Videographer & Editor

Nashville, TN

The Videographer and Editor is part of the Creative team within the Communications and Marketing team at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for shooting and editing high-quality, innovative multimedia content to support the university’s communications goals. This position creates compelling videos and assists in webinar and livestream productions for distribution across national and international communications channels to inform, engage and entertain target audiences. Reporting directly to the University Visual Media Manager, the Videographer and Editor works closely with other members of the Visual Media team, other units within Creative, and across Communications and Marketing to deliver results. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. This role also does require the ability to report to work in-person on the Vanderbilt University campus.

The Communications and Marketing team at Vanderbilt is a dynamic and collaborative group. The division serves as the institution-wide center of excellence for communications and marketing, developing and executing strategies that inform, engage, and inspire others to participate in Vanderbilt University’s global academic and research mission. The division is a key strategic adviser and partner for the mission-based work of the university, providing comprehensive communications and marketing plans and thoughtful analysis on messaging opportunities and constraints. The Communications and Marketing team delivers impactful marketing and communications results across key audiences to serve the larger mission, values and priorities of the university.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shoot and produce video content for multiple communications channels, especially social media.
  • Responsible for editing and finalizing content, including use and development of voiceover, sound effects, B-roll, closed captioning, static and motion graphics, etc.
  • Assist in the production of webinars, zoom webinars, live-streamed events, virtual discussions, etc.
  • Rapidly produce, from start to finish, all content, occasionally outside of normal business hours.
  • Clean, disassemble and maintain equipment. Troubleshoot problems with the equipment as needed.
  • Set up and take down cameras, lighting, microphones, props, teleprompters, and other equipment on shoots.
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team, to establish project deliverables.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Visual Media team and across Communications and Marketing to identify and develop compelling visual communications opportunities to tell Vanderbilt’s story and ensure consistent cross-channel messaging.
  • Provide overall support as needed and assigned for department priorities.
  • Assist in gathering and reporting video analytics.
  • Follow broadcast and multimedia industry developments to stay ahead of trends and technical developments.
  • Demonstrate excellent news judgment and an excellent sense of what is appropriate for the brand.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the university’s mission, values, goals and priorities and an ability to ensure that all are considered in developing communications strategies.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide range of audiences—including faculty, students, leadership, coaches, staff, alumni, suppliers and agencies.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage multiple, complex and results-oriented projects with quick turn-around requirements.
  • Adhere to confidentiality and business ethics; demonstrate outstanding judgment and discretion.
  • Work outside regular business hours as needed in order to perform job responsibilities, including weekends and nights.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is necessary.
  • A degree in communications, journalism or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in video/audio/multimedia production, broadcast journalism or related field is necessary.
  • Technical skills in shooting video, sound, lighting, and post-production editing in Adobe Creative Cloud (including Adobe Premiere Pro) is necessary.
  • Strong experience with motion graphics is preferred.
  • Photography experience is preferred.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.

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