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Digital Media Coordinator

Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth, United States Posted: May 10, 2024


The primary responsibility of the coordinator position is to assist in the growth, development, and implementation of the Zoo’s photo and video needs.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the public relations/marketing director:
  • Ideate video and photography content for the Zoo’s various communication channels, including (but not limited to) social media, website, digital monitors, and e-news 
  • Create videos from concept to completion for use on multiple platforms, often times working with specific deadlines or under time constraints
  • Coordinate video and photography events with the animal programs department
  • Proactively seek out and create/develop appealing digital content about the Zoo’s animals, conservation efforts, events, and educational programs
  • Ensure quality digital content is delivered efficiently and effectively
  • Ensure digital content is aligned with the Zoo’s brand standards and guidelines
  • Assist department with additional photo needs for website, monitors and graphics
  • Assist in visual content database management
  • Have regular and punctual attendance 
  • Work modified schedule as needed and determined by management
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate video production experience or proficiencies. 
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premier Pro and Lightroom
  • Experience with lighting and audio equipment
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Canva preferred
  • Experience with storytelling, both written and visual
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, Power Point, etc. 
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and learn systems quickly to utilize them for research
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented personality with the ability to anticipate needs
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability 
Education and/or Experience:
  • 1-3 years of experience and portfolio/samples preferred and encouraged 
  • High proficiency with Adobe Premier Pro and Lightroom
  • High proficiency with DSLR and/or mirrorless cameras
  • Preference given to candidates with internships or experience in the communications field 
Physical Demands: 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand;
  • walk;
  • sit;
  • use hands to finger,
  • handle,
  • or feel;
  • reach with hands and arms;
  • stoop,
  • kneel,
  • crouch,
  • or crawl;
  • and talk or hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or or move up to 40 pounds. Some moving of tables,
  • chairs and boxes in preparation of special events will be required as well as hanging signs,
  • using ladder,
  • and driving motorized carts. 
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Team oriented environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
Disclaimer
  • The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed;
  • it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
  • Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.
  • To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
  • Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.
Benefits 
  • This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits: 
  • Medical and Prescription Drug (Employee Coverage 90% Employer Paid, Dependent Coverage 55% Employer Paid)
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Basic Life AD&D (100% Employer Paid)
  • Short Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Long Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Supplemental Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off (Accrual Equivalent to 5 Weeks Per Year)
  • PTO Rollover
  • PTO Sell Back
  • Free Zoo Membership
  • Free Guest Passes
  • Discounts on Food,
  • Merchandise,
  • Attractions,
  • Admission and Programs

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