Vacancies – Video Editors; Animation & Motion Graphics Designers; and Camera Men for the Association of African Universities’ Television (AAU TV)

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Vacancies – Video Editors; Animation & Motion Graphics Designers; and Camera Men for the Association of African Universities’ Television (AAU TV)

About the Association of African Universities (AAU)

The AAU is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization created by African Universities to promote cooperation among them on one hand, and between them and the international academic community on the other. Created in 1967, the AAU has served as the voice of higher education in Africa and aims to improve the quality of African higher education, and to strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development by supporting the core functions of higher education institutions and facilitating critical reflection and consensus building on issues affecting higher education. The AAU is headquartered in Accra, Ghana, and has a membership of more than 400 Higher Education Institutions and is the technical implementing arm of the African Union Commission (AUC) in higher education. The Association is also the coordinating agency of the Higher Education Cluster of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25). Through our guidance, our member universities are also responsible for implementing the Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024) of the AUC.

In 2018, the AAU established the AAU Television (AAU TV) as a virtual platform to stimulate dialogue, create visibility for African Higher Education Institutions, document success stories from African Higher Education and advance African academic scholarship. The AAU TV leverages the wealth of research and development knowledge that AAU member universities and collaborators have churned out over the years, thereby creating a space where both the academic community and general public may access the benefits that these innovations hold for the continent.

Job Title: Video Editors; Motion Graphics Designers; and Cameramen

Department/Unit: AAU TV

Directorate: Directorate of ICT, Communication and Knowledge Management

Duty Station: AAU Secretariat, Accra- Ghana

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Association of African Universities is hiring experienced and creative Video Editors, Animation & Motion Graphics Designers and Cameramen for its TV Department (AAU TV). These technical multimedia personnel will be responsible for the following:

Video Editors:

The Video Editor must follow an outline and script – and any special instructions given about what should happen in each scene. As such, the person must be knowledgeable in media production and communication. The specific skills and roles include:

  • Adequate knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • Thoroughness and paying attention to detail.
  • Conversion of raw footage into one cohesive video/documentary (eg. reviewing audio and visual footages and using computer software to organize clips into the final products)
  • Following a script, screenplay, or outline
  • Inputting sound to enhance footage
  • Inputting graphics to enhance footage
  • Improving and correcting lighting, coloring, and faulty footage
  • Being flexible and open to change – and having the ability to work well with others.
  • Working closely with directors to present the final products in accordance with the script.

Animation & Motion Graphics Designers

A Motion Graphics Designer creates complex graphics, and other forms of artwork for the web, television, or film. Those without formal education need to have a portfolio of proven experience and/or professional certificates from multimedia programs.

The specific skills and roles include:

  • Proficiency in and application of software that use visual effects, animation, and other cinematic techniques to bring life to their creations
  • Creativity
  • Ability to work well with others – especially the camera crew, visual editors and the technical director

Cameraman

The role of a camera person is to do more than just stand silently behind the camera and record.  They work with the director, actors, and other professionals to get the best creative shots. Some of their responsibilities and skills include:

  • Camera handling – and having an adequate knowledge on the use of audio-visual cameras for filming, news casting, sports, etc.
  • Visual Presentation – responsible for everything that must be visually presented on screen (e.g. framing, lighting, selecting the right lenses and filters, etc.)
  • Creativity and a quick thinking
  • Physical stamina and strength

Who You Are (Applicable to all Roles Advertised)

  • You have a deep passion and an understanding of Africa’s higher education sector
  • You are familiar with the AAU’s vision, brand, and core values as well as the targets of the AAU TV
  • You have a Diploma or five (5) years working experience in the multimedia environment
  • You have a rich knowledge of Multimedia for impactful communication
  • Proven track record as having creative skills in videography, lighting, and editing
  • You have a broad knowledge of TV equipment and their usage
  • You can generate and create dynamic visual content for various digital platforms
  • You can develop and coordinate graphic concepts and conduct research to determine the key concepts to highlight in a video
  • Understand the latest techniques and visual trends in your subject area and frequently seek new knowledge on current tools and skills
  • An individual with good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to edit content for spelling and grammar
  • A teachable individual who is eager to learn and open to constructive feedback
  • Able to take direction and remain open to change and shifting deadlines and needs
  • Detail oriented self-starter with the ability to prioritize, manage and efficiently complete multiple projects
  • Works well as a team player with intellectual curiosity and collaborative energy
  • Have strong multitasking skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Able to command respect among colleagues
  • A versatile and results oriented individual
  • You understand the importance of meeting deadlines in an organized manner

Why Work with Us

  • Opportunity to make an impact in the higher education sector in Africa and beyond
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • The advantage of working in a multicultural environment
  • The unique chance of working collaboratively with AAU’s experienced team members and high-level partners from Africa and beyond
  • Annual leave days

Application Process:

Persons interested in applying for this role are to submit their CV, academic record, and names of two referees via an online form to the Human Resource Manager, AAU via the Application Portal

Applicants are to also include a working/active link to a showreel of their recent works (one or two).

Application Deadline:  – 18th August 2022

*Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Note:  The Association of African Universities values the skills and experiences that individuals bring to the organization and remains committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.  Background checks and satisfactory business references are essential conditions of employment. For more information on the AAU, please visit – www.aau.org.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. Sign up to our Newsletter to receive opportunities and News on African Higher Education.

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