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Visual Content Creator

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Dean - Engineering
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Other, Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies

Job Description

The College of Engineering seeks a passionate visual storyteller to join our communications team to produce, shoot, and edit video content and still photos on the college’s activities for external and internal audiences. The Visual Content Creator is a creative and imaginative storyteller who performs various functions of digital video production from concept to completion in an educational environment. This position will fulfill daily video and photo assignments that support and enhance college and university branding, campaigns, and editorial needs, targeting and engaging a wide spectrum of audiences, from prospective and current students to alumni and donors, from industry partners to the general public.

The Visual Content Creator will conceptualize and develop storytelling ideas and fulfill assignments in collaboration with the college’s communication team. Projects will coincide with written storytelling, college and campus events, social media, and other digital platform needs. The Visual Content Creator will work as a production crew of one when appropriate or draw from other in-house production resources as directed, often working with departmental communicators, faculty, advancement professionals, and other points of contact. Projects include news-style videos and live streaming for the college’s video platforms, shareable videos for social media, photographs for print and digital publications, and event coverage in a variety of settings and mediums. This position will also edit, organize, and curate college video content as needed for a number of purposes, and serve as an advisor on best practices for video content produced across the college. The Visual Content Creator will repurpose content for various platforms in ways that work best for the given audience (e.g., aspect ratios for social media channels.) Assignments may occur concurrently and will often move from idea to completion in the same day.

The ideal candidate will have academic and/or professional experience as a videographer, a video producer, or a similar role, working in a dynamic, high-energy agency or educational setting. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, work independently, multitask, and pursue several deadline-driven projects simultaneously. Occasional work on nights and weekends is expected.

The Visual Content Creator reports to the Associate Director of Communications. Working within the Advancement model, this individual’s efforts must be strategically aligned to support the goals and priorities of the college and broader university. The Visual Content Creator must follow established brand guidelines, university policies and procedures, and accessibility standards.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in video or film production, photography, visual communication, journalism, new media, fine arts, or equivalent work and/or academic experience
•Demonstrated experience of creative and effective video storytelling in a variety of approaches and mediums
•Portfolio that demonstrates deep knowledge of photography, videography, and editing

Preferred Qualifications

•Knowledge of Virginia Tech or higher education setting
•Ability to juggle multiple deadlines, quick turnarounds, and work in a fast-paced environment
•Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
•Fluency with using Canon or Nikon DSLRs to shoot images and video
•Experience with video hosting platforms such as YouTube and Kaltura
•Experience collaborating with internal and external teams and stakeholders

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lee Bishop at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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