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Videographer/Assistant Director of Digital Content Production

Apply now Posting Number: 493499
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Videographer/Assistant Director of Digital Content Production


Office of Marketing and Communications

Salary/Pay Rate:

$55,341 - $65,000

Job Summary:

Marist is seeking a self-starting, storytelling, and creative Videographer/Assistant Director of Digital Content Production for the Office of Marketing and Communications. This candidate will report to the Director of Digital Content Production and will serve the College’s strategic marketing and communication needs by conceptualizing and creating videos across a range of styles and genres to bring the compelling Marist story to life and to capture the hearts and minds of all those connected to the Marist community. Individual must have the necessary skills for producing aesthetically-pleasing and technically-precise videos for the website, live events, social media, and other digital channels. The ideal candidate will have a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and will be able to quickly adapt to different projects to create compelling content to support efforts to attract the best students, to motivate alumni, parents and donors, and to attract world-class faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional full-time video experience
  • Proven ability to produce creative video content across a range of genres (promos, testimonials, profiles, tours, event recaps, and more) in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Exhibits independent judgment when conceptualizing and creating impactful video content
  • Incorporates thoughtful creative decision-making at all stages of the production process
  • Demonstrates professional technical video production skills such as proper camera exposures, interview lighting, and microphone set up.
  • Skilled video-editing experience in Adobe Premiere Pro, including the ability to color-correct video, properly mix audio channels, and export videos in different codecs/sizes.
  • Handles file and asset management with a detail-oriented approach
  • Possesses still photography shooting/editing fundamentals
  • Displays a positive attitude and collaborative spirit with colleagues and video subjects
  • Lifelong learner who strives to learn new skills/techniques and is open to constructive criticism
  • Ability to be politely assertive when directing video subjects
  • Self-starter who thrives in ambiguous environments and adapts easily to change
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for occasional local and regional travel

Essential Functions:

  • Professionally produce video content using independent creative judgement to effectively tell the ‘Marist Story’
  • Conceptualize, execute, and complete creative video projects across various styles and genres
  • Creatively edit videos to achieve the objective of a specific project or marketing campaign
  • Effectively and independently communicate with campus partners to schedule video shoots, select locations, recommend wardrobe/props, and collaborate on creative ideas
  • Operate DJI Ronin gimbal for cinematic b-roll shoots
  • Capture drone footage of campus and events (drone pilot certification training is available)
  • Co-manage the Marist YouTube and Vimeo video libraries
  • Keep up-to-date on new video techniques and best practices
  • Collaborate with Creative Services, Digital Content Production, Media Relations, Communications, and Marketing teams on video needs
  • Build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students to facilitate new video opportunities
  • All other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in video production, filmmaking, or a comparable discipline
  • Adobe After Effects fundamentals
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License holder

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, a link to at least 3 video work samples (website, Instagram, etc.), & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Office of College Marketing and Communication has a primary focus to build national awareness of Marist and contribute to the growth of new student enrollment. The office achieves this by supporting and strengthening the Marist brand through thoughtful storytelling, editorials, videos, photography and creative visuals, and by collaborating with partners both inside and outside our College community.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

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Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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