About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields. Northeastern University Advancement and the division's Digital Media team play an integral role in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more sustainable, and bright future.
Responsibilities: The Advancement Division's Digital Media team is charged with creating original content that strengthens the connection between Northeastern and its donor and prospect audience of alumni, parents, partners, and friends. The Videographer/Production Specialist is a creative catalyst for philanthropy, providing fundraisers with powerful visual stories that elicit a positive emotional response, inspire action, communicate impact, and express gratitude.
Compelling fundraising videos produced for the web, live events, and mobile consumption require expertise and guidance from the Videographer/Production Specialist in all stages of production, with an especially strong focus on camera technology and operation. This role establishes and upholds the visual aesthetic for all of the University Advancement Division's digital properties. As the lead cinematographer, he/she creates and implements visual concepts and processes that result in media that stands out in higher education. Most importantly, deliverables must connect with their intended audience. To this end, the Videographer/Production Specialist also thinks strategically about how various audiences engage with content (both online and in-person), delivering unique viewing experiences that correspond to project objectives.
Reporting to the Director of Video, the Videographer/Production Specialist must have exceptional ingenuity, drive, and attention to detail. Project management experience is a must. Leadership opportunities will present themselves. A willingness to share ideas, feedback, and time with other Advancement Communications team members, gift officers, faculty/researchers, and other partners is essential.
Bachelor's degree in TV/Radio/Film, Art/Design, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
3-5 years of experience producing documentary/promotional video.
Creative and technical proficiency in field and on-set production techniques (lighting, camera operation, sound recording).
Basic editing and color grading in an Adobe CC environment.
Strong writing skills that can be applied to crafting concept briefs, interview questions, and informative captions.
Strong problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments while under tight deadlines.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
A personable approach and a high degree of professionalism.
Video editing experience is a plus.
Agency experience is a plus.
Photography, or motion graphics editing experience is a plus.
Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
Please be prepared to submit a demo reel of your work.
Salary Grade: 10
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.