Digital Media Specialist
St. John's University - Queens, NY

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Title: Digital Media Specialist

Department: Office of Marketing and Communications

Campus: Queens

St. John’s seeks a highly creative communicator to tell the story of our University through current and emerging multi-media tools. A team player that is able to plan, produce, and publish a variety of content representing St. John’s to our internal and external constituencies. This digital media professional will create rich multi-media content for the web and new media outlets using a variety of storytelling tools including web, video, sound, graphics, animation, and written content.

Responsibilities :
Reporting to the Director of Digital Communications, this position develops and maintains multimedia projects on the University Web site. Responsibilities include maintaining ongoing web-based multimedia projects, creating and maintaining web content and graphics, developing new strategic multimedia projects. Additional responsibilities would include acting as videographer and producer for select University projects, shooting and editing new content as it is conceived, converting media into various web-accessible formats, and building the supporting HTML pages.

Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience preferred conceptualizing and developing multi-media projects.

Experience in Web content development and Web content management systems.

Proficiency in digital film-making, including pre-production planning, lighting, audio and editing, and journalism and storytelling capability.

Demonstrated experience with editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro and audio recording software.

Commitment to the role of higher education in society, sensitivity to the mission of higher education.

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently while exercising appropriate judgment will be a key asset to this position. Experience in higher education desirable. Sense of humor a must.

Knowledge of:
Windows/Mac OSX

Adobe Creative Suite

Strong HTML / XHTML / CSS skills

Real Producer

Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro Video Editing

Macromedia Flash

Videography and camera operation

Video compression for the web

Photography, and QuickTime VR

Audio production and editing

This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver's license is also required.

St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, a 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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