Multimedia Marketing Specialist

Basic Purpose: Shady Hill School is seeking a talented and energetic Multimedia Marketing Specialist to take a leading role in the creation, management, and execution of multimedia e-marketing content. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the School’s Multimedia Marketing Specialist will inform and engage the School’s external audience by creating marketing content that reflects the vibrant and diverse set of voices that make up the Shady Hill community.
Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of approximately 520 students (PreK - 8) and 70 faculty, has been a leader in progressive education. Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and whose teachers are unafraid to engage students in important questions. The School’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a school with a historical and contemporary commitment to social justice, we believe that an inclusive and equitable community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who demonstrate a mindset and skillset that prioritizes cultural competence, equity, and justice in their practice with students and in their work with colleagues.

A hallmark of a Shady Hill education is the Central Subject methodology. Students in Grades III-VIII engage in an assigned Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated study of a particular time or people in history. The year-long study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, understanding of multiple perspectives, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Gradeheads (lead teachers) are responsible for developing content and implementing instruction in both social studies/history and language arts, with the support of performing arts and visual arts faculty to integrate these disciplines. 

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Center, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented people for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school’s commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or a demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

Primary Responsibilities:
The School’s Multimedia Marketing Specialist will work across departments with administrators, faculty, and students to create and share visually compelling stories with our audience of prospective students and colleagues, alumni, faculty, and parents. The position carries the following responsibilities:
  • Film, edit, and publish short and longform video content for the School’s social media, web, and e-newsletter channels.
  • Produce high-quality photography and video of all areas of campus life, including extracurricular activities, major school events, and athletic competitions. These events may occur on weekends and/or evenings.
  • Design and execute cross-platform multimedia campaigns that highlight the life and work of Shady Hill students, faculty, and alumni. This may include creation of social media and email campaigns, content development for digital screens and posters. 
  • Assist in building, sharing, and monitoring of social media posts.
  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure brand uniformity across all departments.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with stakeholders to encourage and share community-made marketing content.
  • Develop and maintain a digital asset management system including regularly archiving materials
  • Work with clients on the development process from ideation through post-production
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study, travel grants, and yearly trips to the People of Color Conference for BIPOC employees
  • Additional administrative duties as needed
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of 2 years  
  • Extensive experience with videography, photography, and editing tools including the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Strong written, editorial, and oral communication skills.
  • Outgoing, high-energy personality that can engage creatively with a community to capture vibrant media content.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to collaborate with a broad range of colleagues in a fast-paced school setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to authentically capture and amplify a wide range of diverse voices.
  • A nuanced understanding of social media best practices; a keen eye for developing cultural trends.
  • Experience with project management and project management software 
  • Familiarity with radio, print, and digital mediums preferred.
  • Experience in an educational setting preferred.
To apply, please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org.  Please be sure to include “Multimedia Marketing Specialist” in the subject line of the e-mail.
 
Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at www.shs.org
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