The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Science Videographer/Digital Content Specialist. This is a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Communications group promotes the research and educational programs of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University to multiple audiences using a range of communication products and tools. We support CEOAS' teaching and research mission through science storytelling that educates and inspires curiosity among our constituents.
The science videographer and digital content specialist supports the Communications group through visual storytelling, primarily feature videos, documentaries and explainer videos that illustrate the importance and impact of the Earth sciences to a range of audiences. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of video production, including camera work, audio production, editing, writing and post production. The videographer is responsible for building relationships with scientists and students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., geology, geophysics, geography, oceanography, freshwater systems, climate sciences), and translating complex concepts into compelling stories. The incumbent will have the opportunity to accompany field work and hands-on courses to secure footage. While the group has an established in-house video production presence with a studio and equipment, the incumbent is highly encouraged to explore new techniques and stay abreast of emerging trends, especially in video distribution (e.g., social media).
In addition to the primary role of planning and producing science videos, the incumbent will coordinate with the Communications staff to facilitate social media distribution, strategize ways to enhance viewership and engagement, explore new digital storytelling techniques, and ensure messaging aligns with and amplifies the strategic mission of the college and university.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in field related to research of the department or college, Research Writing, Journalism or related field. Professional experience in journalism or editing and design. May require specialized certification or training.
Bachelor's degree in science, media production, journalism, film, communications or a related field.
2-3 years of science video production.
Experience filming research and science topics and successfully translating that content into compelling stories.
Ability to manage multiple projects while delivering high-quality results with negotiated timelines.
Excellent production skills and familiarity with video editing software (preferably Adobe Creative Suite).
Excellent communications skills, especially writing.
The Science Videographer and Digital Content Specialist will be required to work both on campus and potentially on location, around the state and at sea, covering a variety of field research experiences under a wide range of challenging conditions.
The ability to haul gear, handle multiple projects and step into a variety of video production roles is required.
On average, this position will work 20 hours per week; however, work hours in a given week may fluctuate and vary depending on video project(s).
Some projects will require additional hours, while others will require minimal hours.
Flexibility in scheduling is preferred to address these business needs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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