Multimedia Web Content Specialist
Clark College - Vancouver, WA

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Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Multimedia Web Content Specialist/Communications Consultant 1 in the Communications and Marketing Department. This full-time classified position reports to the Chief Communications Officer and is responsible to provide information about the college's programs and offerings to current and prospective students and the general public, using a variety of current and emerging digital and traditional technologies, including video, audio, print media, podcasting, and animation. The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Expands and maintains Clark College’s web and multimedia presence, using a mix of creative and professional skills.
  • Writes, edits and proofs copy for the web and for social media.
  • Translates content into multimedia products in formats including video, audio, graphics, digital animations and HTML.
  • Participates with staff in developing and implementing creative concepts and ideas for specific projects.
  • Produces short videos; plans, writes, sets-up lighting, shoots, records, edits, mixes, and performs all related production activities.
  • Takes occasional still photographs for use in projects.
  • Applies the college’s brand identity to all appropriate aspects of multimedia and print projects.
  • Manages and maintains related equipment.
  • Creates DVDs of video projects as required.
  • Monitors developments in the multimedia and social media fields and advises the marketing team on new opportunities to further the mission.
  • Performs accessibility testing and quality assurance.
  • Provides or supports training and workshops for individuals or small groups on setting up social media Web sites.
  • Manages multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
  • Education: Associate’s degree in broadcast, electronic/multi-media, graphic design, communications, visual communications or a related field. Experience performing the duties of the job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Two years proven experience creating video and multimedia content using software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop and other Creative Suite programs, QuickTime Pro, Premiere Pro, Soundtrack Pro, LiveType 2, and Compressor and Mac OSX. Two years of professional experience coordinating and producing multimedia projects are required.
  • Computer Skills: Experience using computer applications including Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, Soundtrack Pro, LiveType 2, Compressor, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and/or comparable software/systems; Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite programs; and Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with WordPress and multiple social media platforms.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Knowledge and sound understanding of communications practices, video and audio production standards for the web, art and graphic design principles, and Associated Press and other journalistic style and standards.
  • Communication Skills: Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Working Independently: Ability to work independently and accomplish duties with limited supervision.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to successfully prioritize projects, complete projects under tight deadlines.
  • Detail Oriented: Keen attention to detail; ability to successfully proofread and edit writing projects for the web.
Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and frequently outside the office on location doing video and audio recording indoors or outdoors.
  • Travel across Clark College locations requires the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Workflow can be unpredictable and necessitate operating under tight deadlines.
  • Physical skill is required for audio and video recording on location, loading and unloading light video and lighting equipment and driving between college locations.
  • Work requires standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling.
  • Work also requires the ability to work at a computer for long periods of time and to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association. As a condition of employment, employees are required to become a member of WPEA or pay a representation fee.
  • As a condition of employment, this position requires a background check be conducted on applicants prior to hiring.

Supplemental Information:

Salary/Benefits:
Starting Salary: $2,598/month Range: 37, Step C Code: 197I
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Please apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link above.

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., July 29, 2013

REQUIRED ONLINE APPLICATION MATERIALS:

· Clark College online application
· Current résumé
· Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director for Equity and Diversity, Baird Administrative Building, (360) 992-2105.

SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES:
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
July 18, 2013
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