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Manager, Videography

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2118

Title: Manager, Videography

Department: Advancement & University Relations

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Technology Services

Job Sub-Family: Non-IT Technical Staff

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 14

Grade Min: $52,981

Grade Mid: $63,578

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Manager of Videography manages, plans and directs all video for the Division of Advancement and University Relations and others as needed. This position works closely with multiple departments assisting staff and faculty across the University.


  • Serves as the University videographer, producing and directing video projects in coordination with various offices and departments.
  • Produces video for various applications, including executive communications, editorial content, websites, television commercials, and other marketing and communications collateral.
  • Serves as a producer for University Relations video and multimedia projects, coordinating talent, location, props, and production
  • Manages and trains technical staff and student assistants supporting multimedia and video.
  • Plans, evaluates, and recommends equipment and resources for the production and distribution of video and multimedia.
  • Manages schedule of videography projects, shoots, and requests.
  • Manages digital archives of University video and collaborates with other external relations staff.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Basic photography when required

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Supervises part-time employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Train and assign tasks to part-time employees

Supervision Given:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Radio, Television, and Film or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of full-time professional videography experience


  • None

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience in higher education
  • FAA Certified UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drone) Pilot

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position
  • Proficient in the following Adobe Creative Cloud Programs: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Adobe Light Room, AdobePhotoshop, Adobe Audition, and Media Encoder
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficient and experienced at recording, editing, and mixing sound
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the location and studio audio recording and problem
    • solving
  • High
    • level technical understanding and ability to implement national quality lighting setups both in
    • studio and on location. Extensive knowledge of both continuous lighting and flash, as well as combining the two mediums. Complete understanding of Kelvin color temperatures and how to creatively mix them or balance to one temperature


  • Excellent communicator with ability to collaborate with cross
    • functional groups across the organization


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi
    • task and work on several projects at the same time

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Position works both indoors and outdoors; there may be hot or cold weather involved when working outdoors.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment. Position is physically comfortable.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to push and pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Occasional stopping, kneeling, reaching, and crouching
  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance
  • Must be able to see, color vision is required
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.


  • Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
  • Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
  • Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
  • Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.

Technical Expertise

  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge and skills in a technical area.
  • Effectively applies expertise to troubleshoot existing systems and develop solutions with existing technology.
  • Competent to learn new technologies and integrate them with existing technology.
  • Willing to share expertise and provide technical assistance to others.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.