Fresno State campus

Video Producer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Position Description

Video Producer
(Information Technology Consultant - Expert)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $80,232 - $82,000 per year

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $80,232 - $155,364 per year

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Brand Strategy and Marketing, the Video Producer produces high-profile multimedia productions that elevate Fresno State’s brand, build awareness, inspire engagement and philanthropy, and position the University regionally, nationally and globally. The incumbent supports the Office of Brand Strategy and Marketing and University Advancement by serving a strategic role in conceptualizing and developing multimedia programs that educate, inspire and engage internal and external audiences including: the campus community, prospective students, current students, staff and faculty, alumni, donors, opinion leaders and the general public. The Video Producer works closely with members of the University Advancement team and partners across campus, in a self-motivated capacity, to oversee all aspects of video production for complex productions in film, television, radio, video or other multimedia.

The Video Producer is accountable for all technical, aesthetic and programmatic components of productions, managing complex projects and assignments, working with graphic designers and writers in the preproduction, production and postproduction phases of the project. This position should be comfortable multitasking and working on shorter projects with tight deadlines along with long-term video campaigns.

The position requires a broad and thorough understanding of videography, design theory, communications principles, strategies and tactics, comprehensive technical knowledge, digital storytelling, strong aesthetic and editorial sensibilities, the ability to work effectively with collaborators from a wide range of campus units, and strong skills in leading projects and people. The Video Producer will either work independently or as part of a team, interact directly with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, donors and friends of Fresno State, operate equipment, scout locations and adapt to conditions all while maintaining high quality standards.

This position must be aware of new trends in video production and incorporate those trends into video content, as well as keep up-to-date with the ever-evolving video styles unique to platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, video streaming and other new media trends. The incumbent should also have a passion for the video industry, with knowledge on current trends outside of the industry and be open to inspiration from others to enhance the team’s overall creativity.

The Video Producer should be comfortable multitasking and meeting tight deadlines, with a meticulous eye on quality control of the final product. This position manages assignments and allocates time to duties mentioned below based upon direction from the Director of Brand Strategy and Marketing. The Director will communicate priorities and time allocation.  


Key Qualifications

  • Direct customer support related to digital video project scoping, development, and production.
  • End-to-end video production beginning with discussions and brainstorming with the client, and ending with finished video delivered to client in appropriate format.
  • Experience with video storyboarding, shooting, editing and publishing.
  • Knowledge of design theories and user interface design principles with the ability to conceptualize and produce storytelling video productions.
  • Ability to develop and create multimedia/video productions.
  • Ability to plan projects, coordinate resources, and work effectively with a team.
  • Non-linear digital video editing using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Knowledge of captioning and accessibility techniques and systems.
  • Experience with live and on-demand streaming video.
  • Video codecs and ability to recommend appropriate video format for desired end product.
  • Experience with lighting and audio set-up and strike.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with users to effectively identify and efficiently meet their requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to evaluate multimedia applications, including emerging and new digital trends, the latest in video equipment, best practices in video production, and multimedia publishing techniques.
  • In-depth understanding of the audience and visual communication strategies/methods.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Subject matter expertise in the specialized discipline of multimedia or body of knowledge.
  • Can provide a portfolio of video projects as the lead producer that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. 

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, film/video production, art/design, or related field.
  • Five years’ experience in direct customer support related to digital video project scoping, development and production, or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Preferred Experience:
      • Experience producing videos for web and social media.
      • Experience producing video projects in a fast-paced environment with short turnaround times.
      • Experience in higher education. 


Department Summary

University Advancement fosters pride and connections that result in loyalty and giving for Fresno State. The division works with alumni, friends and our community to broaden the resources available to the University, thereby strengthening the impact of higher education to prepare the next generation of leaders and to elevate our beloved San Joaquin Valley. Providing engagement opportunities is a primary role of the division, with every interaction focused on increasing loyalty to Fresno State and its mission. University Advancement ensures that a strong brand inspires and deepens the University’s bond with the public it serves. As such, it advances communications that uplift the image and reputation of the University and supports the University’s strategic plan. 


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by October 4, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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