Photo/Video Editor (7467U) #23064
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is 4/18/17. All applicants who apply by 5/4/17 will receive full consideration.
The University Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With that comes an abundance of interesting and important stories to tell stories about the staff, students and scholars who make surprising discoveries in our Library spaces, stories about how unique Library materials came to be and are currently being used, stories about how the Library advances innovation on our Berkeley campus. The Library Communications Office creates and shares this content.
We are looking for a photo/video editor to help inform and persuade our audiences through storytelling across multiple media. The photo/video editor will lead the photo and video efforts for the Library, shooting and editing her/his own work and managing the work of students and freelancers. The photo/video editor should be comfortable managing a video project from start to finish, including writing/editing a script, scouting locations, lining up interviews, developing interview questions, shooting, and editing. She/he should be comfortable researching story facts and visual sources. She/he should be able to skillfully organize and manage an image database, including editing captions for factual and grammatical accuracy. This is a new role within our communications team, and the photo video/editor will have the opportunity to shape the vision for this position. We aim to increase the quality and frequency our visual report and are excited to innovate and experiment. The photo/video editor will report to the director of communications, who previously oversaw a photo/video team at a news organization.
Proven ability to shoot and edit photos and video.
Proven ability to use audio, stills, video and other techniques to tell a story.
Advanced understanding of software to edit photos and videos, including Photoshop, Premiere and (ideally) After Effects.
Ability to write and edit captions that are thorough, engaging and accurate.
Ability to manage all aspects of a photo/video project from start to finish.
Ability to edit work of others.
Ability to lead and mentor others in the department.
Ability to do photo research.
Thorough understanding of copyright/permissions issues.
Ability to think big, and manage a number of simultaneous projects both large and small.
Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including skills to work well within teams and to effectively provide advanced design advice and consultation to clients on all aspects of visual communications.
Critical thinking skills, advanced organizational skills and proactive problem-solving/problem resolution skills.
Experience or training in journalism.
Ability to do animation.
Understanding of typography, as it relates to video.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $60,200 - $80,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and at least ten samples of published photo/video work, which can include examples of editing work. Applications without these pieces will not be considered.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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