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VIDEO PRODUCER – University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Company: University of Washington

Address: Seattle, WA

  • Full Time

University of Washington

Although open until filled, priority application date is December 9, 2020.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

UW Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a Video Producer.

The Video Producer will be responsible for shooting and editing video content to support UW brand and communications. Examples include social media content series, short form documentaries, brand content and marketing pieces.

The Video Producer reports to the Associate Director of Video for the Creative team of University Marketing and Communications (UMAC). The role requires technical fluency in field and studio production, specifically videography, as well proficiency in video editing and post-production. This position requires strong creative and artistic technique with an understanding of a variety of film, video and social media content styles.


  • The Video Producer will be responsible for shooting and editing a variety of video productions. Depending on the project, the producer will act as an independent, solo field producer as well as occasionally collaborating with other team members or freelance production crews. The Video Producer will:
  • Use video to tell engaging stories and create compelling content
  • Produce, shoot and edit video for use in a variety of contexts (web, social, events, television)
  • Collaborate and consult with UMAC team members and others in the execution of video projects
  • Apply a perspective of equity in developing and producing video content, staying current on the evolving ways that content can support and promote diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Maintain and organize video assets on a server
  • Assist the Associate Director of Video in managing multiple projects in various stages of production
  • Assist social media team in preparing content, posting and leveraging YouTube channels
  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Supervision received
  • Direction is received from the Associate Director of Video.
  • Supervision exercised
  • This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities, although it may sometimes include supervising student workers, freelancers and vendors.

  • At least two years of professional video production experience.
  • Proven experience in video/multimedia production and best practices.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with both DSLR and prosumer cinema cameras.
  • Gimbal and drone/aerial experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including but not limited to Premiere, After Effects, and Media Encoder.
  • Broad knowledge of social media video content and multiple formats and styles of short-form storytelling, including documentary, narrative, vlog, social and corporate.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative team environment as well as independently.
  • Experience with sound recording, mixing and design, color correction, or motion design is a plus.
  • Online portfolio of video work (reel) is required at time of application to be considered.
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

    Key competencies

    Valuing diversity and inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.

    Effective communications: Able to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication — verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.

    Interpersonal awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.

    Professional credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.

    Critical thinking: Able to obtain, analyze and evaluate information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.

    Ethics and trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington state ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.

    Conditions of employment

    The Marketing and Communications team supports campus-wide marketing efforts. Work flows through in seasonal cycles. Occasionally, the volume of activities will require more than 40 hours of work per week to meet deadlines.

    Cubicle/open workspace environment, which may include noise and visual distractions.

    Application Process:

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected]

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