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Student Video Production Assistant Opportunity Paid Position

Posted by Tim on August 7, 2018 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
Division of University Advancement

Student Video Production Assistant Job Description

The Office of Donor and Alumni Communications in the Division of University Advancement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the division, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications officers to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

The Student Video Production Assistant will work collaboratively with the Director of Digital Communications and the Social Media Marketing Assistant to enhance the online communication efforts and goals of the office. This position will help to increase engagement among alumni and increase awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among our student, donor and alumni populations through the integration of video in all digital outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities

Social media support

  • Strategize, write and coordinate video content for programming on alumni Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn channels
  • Coordinate and share resources with student staff in University Communications
  • Conduct research on emerging social media video technology and new methods of engagement
  • Identify trends and opportunities on various student and young alumni social channels

Video recording

  • Videotape and interview UB students, faculty and staff for short videos to use on social media, in emails and on websites
  • Support event coverage and video capturing needs (may require some evening work and modest travel within Western New York)
  • Capture b-roll video around all three University at Buffalo campuses
  • Edit and produce high quality micro-content pieces as necessary from larger videos and media pieces
  • Ensure all materials adhere to accessibility standards including development of transcriptions and closed captions

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative with projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for higher education and philanthropy
  • Proficient with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of Facebook advertising a plus
  • Awareness of YouTube programming a bonus

Additional Details

  • Scheduled hours for the position (excepting event coverage) must fall between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • A portfolio is required with resume, with a minimum of 3 samples of your best work on social media and video. Please include links to the project and a short description including the what, who, where, when, and why you created it. Must include at least one video that you edited, directed, or shot.

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni communications, fundraising in higher education and social media
  • Hands-on content marketing and communications experience
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Professionalize social media and content production skills
  • Add to video production portfolio

Stipend

$10-$12 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer. A two-year commitment is preferable, but negotiable.

Start date August 27, 2018.

Contact Information
Joseph DiDomizio
Director of Digital Communications
255 Harriman Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus
jdd4@buffalo.edu
716-881-8207