The Media Specialist will work closely with the IMATS and Sloate Media Center teams to serve teaching, learning, and scholarship needs at Barnard through media and media services. Reporting to the Associate Director of IMATS & Media Center, this job will include managing IMATS videography services at Barnard College; assisting the Associate Director with hiring, training, and scheduling of graduate assistants particularly in relation to videography; helping the IMATS department assistant as needed, such as with equipment purchasing and inventory; producing and post-producing robust, interactive, and innovative media assets for Barnard courses and internal communications; instructing students and faculty on technology and media tools via workshops and classes; creating tutorials and other instructional assets; supporting programming and operations at the Media Center; and managing communications / social media / event promotion for IMATS and Media Center.
Please attach a cover letter to your application.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1). Operations of IMATS and Sloate Media Center
Manage videography services: train part-time videography staff, field videography requests, help consult and set-up for VIP events, staff videography services when necessary, and complete final edits when necessary. Work closely with campus partners in AV and Events to ensure smooth videography services operations.
Staff workflow: under the direction of the Senior Associate Director, help with the hiring process, scheduling, and training of undergraduate student and graduate student videographers.
Equipment management: assess and evaluate equipment trends, and advise on equipment ordering. Test equipment, manage spreadsheets, and work with WebCheckout to assist with equipment inventories in the Media Center Production Studio, Post-Production Lab and IMATS equipment room inventory processes as needed. Manage and coordinate check-outs of advanced production equipment from the Studio by EFMP Students and qualified staff-- including coordinating the creation and tracking of WebCheckout reservations, testing equipment, etc.
Event support: help with coordinating Media Center programming and initiatives such as the Emerging Filmmaker Mentorship Program and Feminist Film Screening Series.
Plan and provide workshops for Barnard community (for courses and open to public) on tools such as (but not limited to) video production, video editing, digital photography, graphics software, audio production, podcasting, audio editing, Adobe Suite, screenwriting.
Create training materials / guides, as needed, on how to use a range of media equipment and software for websites and courses.
3). Communications for IMATS and Sloate Media Center
Manage social media accounts across IMATS and Sloate Media Center.
Craft, curate, and distribute newsletter content.
Project manage timelines for events / workshops communications, such as flier creation and distribution, and web promotion.
Field e-mail inquiries to the Media Center and IMATS.
4). Additional job responsibilities and duties as needed
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Highly organized with a strong record of working independently, meeting deadlines, and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively using tact, diplomacy, and a supportive attitude with diverse groups of people in a variety of circumstances
Ability to understand complex topics, and create innovative and clear ways to present the information to an audience
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment
Knowledge of video recording & post-production techniques
Ability & willingness to work weekends & evenings on rare occasions
Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff and various constituents
Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, film production, or related field.
Minimum of three years of related experience
Demonstrated studio and field production experience
Experience with Adobe Suite and other post-production software
Experience with HD and DSLR cameras, wired and wireless microphones, lighting, backdrops,and related production equipment
Experience with teaching, education, higher education, or other forms of instruction
Experience with video production in educational, research, or non-profit settings
Experience creating schedules, and organizing/distributing workflow
Graduate level degree or additional coursework completion or training in film, education, media, or communications field
Physically able to lift and carry production equipment and materials
Ability to perform customary office tasks such as sitting, walking, standing, computing, and answering telephone for moderate to prolonged periods of time
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.