Eastern Washington University's Marketing and Communications department is seeking a part-time Multimedia Specialist. Primary responsibilities include planning, shooting and editing still photographs for university publications, student recruitment materials, Eastern magazine and athletic and alumni events. In addition, this position requires a full, working knowledge of digital video production including camera operation, lighting, sound, motion graphics creation and post-production. Applicant must possess strong photography skills and be competent with studio lighting techniques, both in studio and on location. Applicants must be proficient in all aspects of video production, including working knowledge of various camera models and formats, lighting, sound and post-production. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong communication and organization skills.
This position requires working in a team environment on various projects throughout EWU's campuses and the greater Spokane region. Candidates must be able to take direction and implement vision of graphic designers and art directors, as well as often acting in a self-directed fashion, while adhering to university brand standards and comprehensive messaging strategies.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three or more years professional experience in photography and video production
Demonstrated ability to complete video/photography projects from inception to completion
Proven success in storytelling, interviewing and creativity
Demonstrated ability to multitask and effectively set priorities
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting universal accessibility, cultural competency and/or diversity
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, art, photography, videography, design or related field
Demonstrated experience curating digital assets
Motion graphics animation experience
Experience with project management systems (Trello, BaseCamp, etc.)
Supervisory, project management, teaching or mentoring experience
Experience working in higher education or the public sector
Other Skills and Abilities:
This position also requires:
Keeping an up-to-date photo schedule
Weekly shooting both stock photography and stock video footage
Understanding and maintaining photo archival software and methodologies
Ability to post projects to websites using products like WordPress and YouTube
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of professional photo/video experience.
The candidate must excel in creativity, with a keen ability to juggle multiple tasks. We're looking for a self-starter with strong storytelling skills and a deep commitment to helping mentor student photographers and videographers.
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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