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University Relations is looking for a Video Production Assistant to join our Brand Communications team, this position will have a primary focus of working with University Relations video production staff to help produce a variety of video content for distribution across multiple communications platforms. Learn more about our organization, and explore other opportunities on our careers page.
What you will do:
The Video Production Assistant (VPA) is focused assisting video producers in all aspects of preproduction, including attending production meetings, background research, casting, location scouting, planning and scheduling shoots (both on and off-campus) and video shoot preparation.
The VPA will assist in prepping production equipment, loading and transporting equipment to locations (sometimes outside normal business hours), setting up equipment, operating equipment (camera, lights, audio), returning equipment and transferring media. The VPA will also assist video editor as needed for post-production, setting up and organizing video editing project files, transferring and logging media, making "selects", music research, media management, exporting final project files and distributing final project files to communications platforms in collaboration with division partners.
The VPA will interface or work as needed with other University Relations staff such as audio recordist, color artist, graphic designer, motion graphics artist, web team, broadcast studio staff.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.
The New York Convenience of Employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
The position has an anticipated start date of July, 2021.
We are looking for candidates who are excited about promoting Cornell's academic and institutional leadership by raising the awareness of Cornell among the broadest possible audience in support of the university's strategic priorities. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
You will need:
Associates Degree up to one to two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have experience with low to medium budget film/video production equipment and techniques, with an emphasis on documentary-style video production and any combination of education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described.
Demonstrated competence in all areas of video/film production. Experience working on video/film projects from start to finish.
Hands-on experience working with digital video cameras and lenses (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED).
Ability to comprehend direction and communicate clearly with colleagues.
Willing and able to perform physical tasks such as carry and setup equipment.
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel. Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro or similar editing software. Proficiency with social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook
Ability to work in a fast-turnaround environment, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills (in-person, phone and email).
Proactive attitude when it comes to helping out and troubleshooting.
Detail-oriented, punctual, professional and a team player.
If you have any of the following, it's a great bonus:
Proficiency with DSLR, mirrorless or other digital cinema cameras and lenses (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED).
Experience working with a wide variety of camera accessories such as stabilizers, sliders.
Proficiency with lighting equipment and/or a background in photography.
Proficiency with audio recording equipment and/or a background in music.
Experience working on documentary films, including conducting research, conducting interviews, hand-held filming, editing and/or a background in journalism.
Proficiency with motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects.
Experience with aerial videography (drones).
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Multi Media Asst IV
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