Multimedia Specialist Videographer/Writer
This position has been reopened to secure additional applicants.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the District’s communications, marketing strategies and initiatives, including the District’s strategic planning initiative, by producing high-end digital content for print, social media and District website. The Multimedia Specialist, Videographer/Writer will videotape, edit and produce video content, showcasing Federal Way classrooms and events, and community events involving Federal Way students, for the district website and social media as well as sharing videos in a variety of other formats. This person must display outstanding organizational, mass communication and interpersonal communication skills, be able to manage multiple projects, demands and maintains a supportive and professional relationship with other members of the Communications Department, administrators, principals, information technology, office staff, and teachers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Production of high-end video content for social media and district website, primarily short (3-5 minute) video clips to give the community information and insights into the District’s schools and departments.
- Plan work to meet department strategic communication goals.
- Write news stories and other content for website, press releases, and social media, tailoring content to fit the medium.
- Use a lens of equity and cultural competency when producing District communications.
- Social media management and strategic content development.
- Develop and design web pages.
- Effectively collaborate with other Communications and District staff.
- Maintain productive relationships with district departments, schools, media, and outside contractors.
- Digital photography using a DSLR camera, and video editing and production.
- Develop and maintain a digital photography and image library.
- Provide back-up to other Communications staff in emergency situations and/or when staff is out of the office.
- Advises staff and students on the use of document cameras, digital cameras, scanners, microphones, and sound systems using industry standard software.
- Provide guidance for staff and students after school hours on sound and video editing.
- Work with cable television providers to provide video content in appropriate formats in a timely manner.
- Keep up to date on legal issues surrounding using student pictures and video on public TV, social media, and District website.
- Assign and monitor work to interns.
- Work with schools, departments, staff, and outside organizations regarding communication needs.
- Participate in and successfully complete self-study and formal training as assigned
- Undertake additional projects or tasks as assigned by department director/Chief of Communications.
Education and Experience
- Associate’s degree in broadcasting, or a related field involving mass communications, visual communications, journalism, digital photography, video and sound editing, evaluative, and communication skills.
- Four years of professional experience in comparable position for public entity or large organization in video production.
- Professional experience in an editorial photography position, producing various types of images with both natural and studio lighting, including portraits of people, images of objects, on-location shoots, action shots and crowd shots.
- Professional experience in video production and editing, shooting various types of subject matter unitizing creative techniques.
- Experience using digital photography equipment, including familiarity with DSLR cameras.
- Willingness to videotape, photograph and write about school events and district ceremonies in a variety of formats, outside the normal working day, as directed by the communications director.
- Experience with video script development and storyboarding.
- Experience in multimedia production: social media; still photography; audio slideshows; short video pieces; video and sound editing software.
- Experience in developing, managing and executing strategic social media initiatives.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
Valid Washington State Driver’s License, automotive insurance, and personal vehicle
Basic Microsoft WORD and EXCEL
Digital imaging and editing software (Adobe Creative Suite).
Use of advanced video graphics/editing programs, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Light room, PluralEyes or Sorenson Squeeze Pro.
Obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information in digital format.
Effective customer service.
Ability to work independently and set priorities to meet project deadlines.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of technology and willingness and ability to increase knowledge to proficiency
Build effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Demonstrate outstanding organizational, time, and project management skills.
Prioritize assignments, handle multiple projects and details simultaneously, and meet hard deadlines.
Demonstrate experience in writing and editing content using AP Style and the correct use of grammar, spelling, and English usage.
Demonstrate experience and ability in interviewing and interpersonal communications with diverse populations of all ages.
Demonstrate an affinity for working as a team member.
Demonstrate an interest in working with and mentoring student communications interns.
Cope with and assist angry or distraught staff, parents and other community members.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, parents, principals, administrators, vendors, outside agencies, and the general public.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future.”
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee will constantly be required to sit for extended periods of time and use a computer screen and keyboard. The employee may occasionally be required to squat, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 5 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 10 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry/hold overhead a maximum of 30 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and experiences prolonged visual and audio concentration and exposure to video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will experience frequent interruptions and occasionally will interact with angry or distraught staff, parents, and community members. The employee will travel throughout the District and other sites as needed. The employee will experience inflexible deadlines and may be required to work flexible and/or extended hours.
This position typically works, 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday, 260 days per year
This position reports to, and is evaluated by the Chief of Communications and Strategy.
Professional-Technical Employees Association
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
Level D on the Professional-Technical Employees Association Salary Schedule
Update with physical demand/working conditions 5/2015
Updated to new format, cultural competency language 10/2016
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.