Video Content Specialist

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $35,000 - $48,000 a year
Princeton University is seeking an experienced digital video content specialist to tell compelling and visually rich stories about the University’s mission, impact and programs, and to showcase our faculty’s expertise in a range of topics related to societal challenges. Most content will be aimed at external digital audiences on University channels such as our social media channels and

As part of the Office of Communications team and reporting to the Multimedia and Projects Editor, the video content specialist will have a hands-on role in producing videos, livestream broadcasts, podcasts, and other types of multimedia content. This person will film, record, and edit, and ideally have strong motion graphics/After Effects skills. The video content specialist will work collaboratively with supervisors, peers, and campus partners on a mix of self-generated ideas and assigned work spanning a variety of styles and formats, often with tight deadlines.

We’re looking for a video content specialist who is skilled, curious, creative, energetic, versatile, precise, hard-working, organized, flexible and able to work well with others. We’re also looking for someone who is committed to excellence in video production, is eager to develop new approaches, and seeks out new products and technologies so that we can continually improve our work.

Candidates MUST submit a cover letter, resume and link to a portfolio.

Researching and pitching original content ideas that meet the department's messaging goals and educate, entertain, or move audiences, and then executing those ideas through approval, planning, production, and post-production independently or in small teams. Collaborating with department and other campus staff on event coverage and other internal initiatives that require video, audio, or other multimedia, and then fulfilling those requirements with high-quality work completed on time.
Devoting time to professional development, including staying current with new equipment, new approaches, and trends in video in higher education and beyond.
Helping with special projects and backing up others in the department as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Essential qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working on deadline-oriented video productions, preferably in a marketing or public relations environment.
  • Experience creating video concepts and interviewing.
  • Video production and post-production skills, including filming, lighting, audio recording, audio/music mixing, color correction, editing, motion graphics and compression/encoding.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop) or equivalent software.
  • Experience shooting and editing video for use in social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and IGTV).
  • Experience shooting livestream broadcasts and using broadcast hardware and software for live streaming.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and successfully with limited supervision, working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to organize scheduling and production.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in an environment with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, have proof of insurance and comply with all University safe driving and parking procedures.
  • Must be willing to work some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must meet requirements for lifting/handling equipment, including: Stand or walk for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day. Sit for fewer than 4 hours during an 8-hour day. Lift or carry up to 25 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday) and up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday). Lift up to 50 pounds in a range of motion from floor to shoulder height. Push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday). Use hands for simple grasping, pushing, or pulling frequently (34-66% of the workday). Possess physical agility and full range of motion, and ability to maintain balance. Hold a camera and/or other relevant equipment to photograph multiple events per day. Sit at a computer for long periods of time while editing videos.
  • Ability to distinguish colors accurately and to color correct videos.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Higher education experience
  • Radio and/or podcasting experience
  • Photography experience
  • Proficiency in animation
  • Experience creating content about science and data
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade
ADM, 050
Standard Weekly Hours
Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours
Schedule will include some nights, weekends and holidays
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver’s License Required