimedia materials and live experiences. The Senior Integrated Media Producer is also responsible for contributing to and helping implement strategic, marketing, and campaign plans developed by DAR. This includes (but is not limited to) conceptualizing, writing, filming, and editing a wide range of video content and contributing substantively to technical and logistical aspects of event design in support of the University's development efforts. This work is frequently performed on tight deadlines, and is characterized by intermittently intensive work loads, requiring flexibility and strong time- and resource-management skills. The Senior Integrated Media Producer manages the Producer/Editor, assigning tasks, monitoring workloads, and developing work flow, while maintaining quality standards and providing creative direction and feedback. Concurrently, the Senior Integrated Media Producer identifies, negotiates with, and hires vendors as needed for specialized production needs. This position liaises with other teams within DevCom and DAR to deploy multimedia content and appeals strategically across distribution channels; and plans, produces, and executes the multimedia aspects of major fundraising events, in partnership with DevCom and Campaign Events colleagues.
Oversee video production and strategy: Develop video content series for distribution through DAR channels. Conceive, schedule, shoot on and off campus and edit videos in support of DAR efforts. Includes booking interview subjects and crew, scouting and reserving shoot locations, and obtaining necessary permissions. Hire and direct the work of video production vendors as needed. Conduct on-camera interviews with donors, faculty, administrators, students, and other subjects to generate content for development-related communications and, simultaneously, build good will toward the University. Research and purchase video-related equipment, applications, and services that support industry best practices in video production and audience engagement. Design and create/acquire sets and props necessary for effective storytelling.
Support and implement event-related media strategies: In consultation with DevCom, DAR, and Campaign Events colleagues, plan and produce multimedia content and contribute to other aspects in support of DAR development and stewardship events. Consult and negotiate with AV vendors and on-campus technology partners to ensure a high-quality audience experience characterized by excellent value and service. Staff events as assigned to oversee technical aspects of the program.
Manage projects and personnel: Manage the workflow of video production and video-related assets, prioritizing projects, assigning videography and editing responsibilities among staff, freelancers, and vendors; setting deadlines, and trafficking projects through the pre-production, production, and post-production processes to completion. With the help of the Director and Senior Program Coordinator, develop and apply project-management tools and process for optimal productivity. Record, compile, and report on regular performance metrics and other data as requested. Supervise the Producer/Editor, giving feedback on job performance, conducting yearly performance reviews, and encouraging professional development.
Develop integrated media strategies and incorporate them into DevCom and DAR procedure: In collaboration with DevCom and DAR colleagues, create and execute plans for using and supporting video, animation, and other multimedia products and technologies across multiple communication channels for maximum impact, sustainability, and return on investment. Help the DevCom team plan and carry out long-term marketing strategies to support DAR initiatives in the campaign and post-campaign environments. Attend conferences and read trade literature as necessary to ensure an up-to-date knowledge of a fast-moving field, and make recommendations to DevCom and DAR colleagues based on that knowledge.
Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, film and/or television production, or a related field required, or equivalent professional experience in those fields.
Five to eight years of video production and editing experience.
The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks on deadline is essential.
Excellent interpersonal skills required; must be able to work effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels within and outside Boston University
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and video editing software such as Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro is necessary.
This position works 40 hours per week. Evening and weekend work are sometimes required both to set up and attend events and to accommodate the schedules of video subjects.
Excellent writing and editing skills, research skills, and interviewing skills are a must.
A video portfolio that includes work for universities or other nonprofits particularly in support of fundraising is desirable, as is experience producing fundraising galas or similar events.
Experience in writing/creating web content is a plus.
After Effects and WordPress capabilities are desirable.
Please include a cover letter along with a resume for consideration.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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