A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
40% Video Production This role will focus primarily on the execution of video production and editing. Applicants should be expert users of both Premiere Pro and After Effects and feel most comfortable when they’re out in the field with a camera in their hand and a viewfinder to their eye. The work you will create will be disseminated by the University of Michigan, representing one of the world’s most recognizable brands, our leadership, faculty, and staff, to millions of followers across social media, the web, and more. Your content must always be highly creative and strategic.
In this role, on any given day may find yourself interviewing expert faculty, prominent speakers, or elected officials. On another you may find yourself producing short-form social films to capitalize on trending topics, community events, holidays, or the authentic student experience. You will be responsible for seeing projects from their early stages of production through to the final edit. We’re looking for a creative powerhouse of a shooter and editor. In our fast-paced world of social production, we need a creative who’s a quick thinker, and an even quicker executer. The ideal candidate will prove to be just as good at conceptualizing, communicating, and executing ideas and projects as they are at receiving step-by-step direction and taking constructive criticism.
20% Photography In addition to video production, this position also requires an eye for stills and the ability to compose, capture, and edit breathtaking photos of our students in their element, expert faculty and staff at work, and of course our historic and picturesque campus. We’re looking for someone who can bring us new and engaging perspectives of campus for use across social platforms and websites. These images mustvisually depict the U-M brand and tell the story of our community without words.
20% Animation/Graphic Design Beyond video and still photography, social media is continuously adapting to leverage new methods of visual content. This role requires you to have a familiarity with motion graphics, digital illustration, and graphic design. These skill sets are critical to producing gifs, high-quality images, and animations to accompany news stories, serve as thumbnails for videos, and be included in the occasional print piece.
20% Platform Management and Strategy Development As the central social team expert in visual content development, you will also serve as a resource to the campus community for guidance, training, and resource development.
Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, media, or a related field
Two to three years of combined film, video, photography, animation, content creation, and digital strategy
Proficient with DSLR cameras, audio recording, and set production
Knowledge and success in creating Instagram stories, gifs, and animations
Demonstrated success in communicating and creating in the social space
Accustomed to the strategic use of social platforms for brand awareness, strategic accomplishment, reputation management, and customer service
Available outside normal business hours
Ability to produce high-quality work on deadline and handle several projects at once
Ability to take both direction and initiative
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or similar creative software
Interest and experience in podcast development, digital marketing, and emerging-trend video production
Organization Status This position reports to the Director of Social Media and Public Engagement and is part of the University of Michigan central social unit (UMSocial) located within the Office of the Vice President for Communications.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.