Job Description Summary
In University Advancement, we believe in equity, not just equality. We understand that in order to develop a fully engaged constituency; individuals must receive equitable treatment instead of equal treatment. Establishing equality means treating everyone the same. Equity necessitates transforming our community to meet the needs, interests and cultural norms of our University Advancement staff.
Working independently, the Assistant Director, Creative Communications (Video) will be a camera operator with a creative eye for composition, a passion for storytelling, and experience capturing interviews. This position will be responsible for capturing and producing video content for the Communications and External Relations department of the university and works directly with the head of video production. Incumbent should anticipate working with a small team, and individually, to capture video content under a variety of different circumstances. Regular work with professional cameras, lighting equipment, and image stabilization equipment should be expected. While additional video production talents are not required, candidates that show proficiency in storytelling and/or editing may be asked to produce unique content and explore video themes individually.
This Job Is for You If You Are Able To….
Prep and operate a variety of camera systems to capture footage
Set up and break down camera, sound, and lighting equipment
Manage available time to explore new content themes and capture valuable footage of student experience even when no specific deliverable has been requested
Work with department partners to define a weekly schedule of video capture opportunities and expectations
Work with creative partners to provide insight and feedback related to new filming techniques, possibilities, and trends
Interview subjects while simultaneously ensuring quality video and audio are being captured
Adjust your working schedule on the fly, and at times with short notice, in order to capture content and events that are needed for the department
Ensure that our equipment is prepped to meet your daily needs and is handled professionally at all times, including some minor maintenance and upkeep
Ingest, transcode, and rename footage files consistently according to the standards of our post-production workflow
Drive the department’s equipment van and rental vehicles while travelling, as needed
Maintain a high level of courteous professionalism, at all times, when interacting with campus partners, students, faculty, and staff
Assist with additional responsibilities, as needed
Be considerate of representation and value the input and inclusion of a wide variety of individuals within our work
Have high standards for your work and are proud to contribute to a mission-driven organization
Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff
Have a passion for workplace diversity and inclusion
Get excited about the prospect of joining a team that is making a difference in people’s lives every day
What Skills Do You Need?
A minimum of one year of experience in a related field.
Savvy working knowledge of digital camera operation to select capture codecs and appropriate audio settings
Proficiency with framing an image and familiarity with the rule of thirds
The ability to intentionally manipulate aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focal settings to consistently achieve the desired look of the university
Proficiency with audio capture using external devices such as boom and wireless microphone sets
The ability to assess technical operation quirks and troubleshoot quickly
The ability to work well in collaboration with a team and be both confident and personable while interacting individually with strangers
The ability to respect, and work positively with individuals who represent a variety of different perspectives
Basic knowledge of interview lighting techniques
Availability to work outside of normal business hours to capture campus events
The ability to regularly lift and move equipment loads of roughly 40lbs
Effective time management skills, with the ability to meet necessary timelines and delivery dates.
Ability to manage and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to multi-task and demonstrate sound judgment and discretion.
Ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Both domestic and international travel will be required and should be anticipated as necessary.
While normal business hours are standard for most members of our creative team, applicants for this position should anticipate working some evening and weekend hours to capture many of the events that take place across the university.
Should be able to meet requirements of the University's automobile insurance policy.
Commitment to the mission and values of University Advancement and a commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to proactively learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work.
Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people.
Desired Skills and Abilities: As the incoming Assistant Director, Creative Communications (Video) you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
College degree preferred but not required.
Responsible for own work only.
Additional Job Description
* In addition to a cover letter and resume/CV, please include a word or PDF document containing links to example(s) of previous video work.
** Applications for this position will be accepted through October 27, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.
Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.
Time Type Requirement
Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.