Boston University MULTIMEDIA CONTENT CREATOR, School of Dental Medicine, Office of the Dean in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is looking for someone who is excited to tell the story of the dental school and its faculty, staff, students, patients and community initiatives by creating compelling content across a range of media (e.g., written, video, photo, social, web, digital). This content should engage, entertain, and educate key internal and external audiences in order to raise the visibility of GSDM and to advance the school’s mission and strategic priorities. The right person to fill this role is someone who can spot the story in anything and who is not afraid to get out from behind a desk, meet new people, and ask a lot of questions. You are creative, smart, curious, and a gifted storyteller who views each day as an opportunity to learn something new. You are excited to be part of a new and growing team that’s dedicated to doing exciting, innovative work and views obstacles as an opportunity to get creative.

Occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary.

Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio that includes 3-5 work samples, including at least one written piece, one video, and one photograph.

The Multimedia Content Creator is responsible for creating and producing compelling content – including written stories, videos, and social media content – to “tell the story” of GSDM and its faculty, students, alumni, research, patients, and programs. Finding these stories will require getting out from behind a desk, and cultivating relationships across the GSDM community, including with faculty, alumni, and students. You’ll be expected to create between three and five pieces of content each week, which can range from extended photo captions to stories to videos. This could require attending events that occur outside of the normal working day/week.

The Multimedia Content Creator is responsible for managing all of GSDM’s social media channels, including writing and posting content, and engaging with followers. The Multimedia Content Creator will be expected to keep abreast of best practices in social media, including identifying new channels that would be a good fit for GDSM’s audiences and strategic priorities.

The Multimedia Content Creator is responsible for serving as the primary photographer for GSDM, which could include scheduling and running photo shoots (e.g., headshots of graduating class, faculty headshots), taking event photos, editing photos, and posting them to the GSDM Flickr account. This could require attending events that occur outside of the normal working day/week. This role does not require professional-level skills, but applicants should have basic photography skills and be excited about the opportunity to improve these skills on the job.

The Multimedia Content Creator is responsible for supporting other communications efforts as needed, such as marketing efforts or alumni publications, by creating content, editing content, or providing other support as necessary.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree in English, communications, or journalism preferred. Two or more years of experience in a relevant field (e.g., communications, journalism, video production, photography) can be considered as the equivalent of a master's degree.

Other skills/qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral skills, with previous experience in a writing, copywriting, or editing role preferred
  • Experience managing social media accounts, with experience managing social media accounts on behalf of an organization or company preferred
  • Experience (either personal or professional) shooting video and taking photographs, with experience taking candid, documentary-style videos and photos preferred.
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, or other video editing software
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or other photography editing software
  • Experience with social media management and analytics tools, such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.
  • High attention to detail
  • Proficient at multi-tasking with excellent time management skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong applicants must be comfortable working in ambiguous situations with shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong applicants must be proactive and flexible and willing to adapt to changing requirements or circumstances.

Applicants are asked to submit a portfolio that includes 3-5 work samples, including at least one written piece, one video, and one photograph. Strong applicants will have a strong bent toward continuous improvement and be excited about the opportunity to learn and grow within the role. Strong applicants must be comfortable working in ambiguous situations with shifting priorities and deadlines. Strong applicants must be proactive and flexible and willing to adapt to changing requirements or circumstances. The Multimedia Content Creator is responsible for other duties and responsibilities as needed to support the Office of Communications and External Relations in achieving its goals and strategic priorities. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Tracking Code: 6976

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 73