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Videographer/Assistant Producer

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Videographer/Assistant Producer
Requisition Number STFR004237
Division/College University Advancement
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 12/11/2017

The Advancement Division’s Digital Media team is charged with creating original content that strengthens the connection between Northeastern and its donor and prospect audience of alumni, parents, partners, and friends. The Videographer/Assistant Producer is a creative catalyst for philanthropy, providing fundraisers with powerful visual stories that elicit a positive emotional response, inspire action, communicate impact, and/or express gratitude.

Compelling fundraising videos produced for the web, live events, and mobile consumption require expertise and guidance from this person in all stages of production, with an especially strong focus on camera technology and operation. The Videographer/Assistant Producer establishes and upholds the visual aesthetic for all of the University Advancement Division’s digital properties. As the lead cinematographer, he/she creates and implements visual concepts and processes that result in media that stands out in higher education. Most importantly, deliverables must connect with their intended audience. To this end, the Videographer/Assistant Producer also thinks strategically about how various audiences engage with content (both online and in-person), delivering unique viewing experiences that correspond to project objectives.

Reporting to the Creative Director, the Videographer/Assistant Producer must have exceptional ingenuity, drive, and attention to detail. Project management experience is a must. Leadership opportunities will present themselves. A willingness to share ideas, feedback, and time with other Advancement Communications team members, gift officers, faculty/researchers, and other partners is essential.


•Bachelor’s degree in TV/Radio/Film, Art/Design, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
•3–5 years of experience producing documentary/promotional video.
•Creative and technical proficiency in field and on-set production techniques (lighting, camera operation, sound recording).
•Basic editing and color grading in an Adobe CC environment.
•Strong writing skills that can be applied to crafting concept briefs, interview questions, and informative captions.
•Strong problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
•Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments while under tight deadlines.
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
•A personable approach and a high degree of professionalism.
•Video editing experience is a plus.
•Agency experience is a plus.
•Photography, and/or motion graphics editing experience is a plus.
•Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.

Please be prepared to submit a demo reel of your work.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Pending