The University of Montana
Missoula, MT, United States
Marketing, It, Design, Journalism
Jun 10, 2023
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UM Marketing and Communications
invites applications for a
Reporting to the Videographer Manager and working in close collaboration with the Athletics Department, the Videographer will primarily focus on creating video assets for Athletics. This position will serve as a lead videographer for the University of Montana (UM) and as a post-production editor to create cinema quality storytelling videos, commercials and web content that highlights the university.
The person assigned to this role is responsible for operating cinema cameras, advanced audio, lighting equipment and editing. Strong pre-production and editing experience are a must.
The individual in this position works closely and collaborates with colleagues to promote and adhere to UM’s branded elements in order to reinforce consistent tone and storytelling across the university's channels.
Edits video, content using Adobe Creative Suite software.
Has a keen ear for music, soundtracks, sound effects and their role in video storytelling.
Produces storytelling video content & supports every facet of video production.
Archives and/or pulls clips from video database/servers/hard drives.
Helps source, curate, create, edit, and manage video publishing on social platforms.
Works remotely and independently on production as needed.
Archives content using workflow protocols.
Ensures technical specs compliment creative elements.
Interacts with departments, clients and subjects directly or via written or interpersonal communication.
Maintains a current understanding of the updates on video creation, video storytelling, documentary style commercials and cinematography.
Utilizes discretion and good judgment in representing the university while interfacing with clients, subjects and the greater university/Missoula community.
Must maintain company video/audio equipment and open to
This position requires an alternative work schedule because it is event driven and will work various nights and weekends.
The ability to edit and capture high-quality video with cinema cameras.
Proficiency in a range of video-related software, including but not limited to, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.
Advanced knowledge of web video distribution for social media platforms. With a focus on Instagram. Reels are a plus.
Experience with distributing web video across social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Must be team-oriented and have experience working in mission or research-driven institutions - namely higher-education.
Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment within a group setting.
Strong communication and organization skills, including research, writing, fact-checking, and proofreading skills, as well as attention to detail.
Ability to work in a fast-paced high-pressure environment and collaborate effectively as a team member on deadlines.
Must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
Self-motivated and work effectively under deadline pressure while coordinating multiple tasks
This position is event driven, must be able to work an alternative work schedule which will include some nights and weekends.
Minimum Required Experience
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience in journalism, film, cinematography or related fields.
Minimum two (2) years of experience working in film/video production
Current and historical knowledge (and interest) in western Montana and Missoula is a plus.
Drone experience with a FAA Part 107 license to fly drones commercially.
Can tolerate various weather conditions
About UM Marketing and Communications and UM
Last year, UM unveiled a new brand, “Montana Made. Montana Making” and the sector’s creative work has already garnered national awards.
UM Marketing, Communications and Brand Management is the university’s in-house media department that creatively and proudly expresses the UM story on multiple channels. The unit includes a suite of professional writers, web developers, graphic designers, videographers, photographers in addition to marketing, licensing and trademark, brand management, social media and strategic communications staff. The sector shares UM’s unique and compelling story as Montana’s first and oldest public flagship institution and 130-year commitment to transforming lives through higher education.
The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000 people, surrounded by mountains and where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five
priorities for action
: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
University of Montana
Mission First, People Always
UM on YouTube
Position Number: NEW
UM Marketing and Communications
Full-time, 1.0 FTE,
Alternative Work Schedule due to Events, 12 months/year
Six months minimum
Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,
partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment
In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:
References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be
provided to the applicant. Testing:
Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:
All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
The University of Montana
Website : https://www.umt.edu