Media Generalist, Office of Alumni Relations, Lifelong Learning
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 85799-en_US
Multimedia Generalist – Office of Alumni Relations, Lifelong Learning
The lifelong learning team in the Office of Alumni Relations supports a multitude of virtual and hybrid events and other media content that provides opportunity for our alumni and community to engage with Johns Hopkins. One cornerstone program is Hopkins at Home, a collaborative initiative which started in the Office of the President and brings Hopkins experts and influential community leaders into the homes of our alumni, friends, and community members via livestreamed lectures and lecture-and-discussion style, virtual short courses. This multimedia & video production role requires a mix of knowledge about the technology used in production studios, online classrooms, and web 2.0 technologies. You will be working directly with faculty and institutional leaders to deliver live video content, as well as Development and Alumni Relations staff to create, curate, edit, and catalog other forms of media.
The Multimedia Generalist is primarily responsible for the pre-, live-, and post-production of livestream video channels of Hopkins at Home. Working to meet stakeholder needs across the institution, the multimedia generalist collaborates with colleagues in development communications, university communications, and university events to produce a polished, video experience for our audience. The Multimedia Generalist should have meticulous attention to detail and a keen understanding of the ways to frame our speakers in the best light. We are looking for a person with a sense of curiosity for technology, openness to learning new skills, appreciation for the challenges of working in a digital and remote environment, and ability to adapt quickly to new experiences. A creative individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who has experience with live video production hardware and software would be ideal for this role.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Video Production and Design
Execute live video production for Hopkins at Home livestreams including technology setup, speaker rehearsal, and live video production
Design and produce graphic assets related to production such as title slides, intro animations, lower thirds, and the like.
Execute all post-production video editing for media assets including transcription
Design and develop multimedia objects including but not limited to:
Narrated slide presentations
Graphics, animations, and simulations
Coordinate production schedules – live and VOD
Systems and Tools
Point of contact between the lifelong learning and video management vendors when appropriate
Oversee video streaming and storage servers for multimedia materials
Document all components, operation, and processes of existing studio multimedia systems and tools
Provide preventive maintenance and maintain service plans and agreements for multimedia tools and systems
Generate reports based on viewer data from multiple platforms
Keep the team knowledge current regarding advances in media technology and research about multimedia and video production tools
Implement new formats, technology, and integrations when appropriate
Participate in collaborative projects at JHU as requested
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Two years related experience.
Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
In-depth experience in one or more of the following: multimedia, distance learning, web casting and streaming media, video production
Experience working with leadership level clientele
Ability to collect data, create reports, and prepare written communication with attention to detail and accuracy
Experience with an LMS and/or video platform
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to use HTML and other markup languages as needed, online conferencing applications, PDF authoring, Adobe Creative Suite, and other video and audio editing and compression programs
Understanding and experience with broadcasting, mixing, webcam technology, screen casting and podcasting, streaming audio and video formats and techniques, Web 2.0 tools, YouTube video technology, embedding multimedia content for online delivery
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies concurrently
Must be a proactive problem-solver, have the ability to take the initiative with projects, and the ability to work independently
Ability to acquire, synthesize and share expert professional knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are required to work well with faculty, staff, and vendors
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Knowledge of the following will be considered a plus: Vimeo.com, Vimeo OTT, Blackmagic studio hardware, Adobe Creative Suite
All applicants are expected to uphold the university's core values which includes diversity and inclusion. All staff treat people with dignity and respect by being fair and consistent. We demonstrate an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their race, gender, age, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status or other characteristics. We show respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourage and promote practices that support cultural diversity; and discourage behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.
Classified Title: Alumni Relations Associate Working Title: Media Generalist, Office of Alumni Relations, Lifelong Learning Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001651-Alumni Relations Personnel area: University Administration
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