IU Studios is the central Marketing and Communications unit at Indiana University and includes the University Events and Conferences teams. Our insights and technology-driven teams serve as strategic consultants throughout the university, with a central mission to create experiences that lead to a lifelong love for IU.
We are seeking a Visuals Leader to manage the staff and support our visuals team at IU Studios.
Visuals Leaders are responsible for the creative operations of the brand and visual teams within IU Studios. This new leadership position and the team they oversee are primarily responsible for capturing and producing video and photography that forwards the strategic objectives of IU Studios, the internal marketing and communications teams at Indiana University. The visuals team produces high-quality content for IU social channels, promotional materials, marketing campaigns, broadcast TV, university events, and more.
Responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of the visuals team. Planning, budgeting, scoping, pre-production, and resource allocation are an important part of this role.
The Visuals Leader is charged with coordinating the visuals team processes for both video and photography projects, from concept development to post-production and delivery.
Manage the team that delivers high-quality products on time and within budget/resource constraints
Manage and oversee pre-production planning and on-site production activities for our partners
Strategize with marketing leadership to build scope, estimates, and master production plans
Manage master schedule for photo and video production at IU Studios
Supervise staff and manage day-to-day operations of the visuals team (photo and video department)
Manage relationships with partners and vendors and build a robust network of available freelance resources that can be called upon when internal resources aren't available.
Identify best practices for photo and video and evolve organization as necessary
Build partnerships across the organization and identify partnerships to build a better library of assets that is constantly updated, and continue to serve them to the broader marketing and communications audience at the university
Although this position is a leadership position within the team, the job duties also include contributing to projects in a functional capacity. The Creative Leader/Production Manager will balance their coaching, mentorship, and supervisory duties with self- assigned project tasks as well.
Direct day-to-day operations for the marketing and communications function by providing oversight and direction within a department or large multi-faceted department.
Hire, train, evaluate, coach, assign work, and supervise the work of a team of Marketing Generalists and/or Marketing Assistants.
Manage relationships with various internal and external stakeholders; determine marketing needs, projects, and programs to align with objectives and goals and supervise processes such as the development of marketing timelines related to such initiatives.
Independently develop, evaluate, and execute basic and complex strategic marketing plans for a department, functional area within a department, or large, multi-faceted department to advance goals and objectives, including data collection and market research, target market definition, development of project timelines, sourcing of promotional materials, and marketing content creation.
Respond to escalated and complex inquiries and requests from direct reports and stakeholders; acts as a resource and explains policies, procedures, and programs.
May assist in budget planning and administration for marketing initiatives, including expenditures, revenue projections, and project and program costs.
Regularly research relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty; monitor industry trends and best practices and make process and operational and strategic recommendations to manager.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, English, public relations, or a related field.
2 years of experience in a relevant field.
5 years of relevant experience including experience in a video or photo production environment.
Experience managing people.
Experience with a production budget and identifying hard costs and planning budgets for production at scale.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.
Instills commitment to organizational goals.
Passion for process, documentation, and protocol.
Knowledge of the vocabulary of the video and/or photography industry.
A collaborative mindset and ability to work with varying and changing needs.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Experience in creative industry and constant curiosity.
Client relations skills.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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