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Videographer Marketing and Communications Sector

Company name
The University of Montana


Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Journalism, Marketing, Pr

Posted on
Jun 29, 2021

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Marketing and Communications Sector

invites applications for a

Videographer (Editor II)

. The Videographer will report to the Creative Services Manager and serve as the lead videographer for the University of Montana (UM) and as a post-production editor to create cinema-quality storytelling videos, commercials, and web content highlighting the university.

The Videographer is responsible for operating cinema cameras, advanced audio, lighting equipment and editing. Strong pre-production and editing experience are a must. As the Videographer you must be able to utilize discretion and good judgment in representing the university while interfacing with clients, subjects, and the greater university/Missoula community. You will work closely and collaborate with colleagues to promote and adhere to UM’s branded elements in order to reinforce consistent tone and storytelling across the university's channels.

This position requires the incumbent develop expert ability to edit and capture high-quality video with SONY cinema cameras; mastery in a range of video-related software, including but not limited to, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop; and become well established in distributing web video across social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Key Responsibilities

Edit content using Adobe Creative Suite software

Produce storytelling video content support every facet of video production

Archive and/or pull clips from video database/servers/hard drives

Help source, curate, create, edit, and manage video publishing on social platforms

Archive content using workflow protocols

Ensure technical specs compliment creative elements

Interact with departments, clients, and subjects directly or via written or interpersonal communication

Maintain a current understanding of the updates on video creation, video storytelling, documentary style commercials and cinematography

Must maintain company video/audio equipment

Working nights and weekends on occasion

Required Skills

Ability to edit and capture high-quality video with SONY cinema cameras.

Proficiency in a range of video-related software, including but not limited to, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.

Advanced knowledge of web video distribution for social media platforms with a focus on Instagram.

Experience with distributing web video across social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

A keen ear for music, soundtracks, sound effects, and their role in storytelling videos.

Work remotely and independently on production as needed.

Ability to work in a fast-paced high-pressure environment and collaborate effectively as a team member on deadlines.

Must be able to lift and carry equipment, which requires physical demands and mobility.

Must be team-oriented and have experience working in mission or research-driven institutions Strong communication and organization skills, including research, writing, fact-checking, proofreading skills, and attention to detail.

Self-motivated and work effectively under deadline pressure as a team member or independently while coordinating multiple tasks

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience in journalism, film, cinematography or related fields

Minimum 2 years’ experience working in film/video production

Current and historical knowledge (and interest) in western Montana and Missoula

Knowledge of Instagram Reels

Drone experience with a FAA Part 107 license to fly drones commercially

Love for working and living in the outdoors and changing weather that comes with western Montana

About the Marketing Communications Department

and UM

, and Missoula

The University of Montana Marketing Communications department exists to build and protect the University of Montana brand, proudly tell the UM story, and drive results. Partnering and collaborating across campus, the unit consists of Strategic Communications, Digital Strategy and Innovation, Creative Services and Brand Strategy.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with over 9,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000

” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014

. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life

. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: UM Lifestyles

University Highlights

City of Missoula

Video: There's This Place

Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

The State of Montana

Visit Montana

Position Details

Position Title:

Editor II

Position Number:



Marketing Communications

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Position may require an alternative work schedule.



Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan

, email the

Compensation Department

Union Affiliation:


Probationary Period:

Six months minimum

Benefits Include

Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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