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Director, Videography and Photography

Company:
Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Category:
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs


Director, Videography and Photography


Job ID: 237359
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and third-largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission. Find your wings at KSU.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Develops the University's photography and videography strategy and produces and edits content for various distribution channels. Oversees the creation of high quality photography and video productions in support of the marketing, creative, and strategic communication efforts of the University's Strategic Communications and Marketing division. Serves as a key storyteller and visual architect for the University's photography and videography assets while driving the creative process from strategy to execution. Teaches and mentors the photography and videography staff to tell the Kennesaw State University story in a compelling, creative and inspiring fashion.

Responsibilities
1. Leads University's photography, videography and digital asset management strategies

2. Oversees and creates photography and video content across all aspects of production process, including concept, storyboarding, creation, shooting, writing, editing, graphics, post-production, formatting, music, and sound

3. Documents campus community activities, including but not limited to capturing and cataloging essential campus events, news, interviews, athletic events, and alumni and development initiatives Captures digital video in both studio and on-location settings

4. Develops guidelines and visual standards

5. Augments website material and video/photo content through visual storytelling

6. Oversees cost effective strategy and maintenance of digital asset library and equipment

7. Engages in on-going benchmarking of best practices to ensure strong, state-of-the art services and creative outcomes

8. Oversees and influences KSU's larger Digital Asset Management (DAM) enterprise direction, solutions, and deployment across the University

9. Collaborates with a variety of individuals across the University and the local community

10. Manages a digital asset manager, a team of professional photographers, videographers, and student assistants

11. Works collaboratively with team which includes marketing, communications and creative professionals within the division and across the University

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Seven (7) years of professional photography and video production experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Higher education and Agency experience
Experience managing a creative team

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
ABILITIES

Able to research and grasp complex topics reducing them to video/photo content

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Able to edit quickly and post short photo/ video content to University's social networking sites

Able to be a team player and willing to take on additional duties

Able to receive critique from clients and teammates with a positive attitude

Able to inspire team to deliver exceptional creative outcomes

Able to storyboard and create organized shot lists according to script and shooting needs

Able to manage and teach photography, videography, and editing skills to teammates and student workers

Able to forecast needs for software and equipment updates and changes

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of advanced photography and video production techniques

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator

Basic understanding of motion graphics and editing with Key Frames

Strong grasp of current lighting and videography trends

Proficient in shooting in studio and on location scenarios

Editshare File Management Systems

Proficient understanding of camera and media codecs

Proficient understanding of file management on-location and in cloud software (Dropbox)

SKILLS

Adept at telling stories through photography and videography and able to visualize a story from beginning to end before the start of a project

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, coaching, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, Mac Suite, Adobe Cloud, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere)

Expert proficiency with DSLR and ENG camera systems, specifically, Canon C200 and the RED camera

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Strong leadership, mentoring and teaching skills

Proficient with Aputure LED Lighting Systems: 600D, 300D, 300X, 120D and Nova Lighting Panels

Proficient with external recorders, specifically Atomos Ninja 5 and the Atomos lineup

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf



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