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Digital Content Creator

Requisition ID:  8261

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  17-Jul-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £25,941 - £27,511 per annum, with progression to £30,046

Closing Date: 30 July 2021



The Role


We’re looking to recruit a versatile visual content creator to produce a range of digital content for the Central Marketing’s Creative Assets Team.


You will be joining a small team of creative professionals within the wider Marketing Unit enhancing our ability to provide video content production, motion graphics creation and animation services


The ideal candidate will have substantial experience working within an internal production capacity, agency or as a freelancer producing a wide range of video content. From full frame mobile advertising creative optimised for social media distribution to research focused short documentaries and corporate engagement pieces.


You will need to be comfortable filming on a range of cameras, from DSLRs to high spec mobiles and be able to plan a full production, from initial concept through to filming, and post production. As the lead video producer in the team, you will also need to be happy working on a project solo, acting as camera person, director and editor as much as filming as part of a wider production team.


As part of the Creative Assets team you will have access to a well stocked equipment cupboard including – Canon cameras and lenses, ZHIYUN® Camera Gimbal, Snoppa Mobile Gimbals, wireless, boom and shotgun mics, mobile autocue solutions, Mac or PC editing systems and more.


Within this role you’ll be given the opportunity to flex your video creative muscles on a range of different productions – from short social snippets looking to engage a under 18 audience to official corporate communications led by our executive board, and own the full production process to deliver your creative vision within our Brand.


As part of your application please supply an up to date portfolio with at least 5 different productions showcasing a variety of content styles. These should be included in your cover letter as direct links to videos hosted on a suitable video platform.


For further information about the role please contact matthew.horne@ncl.ac.uk

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, create and edit original and creative content in a range of multimedia formats (eg audio, video, graphics and photographs)
  • Liaise with internal and external creatives to ensure all materials align with University branding guidelines and policies
  • Film and edit video content for a variety of different audiences eg short research promotional videos, social media advertising, student profiles, facility tours, 360º location features etc
  • Arrange photo shoots and filming sessions, ensuring the appropriate consent forms are completed
  • Script development and filming project management
  • Intermediate motion graphics work to produce on screen graphics, branding elements for videos and animated explainer videos
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the central and faculty Marketing teams to develop cohesive campaign assets across media placements including:
    • Adapting existing assets into video content
    • Using supplied assets to develop video content
    • Provide photography to be used in preint publications
  • Provide up-skilling and training opportunities for colleagues interested in video content production
  • Responsible for the management of the production equipment store and bookings database
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise in relation to content creation, keeping up to date with emerging trends, new developments, technologies and best practice digital marketing more broadly.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as requested by the post’s line manager. You will be required to be flexible and adapt as priorities and responsibilities may change from time to time as the University respond to challenges and changes in the higher education and digital marketing sector


The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


  • Proven experience in creating visual digital content (especially video filming and editing capabilities)
  • Excellent proof reading skills in the context of creating on screen graphics and subtitles for videos
  • Extensive experience using Adobe Creative Suite for visual productions (Photoshop/Premiere Pro/After Effects)
  • Extensive experience filming live action video content on location
  • Ability to translate research and corporate content into engaging content and communications for digital channels
  • Significant experience in producing content for a variety of audiences including 16-21 year olds, business to business and corporate communications
  • Ability to follow brand guidelines and ensure content meets branding requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to marketing, publicity and promotion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication with the ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of staff and to work well within and across teams 
  • Excellent project management skills, including time management and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and to meet multiple deadlines
  • The timing of some filming will require the flexibility to work outside of the standard office hours of 9-5 and at weekends as necessary
  • Full UK driving licence (Desirable)
  • Experience producing video content for use in higher education marketing preferred (Desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Communicating: Uses clear, concise and accurate communication, tailoring the approach accordingly and encouraging a two way communication process
  • Planning and organising: Manages time and resources by prioritising and organising effectively
  • Delivering services: Works continuously towards achieving success through understanding and meeting or exceeding the expectations of the area, the University, students, colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Gathering information: Gathers a broad range of relevant information from internal and external sources making this information widely available. Uses information to gain competitive advantage
  • Team working: Works collaboratively with others, plays a positive role in teams and establishes and grows relationships across the project where different skills, expertise and opinions are valued




  • Qualified to degree level or extensive industry experience



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 8261