Under the general direction of the Creative Director, the Senior Videographer produces compelling video content that positions the University for success in telling its brand story, engages with current and prospective students, alumni and the greater University community around the globe. These products will enjoy broad viewership among a variety of audiences, across the University of Delaware’s digital platforms and channels as well as high-profile events.
Working closely with members of the Office of Communications & Marketing team, and with partners across campus, and in a self-motivated capacity, the Senior Videographer will oversee all facets of video production, including, but not limited to, concept and story development, gathering video and audio footage, editing, post-production, and archiving of branded, short-form and long-form videos used primarily on the web and on social media.
Capture homepage video content with a storytelling focus. This includes, but is not limited to, interviewing compelling sources in the field, integrating text and graphic overlays for standalone videos as well as delivering ambient scene-setting videos specifically for the University homepage.
Develop, coordinate, implement the overall concepts and content of videos that will bring the University’s brand to life effectively and consistently.
Attends events on campus and captures raw video and interviews for use in marketing and communications materials.
Partners with marketing and content strategy teams to advance business objectives by use of videography.
Produce multimedia displays and audiovisuals for University use. Write/edit text or script; procure visuals, music, narrators; obtain necessary copyright permissions; coordinate production; produce videos; set up and market final product.
Responsible for organizing and managing the University’s completed videos and b-roll. This person will collaborate with creative team members to share resources.
Maintains equipment inventory and field and studio production schedules.
Stay abreast of technological advancements in videography, photography, outreach, multimedia and social media
Plan and manage multiple projects, communicating with stakeholders throughout the production process.
Captioning of videos to ensure accessibility.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Audio/Visual Communications, Design, Film or Video preferred.
Experience with video storyboarding, shooting, editing and posting to social media and websites.
Visual composition skills with the ability to conceptualize and produce story telling video productions.
Proficient in Final Cut, iMovie, photo editing software, such as Photoshop, and management of social media platforms–specifically Instagram, and YouTube in addition to Facebook and Twitter.
Knowledge of lighting for video and audio production using DSLRs (preferably Canon systems) and audio recorders.
Ability to configure, operate and maintain studio and/or field audio, lighting and associated production equipment.
Knowledge of trends in social media, multimedia and digital publishing techniques.
Ability to assess situations rapidly in a fast-paced environment, develop creative and cost-effective ways to solve problems, and establish cooperative working relationships with other campus units as well as external vendors.
Ability to handle multiple projects at a given time, establish schedule and meet deadlines in a productive manner, and problem-solve various technical challenges.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Some still photography may be required
Experience in digital asset management systems preferred
Working experience with Mac computer systems and proficiency in MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Periodic weekend and evening hours to support programmatic activities.
Frequently moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across campus for various production needs.
Internal Number: 494636
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/