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Media Specialist (Photographer)

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Posting Details


Posting Number 20110353
Job Title Media Specialist (Photographer)
Grade (starting salary range) SA
Classification Salaried Staff
FLSA Exempt
Rate of Pay Commensurate with experience
Type of Position Full-Time
If Part-Time, specify hours per week
If Part-Time, specify number of weeks
Organizational Unit MFRel-Media Relations
Position Reports To (Title) Manager, Media Services
Purpose of Position

Develop external written and visual communications which will enhance the college in the minds of its constituencies; develop internal written and visual communications of interest to employees and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

● Write features/press releases and prepare images and/or video for external and internal dissemination;
● Assist in preparing daily internal communications through various e-newsletters;
● Assist with the planning and coverage of College events;
● Assist in the development of content for all multimedia messaging systems, including social media;
● Assist in the development of text and multimedia content for campus publications;
● Institute and manage an archival system for all campus photographs for current and future use;
● Manage ongoing inventory of photographic equipment and resources;
● Monitor distribution of external communications;
● Manage relationships with media outlets;
● Serve as PR point person for various assigned departments on campus, including but not limited to L&C Athletics;
● Provide assistance with inputting Athletics information into the website via a Content Management System (CMS), including but not limited to scores, feature stories, photographs and game information;
● Create digital and print content for College and subsidiary websites (National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, etc.)
● Provide input to the Web Development Team on content-related issues on the web;
● Assist in preparing emergency notifications using the campus alert system;
● Prepare short talks and speeches for College officials;
● Create text, photo and video advertising copy for enrollment and other purposes;
● Provide other public relations/marketing duties as assigned by the Manager;
● Possess publication and graphic design skills
● Possess video and video editing skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions


● Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field.
● Expertise and experience in DSLR, professional-level photography (sports photography is a bonus)
● Experience in newspaper/public relations, writing and AP Style
● Possess strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
● Possess strong organizational skills
● Knowledge and experience in archiving photos, including but not limited to print, slide and digital
● Proficiency/expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud software; especially Photoshop and Premiere (or other video editing software)
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
● Ability to work in a Mac environment

Preferred Qualifications
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 , Some Evenings , Some Weekends
Open Date 08/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


EEO Statement

Lewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. It is also the policy of the College to prohibit any form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position is located in Godfrey, IL. Are you willing to work in Godfrey, IL?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a SURS annuitant?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you an affected SURS annuitant?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Web site
    • Other
  5. How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
  6. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Other Document
  7. Transcripts
  8. HR added document