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 Video Production Specialist will collaborate with faculty to design and produce dynamic course videos that adhere to best practices and ensure the highest quality of learning for Olin students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Video Design - Work in collaboration with the faculty and instructional designer to design videos that best serves the course, content, and student audience. This pre-production process might include; ideation, storyboarding, scriptwriting and review, video prototyping and practice shoots.
Video Production - Act as the video production shooter and editor to see the video through the production and post-production process. In addition to shooting and editing video, create 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, videos will 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.
Project Management - Manage video projects and other priorities simultaneously, expertly keeping track of tasks, stakeholders and deadlines. It’s imperative that video projects be managed effectively in order to provide prompt content delivery for students. Project updates should be communicated to the Media Production Manager with any concerns being made known.
Video Delivery and Distribution - Work with the instructional designer and digital platform team to ensure that all videos are exported, uploaded, and linked in the correct locations so that all required parties have access.
Usability and Accessibility - All video content must meet usability and accessibility guidelines (i.e. captions, transcripts, etc.) and adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience to equal eight 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.
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.
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.
Avid desire to continue learning and improving skills.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
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.
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:
Candidates will be required to submit a demo reel and full work samples.
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.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.