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Job Title:   Video and Photo Journalist
Pay Grade:   c105
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   P100034288
Department / Hospital:   Univ Communications - Production Services -STA

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Multimedia Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for developing engaging digital content in the form of promotional videos, product photography, presentations and other multimedia applications that are consistent with the University of Miami brand and priorities. The Specialist promotes the University of Miami and tells the “UM story” through the highest level of video, photography and other visual assets, ranging from quick turnaround photos and videos for social media to highly produced pieces in support of major communications and marketing initiatives.

The Specialist develops multimedia communications that is featured on social media channels, in print, on, including the homepage and at major University events. The position works cooperatively with all members of the Public Affairs & Communications team to integrate multimedia content into a variety of communication channels.

Specific Responsibilities:
•Develop and manage multimedia production process (pre-production, production, post-production) including artistic concept, messaging, storyboarding, and scripting.
•Film, edit, and deliver video and motion based assets for presentations and multimedia web content.
•Develop multimedia products by integrating text, computer graphics, conventional art, photographs and other media.
•Performs professional, original, and high quality photography that is accurate, clear, and reproducible.
•Develops, plans, and organizes the overall technical photographic aspects of assignments.
•Create strategy for assisting University areas in the development and publishing of multimedia-based products.
•Oversee production and coordinate various parties and stakeholders; including internal employees, contracted resources, and third (3) party vendors.
•Ensure continuity in University brand and image within multimedia projects.
•Manage pre-production work; script writing/selection, casting, and staging.
•Post-production editing to finish product release.
•Schedule and coordinate photography shoots for web.
•Oversees commercial shoots on campus and coordinates contracts and fees.
•Manage photo and video archives.
•Establish and manage photo archives.
•Requires working knowledge of all tools and technology related to photography, video production and editing.
•Manage complex projects to specific budgets and timelines.
•Maintains University multimedia equipment.

• Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field.
• Minimum of three years relevant experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with overlapping deadlines.
• Experience with DSLR and prosumer camera equipment.
• Proficient in Adobe CS, graphic software and audio editing software.
• Ability to work with university administration at all levels, often handling information that is confidential.
• Ability to work independently, exercising good judgment and assuring high quality and accuracy in all products. HTML5 proficiency a plus.
Apply online. Position #: P100034288.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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