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The Director of Video Production (DVP) is an expert storyteller and will develop unique and compelling content to communicate key presidential, research, and brand messages to targeted audiences. This person will be responsible for the accurate and consistent development of all video communications within the Office of Strategic Communications (OSC). Through strategic thinking, insight, and judgment, they will write, produce, direct, and edit all video production work that supports OSC priorities including but not limited to: the Office of the President, Fundraising, Admissions, Greater College Park, and University of Maryland brand. The Director will also lead a video production team to develop content and employ a wide range of communications tactics and tools to ensure the message is accurate, consistent, and reaches the target audiences with impact.
The DVP is the primary technical liaison for outside video production companies, overseeing internet streaming, audio and video equipment maintenance, and upgrades. This individual will be responsible for the coordination and management of other video partners including those that manage live events and location shoots. The Director will collaborate with marketing leads and communicators in and outside of the OSC, leading the development and production of creative visual content for campus partners. They will also manage video project timelines and budgets. Further, the Director will research and implement best practices in regards to pre-production, production, and post-production to ensure the highest levels of video production for all OSC products.
Candidates must submit at least five samples of their work in the form of a website, YouTube link, or similar online resource. These samples should demonstrate proficiency in established professional production practices. You must describe your role in the video samples such as shooting, editing, pre-production, audio, and distribution. Samples should be more than a demo reel.