Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 61268BR
The Harvard Chan School Office of Communications seeks a creative, energetic, and highly collaborative Associate Director for Video Strategy to lead our efforts to create video content that showcases compelling stories about public health and our School, and to share that content across multiple platforms. Key responsibilities include developing our short-form video strategy in collaboration with our head of social media; shaping the storytelling approach for each video; and managing ambitious projects involving in-house video shooters and editors from multiple departments as well as external freelancers. The job will also include hands-on work writing scripts and shooting and editing video.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in video strategy, storytelling, and execution; experience pivoting to different formats, platforms, and types of content as projects require; and an outstanding ability to convene and supervise cross-functional teams within a large organization. The ADVS should be familiar with best practices in capturing quality video and sound, editing content for the web and social, and packaging content with accessibility and SEO in mind.
This position will initially report to the Dean for Communications and Strategic Initiatives.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
Advanced video and audio production skills, including using professional recording equipment
Experience with project management tools (such as Basecamp, Wrike, or Asana)
Outstanding storytelling skills
Experience producing video on public health, science, or public policy topics
Experience with advanced motion graphics software
Fluency in current video trends on social media and the web
Knowledge of accessibility best practices for video production
Experience selecting and managing freelance talent for complex projects (such as videographers or animators)
Excellent communication and writing skills
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.
Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.