Job DescriptionAbout This Role:
We are looking for a highly motivated, well-versed video communicator to join our Department. The Video Production Specialist position supports K-State Research and Extension (KSRE), the College of Agriculture (CoA), and select affiliated organizational partners. Specifically, the incumbent in this position will create video and digital media content using best practices for communication and marketing with a focus on viewer education and storytelling.
Coordinate the creation of digital video content for KSRE social media accounts, websites, blogs, and e-newsletters. Content should promote the work of researchers and extension professionals and boost brand awareness.
Serve as a subject-matter specialist in video production. Provide in-person and time-shifted training in basic video production, usage, and social media implementation to KSRE and College of Agriculture faculty and staff.
Stay current with technologies and trends in digital and video media, communication tools, and applications.
Travel to provide live-event video and presentation support for clients at key industry events.
Why Join Us:
The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University has nationally recognized faculty in programs encompassing teaching, research, extension, and service in the agricultural communication and education fields. The Department works to improve the quality of life and standard of living of Kansans by creating, managing, and delivering research-based information, and offering research, extension programming, and teaching.
The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education is one of eight academic departments in the College of Agriculture and serves as home to students studying agricultural communications and journalism and agricultural education. The Department also provides comprehensive communications expertise for K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture. For more information, please visit http://www.communications.k-state.edu/.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Requires a bachelor’s degree and one to three years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of web-based video and social media analytics and SEO.
Flexibility and enthusiasm in working on multiple, unique projects simultaneously.
Experience working in television, a communications and marketing agency, or a similar professional communications environment.
Experience creating 2D and 3D animation.
Experience with developing, implementing, and monitoring organizational brand(s) and ensuring brand consistency.
Experience with multi-platform communications; audio production and editing; photography; desktop publishing using the Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience with social media tools, web design, and blogging platforms.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Letter of interest
Name, email and phone number for three professional references
Candidates should also provide a link to a publicly viewable portfolio website with examples of news packages, marketing videos, how-to videos, and short-form videos tailored to social media platforms