Simpson College is accepting applications for the position of Marketing and Communication Specialist — Digital and Visual Media. As a member of the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communication (OMSC) team this position helps to promote an awareness of Simpson College by creating and managing content for the external facing web site and social media platforms, with a focus on recruiting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include:
Produce high-quality, interesting photography and videography (think of the stuff you produced in college) that captures the Simpson Experience for prospective and current students and their families, our alumni, faculty, staff, donors and other stakeholder groups
Create, develop and produce high-quality long- and short-form videos that capture the Simpson Experience for prospective and current students and their families, our alumni, faculty, staff, donors and other stakeholder groups on tight deadlines that are often unreasonable
Ability to work with standard photography and videography equipment, as well as advise on future purchases (the purchases from B+H that will make your photos and videos just zing)
Work with internal clients to stage photo and video shoots that are strategic, creative and on-brand with high levels of customer service
Create and implement strategic, creative, on-brand visual digital marketing content that is integrated into marketing and communication plan for College, President, Academy, Athletics, Advancement, Alumni and other departments on campus
Analysis data and utilization to measure effectiveness
In addition, this position will help supervise web content interns.
Have Bachelor’s degree in photography, film, graphic design or the visual arts.
Have the demonstratable ability to take photographs and develop, create and produce short- and long-form video that tell a story, evoke emotion or call to action.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience and working knowledge of comprehensive marketing strategy development and marketing plan collaboration
Strong knowledge or expertise in photo/video editing platforms, ability to manipulate photos and videos, upload in myriad of programs/platforms and ability to work with others to do the same.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including, but not limited to:
Experience working with content management systems, specifically Drupal
Proficiency with digital and social media tools and platforms.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive working relationship with diverse individuals and groups.
Project management skills and ability to plan and organize multiple projects with establish budgets, deliverables and timelines.
Ability to make decisions and develop strategy based on data, analytics, best practices and resources.
It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish) to apply. The entire Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found here.
Successful applicants will also demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
About Simpson College
Simpson’s 85-acre campus Indianola campus is a beautiful space and where the majority of classes are offered to their students. Located in south-central Iowa, just 12 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson’s main location gives students the best of both worlds: the friendly atmosphere of a college town with the benefit of living near an exciting metropolitan area. Indianola is host to many nationally known events, including the Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Classic, which features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions and family entertainment. The vibrant, small-town community also has a multitude of choices for entertainment including state parks and trails for recreation, a golf course and many unique restaurants, shops and movie theatres within walking distance of campus.
Greater Des Moines, Iowa
Simpson’s second campus is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, which is a part of the Greater Des Moines metro area, and serves adult and graduate students. The West Des Moines campus is easy to access, has efficient classrooms, and an environment devoted to learning for students who likely are balancing work and family life as they return to school. Classes offe...red at the West Des Moines campus are targeted towards Simpson’s continuing and graduate students who are looking to take classes at night or closer to home.