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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.

The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position, and should include a link to your video portfolio.

Job Summary

The School of Information (UMSI) is a progressive, interdisciplinary professional school offering a Bachelor of Science in Information, a Master of Science in Information, a Master of Health Informatics, and a Ph.D. Our mission is to create and share knowledge so that people will use information – with technology – to build a better world.                       

Our videographers have consistently been among the best on campus, diving into new technology (webcasting, 360-degree photography, virtual reality) before their peers and showcasing new and innovative ways of capturing life at UMSI at the same time they’ve turned out consistently high-quality edited photos and video. We’re leaders in photo and video here, and it’s a trend we plan to continue.

We’re looking for someone who can competently shoot both still photography and highly polished, edited videos, while hungering to learn what’s new and what’s next. You bring your high standards and adventurous, creative spirit; we provide a fun, supportive, encouraging environment to see those dream goals to fruition.

You’ll be working on-site with a tight-knit team of savvy marketers and communicators, providing you with best-in-class resources to draw upon. We like each other, and we try to make the workplace fun. Surprise us! We crave new ideas. We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

For more information about UMSI, please visit our website.

Responsibilities*

  • Assist with the planning of video, motion graphic and animation content to fulfill school needs and goals, including the creation of simple storyboards for planning.
  • Create compelling video, motion graphic and animation content for the school, including interviews, teleprompter support as needed, and video/animation designed for online use.
  • Edit video, motion graphic and animation content for the school (created by the videographer or supporting employees) for length, format, transitions, cleanup. Add intro/outro/bug elements as needed; produce rough cuts and final videos.
  • Shoot and edit/tone candid, still and portrait photography for the school.
  • Provide purchasing advice for new video/photo systems and hardware.
  • Explore new types of photography and video for the school’s use. Past examples have included 360-degree photography, virtual reality video and webcasting.

Required Qualifications*

  • An associate’s degree or certificate in video production or editing, or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience;
  • Two years of experience producing photo and video material in a professional environment;
  • Proven experience producing finished photo and video content requiring heavy editing and graphic elements;
  • Demonstrated experience with indoor, outdoor, on-site, studio and green screen shooting environments;
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects;
  • Experience with still photography, candid photography/photojournalism and portraits.
  • Ability to work in open, collaborative space; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to manage a position that changes from day to day

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in related field;
  • Experience shooting and editing/stitching 360-degree photos and video;
  • Experience with VR videography;
  • Ability to independently research and learn new photography and videography systems;
  • Proven experience creating animations and/or kinetic typography for displays, web pages and videos.

Work Schedule

Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required.  May require working during non-business hours and on weekends.

Work Locations

Will require travel to multiple locations on & off campus. Will occasionally require domestic and possibly international travel. This position is housed in shared space in beautiful North Quad.

Additional Information

This position routinely moves photo/video equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.   May occasionally ascend/descend ladders to take photos and video.

Must be able to meet the requirements of operating University owned vehicle in order to transport video equipment, in accordance with the University’s vehicle operator use policy

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.