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Digital Content amp Strategic Communications Specialist

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Cornell University


Ithaca, NY

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Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program.

The Digital Content & Strategic Communications Specialist will assist in publicizing Cornell's 37 intercollegiate varsity sports in the department of athletics and physical education. Responsibilities include creating video content of the department's varsity student-athletes, coaches, alumni, fans and more through the use of creative visual storytelling techniques; overseeing all aspects of the department's central social media and visual identity strategies; directing creative elements; researching and evaluating user trends, experiences and emerging digital tactics; and managing the department's growing digital archive. The position requires excellent interpersonal and other communication skills, as well as demonstrated superior video editing and graphic design skills. The position requires frequent evening and weekend hours and some travel. Bachelor's degree in communications, video production or related fields with at least three years of experience working in a collegiate athletic communications office or equivalent experience required.

Responsibilities include:

Producing video content for the Athletic Communications Office, including, but not limited to, features, highlights, marketing, advertising, event previews, legacy videos/historical features, recruiting and fundraising pieces, coaches shows, etc. Designing engaging content through website and social media graphics.

Helping design, implement and manage a comprehensive and strategic social media plan for central Athletics accounts.

Managing, updating and maintaining digital library content.

Managing and directing setup, execution and break down of interviews with Cornell student-athletes, coaches and alumni.

Coordinating content distribution to national, regional and local media outlets.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, video production or related field.

2-3 years of experience in an athletic communications office, video production environment or equivalent.

The position requires demonstrated and superior knowledge of videography and editing systems, the ability to use the video medium to be a storyteller, excellent interpersonal and other communication skills, a demonstrated knowledge of video recording equipment and editing software.

Demonstrated and strategic use of social media.

Must have an excellent knowledge of athletics and athletic terminology.

A high level of editorial leadership and strategic content.

Interpersonal skills that allow for comfortable, thought-provoking interviews with student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni.

Artistic ability to shoot, understand framing, color and light to create visually pleasing content.

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of digital archiving and metadata.

Ability to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.

Knowledge of how to use and care for high-end camera/video equipment.

Experience with live event video streaming production.

Experience with photography, including shooting live sporting events and photo editing.

When applying, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please visit:

University Job Title:

Communication Spec II



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Cassie Palladino

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865. Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League.

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