Videographer - Washington State University in Spokane Washington

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Washington State University

Spokane, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for video productions for the Washington State University Spokane campus. This position is responsible for productions from concept to finished product.

This position will research and conceptualize productions in collaboration with the Communications office and the colleges/departments requesting the production. The videographer is also responsible for developing production schedules, researching site locations, production set-up, and ensuring that all releases, permits, and paperwork are available before production begins.

This position ensures that high-quality video and audio is collected and that all productions are edited to the highest quality and meet the University’s brand standards.

This position will shoot video at various events and locations and will require travel and occasional irregular hours (evenings and weekends).

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications or a related field and two (2) years of professional level experience in areas such as editing and producing audio and/or video for various types of media; writing feature and promotional copy; and operating video cameras. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent interviewing skills with a knack for drawing people out in conversation.

Skilled in story development and concept refinement. Able to take complex stories and communicate them in simple, easy-to-follow terms.

Ability to coordinate complex schedules (e.g., coordinate multiple interview subjects with production crew) in order to maximize efficient use of production time.

Experience taking photos with a digital camera.

Monthly Salary


Additional Information

Pre-Production – 35%
Researches sources for playing the produced videos. Collaborates with cable stations throughout Washington state. Researches feasibility of having a WSU Health Sciences channel. Develops and maintains pricing lists for airtime purchases.

Collaborates with all areas of WSU Spokane to determine the videography needs. Attends production planning meetings.

Develops production concepts. Assists colleges and departments with creating and developing ideas. Advises colleges and departments about the feasibility of ideas and concepts.

Drafts and creates storyboards for each production. Creates a production plan and timelines for each shoot. Writes script as needed.

Coordinates production scheduling, including planning and arranging travel, moving equipment to locations, and coordinating schedules with interview subjects.

Scouts site locations and obtains all necessary permits and paperwork prior to productions.

Produces video of the WSU Spokane Health Sciences campus and video of WSU Health Sciences programs that are located on campuses throughout the state.

Production – 30%
Collaborates with Communications staff during production.

Shoots high-quality/marketing-quality video to the specifications of the college or department.

Captures high-quality/marketing-quality audio during production.

Provides site management. Ensures that all equipment is transported to the locations. Manages the set, ensures that all needed lighting and props are set-up prior to the start of production.

Collaborates with Communications staff to ensure that all release forms are collected from the participants/actors.

Provides production up-dates to departments. Addresses production issues as they arise.

Tracks costs and expenses for each shoot. Reconciles budget expenditures in collaboration with the Finance office.

Post-Production/Editing – 30%
Edits videos to the highest production standards and according to the client’s needs. Ensures that all productions meet the University’s brand standards.

Ensures that all productions are finished according to storyboards and concepts.

Shoots additional footage as needed.

Tracks and logs all video that is shot so that others can easily access and use footage.

Schedules airings on various television channels and uploads finished product to WSU owned websites and social media accounts.

Other – 5%
Other duties as assigned.

WSU Spokane is a tobacco free campus.

University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

Washington State University Spokane
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.

Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State and the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.

Competitive benefits available

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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