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Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant Paid Position with University Communications

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Manager, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          October 25, 2019

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning October 2019

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets – including graphics, GIFs, Instagram stickers and social videos (such as Instagram Stories) as well as video content that tell our distinct UB story and inspire our online audiences. Additional tasks include curating and producing innovative, thoughtful and inspiring content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences. You will also learn how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2021 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the semester. Hours are available during winter/summer break.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Multimedia Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Manager and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – including Instagram stories, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – including Instagram Stories, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn)
    • Video production skills, esp. knowledge of video editing tools including Adobe
    • Premiere (proficiency in Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
    • Graphic design and multimedia skills, esp. knowledge of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent writing (esp. for web and social)
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Complete the following pre-qualification form: https://forms.gle/z1wtBR2LFHLUng2q7
  2. Send the following to ubsocial@buffalo.edu 
  3. ●        Resume and a brief cover letter
  4. Links to 2-3 graphics or video pieces you created and are most proud of as well as a brief description of each

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of October 25, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer