The Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics seeks a creative and motivated individual to serve as a creative video assistant within the Athletic Media Relations Office. The successful candidate will use digital multimedia (video, audio, and design) and production skills to create video content for the athletics department. This area of responsibility includes production of social media content and marketing materials along with some public relation activities.
The seasonal, paid position is for 10 months (August-May) for the 2019-20 academic year.
Create quality, relevant, creative original content (GIFs, videos, graphics, etc.) for all platforms for all 18 intercollegiate sports; prioritize and execute the strategies. Create pieces to be used across multiple platforms, including but not limited to: social media platforms, in-venue, EMUEagles.com and recruiting initiatives.
Video content strategic leader that develops and manages video strategies for EMU athletics social media accounts and other digital platforms; prioritize and execute the strategies. Research best practices for all platforms and manage data analytics to determine the effectiveness and reach of content to update Eastern’s strategic video coverage plan.
Create compelling videos that tell Eastern stories that strengthen EMU’s brand loyalty, while enhancing the overall fan experience and engagement.
Manage content and plan specific, timely posts. Create a weekly/monthly editorial video calendar based on the content goals, including athletic contests and special events.
Recruit, train and supervise student interns to support the video and multimedia content goals for EMU Athletics and all sports.
Manage the inventory of video assets for use in a variety of projects, including features, banquets, anniversary celebrations and other university initiatives.
Conducts the necessary research to ensure that all interviews and shots are taken to fulfill story lines.
Works closely with Media Relations and Marketing teams to identify opportunities and create original projects in which video can be used to pitch stories, and shoots, edits, and produces b-roll packages for use by media outlets.
Maintains, transports, and understands how to operate broadcast equipment (camera, editing software, etc).
Bachelor’s degree in digital media, film, communications, or related field.
Excellent organizational skills, work ethic, and detail-oriented approach.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and to work efficiently on short deadlines.
Experience with producing creative and captivating video content for various social and digital platforms.
Knowledge of video equipment and operation, including lighting, shooting, editing, and post-production work
Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including but not limited to Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop. Knowledge of other video programs is a plus.
Working knowledge of sports. Experience with collegiate sports is a plus.
Application Process Please e-mail letter of application, resume, and 2-3 video samples to:
Greg Steiner Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Located in Ypsilanti, Mich., Eastern Michigan is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and sponsor of 18 Division I sports.
About Eastern Michigan University
EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.