Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Digital Communications, the Multimedia Content Producer is a highly productive, creative collaborator primarily responsible for creating video content, supporting the College's visual identity consistent with Curry's mission and brand. S/he will work with the Marketing and Communications team and client partners to conceptualize, plan, coordinate, and execute video projects that tell compelling stories about Curry's alumni, students, faculty, and other constituencies for distribution across a variety of College related media. S/he is also responsible for capturing, processing, and distributing still photography assets. The selected candidate will demonstrate a high level of professionalism and self-motivation, a tendency toward collaboration, a deep respect for the kind of learning that happens at Curry, and a commitment to help make Curry a college of choice.
Generation and Delivery of Multimedia Content:
Shoots video and still photography for projects assigned to serve strategic institutional objectives in the areas of development, recruitment, and retention.
Engages with campus colleagues and subjects to coordinate pre-production, including scheduling, location scouting, initial concept development, storyboard creation, and work plans.
Coordinates field-production, shooting and/or directing video and still photography. Implements all elements of a shoot, including lighting, audio, and image capture - from concept/creative direction to completion.
Conducts post-production video and still image editing leading to final production, while seeking input and approval at key points of production. Exports files to final distribution formats.
Provides video and occasional photography coverage for campus-wide activities and events as approved and assigned, which can include nights and weekends.
Utilizes all current and emerging technology in videography, graphic animation, and image editing to deliver finished products in accordance with project directives.
Maintains and enhances digital media assets library (photo and video) and the Widen Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, including input of metadata and processing files in a timely manner.
Uploads and posts images and video to curry.edu using the Ingeniux Content Management System (CMS).
Monitors and maintains currency of on-campus kiosk materials.
Coordinates digital and print photo distribution.
Orders and maintains equipment and stock of all video and photo related items.
Visual Identity Development, Promotion and Reinforcement:
Works both independently and with direction to capture compelling visual stories that best convey Curry's distinctive strengths, adhering to brand standards.
Conceives and captures images that depict academics, campus life, and alumni outcomes using creativity, initiative, judgment, and technical skill.
Work with communications staff to create innovative visual concepts and assist in selection of photographs for publication across communication channels such as social, web, email, and print.
Balances a project's creative requirements within schedule to adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment, budget, and resource limitations.
Contributes to Curry's social media presence as needed.
Maintains ongoing, positive dialogue during creative development with supervisor and internal stakeholders.
Continuously strengthens individual capabilities by staying current with industry best practices, new/emerging technologies, and visual media techniques.
Student Interns and Contributors:
Recruits, supervises, and mentors interns and student contributors to gain insight and practical experience with coordination and delivery of multimedia content, and to develop audience appropriate visuals for marketing efforts that support the College’s brand and departmental initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in communication, film, videography, broadcasting, photography, related areas, or a liberal arts degree with relevant experience.
Must possess a minimum of one year of film, videography and/or photography, video/photo editing work experience.
Requires a range of demonstrable video and photo production experience. Must provide a portfolio and/or links to relevant works.
Must have experience in lighting, synchronizing multiple cameras, editing video and recording audio. Must also possess a solid background in creative brainstorming and execution.
Must be highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite including and importantly, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and/or Lightroom; and may instruct others on usage. Excellent troubleshooting skills to diagnose and minimize technical issues in order to optimize shooting time.
Ability to work independently and prioritize projects to meet deadlines as well as be part of a team in a fast paced academic environment, while maintaining careful attention to detail and follow-through. A team spirit is essential.
Must have a passion for visual storytelling and take initiative, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, and be able to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from diverse campus departments and populations.
Ability to communicate well with others, and clearly articulate visual concepts.
Possess good time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively prioritize. Able to deliver high-quality results with attention to detail. Able to work autonomously, swiftly, and effectively on multiple projects.
Ability to take direction when needed and take feedback and creative criticism professionally, using it to refine projects. A team spirit is essential.
Ability and willingness to work flexible shifts that include evenings and weekends as needed, with varying scheduling lead time. Must be able to travel to off-campus assignments with video or photo gear as assigned.
A valid unrestricted Massachusetts driver's license required.
Experience and/or licensed in drone videography and photography a plus.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Additional Salary Information: We offer excellent benefits including Medical and Dental Insurance, paid time off and more
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.