Career Opportunities Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Aug 22, 2019Full time
Salary: Paid Time Off: Career Interest: Communications & Marketing How to Apply A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Job Summary ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening, Weekend and Online formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management. Purpose This position will create original videos and other visual products that tell the story of Michigan Ross across multiple channels to a variety of specific audience groups. The individual must be able to exercise strategic thinking in developing stories, ensuring that film projects help emphasize and deliver key strategic messages for Ross. Under the direction of the Creative Director and the Video Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for working collaboratively on conceptualization and execution of Michigan Ross' vision through the creation of videos serving both internal and external audiences, establishing close working relationships with all areas of the Marketing & Communications Department, Michigan Ross, and the broader university. Responsibilities* Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes. Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others. Strategic & Planning Participate in brainstorming and development meetings to determine if video will be used in projects In consultation with the Video Producer, the Branding, Content and Creative teams, determine which video treatment (i.e., documentary, interview, series, commercial) will capture attention and resonate with specified audience. Design and develop strategic communications (video, animation, audio) and story treatments that visually and contextually communicate key strategic messages for organization and units within Michigan Ross. Produce, archive, manage b-roll archive (footage that wasn't used in videos); select and supply footage to Ross, the University and outside partners as needed. Communicate and coordinate project details to external vendors, when used (i.e., animation). Maintain and manage related equipment. Tactical Pre-Production Produce and pitch treatment for approval, story-board the shot sequence. Schedule casting and interviews, scout locations and arrange location logistics. Production Produce high quality audio/video media in the field or studio, including managing multiple takes, subjects, and locations. Perform duties of video director, cameraman, lighting director, prompter; working directly with subjects and operate all necessary equipment. Direct onsite participants as required. Select and/or produce additional graphic or audio as required. Post-Production/Proofing Review and edit accumulated components (video, animation, graphics, audio, music) according to approved treatment guidelines. Assure technical quality including sequencing, color correction, sound mixing, motion graphics, and voice-over recording to assure a smooth running story. Generate final product for internal and external proofing cycle. Generate appropriate file formats for destination posting (i.e., YouTube, web site, Facebook and other media as appropriate). Ensure film and digital audio/video files are properly stored and archived for future use. Required Qualifications* Education/Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills A degree in video production and at least two years producing HD video communications for online, TV, or other presentation or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience and expertise in video editing and graphics production software. Extensive knowledge of cameras, prompting, and lighting equipment, file formats and optimization for different video players Demonstrated ability to organize a story and produce engaging videos Experience in video digital archival systems Basic understanding of marketing tools and tactics Must be comfortable in both field and studio assignments Excellent creative thinking skills; adaptability to styles and filming/editing to suit specific projects Excellent communication and presentation skills, diplomacy, and discretion are essential. Strong organizational skills with the ability to schedule subjects to be filmed, scout locations, identify and set up appropriate equipment Must have proven successful experience in a professional team-oriented environment with commitment to customer service and collaboration as well as possess ability to work independently Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects with tight deadlines and consistently meet deadlines with expected quality is essential. Attention to detail with an eye for clean, sophisticated aesthetics, and a clear point of view A superb work ethic, creativity, and a drive to work in a fast-paced environment Ongoing commitment to improving skills, acquiring new technical knowledge, and staying informed of innovative design trends Desired Qualifications* Professional experience in a film production environment is highly desired Additional Information Physical Demands/Work Environment Routinely moves equipment and boxes weighing up to 40 pounds for various events. This position may require traveling to various locations on and off campus. The person in this position routinely communicates with students, faculty, staff, and other internal and external constituents The person in this position frequently moves through the building and throughout campus to attend meetings/events and access files or information May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends Domestic travel may be required Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment. The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.