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University Relations is looking for a Multimedia Producer to join our Brand Communications team, this position will have a primary focus of the ideation and production of visual content aligned with a coordinated strategy, developed in partnership with the Senior Director of Brand Communications, Director of Multimedia and other senior leadership. Learn more about our organization, and explore other opportunities on our careers page.
What you will do:
The Multimedia Producer's primary responsibility is to define a project's editorial message with the Director of Multimedia and the Senior Director; create draft proposals and final project proposal for approval; manage and lead creative project teams in the production of videos, slideshows and still photographs in service of the University's brand strategy, overall communications strategies and mission.
This role will work with senior leaders in University Relations to develop and manage projects. Consult with faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, from senior leadership to staff levels, to implement projects. As a subject-matter expert in videography, lighting, photography and editing, the Multimedia Producer will create and implement processes and procedures that maximize efficiencies in these production areas.
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:
Bachelor's degree in photographic arts and sciences 3-5 years' experience in a related field, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of managing multimedia projects: cinematography, commercial/studio/field production, lighting schemes, video and audio editing, graphic animation, and all aspects of video production as well as digital storytelling.
Ability to meet stringent deadlines and provide exceptional service to clients.
Excel in a busy, fast-paced environment and consistently produce new, original, meaningful multimedia projects that satisfy our high standards of quality. Must be able to work with minimal direction and be able to create exciting multimedia.
If you have any of the following, it's a great bonus:
A strong creative portfolio, exhibiting imagination, originality and a strong visual voice, are essential.
Extensive Adobe Suites skills required, black and white and color processing preferred.
Able to produce imaginative original work while having excellent time management skills.
Ability to create and perform assignments and manage multimedia projects.
Proven ability in exercising discretion and good judgment.
Ability to work effectively as a team leader. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Evening and weekend work.Some travel (e.g. NYC, Albany, and other locations within USA).
Ability to lift and carry heavy photographic lighting equipment (up to 100lbs.). May be on feet 12 hours in a day carrying a camera bag (25 lbs.) and tripod (10 lbs.).
Visual strain may occur from focusing cameras and working at computer. Ability to get to and from location in a timely manner is imperative. Ability and willingness to work outdoors which require care to avoid hazards.
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.
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