For nearly 40 years, Redeemer University has stood out across Canada for its commitment to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person. Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.
Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Redeemer currently serves nearly 900 students and it’s faculty are engaged in teaching, service to the community, and research, some of which is supported in part by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and other funding agencies and donors.
A privately funded and publicly chartered institution, Redeemer offers excellent Christ-centered undergraduate teaching, strong investments in research, rich student-faculty interaction, and unique opportunities for experiential and holistic learning. As a member of Universities Canada, Redeemer produces graduates who are accepted into graduate programs across the continent and beyond. In recent national surveys, Redeemer students have ranked the school as one of the top universities in Canada for overall student satisfaction, especially for providing a nurturing and challenging academic environment along with its warm on-campus community.
Located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario and is a member of Universities Canada (UC), the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).
Reporting to the Art Director in the Marketing department, the Media Specialist is responsible for creating video and photographic content for the university to be used across marketing and communications platforms externally and internally. The Media Specialist will create finished video, photo and graphic assets into usable media for print and digital platforms, manage the institution’s YouTube and Vimeo accounts, and directly contribute to Athletics (Royals) marketing platforms and social media channels.
Attend institutional, academic, athletic and student events to capture video/photo assets for use in a variety of mediums
Record interviews or messages from students, faculty and staff
Coordinate video projects that may include assistance from students, staff or external partners
Create promotional video content for various departments (athletics, marketing and communications, admissions, donor relations, etc.)
Create finished video, photo and graphic assets into usable/shareable media for print and digital platforms.
Capture still images for print collateral, news stories, redeemer.ca, the Redeemer App and social media channels.
Help the marketing team manage digital archives of photo and video assets
Design graphics with visual assets, primarily for social media applications.
Support the Marketing and Communications team with content for social media.
Share management and develop strategies with the Sports Information Coordinator (SIC) for Royals social media and other brand and marketing initiatives for the Royals.
Manage the Youtube and Vimeo platforms for Redeemer, developing strategies to expand and enhance it’s reach, including working towards channel monetization.
Occasional writing and other support for Athletics stories, game recaps, advertising and social media posts.
Preferred Skills and Attributes:
Knowledge and experience with photo/video equipment and software editing tools.
Creative and technical skill in capturing high-quality visual assets and editing them into polished and usable content for the web and print.
Interpersonal and networking skills, and a customer service attitude, to engage a number of different internal and external constituencies
Familiar with the mission of the institution in order to create videos that reflect the Redeemer brand and tradition.
Experience in writing and producing print and digital content (web, social media) for organizations, preferably missional or non-profit institutions.
Experience using web and social media platforms to communicate to a variety of audiences.
Understanding digital marketing principles and best practices.
Organizational skills for timely execution of projects and communication plans.
Bachelor’s degree in digital media, communications, or a synonymous discipline or an applied Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College in a similar discipline
2 years of professional experience in a similar role.
Experience in digital content for missional or non-profit organizations is desired.
Position Reports to: Art Director, Marketing & Communications (please note this position is 80% Full-time. Flexible scheduling arrangements possible)
Submit Applications to: HR@redeemer.ca (please quote Position Title in Subject line)
Expiry Date: August 8, 2021
Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
About Redeemer University
Redeemer University is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, creates an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.