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Communications Specialist - Digital Media (Video), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally.

Job Purpose

Plans, produces and disseminates video and audio materials and other communications to support the mission of Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, produces and assists with video projects for both external and internal audiences
  • Assists with and supports the production of the Baylor College of Medicine podcast
  • Interviews Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff members for video projects and other communications
  • Assists in lighting, audio and camera set up at film locations
  • Edits video and audio components into finished products 
  • Creates still and animated motion graphics including intros, outros, lower thirds, etc. to enhance video packages
  • Writes video scripts and other communications, which may include press releases, internal news stories and briefs, and blog posts
  • Works with communications specialists to develop video pitches for the news media
  • Assists in video production, coordination and promotion of special events and lectures
  • Works as part of the media relations team to promote Baylor College of Medicine

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Communications or related field
  • Required Experience: None

 Preferred Qualifications

  • College or internship experience in broadcast communications/video production and editing
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects and Photoshop

Division:  Communications

Schedule::  Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Work Location:  BCM Cullen Building

Salary Range:  $34,058-$40,000

Requisition ID:  862

To Apply

Please send resume and reel to Bethany Strother at bmstroth@bcm.edu

Job posted 8/6/2019

Promotions Producer, KLFY, Lafayette, Louisiana

KLFY News 10 is Acadiana’s Local News, Weather and Sports Leader. KLFY is part of Nexstar Media Group Inc., the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.

Job Overview

The Promotions Producer will be a highly motivated and creative individual. This position will be responsible for producing effective on-air promotional spots, digital marketing and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Creative Services Director and Promotion Manager to conceive, write, produce, and edit compelling on-air promos and image campaigns either independently or as a team
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and ensure that assigned projects are delivered on time
  • Push the creative envelope to new heights while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Produce client sponsored promotional content, as assigned
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned 

Requirements & Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of on-air promotion experience as a writer/producer/editor for a local station or cable network working in a news environment
  • Must have ability to work daytime hours regularly and flexible hours including weekends when needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to provide a reel of work examples -- include a web address with your resume or cover letter.
  • Strong non-linear editing skills
  • Extensive knowledge and proven experience in Adobe editing software.
  • Passion for strong image and promotion writing
  • Possess strong video production skills utilizing Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic Cameras
  • Working knowledge of lighting and audio gear
  • Possess excellent communication, presentation, organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact with all departments
  • Knowledge of DaVinci Resolve and Video Copilot plug-ins is a plus 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Promotions Producer must be able to stand, sit, operate a motor vehicle, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

In addition, the Promotions Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls for extended periods of time.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

To Apply

Apply online at Nexstar's career center website.

Job posted 7/25/19

News Anchor/Reporter, KLFY, Lafayette, Louisiana

KLFY News 10 is Acadiana’s Local News, Weather and Sports Leader. KLFY is part of Nexstar Media Group Inc., the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. 

Job Overview

The News Anchor Reporter serves as the primary presenter of news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Duties

  • Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
  • Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
  • Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Gather and verify information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
  • Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Vacancy Type

Full Time

Experience

  • At least 3 years experience television anchoring or reporting.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Communication or related field. 
  • An understanding of the importance of social media. 
  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills. 

Requirements

KLFY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please include a sample reel with resume'. 

To Apply

Apply online at: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com

Closing Date

Aug. 18, 2019

Job posted 7/18/19

KOB-TV Digital Producer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mountains, streams, deserts, ancient ruins, world-class art, varied culture and a crazy-good brew and food scene. That’s the New Mexico life KOB 4 employees enjoy every day. The variety represented in our state drives a news organization that covers a wide range of stories from award-winning investigations and special projects to heart-touching profiles of people and real life issues you won’t find anywhere else. Sound good? Come live in an amazing state and join the KOB 4 team as we proudly “Stand 4 New Mexico”!

Job Overview

This position is responsible for producing content on company's website(s) to include local local news, weather, sports and public information content.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write print stories for websites using such sources as broadcast scripts, Associated Press wire stories and raw news facts.
  • Create images to appear with stories using an online tool, edit video clips and post to website.
  • Work with Reporters, Anchors, Photographers and Producers to generate interactive elements and additional content for news stories.
  • Identify and post engaging social media content on station's various platforms that matches overall goals for news and community outreach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification

  • Two (2) years of news writing experience (newspaper or web writing preferred). Computer proficiency, including experience with digital
    publishing content management systems; photo editing, video editing, and basic HTML tags.
  • Bachelor 's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Sound news judgment and excellent writing skills (inlc. spelling and grammar).
  • Ability to have initiative, judgment and hands-on determination to take a web story from conception to post under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with outside vendors and content providers.
  • A passion to constantly generate new, fresh and unique content that is up-to-the-minute and community focused.
  • Prior experience using major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is required. Must be available to work days,
    nights, weekends and holidays.

To Apply

Apply for this position at KOB-TV's career center.

Job posted 7/17/19

Visual Information Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of Advocacy, Washington, D.C.

The Office of Advocacy was created by Congress in 1976 to represent small business interests within the federal government. The leader of the office is the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The office is housed within the U.S. Small Business Administration but has independent status, and its employees work under a Public Law hiring authority.

Position Summary

The visual information specialist is part of the office’s public information team, which works alongside Advocacy’s legal, economic research, and administrative staff. The Visual Information Specialist reports to the Director of Information. The primary duties of the position are:

  • Marketing the office, its events and products digitally and in print through multiple vehicles: website, social media, e-newsletter, PowerPoint presentations, banners, brochures and various print products.
  • Assisting Advocacy’s writer/editors and economic research team with designing reports and other publications. These may include visual displays of economic data to aid the reader in understanding reports, data sets, and statistics. Translates technical data trends into clear, user-friendly visual presentations.
  • Designing templates for general daily office use (in Word, PowerPoint).

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in digital and print design, illustration and production.
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Familiarity with Tableau or other statistical display software a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms.•Flexibility in developing and modifying products when needed.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle conflicts and problems constructively and appropriately.
  • Basic editorial, communications and proofreading skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with small business topics and issues preferred.

Experience and Education

  • Three years of experience in a related position (web design, electronic and printed communications).
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, commercial art, visual communications or similar field.

Duties

  • Designs, lays out, and produces a range of consumer and business materials in digital and print formats, including websites and pages, brochures, fact sheets, bookmarks, infographics, reports, email campaigns, logos, signs and posters, event materials, electronic presentations.
  • Creates designs that accurately interpret and effectively communicate the subject in ways that clarify the topic. Uses a variety of graphics and design software to design and produce visual material.
  • Must be proficient in design and illustration using a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Serves as editor for content websites, including loading and editing content, loading images, and troubleshooting formatting.
  • Provides printing support, which includes working with the Government Printing Office, to prepare print-ready design files, review and approve proofs, follow up on job quality and completion.
  • Revises existing and develops new print and online materials in a collaborative environment.
  • Applies Section 508 accessibility principles to all deliverables. Creates and applies outline style headings to all work products.
  • Researches and selects usable images and content in compliance with copyright law.
  • Helps team members define goals and requirements. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of personnel.
  • Maintains effective working relationships through clear communication, creative approaches to problem solving, and flexible expectations. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and a team player.

Salary and Employment Status

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a federal civilian job in the excepted service (Public Law employment). Office of Advocacy employees are paid on the GS scale and receive full federal leave, health benefits and retirement contributions. Advocacy employees work on one-year contracts, subject to annual renewal by the office head.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and links to electronic design samples to Jason Dore, Director, Office of Information at Jason.Dore@sba.gov. Print design samples required for interview.

Location

This office is located at 409 3rd Street S.W., Washington, D.C. The office is steps away from the Federal Center SW Metro stop. The agency offers Smarttrip commuter subsidy benefits.

Job posted 6/4/19