Wild Ambassadors: Marketing and Communications Team: Photographer/ Videographer/Web Content Manager

Photographer/Videographer/Web Content Manager

General Description:

The Photographer will be responsible for the regular photographic coverage of Wild Campus’ and Wild Forces’ various exciting activities as well as for the regular updating of the Facebook, Twitter, and main webpage content, including posting news updates, photos, and announcements. They will also be responsible for the regular film coverage of Wild Campus’ and Wild Forces’ various exciting activities with the end-goal of creating two videos: a recruitment video focused on getting the student audience excited, and a donor video focused on illustrating the impact Wild Campus is having on the students involved, the health of our campus’ ecosystem, and the potential value as a model for campus’ across the country.

Responsibilities of all Team Members:

  • Attend mandatory weekly team meetings and find out what you missed from another Team Member if you must miss a meeting.
  • Write down the dates for all deadlines provided by your Team Leader in your calendar and set reminders.
  • Meet all deadlines your Team Leader has set in your team’s Action Plan, as well as any set by Directors.
  • Communicate any and all problems to your Team Leader, unless the problem involves this leader, in which case you should speak to your Director directly. We believe good communication is the key to a healthy organization, so please come forward about any issues that may arise immediately so a solution can be identified.
  • Alert your Director if you think the workload is not being shared equally by all Team Members.
  • Maintain organized digital documentation of your team’s activities as well as resources used during the year and regularly load them to the Smartsite.
  • Maintain list of people that your team encounters to further expand Wild Campus’ network using the template provided in the Wild Torch document.

Responsibilities of the Photographer/Web Content Manager:

  • Take illustrative photos and videos (posed if necessary) of the various activities that Wild Campus is engaged in, including: Orientation, Wild Forces events and follow-ups (plants grow), Wild Naturalist activities/projects, Wild Ambassador presentations/activities, Wild Family Day, and anything else that the public and/or donors would like to see (faculty/staff teaching students, etc.). You must photo-document a minimum of two activities for each team (8 teams), but more is best. Members should alert you when photogenic activities arise.
  • You will have social media access so that you can add the photos that you take to Facebook, and add fun, descriptive captions to the photos.
  • Ensure that everyone that you photograph or film has signed the University Image Release form.
  • Carry a notebook with you when taking photos or clips, and write down what is happening in the photo or clip as well as the names of each person and where they are standing in the photo, age if a child, major and year if a student, then take a picture of the note after the photo which it is describing (only need names for photos that might be used in a news article).
  • Load all photos and videos onto your computer in a highly organized fashion.
  • Select the most illustrative of the photos and compile them into a Facebook album. Once you have uploaded the photo, add fun captions describing what is happening in each photo.
  • Select the most illustrative of the videos and compile them into two videos with different audiences and purposes (each approximately 3-5 minutes long, but this is flexible).
  • Receive all photos from our Campus Wildlife social media campaign via email and regularly post them to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Read the biweekly Wild Updates and post the information that the public would be excited to hear.
  • Post any announcements from Directors (upcoming events, Wild Forces events, etc.).
  • Ensure uniform feel of the content on the various social media sites and website.
  • Rename albums posted by the Photographer if necessary to make them more attractive and fun.
  • Handle the Facebook page’s general layout, including highlighting (pin to top) current news or announcements.
  • Post all news or announcements on webpage using wordpress (super easy, no previous experience required, but it would help).
  • Share posts from Wild Campus and Wild Forces pages with another, “like” comments that people leave, etc.
  • If you have creative ideas of your own, you should bring them up with your team, as well as your Director.

Qualifications:

  • Must understand the power photos and videos have to tell a story, and how to tell that story effectively through composition of albums.
  • Must have the ability to capture images and videos that elicit an emotional response from the viewer.
  • Must have a high quality digital camera.
  • Must have video editing software and the ability to use it to create a polished final video composition.
  • Must have strong aesthetic abilities.
  • A genuine aspiration to change the world for the better.
  • A belief that individuals can make a difference, and that the difference is worth the effort.
  • Ability to work individually and within a larger team.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Actively seeks help from more knowledgeable sources and/or fellow members.
  • Experience with WordPress not required, but a plus (no experience required to simply post, but it would be awesome to have someone that could go above and beyond).
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong aesthetic abilities.
  • A genuine aspiration to change the world for the better.
  • A belief that individuals can make a difference, and that the difference is worth the effort.
  • Ability to work individually and within a larger team.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Actively seeks help from more knowledgeable sources and/or fellow members.

 

Timeline:

Fall Quarter:

  • Team Members selected near mid Fall Quarter.
  • Orientation Meeting — meet your fellow Team Members and get familiar with what Wild Campus does. Please bring your camera to the Orientation Meeting, to take photos and videos of the event. First team meeting will be set for early Winter Quarter.
  • Create meeting schedule for remainder of quarter at first meeting.
  • Meet with Marketing and Communication Advisor(s) to discuss the plan for the year.
  • You will be given access to all of Wild Campus’ social media sites in order to post your photos.
  • Attend any events/activities that could result in a good photo including: Wild Forces events and follow-ups (plants grow), Wild Naturalist activities/projects, Wild Ambassador activities, Wild Family Day, and anything else that the public and/or donors would like to see (faculty/staff teaching students, etc.).
  • Begin conducting video interviews of Advisors, students, and other people impacted by Wild Campus’ activities for good quotes to help tell our story.
  • Load all photos and video clips onto your computer in a highly organized fashion.
  • Select the most illustrative of the photos and compile them into a Facebook album. Once you have uploaded the photos, add fun captions describing what is happening in each.
  • Read the biweekly Wild Updates and post the information that the public would be excited to hear on Sundays around 4 pm. (If there is more than one piece of exciting news, do not post them at the same time. If two, save one until the next Sunday around 4 pm, if more than that, post them at least a few days apart).
  • Post any announcements from Directors (upcoming events, Wild Forces events, etc.) with a photo that illustrates the message in an attractive manner (baby turtle for tule planting for example).
  • Generally manage Wild Campus’ and Wild Forces’ social media presence (liking, sharing, posting, etc.).

Winter Quarter:

  • Continue attending weekly meetings.
  • Continue taking photos of the various Wild Campus activities and posting them on Facebook.
  • Continue to film the various Wild Campus activities, keeping an eye out for high quality clips and setting them aside for your two video final projects (only 3-5 minutes a piece).
  • Begin compiling the two films, though the most exciting activities are usually late in the year, so be sure to leave room for additions.
  • Continue management of Wild Campus and Wild Forces social media presence.
  • Continue posting information on the main website.

Spring Quarter:

  • Continue attending weekly meetings.
  • Continue taking photos of the various Wild Campus activities and posting them on Facebook.
  • Compile the two films as much as possible, though the most exciting activities are usually late in the year, so be sure to leave room for additions.
  • Show these preliminary versions to your Videography Advisor for constructive criticism.
  • Make any changes that your Advisor suggested and add any good clips that you recently filmed, and send this draft to your Advisor as well as your Team Leader and Director and incorporate any changes that they would like to see made.
  • Meet with your Advisor to discuss this nearly-complete draft, and make any necessary alterations. Repeat this process until both you and your advisor are satisfied with the final product.
  • Turn this final project into your Team Leader.
  • Turn in Wild Torch document (template provided) as your team’s final project.
  • Continue management of Wild Campus and Wild Forces social media presence.
  • Continue posting information on the main website.
  • Turn in Wild Torchdocument (template provided) as your team’s final project.

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