The Assistant Director of Multimedia is a visual storyteller with a creative mind, innovative ideas, passion, enthusiasm and high energy. This position coordinates the development, production and distribution of digital video and photo projects on all platforms, including social media, to support daily marketing and news operations. The Assistant Director is an idea-rich individual who is constantly pursuing creative projects that tell the story of CMU in ways that engage multiple audiences on multiple platforms in measurable ways. The projects may focus on student experiences, faculty expertise on trending news, faculty and student research or creative endeavors, human interest stories, social media spots, commercials and events. This person has a deep curiosity to learn and stay current on the latest trends in multimedia production on all platforms to communicate messages and successfully engage with multiple audiences in measurable ways. They are adventurous and innovative in their ideas and execution, and are inspired by those who do it best. Reporting to the Associate Director of Photography and Multimedia, the Assistant Director collaborates with other content creators within University Communications, including writers, web designers, photographers and other multimedia producers on strategic multimedia projects from the conceptual development stages, throughout the implementation, to delivery of the finished product via multiple channels. Video productions include but are not limited to planning, scouting, storyboarding, conducting interviews, directing interview subjects, preparing sets, getting props, composing shots, shooting and editing content with superb quality and speed. The Assistant Director is responsible for all the pre- and post-production activities. Also, the position ensures that programs contain appropriate licensing rights for use of music or other intellectual property; scout and secure film shoot locations and props; review scripts; and hire technical extra help personnel as appropriate. The producer is expected to deliver the highest quality of work and show a great amount of flexibility and ability to multitask, change direction on a whim and work at a great speed.
Bachelor's degree. Minimum of three (3) years of professional video and multimedia production experience. Proficiency in motion graphics, video recording, audio recording, animation, etc. Proficiency in shooting still photos in a variety of settings. Ability to tell stories visually and create compelling and inspiring narratives. Experience shooting with Canon DSLR cameras and digital video cameras. Video editing proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite and Avid Media Composer. Energetic and positive. Strong knowledge of the latest trends and best practices in successful and measurable audience engagement through multimedia projects. A strong familiarity with social media platforms and the latest trends and best practices for multimedia applications. Be available occasionally evenings and weekends and have an appreciation of a solution-oriented work environment that is not bound by a 8-5 mentality. Demonstrate excellent communication and project management skills.
Internal Number: 120875175
About Central Michigan University
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.
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