Media Producer

Posted 11/14/17

Position summary

The Media Producer is responsible for directing and developing photography and video content for JBU’s website, social media and other marketing purposes. The Media Producer, with the Director of University Communication, is also responsible for producing JBU’s web-based video channel content. As a part of the University Communications team, the Media Producer is a key part of the creative process, providing input for the various communication campaigns and other efforts coordinated by University Communications.

Role Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with staff, faculty, students and community
  • Ability to set priorities and accomplish goals with limited supervision
  • Ability to articulate the benefits of a Christian college experience, including a clear and concise position on the issue of integration of faith, learning and living
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, mission and objectives of the university
  • Desire to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities

Position Responsibilities 

  • Directs and develops rich media content for JBU’s website and social media — this may include scriptwriting, scheduling talent, editing, shooting, lighting, etc. — from concept to deliverables
  • Supervises work-study students and other part-time staff assigned to assist in video production, photography and other UC projects
  • Directs and/or supervises independent contractors hired to assist with media projects
  • Helps produce and program JBU’s web-based video channel content
  • Regularly collaborates with other UC team members on development of website services to the university, shared projects, and overall web strategies
  • Collaborates with the UC team on cross-discipline communication projects
  • As a part of the creative process, provides input and feedback on creative work by other members of the UC team
  • Creates or supervises the creation of videos for non-Web university projects
  • Creates and manages video production workflow for UC video projects
  • Creates and manages content for online marketing campaigns.
  • Supervise and assign tasks to workstudy photographers
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience interpreting project goals and translating them into functional web media
  • Experience in video production, including camera operation, location and set management, audio and lighting
  • Experience in video deployment on the web (Including understanding of: embedding, compression, progressive downloading, streaming and codecs)
  • Proficiency in industry standard video editing and related software, including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Able to work in a team environment to meet objectives
  • Ability to use CG applications like AfterEffects and Motion
  • Ability manage and shoot a wide range of photography projects from portraits, events and marketing-style photo shoots.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, schedules and projects
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Basic familiarity with HTML and CSS with willingness to learn more
  • Experience in sound design
  • Experience in digital photography


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.

Reporting to this position

  • Work-study staff, interns, part-time staff, private contractors

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" tab on the left. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7123




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