Videographer - University Marketing and Communications - 19241

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Position Details

Videographer - University Marketing and Communications - 19241
Southwest Wisconsin
Whitewater, WI


The Department of University Marketing and Communications in the Division of University Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Video Storyteller (Videographer, CM039). Academic staff positions are provided fixed term appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent on performance, University funding and external forces.


The Video Storyteller is responsible for creating compelling and authentic videos that tell UW-Whitewater’s story to transform lives — shared on the web, social media, in marketing campaigns and at live events — all in support of the University’s goals, branding efforts and overall educational mission. The Video Storyteller serves as a leader in video production and storytelling. The position reports to the Executive Director for University Marketing and Communications.

The Video Storyteller is an on-site position with job duties performed at a designated work site. Occasional remote, off-site work is allowed with supervisor approval. Candidates must be able to work some evenings/weekends.


A. Creates compelling and authentic videos

A1. Plans, schedules, shoots and edits professional, high-quality video, end-to end.

A2. Participates in and leads pre-production video project meetings in collaboration with the UMC team and other departments to interpret creative briefs and develop visual solutions and engage target audiences.

A3. Executes post-production videos, including music selection, motion graphic creation and captioning.

A4. Packages videos for release on various platforms, from web to social media to in-person presentations.

A5. Evaluates effectiveness of video projects in meeting goals and objectives.

A6. Archives projects and video files in an organized fashion.

A7. Maintains and cares for video production equipment.

B. Serves as a leader in video production and storytelling:

B1. Demonstrates full range of production techniques including video and sound recording, lighting, motion graphic creation, editing methods and use of related software programs and equipment.

B2. Exhibits strong sensibilities regarding music, emotion and imagery, as well as a keen eye for design and aesthetics.

B3. Exudes passion for videography and enhances the UMC team's overall creativity.

B4. Keeps current on best practices and evolving trends as they relate to the University's video storytelling strategy and University goals.

B5. Fulfills internal and external requests for archive video or b-roll.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree 
  • A minimum of five years of experience in video storytelling, project development and/or production

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro 
  • Experience with Canon video cameras 
  • Knowledge of motion graphics animation 
  • Knowledge of captioning and accessibility techniques and systems 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to forge strong partnerships and relationships across the university and with external partners 
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong time-management, multitasking and organizational skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work as a true collaborator and team player 
  • Desire to work with and mentor student employees and interns 
  • Performs duties with a high degree of accuracy, independence and discretion 
  • Serves as an active participant in complying with applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills


Salary offer will be commensurate with experience — the minimum starting salary for this position is $54,000 and the maximum starting salary is $60,000.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.

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