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.
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.
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 and instructional designers to produce dynamic course videos that adhere to best practices and ensure the highest quality of learning for Olin students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Video Pre-Production - Work through the video pre-production process in collaboration with the faculty and instructional designer. This pre-production process might include; ideation, storyboarding, scriptwriting and review, video prototyping and practice shoots.
Video Production/Editing - Act as video production shooter and editor to see the video through the production and post-production process. 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, we will have videos that 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 (ie. 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 in video production or a related field and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience to equal eight years.
Five or more years of work experience in addition to a bachelor’s degree.
Familiarity with project management tools.
Familiarity with graphic design and motion graphics.
Familiarity with video communication systems.
Familiarity with live broadcast switchers.
Experience with Virtual Reality.
Experience with set and stage design.
Experience with 360 Cameras.
Experience with drone filming/piloting.
Experience with still photography and photo editing.
Experience shooting with a Lightboard and/or Smartboard.
Experience creating educational media including screen-capture, webcasts, podcasts, talking head videos, etc.
The hiring range for this position is $45,884 - $61,266 annually.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Digital Education. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the Olin School of Business.
Some travel, locally, nationally, and internationally may be required for on-location video shooting.
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.
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:
This position does include moving and using filming equipment that might be over 10 lbs., as well as prolonged time periods of standing.
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.