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, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Video Producer
(Media Production Specialist III)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary: $4,834 per month 

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,391 - $7,945 per month

  • 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

The Video Producer supports University Advancement and Fresno State by producing videos and motion graphics that effectively share the University’s strategic priorities and stories to internal and external audiences. This position is responsible for a broad range of projects, including production for web, social media, advertising campaigns, live events, and broadcast television. This position reports to the Director of University Brand Strategy and Marketing.

This position serves a strategic role in implementing the mission and vision of the department’s video team as well as creating visual communications that support the University Advancement marketing plan. The Video Producer is responsible for collaborating with the creative team and other on-campus entities to interpret creative briefs and develop forward-thinking visual solutions that engage target audiences. This position is responsible for video production including pre-production, scheduling, shooting and editing, for a variety of video formats and creative types. The incumbent should have an understanding of motion graphics visual effects, with the ability to produce graphic animations and a desire to gain deeper experience in this field.

This position must be aware of new trends in video production, including the ever-evolving video styles unique to platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, and incorporate those trends into office projects. The incumbent should also have a passion for the video 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

  • Thorough knowledge of end-to-end video production techniques and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of motion graphics animation.
  • Knowledge of captioning and accessibility techniques and systems.
  • Knowledge of the full range of production techniques including video and sound recording, graphics, editing methods and related software programs and equipment including social media.
  • Knowledge of related safety and training requirements.
  • Ability to develop, create, stage and/ or produce professional quality visuals and evaluate production effectiveness in meeting objectives.
  • Ability to contribute to end-to-end video production beginning with discussions and brainstorming with client and ending with finished video delivered to client in appropriate format.
  • Effectively provide direct customer support related to digital video project scoping, development, and production.
  • Strong organizational skills to independently manage and coordinate all facets of production, budgets, and other projects.
  • Ability to edit video content using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Strong sensibilities regarding music, emotion, and imagery.
  • Keen eye for design and aesthetics.
  • Must be able to show a portfolio of previous video projects that showcase cinematography, motion graphics/animation and video editing skills.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare detailed written reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex communication problems.
  • Organizational and time-management skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and projects under competing deadlines and maintain flexibility in response to constantly shifting priorities.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of productions.
  • Interpersonal, and communication skills, including ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ability to collaborate across organizational lines.
  • Passion for motion graphics and stays up to date on the latest motion graphic/animation trends. 

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.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in direct customer support related to digital video project scoping, development and production; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in After Effects CC: animation, graphics and titles, or equivalent system.
  • Experience working in Photoshop CC: graphics and titles, or equivalent system.
    • Preferred Experience:
      • Experience in lighting for video productions, and audio set-up and strike.
      • 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 December 8, 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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