The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties is seeking a creative self-starter to fill the Producer/Editor/Director position within the Media Services unit. This position has a unique opportunity to tell powerful stories and develop stunning multi-media presentations for our clients and stations in addition to helping direct live programs.
About the Opportunity:
The WUFT Media Services Producer/Editor/Director listens to ideas, gathers assets & assembles client-approved multi-media content and is a key part of the team that produces video ID’s, promos and other station materials for WUFT-TV and the Division of Media Properties. Using a keen attention to detail this position is responsible for successfully accomplishing creatively demanding projects on-deadline. In addition, opportunities exist for the position to direct live programming of various genres through WUFT-TV, WRUF-TV, FPREN and other associated media platforms and initiatives.
The successful candidate will lead projects by establishing goals, timelines, scouting shoot locations, preparation work and providing strategic communication with stakeholders. We are looking for an individual that can recognize challenges and flexibly navigate to overcome them. Some daily activities might include: writing, shooting videos, design, idea pitching, consultation and more.
Execute: Writes, shoots video, participates in live events, designs (graphics, music, environments) & edits project on deadline. Directs live programming when needed. 40%
WUFT-TV Station Promos/IDs: Tag topical and branding spots from PBS network with station logos and air-times. Upholding and growing station’s on-air branding elements: 20%
Mobilize: Leads multi-media projects as the primary point-of-contact. Establishes project goals & timelines and shares progress with stakeholders. Scouts shooting locations, prepares equipment, prepares talent (pre-interview) & recruits assistance when needed. Recognizes challenges and has an ability to navigate and overcome them. Records updates to project management software. 15%
Assist: In recognition of this position as a member of a larger team, assists in other duties as assigned 15%
Develop: Assists with pitches, project estimates & consultations. Builds strong relationships with potential and existing clients. Drives new business to the Media Services group. 10%
About the College of Journalism and Communications:
The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc. To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity:
The College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) is committed to the University of Florida’s equal opportunity and affirmative action program. CJC encourages all applicants for faculty positions to provide their own unique perspectives on their past, present, and future aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in their professional careers.