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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 559725
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Forestry 10002360
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Delta
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Videography Technician.  This position is in support of a USDA ACER access grant and will consist of 30 months of full-time employment with benefits.  In this role, the Videography Technician will assist Dr. Jesse Randall in adapting the maple producers manual into a series of videos. Specifically, the Videography Technician will outline and script the series, travel and record video in support of the scripts, and edit and distribute the video series.  Travel across the maple region of the U.S. and Canada will occur primarily in February through April during the maple syrup production season.  The remainder of the year will be spent in Escanaba, Michigan, finalizing content and preparing for subsequent travel to capture additional video.  This is an end-dated (30 months), grant-funded, non-union position.

Location: The position is based at Michigan State University’s Forest Biomass Innovation Center in Escanaba, Michigan, USA, and includes as much as 25% travel across the maple region of the United States and Canada.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical or vocational school with coursework in Videography and/or Video Editing; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in recording video and operating audio equipment and knowledge of composition, lighting and sound techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. Ability to travel between the U.S. and Canada.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include: Earned bachelor’s or master’s degree in videography, video production, digital media, media production or digital film with four or more post-graduation years of experience in same; demonstrated familiarity with the full Adobe Suite; ability to read and speak conversational French; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to represent self and MSU in a professional manner; ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Demonstrated coursework and mastery of audio and video editing and video effects production.  Demonstrated familiarity with Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects and Audacity software. Ability to travel between the U.S. and Canada.

Required Application Materials

Upload the following required documents: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position; 2) resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a list of at least three references with contact information; and 4) 2-3 examples of finished videos of approximately 5-10 minutes each, which demonstrate video editing skill.

Special Instructions

Should video upload be restricted by file size, complete your application and then email video files to Jesse Randall at, referencing your full name to enable matching the files with your application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review will begin on February 20, 2019, and continue until position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jesse Randall at (906) 786-1575 or

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for 30 months from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


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