Video Production Specialist

Website Elgin Community College

Video Production Specialist
Elgin, IL
Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.Function:

The video production specialist develops, manages, produces and edits promotional video and/or audio modules for college marketing and enrollment campaigns, college promotion and messaging for use across any broadcast or digital platform specified by the college, current or emerging. The video production specialist is essential to the advancement of the college’s digital strategy. Under the direction of the director of marketing, the video production specialist is a member of the Marketing Services creative team who produces high-quality, relevant work that complements campaign themes, aligns with the college brand and supports institutional priorities.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Develop, manage, produce, and edit promotional video and/or audio modules for college marketing and enrollment campaigns, college promotion and messaging, and/or address institutional priorities for use across any broadcast or digital platform.
2. Support the college’s tenure and promotion process by filming pre-scheduled classroom observation visits as requested by each academic division.
3. Manage and maintain an on-site library of the colleges’ video and audio assets. Maintain back-ups and collaborate with IT.
4. Maintain equipment and ensure that equipment location and condition logs are accurate. Assess requests for equipment loans and recommend actions. Request repairs as needed. Conduct equipment replacement research when needed and make purchase recommendations.
5. Stay current in trends and technologies related to video, audio, web, production. Work collaboratively with creative team to advance the role of video in higher education marketing.
6. Provide support to the college in the event of a campus crisis.


1. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Film/Videography, Media Arts, Digital Communication or related field from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
2. Minimum of five years of full-time, professional video production experience, including planning, producing, post-production, and the design/use maintenance of specialized equipment including lighting, audio and cameras.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of the role of video and digital storytelling in marketing (especially within the context of integrated marketing campaigns) and ability to adapt techniques to various target audiences and mediums.
4. Experience working as a member of a creative team to develop video concepts that complement a larger campaign theme, while remaining true to college brand principles.
5. Must possess advanced interpersonal and organizational skills to work collaboratively and collegially with coworkers, faculty, staff, students, college leadership, community members, and vendors. Ability to work independently in certain circumstances.
6. Advanced knowledge of current post-production techniques, along with editing skills.
7. In-depth knowledge of current software including but not limited to sound editing, special effects and graphic design is essential, specifically Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite. Thorough software knowledge in digital asset management and project management systems is also required; systems in use at ECC are Extensis Portfolio and daVinci Workgroups (demonstrable experience in similar systems is sufficient). The employee is expected to be well-versed in MS Outlook and the overall MS Office suite.
8. Possess technical production skills and project management capability in order to guide the video production process from concept through final delivery.
9. Proficient photography, asset management, and related skills are required for times when the video production specialist (note change when title is established) fills the role of back-up for the Electronic Imaging Specialist.
10. Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment to complete both short and long term projects.
11. Practical problem solving where only limited standardization exists.
12. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule format.
13. Good writing skills in order to convey concepts and contribute to content development.
14. Be available to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends/holidays as needed by the department.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated experience within higher education and/or non-profit organizations is highly preferred.

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