The Communications Office at Friends Seminary works to promote the School, both internally, and in the public eye. Through its efforts in communications and media, the office aims to safeguard the Quaker mission of the School, and showcase it in action. The Multimedia Producer is a full-time member of the Communications Office, reporting to the Director of Communications. This person has important responsibilities in creating digital, print and multimedia assets that will help tell the story of Friends Seminary.
Serve as a primary photographer and videographer for the school, which includes covering some evening and weekend events
Edit and archive photographs and videos
Assist in the design and packaging of multimedia for featuring on the school’s website and social media accounts
Collaborate with Visual Communications Designer on creation of print materials
Identify stories for the communications office to tell; participate in the creation of the story (writing and/or multimedia creation)
Assist in daily operations of the Communications Office, including maintaining School’s social media accounts and various email communications
Degree in journalism, communications, web design or related major preferred
Applicants must have a portfolio consisting of multimedia and graphic design — primarily showcasing photography and videography skills
Web design experience a plus
At least two years of professional experience preferred, but recent college graduates with strong multimedia/photojournalism/storytelling portfolios will be considered
Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Acute attention to detail and a high degree of organization
Familiarity with email service providers such as MailChimp and Constant Contact is highly desirable
Ability to keep pace in deadline-driven environment across multiple projects
Strong ability to prioritize work based on short and long-term needs
Creativity and a sense of humor
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006