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Video/Multimedia Communications Specialist

Req ID:  13443

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY

Duke University:


Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.




Position reports to the Associate Dean, Marketing & Communications and works closely with the Nicholas marketing & communications team.


Job Overview


The Video/Multimedia Communications Specialist is responsible for capturing and documenting events, students, faculty and alumni through video in support of the marketing and digital strategy of the Nicholas School, bringing the School to life for the promotion of our programs and research, while also supporting recruitment efforts. This position is also responsible for identifying, researching, creating and editing story ideas as part of the Marketing & Communications team.



  • Generate opportunities that support the Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications’ desire for marketing materials to be more visual.
  • Research and determine story opportunities and angles.
  • Utilize visual story telling skills to demonstrate the importance of environmental impacts.
  • Contribute ideas and skills towards bringing the student experience to life
  • Envision, create, produce and edit video and motion graphics projects.
  • Coordinate all elements of a video shoot and manage accordingly, including locations, scheduling participants, sound, lighting, production and editing.
  • Coordinate production of artwork to include titles and animations.
  • Write interview questions, story outlines and scripts.
  • Deliver multimedia projects on time to meet deadlines.
  • Create timely content for digital screens.
  • Actively participate in team creative brainstorming.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and creative ways to tell stories using a variety of media.
  • Work in concert with the social media director, art director and director of digital strategy to provide visual content that supports their projects.
  • Represent the Nicholas School brand in all materials.
  • Manage all projects using Asana.
  • Coordinate review and sign offs in a timely manner.
  • Manage digital content archive.
  • Maintain inventory of video supplies and equipment; evaluate potential new equipment, provide routine maintenance on photographic, sound and related equipment.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



Work requires communication and marketing skills normally acquired through a bachelor's degree in a related field. 



Work generally requires one year related experience in advertising, marketing, media, promotions or public relations.





Desired Skills

Work requires at least two years of experience (in or out of school) in media production, including at least one year of cinematography or video experience. Experience with scheduling, production, contracting professional services, directing location shooting, lighting, sound recording, editing and various other related technical duties. Good communications skills and active participation in team-based planning and strategy preferred. Demonstrated proficiency with a video camera and editing platforms a must. Education and/or experience with animation or motion graphics a plus.





Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh