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Videographer / Multimedia Storyteller

Posted: 11/17/2022

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Xavier is seeking a Videographer / Multimedia Storyteller for its in-house, award-winning marketing and communications team.

The ideal candidate will be creative, nimble, and able to cover and craft stories in real-time. The candidate will understand and produce engaging content specific to various platforms and contribute to the team charged with earning visibility for the Xavier brand.

This position will generate a variety of video content primarily for Xavier’s main brand channels, including Xavier’s website, social media channels, and external communication. The ideal candidate will be versatile with the ability to capture and edit video or photo content, as well as assist with Xavier’s overall marketing content strategy. From short videos for TikTok to longer videos for campus visitors, this position is all about crafting high-quality videos about Xavier, our people, our spaces, and more, in a collaborative environment with other marketing professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates, produces and edits engaging original video content
  • Creates content in different formats, including short and long videos, GIFs, IGTV, sizzles, teasers, etc. that capture the attention of our intended audiences
  • Collaborates with others on campus to produce content that expands awareness of Xavier’s brand and reputation
  • Assists with digital asset management
  • Stays up-tp-date with cultural trends, the 24/7 news cycle, relevant societal topics and identifies opportunities to produce content related to the Xavier brand
  • Learns and adheres to Xavier University brand guidelines
  • Creates audio-only content for podcasts and other uses

Many of our team members shape Xavier’s internal and external story. The team is a group of communication professionals who are charged with creating content that will drive visibility and engagement to Xavier’s social media channels and contribute to internal and external communication. The ideal candidate will be a versatile, team player with an enthusiasm for Xavier’s mission and the ability to contribute to championing the Xavier brand in a variety of ways.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to create a variety of multimedia content from concept-to-creation
  • Knowledge of video production including shooting, editing, lighting, and audio skills
  • Self-starter, skilled at working on multiple projects simultaneously and able to deliver high-quality video projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload and deliver content with a quick turnaround time when necessary
  • Experience with live production on YouTube and other social media outlets
  • Expertise with DSLR cameras, video cameras and other related equipment and accessories
  • A firm understanding of all major social channels and ability to tailor content to each platform
  • Proficiency with Mac computers and video editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects
  • Ability to inventory, maintain and assemble hardware
  • Experience setting up and tearing down cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones, and props
  • Calibrating and maintaining equipment
  • Troubleshoots problems with video equipment
  • Ability to interview various people
  • Working in the studio to edit video content
  • Inserting closed captioning, graphics, or other on-screen text into a video
  • Adding computer graphics and special effects to a video
  • Willingness to work with and help train student workers
  • While much work can happen during a normal business day, this position will occasionally call for irregular work hours including nights, weekends and some travel
  • Opportunity exists for a flexible work schedule and occasional remote work

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in video production or a related degree or three to five years of experience producing multimedia content for a brand
  • Understanding of new and emerging media platforms and ability to adapt and grow to changing media trends
  • Proficiency with DSLR cameras, video production equipment and other accessories
  • Knowledge of analytics and how to use them to identify opportunities to produce content that resonates with audiences
  • Experience shooting, directing, editing video in a professional environment; experience with producing specifically for social media preferred

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by December 1, 2022. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

In light of the strong commitment to diversity, Xavier seeks a broad spectrum of candidates for this position that includes women and minorities. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

Benefits

Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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