The Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm) aims to strengthen DU’s strategic position locally, regionally, and nationally through data-driven and authentic storytelling across multiple channels with focused support on the university’s value drivers: academics and research; enrollment and admissions, athletics, and advancement. Whether through public or media relations, digital strategies, social media, print, podcast, issues or crisis management, community relations or thought leadership and training, MarComm drives results through narratives that involve words, pictures, and design. With true understanding of and connection with our diverse audiences, we aim to foster collaborative problem solving, creativity and innovation. MarComm strives to speak with a unified, authentic, and resonant voice to strategically advance the University of Denver’s brand by focusing on the following priorities:
- Promoting and protecting DUs reputation
- Inspiring students to enroll and engage
- Increasing equity and inclusion
- Strengthening the University
MarComm’s mission, vision and values make it imperative that everyone in our community feels safe and included. The participation and input of all members should be valued and respected, while every voice should have the opportunity to be heard. The division’s community-created, shared sense of belonging definition is, “a shared sense of belonging in MarComm means building a collaborative, trusting community where we feel and are safe, valued, and appreciated being ourselves as we contribute to something meaningful.” Our collective achievements are enhanced by the open exchange of ideas – particularly when diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences are embraced.
The University of Denver is looking for a Multimedia Associate Producer to work with the Marketing and Communications team. The candidate will work closely with the marketing and creative teams to help concept, organize and execute photo and video shoots for the department through all phases of production. The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate the needs of projects while remaining focused through tight timelines as well as flexibility and the ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities. Strong project management skills are a must.
- Plan and finalize video and photo assignments and manage project details.
- Create briefs and pitches identifying strategic objectives and brand pillars, production schedules and efficient timelines and budget for each project to ensure successful outcomes.
- Lead and schedule project kickoff meetings with campus partners, stakeholders and internal team.
- Concept and create storyboards and choose the most suitable forms of media for final deliverables.
- Secure permits and necessary permissions for photo and video shoots on and off campus.
- Directly source and secure props, wardrobe, equipment and other production elements as needed.
- Send out confirmation emails with relevant details to secured talent for video and photo shoots
- Send calendar invites for video and photo shoots to participants with relevant details and secure photo/video permission in advance of shoots.
- At times, conducting interviews for video projects as well as researching and writing interview questions.
- Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Connecting with freelancers as needed for additional projects where internal team members aren’t available.
- Connect with campus partners and internal team members with updates and timelines.
- Supporting video trainings and adherence to established videography brand standards throughout projects.
- Support and provide indirect oversight to student employees/production assistants as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to quality
- Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, written) and organizational skills
- Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude and maintain a professional demeanor
- Adept at problem-solving, critical thinking, and using judgment in situations that require sensitivity and tact
- Ability to work in other areas of creative production as needed
- Ability to storyboard and prepare scripts during pre-production as needed
- Ability to adapt to new platforms when necessary
- Works independently and as part of a team. Manages multiple projects, timelines and production schedules simultaneously to achieve business goals and objectives.
- Highly organized, attentive to detail, able to get ahead of production problems and keep multiple projects on track and on budget
- Bachelor’s degree in multimedia production, communications, marketing or related field; or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
- 2 years of video and photo production experience, demonstrated by resume and portfolio of supported productions.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of personalities and levels of stakeholders ranging from peers and talent to senior leaders and external clients to achieve objectives
- Project management certification
- Demonstrable understanding of the higher education market and its key audiences
- Bilingual capabilities
- Experience using Wrike project management system
- The successful incumbent must live or be willing to relocate to the Denver metro. The Division of Marketing & Communications has a flexible work arrangement with its employees, allowing for both community and culture building in office and remote work from home.
- Ability to sit in front of a computer or stand for an extended period of time.
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
- Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing required to perform essential functions.
- Receives regular managerial review of objectives.
- Collaborates with contracted paid media vendors as well as in-house team and University colleagues for completion of project/program related tasks as needed.
- Some travel as well as occasional weekend or after-hours work will be required to fulfill duties.
- Exposure to all weather conditions (within reason) may occur during creation of strategic content.
- Occasional travel using a personal vehicle, including loading, transport and unloading of equipment may be required.
- Must be able to move about the office/campus with the capability of lifting and transporting equipment up to 40 lbs.
- Vision and hearing abilities necessary, given audio/visual responsibilities required of the position
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 29, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.
The hourly range for the position is $30.00 ‐ $32.65
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.