This is a 100% time, 2-year fixed-term position with benefits, with the possibility of renewal. This position will be based on the Stanford Redwood City campus and will be considered for an option of hybrid work schedule, subject to operational needs. The position will regularly work at Stanford Historic campus.
The Office of Development (OOD) supports the goals and purposes of Stanford University. OOD staff members, working in concert with academic leadership and volunteers, strive to enhance, over the long-term, useful gift support to Stanford. In the process, development staff establish and nurture relationships with students, alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and associations. Stanford University is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. Every member of the OOD staff plays a role in providing the university’s donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience.
In the 21st century, visual storytelling is one of the most persuasive tools of communication. As a member of the Office of Development’s Design & Brand team, the Producer will be responsible for creating photos and assisting with videos to share the stories of impact on campus, including compelling imagery and stories to engage donors and prospective donors. The successful candidate will take a creative approach adhering to the brand’s established photo style while also expanding these concepts and making authentic and unique photographs.
They will also assist with video production, prepare initial video project string-outs, create rough drafts, and social cuts of videos. These projects include visual stories of faculty, research, students, alumni, and donors to promote university initiatives, among other projects. They will promote the photos/videos on the Office of Development’s website as well as school and university social media channels, among other places.
The Producer reports to the Associate Director of Visual Media and will lead, develop, and execute digital media production assignments requiring advanced skills from original concept through final implementation with limited oversight. They will partner with colleagues, faculty, and students regarding digital media projects and services and serve as an in-house digital media expert for the Office of Development with time contribution split between creative project leadership and a technical contributor, assisting on video production projects. They will support requests for photo permissions, on-campus filming, and other policy-related issues. They will handle the metadata, tagging, file management, and maintenance to ensure designers and colleagues can access these digital assets using our digital asset management system.
The ideal candidate is a strong storyteller who is also a strong project manager and skilled communicator, with an interest and curiosity in higher-education content. They must take the initiative to solve problems and learn new tools to help them, as well as the team, be successful. The successful candidate will be a critical thinker with strong analytical skills, a self-motivated team player, well organized, and able to follow through on commitments while managing multiple projects.
If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills, and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio of work samples.
Your responsibilities include:
• Plan, research, prepare, and produce professional-quality digital media assets for promotional programs, location and studio programs, live video conferences and webcasts, and/or other communicative purposes for both internal and external audiences.
• Play an active role in planning, advising and partnering with clients on strategic and creative projects requiring extensive subject matter knowledge within time and cost constraints.
• Take independent ownership of digital media projects. Perform the full range of the digital media project cycle: initiating, planning, producing, refinement, delivery, and archiving.
• Develop and market digital services, and manage all aspects of capturing, recording, and transmitting of digital media productions, video and/or images to internal and external clients. Provide outreach within and across departments of effective applications of digital media.
• Create and oversee the creation of original visual content and produce high impact visual storytelling. Manage process from conception, to production, to completion across a diverse array of communications channels and media utilizing best practice standards that foster photographic and video excellence.
• Manage all aspects of capturing, recording, and transmitting of all digital media productions, video and/or images for internal and external clients.
• May contribute to development of digital media goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
• A commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
*Other duties may also be assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
• Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
• Expert-level photography skills.
• Advanced technical experience using digital media video equipment and editing software. (Adobe Design Suite preferred).
• Knowledge of production techniques including videography, compression, file delivery and
• other production formats.
• Knowledge of all aspects of professional quality productions, including field and studio camera, lighting, sound, and editing.
• Ability to independently manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines, excellent organization, and time management skills.
• Ability to communicate and articulate digital media products, options and adapt to alternatives when appropriate.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broad audience, including high-level executives and faculty.
• Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team and crew environment.
• Experience planning, coordinating, and executing archival digitization projects including photo and video media assets.
Main Work Location: Stanford Redwood City Campus. Open to a hybrid work schedule (2 or more days per week on-site).
The expected pay range for this position is $70,000 – $102,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards ) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
• Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
• Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
• Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
• Visual acuity including color vision.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a California Noncommercial Class license.
* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Occasionally work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
• When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety;
• communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide.
WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:
Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanford’s future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
• Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
• A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
• A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
• Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
• Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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