Please note this is a one-year temporary full-time position.
Reporting to the Deputy Vice President for Alumni & Development Strategic Communications, the Multimedia Content Producer will provide expert creative services to the principal team responsible for promoting the University's highest priorities to alumni and donors, from this year's graduates to Trustees. The candidate's proven skills in creating video and other content will also reach faculty, staff, and students in the campus community, and well beyond, advancing the mission of the University, with particular emphasis on The Columbia Commitment, the current University-wide campaign for fundraising and alumni engagement.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Produce (shoot, edit, and package) compelling video content for web, social media, and donor solicitation
Write, edit, and proof compelling copy with emphasis on online channels (Web email, social)
Video production for online presence of Columbia Magazine, the only publication that reaches our 340,000-plus global audience
Gather and tag assets, and manage video archive for the department
Create compelling infographics and animations in support of editorial content
Participate in planning for content marketing for alumni and fundraising
Assist with asset collection, interviews, and research in working with outside creative partners (vendors)
Other project support (trafficking materials and versions, managing timelines, scopes)
Bachelor's degree, minimum three years related experience in video/media, visual communications, multimedia design, or related fields.
Familiarity with Print/Production a plus.
Familiarity with Drupal and Salesforce a plus.
Strong portfolio of digital storytelling demonstrating interplay of imagery and copy.
Demonstrated ability to translate complex ideas into compelling stories.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite tools, such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Skilled in video editing systems (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and related plug-ins and enhancement packages)
Proven ability to work both independently and in teams.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 503232
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.