Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Medical Student Education. The position is located at the Becker Library. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Working under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Educational Technology and Innovation, the videographer will serve as a video producer and visual storyteller, responsible for developing creative, compelling videos which will become enduring resources used to support curriculum and program needs within the School of Medicine. The videographer will work closely with the faculty, staff, and administration to develop educational, multimedia video content for the School of Medicine’s educational programs in support of learning, teaching, assessment, and improving student outcomes. The videographer will assist with promotion and outreach of instructional design and video services and related efforts across the School of Medicine.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceptualize, produce, shoot and edit high-quality digital videos that are aligned with the Office of Education’s program priorities. Videos will complement and be used alongside traditional curriculum materials, including PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and other digital content within the learning management system and related platforms. Travel to on-campus and off-campus sites to shoot video.
Collaborate with WUSM faculty and staff to provide instruction on the design and capture of desktop/mobile device video capture and post-processing.
Conceptualize and produce high-quality graphics, charts, assessments, and other visual and interactive elements to enhance multimedia productions.
Liaise with WashU Information Technology and other school videographers or technologists to solve common problems and maximize use of available tools, services, spaces, and resources.
Take initiative to research and evaluate video trends, video software, and multimedia tools and perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, film or communications field and at least four years’ work experience in video and/or multimedia production.
User and administrative experience with Canvas.
Demonstrated ability in web conferencing tools, presentation software, and relevant emerging technologies.
Experience working with lightboard technologies.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team which includes faculty, curriculum staff and IT staff.
Ability to foster collaborations both internally and externally, demonstrated through a proven record of effective collaboration with colleagues, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn and apply new technologies, tools, techniques and methodologies.
Knowledge of instructional design principles, pedagogical modalities (e.g., active learning, team-based learning, etc.), and current educational technologies and their applications in professional education settings.
Experience with learning management systems including or similar to Canvas.
Experience with video capture and post-processing systems including or similar to Mediasite and Final Cut Pro.
Experience with multimedia and graphic design software and web design tools.
Experience articulating emerging video technologies to a wide community that includes faculty, professional staff, and School of Medicine partners.
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
Excellent storytelling ability and keen visual instincts.
Ability to conduct effective interviews.
Strong scriptwriting, editing and proofreading skills.
Ability to receive constructive feedback as part of the video approval process.
Familiarity with copyright laws, digital video and journalistic best practices.
Intellectual curiosity, solid judgment and the ability to translate the complexities of medicine and science for general audiences.
Direct experience with digital audio and video equipment and software; knowledge of effective lighting principles; and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve audio/video/lighting problems during production.
Solid understanding of online video work flow including compression and uploading of internet media files.
High degree of proficiency in using digital image/video products, such as Final Cut and Adobe, as well as experience with other editing, graphics and sound software.
A solid understanding of online video as it relates to social media and how video can be leveraged across social media platforms.
Ability to balance multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and produce complete video packages weekly.
Ability to forge collegial, productive relationships with members of the medical school community, including faculty, staff, and administrators.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools and skills and a strong desire to share this knowledge with others.
Ability to articulate technical and non-technical issues associated with emerging learning technologies and collaboration tools.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates should submit a resume and three videos representing each of the following categories:
A video that showcases an example of an educational module or lesson.
A video that showcases an example of storytelling.
A creative, outside-the-box video.
The hiring range for this position is $47,985 - $61,193 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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