Multimedia Specialist | BAVC

Multimedia Specialist

UC Davis

One Shields Ave., Davis CA 95616

Video Production
Local (Bay Area)
September 19

Under the direction of the Director of Visual Communications, coordinate and produce complex multimedia projects as assigned. Collaborate with members of Strategic Communications including the news team, social media team, web team and marketing team, as well as other key campus partners. Plan and write scripts, or execute scripts written by others. Develop project briefs and storyboards. Create videos for digital distribution, including incorporating still and motion graphics, and edit still photos for print and digital. Mentor staff in creating multimedia stories and advise on strategic usage of multimedia on digital platforms for effective integrated marketing and communications. Lead video trainings for other communicators on campus. Use the Visual Communication's video studio to produce content. Advise on equipment purchasing. Help manage the campus video archive. Keep current with video editing, photo editing and digital technologies and analytics tools. Serve as a backup photographer.   


Minimum Qualifications:
Significant demonstrated experience as a visual storyteller. Experience in documentary style video production.

Experience in producing videos, from concept to completion, including expert level video shooting using DSLR and ENG video cameras, with cine lenses.

Expert level post production skills, including logging and editing, color-correcting, exporting multiple file types for different platforms, and sound sweetening, location scouting, working with non-professional talent, securing talent releases.

Experience using After Effects and other platforms to create compelling, story-driven motion graphics.

Experience creating video in a studio setting, including the use of live switchers, multicamera storytelling, and green screen video production.

Experience working in a deadline-driven environment.

Initiative to propose and complete communication projects independently, and experience working cooperatively and productively as a team leader or member.

Understanding of functions and limitations of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

Knowledge of computer databases and the ability to learn to operate new databases and Internet services for generating and distributing information and for storing, retrieving and disseminating multimedia files.

Demonstrated experience in training others in video, photography and related editing technologies.

Time management skills. Skills to handle multiple projects under strict deadlines.

Skills to maintain a positive connection with the university community, guests, visitors and the general public.