CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Multimedia Specialist informs and engages those who live, work, visit and play in Overland Park, on a variety of multimedia platforms while following and implementing strategic plans of the Communications Division. This position works in conjunction with the Communications Division team to initiate, plan, develop and produce video and audio communication projects to support community outreach. The Multimedia Specialist will assist and support other members of the City's communications team with social media, newsletters, events, meetings, website, customer service and more.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Capture, edit and assemble and produce video and audio assets into broadcast-quality videos for a variety of City communication channels.
Conceive and initiate content development to support communications needs through scheduling, interviewing, logging, storyboarding, writing, recording and editing stories, PSAs, promotional videos, podcasts, programs and other emerging media channels.
Perform on-camera and voice over work for City productions.
Music/audio mixing, color correction, graphics and finishing.
Maintenance of Communications Division audiovisual equipment and video storage.
Create accessible content through closed captioning files and other techniques.
Complete projects within scope, on schedule, and within budget.
Coordinate internal and contract photography services.
Respond to requests and inquiries from City staff and the general public.
Attend city meetings and events, assist with public information during citywide events, respond to city emergencies, weather events, incidents and perform duties, as required.
Perform other communication duties as assigned by the Communications & Media Relations Manager.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in multimedia communications, photography/videography, journalism, graphic design or related field.
FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate preferred.
Two years of experience in audio-visual production or broadcast journalism required.
At least one year of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing industries preferred.
At least one year of experience in government communications preferred.
Excellent video storytelling, oral and written communication skills.
Diverse writing skills for multiple platforms.
Reading and comprehending City policies, budgets, goals, and programs.
Journalistic standards and editorial skills for visual and written communication.
Ability to apply strategic communication principles and branding needs to video projects.
Skilled using professional-grade digital video cameras, still cameras, drones and audio equipment.
Skilled in non-linear editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Skilled at using Adobe Creative Suite.
Skilled in basic lighting technique to include the ability to properly use light kits and natural light to illuminate a subject and capture quality video.
Willingness to adapt to differing video needs for a variety of communications channels and platforms, including social media and other emerging media.
Must be able to become FAA part 107 qualified within 6 months of hire.
Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
Ability to work both independently and within a team structure in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, elected officials, vendors, and the public.
Willingness to continuously learn as technology advances and communications needs change.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work effectively, with and without direct supervision.
Ability to work well within the Communications Division and with peers in other departments.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to analyze and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to learn and understand computer software applications.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information and act with discretion.
Ability to operate digital recording equipment including DSLR camera, video camera, tripod, smartphone, lighting, teleprompter, drone and more.
Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Mobility to travel within the City, locally and out of state.
Ability to speak to an individual or group for an extended period of time.
Ability to tour City facilities.
Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend Council and committee meetings and off-site meetings at various hours.
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, use of foot controls.
Occasional exposure to weather extremes. Presence at outdoor events, fires, floods, and hazardous situations while producing video.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.