Media Producer 2
- University of Connecticut
- Hartford, Connecticut
Under the general direction of the designated supervisor or administrator, provides creative and technical expertise in planning and producing creative and complex media, including videos, photos, and graphics that are used within courses, programs, or departments which are designed to achieve the desired results or elicit the desired response from target audience; serves as the project leader for large complex media productions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Incumbents in this position are expected to be highly skilled in an area of media production specialization such as graphics, writing, multi-media authoring, instructional development, etc., and be able to plan, organize, produce, and direct programs in two of the following areas: video, audio, graphic design, photography, multi-media authoring, web development. Incumbents are expected to function independently. The focus of this position is on the creative and technical skills needed to generate concepts and produce complex media programs, using a wide variety of sound and visual effects and techniques to achieve the most effective end result. Incumbents are expected to have knowledge of the principles and practices of video production, graphic design, and creative development processes. Characteristic duties and responsibilities include:
- Designs and produces original multimedia content including video, images, animations, special effects, audio, and other multimedia services for the University and other clients.
- Plans and coordinates storyboards, creative briefs, production schedules, topic research, and filming techniques to be implemented by the supporting team members.
- Provides support to other multimedia team members to help meet production deadlines.
- Conducts the necessary research to implement comprehensive program design and redesign.
- Develops media strategies and determines the best utilization of media technology to produce desired effects.
- Conducts advanced seminars and workshops and/or training programs for faculty, staff, and administrators who utilize media components in differing applications.
- Develops final product using the appropriate media technology to produce the desired effects.
- Records audio and video utilizing proper production settings.
- Serves as a resource for internal and external multimedia inquiries.
- Plans and organizes multimedia projects to closure.
- Performs related work as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in the field of instructional media and technology or related field and experience in specific applied areas.
- Four years of related professional experience.
- Demonstrated skills in major media, such as graphics, multi-media authoring, script writing, etc., as required by the position.
- Demonstrated knowledge of media technology.
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively with staff and clients.
- Advanced degree in a related field.
- At least two (2) years of experience in planning and organizing the development and production of creative and complex media, including video, photos, and graphics.
- Concepts of multicultural design, diversity, cultural competency, and other inclusive strategies are foundational in design and production.
- Designs facilities, including video/photo studios, and editing systems, and mobile field production units capable of producing broadcast quality programs at remote locations.
- Knowledge in the following programs: Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Logic Pro or equivalent audio recording program Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office applications.
- Thorough knowledge of copyright, intellectual property rights, and other guidelines to ensure compliance in design and production.
- Ability to produce and direct high-quality programs in all areas (video, audio, graphic design, photography, multi-media authoring, web development.
- Demonstrated ability to generate program concepts and translate concepts into high-quality effective media programs.
- Ability to teach seminars and training workshops.
As this position is funded under an annual contract with the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work and the Connecticut Department of Social Services, this is a 12-month appointment subject to annual renewal. This position is primarily based in the Connecticut Department of Social Services Hartford location. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498035 to upload a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a sample of work including a release schedule, design requirements document, testing document, or other submission developed by the applicant that demonstrates an understanding of the functions of the position.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 25, 2023.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.
The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.