Skip to main content

Content Specialist, Marketing Videographer

Job Details

Forest Grove Campus - Forest Grove, OR

Description

Pacific University achieves excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. We embrace discovery in a close nurturing environment that leads to genuine transformation. Our community is diverse, sustainable, and dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. 

 

At Pacific University we thrive in an extraordinary environment, surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest, with campus locations in Forest GroveHillsboroEugene, and Woodburn. We humbly acknowledge and thank the original caretakers of the lands on which we live, work, teach, acquire and share knowledge.

 

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Content Specialist-Marketing Videographer is part of the Pacific University Marketing & Communications team. Reporting to the creative director, they plan, shoot and edit compelling video content to support student recruitment and retention, alumni engagement, and fundraising priorities. Priorities include creating content for the university’s social media and YouTube presence, as well as digital advertising campaigns.

 

Application: Please complete the online employment application and provide a cover letter and a link to a portfolio or work samples highlighting marketing videography experience.

Salary: $50,000.00 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Working within an evolving content strategy, develop video project concepts, plans, storyboards, and messages that engage target audiences. This includes scouting locations, scheduling shoots, coordinating with participants, planning and conducting on-camera interviews, capturing and editing B-roll footage, and creating motion graphics. Video projects typically include campus and program tours, testimonials, social media shorts, and digital advertising videos.
  • Write accurate and compelling video titles, descriptions, etc., for search engine optimization and user engagement.
  • Attend campus activities and events as assigned to capture video footage.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, including the creative director, content specialist-photography, social media manager, and writers, to create cohesive multimedia storytelling.
  • Contribute to and help maintain digital collections of videos and photos for shared marketing purposes across the university. Continually update university video/B-roll collections, using appropriate tags, labels, descriptions and metadata to build and update brand libraries.
  • Approach mass communication in a way that is honest, authentic, accessible, and supportive of equity, diversity and inclusion within the university community.
  • Manage priorities and resources effectively and work to established deadlines and goals.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with employees, students, alumni and friends of the university.

 

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Capture still photos of Pacific University people, places and programs to contribute to the university’s digital asset collections and storytelling efforts.
  • Ensure equipment is in proper working order. Make recommendations on new/replacement/maintenance plans for multimedia equipment and software.
  • Manage and leverage assets within an established framework, including contributing to digital asset files and metadata.
  • Work collaboratively to implement the Marketing & Communications strategic plan and enrollment marketing initiative.
  • Monitor and participate in relevant listservs, publications, and professional groups to maintain a strong knowledge of developments in the fields of marketing and communications, higher education, and video marketing.
  • Participate in the university community, following all policies and procedures, keeping current on university news and events, and assisting with signature events and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

JOB SCOPE

  • Uses creative and artistic skills to capture and produce high-end photography assets. Performs duties within established directions and instructions. Collaborates effectively with colleagues throughout the university.

 

 

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY

  • None

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, art/photography, marketing, journalism, or an equivalent level of experience
  • Strong videography skills and expertise in use and operation of video cameras, software and equipment.
  • Experience in use of Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom.
  • Experience with post-production, video promotion, and social media (especially YouTube) preferred.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, graphic design, and email marketing platforms helpful, but not required

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS

  • A commitment to advancing equity, and the ability to work well with diverse constituents, including students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, volunteers and friends
  • Ability to follow established procedures and organizational systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment across multiple departments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Asks questions and seeks assistance
  • Demonstrates confidentiality when appropriate and follows all university policies and procedures
  • Positively represents Pacific University as a high-quality institution of higher education devoted to inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The Office of Marketing & Communications is based on Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus
  • This position requires significant in-person work on the Forest Grove, and occasionally Hillsboro, campuses. Limited hybrid work is possible.
  • This position requires indoor and outdoor candid videography, in addition to computer-based office work.
  • This position may require some evening and weekend work.

 

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
__Climbing __Balancing _X_Stooping _X_Kneeling _X_Crouching __Crawling __Reaching __Standing __Walking __Pushing __Pulling __Lifting _X_Fingering __Grasping __Feeling _X_Talking _X_Hearing _X_Repetitive motion

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: __Sedentary work _X_Light work __Medium work __Heavy work __Very Heavy work _X_Visual acuity

 

 

At Pacific University we are dedicated to providing experiences that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. We continue to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.

 

For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break) and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, vision plans, 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer paid life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance. On campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes and more).

 

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116provost@pacificu.edu.

 

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  All applicants will be notified once the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Apply