Senior Manager, Outreach - Melissa Hayes
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Outreach, the multimedia specialist will work with other outreach/communications staff, as well as staff from across the agency, Board members and external parties to develop videos and other multimedia outreach materials covering agency activities and products, as well as transportation issues in North Jersey, while also assisting in the agency’s varied public outreach and communication functions. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is the federally authorized Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the 13-county northern New Jersey region, and is made up of representatives from local government and key transportation agencies. Each year, the NJTPA oversees over $2 billion in transportation improvement projects and provides a forum for interagency cooperation and public input.
Working closely with agency staff, the multimedia specialist will develop video content strategies and scripts to address organizational objectives. This includes developing story boards and consulting with staff on video projects; gathering footage of the transportation system; and recording meetings, press conferences, and events. In addition, the multimedia specialist will produce an ongoing, regularly updated video blog/series; assemble needed audio including recording narrations and purchasing appropriate music; editing audio and video to create finished products; develop budgets and schedules related to video projects; create and maintain a video content database; assist in uploading and distributing videos/presentations via the NJTPA website, YouTube and social media platforms; photographing meetings and events; assisting in cataloging, organizing and managing photos using the agency’s Digital Asset Management software; assisting in finding and supplying images on requested topics; working with communications staff, including graphic designer, to assist in preparation of presentations and multimedia materials including animation and other effects; developing content for posting to agency social media outlets; assisting outreach staff in arranging meetings, press events, conferences and other activities; assisting with the agency’s Street Smart NJ public education campaign, including administrative and logistical support; keeping abreast of new video and communications technologies and practices and recommending new approaches and equipment upgrades; assisting communications staff with writing assignments, including meeting summaries, minutes, articles, formatting of documents, etc.
Performs other duties as required. This includes developing content for posting to agency social media outlets; assisting outreach staff in arranging meetings, press events, conferences and other activities; assisting with the agency’s Street Smart NJ public education campaign, including administrative and logistical support.
Professionalism: Conducts oneself at all times in a committed and personable manner demonstrating respect for the position fellow colleagues and the organization’s best interests.
Results Orientation/Project Management: Works to achieve desired policy and program outcomes.
Flexibility/Adaptability: Recognizes that the environment in which one functions may be constantly changing and adjusts his/her own approach and behavior accordingly.
Innovative Thinking: An effort to improve performance by doing new things. It can also include the invention of techniques and methods, the ability to go beyond the conventional, and a willingness to try out different solutions.
Initiative: Independently takes action to influence events. Offers own ideas for improvement to promote the goals of the organization.
Quality Assurance/Attention to Detail: Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
Diversity: Able to understand and value the practices, customs, values, and norms of individuals, groups, and cultures.
Learning and Development: Takes responsibility for personal learning and development by acquiring and refining technical and professional skills needed in job related areas. Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly express ideas thoughts and concepts verbally and/or in writing as appropriate to the position and task at hand.
Bachelor’s degree in technology, graphics, business information or related field. Proficiency in Adobe Premier video editing software, audio mixing and media management. Mac proficiency. Experience lighting and shooting interviews. Experience audio/video recording and photographing meetings and events; social media and digital outreach savvy; 3 years’ relevant work experience; and relevant educational credentials.
At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.