Digital Media Specialist


Website Gateway Seminary

Summary:  This position is responsible for conveying the values and mission of Gateway Seminary through visual and audio media.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are considered essential to the job.  With or without reasonable accommodation, qualified individuals must have the ability to:

  • Promote Gateway Seminary by developing, capturing, producing, and distributing brand-driven video and audio content in social media and web platforms.
  • Expand Gateway’s online presence by managing and growing institutional YouTube and Vimeo accounts and leading video efforts on social media.
  • Support the Seminary’s digital and print media by capturing, editing, and organizing photos from staged shoots, live events, and newsworthy occasions.
  • Preserve and maintain asset collection and equipment by managing video, audio, and photo storage as well as properly caring for and putting away equipment.
  • Handle special projects by coordinating video/audio recordings for the President’s Office and Institutional Advancement as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job duties are not limited to the list shown above and may be revised from time to time as deemed appropriate by the Seminary.

Core Values: Gateway Seminary is a confessional institution owned by the Southern Baptist Convention.  While the seminary serves the larger evangelical Christian community, employees must embrace the values and standards the seminary represents as it fulfills its mission of shaping Christian leaders.  Employees are expected to abide by the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, as well as our bylaws, and be an active member in their local church.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to requests for assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Promotes an atmosphere of constant improvement.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Possess a bachelor’s degree in digital media, video production, audio production, broadcast production, photojournalism, or related field and/or equivalent and appropriate experience performing the essential functions of the position. Certification(s) in Adobe software a plus.

Language Skills: English Required. Possess excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and articulate the programs and objectives of the institution. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, constituents, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Adobe suite (specifically Adobe Premiere Pro), and/or equivalent programs; Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word and Outlook; Experience in managing YouTube and Vimeo accounts; A basic knowledge of HTML a plus.

Other Abilities and Skills:  Must be available for travel 5-10% of the time and for occasional evening and/or weekend assignments, i.e. commencement, workshops, lectureships, etc.  Must possess strong videography and photography skills; Ability to use modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras and professional grade audio and video equipment; Experience in audio mixing.

Personal Appearance: Must dress in a neat, modest, and professional manner.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to sit. The person is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a person encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is usually quiet, though moderate noise can occur at meetings and social events.  It is a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.


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