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Multimedia Coordinator

Date: May 6, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Communications Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Location:

Main Campus

Grade:

USG 7
35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The Multimedia Coordinator is responsible for creating, editing and presenting various media material to support IQC’s strategic initiatives and build the IQC brand as a world-class research institute.  The position is responsible for creating media content including graphics and videos, and any audio-visual (A/V) needs for the Lazaridis Centre Multi-Use space (QNC 0101).  Responsibilities also include managing and coordinating visitor and group requests requiring A/V support in QNC 0101, external photographers and videographers.  This position reports to the Senior Communications Manager along with the Communications Officer.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Produce high-quality multimedia materials to support IQC

 

 

 

2.  Provide audio/visual and technical support in QNC 0101

 

 

 

3.  Manage digital assets and digital vendors

Position Requirements

Education:

Completion of a college degree or bachelor’s degree or professional qualifications in video marketing or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

4+ years of experience filming and editing videos, photography and creating graphics with a proven track record of excellence; Work experience within an academic environment preferred; Demonstrated success in producing effective multimedia pieces; Strong organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; Experience in a highly scientific environment and basic knowledge of quantum information science and technology is an asset.

 

Technical:               

1+ years working with Creston; 4+ years working with film and photo editing software, 4+ years working with video and photo equipment; Experience with measurement and evaluation of social media.  Requires a minimum of intermediate skill level for Adobe Photoshop, After effects, Illustrator and working with presentation software for visual displays such as kiosks.

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic Basic Basic Intermediate-advanced audio, video and photo production and post-production, as well as equipment familiarity; Intermediate knowledge of design software, graphics, animation for use in multimedia projects

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

The incumbent should have well-developed interpersonal skills.  Ability to apply sound judgment and to handle confidential materials.  Proven ability to deal with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, students and visitors with tact and diplomacy.  Proven ability to solve complex, non-routine problems within their particular areas of responsibility.  The incumbent will also work with the University’s Marketing and Strategic Communications team and external video and photography vendors brought in for larger conferences or promotional material.  

Level of Responsibility:

Must be self-directed with proven initiative and the ability to work independently in a busy, pressure sensitive, multi-tasking environment.  Well-developed organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are required.  Proven ability to understand and communicate complex technical concepts.  Proven ability to problem- solve.  Commitment to process improvement and to stay current with new technologies (hardware and software).

Decision-Making Authority:

Problem solving is a critical kill for this position.  Unexpected issues and/or conflicts may arise with speakers, attendees, technical issues and the incumbent must be capable of analyzing problems and quickly solving issues to keep events on track and impact on the event overall to a minimum. 

Problem solving is a critical kill for this position.  Unexpected issues and/or conflicts may arise with speakers, attendees, technical issues and the incumbent must be capable of analyzing problems and quickly solving issues to keep events on track and impact on the event overall to a minimum.  The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Communications Manager and the IQC IT team to make decisions around QNC 0101.  As the producer of multimedia materials, the Multimedia Coordinator will gain approvals from the Senior Communications Manager and the Associate Director, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a technician’s position operating within a university environment.  Lifting and transport of moderately heavy equipment (max. 40 lbs) is sometimes required.  Access equipment in QNC 0101 and other areas may require the use of a ladder.

Working Environment:

Work takes place in the employee’s office and throughout the Lazaridis Centre in computer rooms, labs, staff and faculty offices and sometimes other locations around campus.  May occasionally require work outside normal University business hours.  The incumbent will be part of a dynamic, forward-looking team and must be open to change and able to adapt to new situations quickly.