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at Arizona State University

Pay: $43,000 to $50,000/year
Depends on experience
Posted: 1/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 58253BR
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Senior Videographer
Arizona State University
College of Law
Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Job Description:
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks a creative individual who is able to deliver compelling visual stories that help bridge the gap between law and society. ASU Law is located a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix and is equipped with digital screens and a media mesh that will serve as valuable channels for sharing stories that engage internal and external stakeholders in trending legal topics and potential implications for society.

Under general supervision, this person will be responsible for independently and collaboratively gathering content and producing visual stories in a variety of forms such as real-time public interest stories about current legal cases, weekly features, and quarterly documentaries that showcase ASU Law faculty and alumni.

This person will work closely with others on the Marketing & Communications team to extend stories across multiple channels such as the college website and social media. This role reports to ASU Law’s Director of Communications.

Salary Range:
$43,000 - $50,000 per year; DOE

Close Date:

Essential Duties:

  • Recording material for production using video camera equipment; making technical decisions regarding elements such as appropriate lighting and shooting angles.
  • Producing engaging visual images (photography) and news stories under tight deadlines, as well as more comprehensive feature stories with longer lead times.
  • Keeping abreast of timely, relevant legal trends/cases, and interviewing experts like ASU Law faculty and alumni to bridge content for the general public.
  • Delivering stories in video form for students, faculty, staff, the legal community, the greater Phoenix community, and beyond.
  • Initiating contact and building relationships with experts as well as others who can add valuable commentary and color to stories.
  • Incorporating multimedia text, graphics, sound, animation, and video to enhance user interest and engagement.
  • Editing and assembling final visual/audio material; ensuring consistency and relevancy to production; monitoring the technical quality of end product; fact-checking captions to enhance storytelling.
  • Integrating with other Marketing & Communications team members to provide the most comprehensive and creative coverage of the college, extending stories across multiple media (e.g. website, social), and ensuring brand consistency across all ASU Law channels.
  • Working with IT to smoothly land content on digital screens and media mesh.
  • General standard hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. This position may require some flexibility for evening and weekend event coverage.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Film, Fine Arts or a related area AND three years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR,Seven years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experienced, strategic storyteller with demonstrated skills in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
  • Experience in communications, photojournalism, or digital media.
  • Established strong writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in determining what is newsworthy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern video field production techniques and standards.
  • Experience in basic video editing skills using iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
  • Experience in basic graphic skills using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Experience in taking print quality photos and gather other images to enhance storytelling effect.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in working under deadlines and balancing multiple tasks.
  • Evidence of being a resourceful, independent worker who takes initiative and responsibility for all projects from start to finish.
  • Experience in being a collaborator, communicator, and team player.
  • Experience in maintaining focus on the overall customer service.
  • Experience in work that requires excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in adapting as new information becomes available or priorities shift.

Working Environment:
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%) Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%) Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.

Department Statement:
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked No. 27 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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