Stanford University — Senior Creative Producer

Senior Creative Producer
School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4223
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: I
Requisition ID: 91224

The School of Engineering

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development in the School of Engineering seeks a Senior Creative Producer to lead, develop and execute digital media production assignments requiring advanced level skills from original concept through final implementation with limited oversight. Reporting Senior Director for Digital Media Creation and Strategy, the Senior Creative Producer partners with internal and external clients including senior leaders and faculty regarding digital media projects and services. The Senior Creative Producer also serves as an in-house digital media expert for the unit with time contribution split between project leadership and as a technical contributor.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is passionate about the role of technology – and digital media – in teaching and learning to work with world-class content, collaborators, and colleagues.


  • Have a strong and diverse portfolio of past educational media projects
  • Be passionate about creating impactful learning experiences through digital media while creatively navigating time and budget constraints and maximizing available resources
  • Have prior experience managing a large portfolio of concurrent projects
  • Have past experience as a member of a digital media team (e.g. working together with editors, camera operators, etc.)
  • Have prior experience working at a college or university and successfully collaborating with faculty, instructors, and high-level administrators on projects
  • Be familiar with SCPD's product offerings


  • Build and manage productive relationships with a broad range of people, including faculty, academic staff, program managers, instructional designers, etc. – closely collaborating on creative approaches to meet learning goals with digital media, setting timelines, articulating the production process and expectations, communicating issues, providing status updates, and suggesting appropriate methods for improvement.
  • Develop overall themes for multi-faceted projects as well as individual concepts, and determine appropriate mediums and the effective use of resources.
  • Coordinate the pre-production process: work with faculty and instructors on concept development, scripts, and storyboards; create and communicate project scope and timelines; and manage deliverables within the resources allocated.
  • Coordinate the production process: schedule shoots and determine staffing needs to support them; uphold legal compliance standards and procedures; finalize deliverables with the teaching team; and post assets to internal or external media hosting platforms.
  • Organize the post-production of content and collaborate with the in-house post-production team and contractors: editing videos, adding slides and supplemental content, and encoding video resources to the right specifications.
  • Review cuts and provide consistent feedback.
  • Help faculty and instructors understand recording options available to them, and help them learn to record their lectures using the methods most appropriate to their needs.
  • Assist teaching team, including TAs, with video production tools and course platforms. Serve as the in-house digital media expert for a school/unit.
  • Act as a liaison with contractors and identify competitive pricing for products and services.
  • Work on technical projects requiring expertise and creativity in analysis and deployment of technology.
  • May lead and train other production staff.

*All applicants will need to submit a portfolio of work.

Your responsibilities include

  • Plan, research, prepare and produce professional-quality digital media for instruction, promotional programs, location and studio programs, live video conferences and webcasts, live-on-tape studio, and/or other communicative purposes for both internal and external audiences.
  • Play an active role in planning, advising and partnering with clients on strategic and creative projects requiring extensive subject matter knowledge within time and cost constraints.
  • Take independent ownership of large, complex digital media projects. Perform the full range of the digital media project cycle: initiating, planning, producing, refinement, delivery, and archiving.
  • Create and oversee the creation of original visual content and produce high impact visual storytelling. Manage process from conception, to production, to completion across a diverse array of communications channels and media utilizing best practice standards that foster photographic and video excellence.
  • Consult with, and help faculty and staff to incorporate digital media into research projects, presentations, course design and curricula in support of student learning or departmental communication goals.
  • Manage all aspects of capturing, recording, and transmitting of all digital media productions, video and/or images for internal and external clients.
  • May serve as internal project leader and provide guidance and training to other staff.

*Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience (Required)

  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Certifications and Licenses:


Desired Qualifications

  • The ability to manage a variety of complex, highly creative projects with changing priorities, deadlines, and faculty and staff needs
  • Experience working on multiple projects concurrently, including a commitment to meeting timelines and proactively communicating delays or issues
  • The ability to think creatively in project conceptualization as well as finding solutions to problems
  • Strong sense of aesthetics demonstrated through graphic design, typography, styling, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with concept creation and production process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive service-oriented attitude; sensitive to faculty needs and expectations; mature judgment and developed diplomacy skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Prior experience working with editors – deep knowledge of Premiere and After Effects preferred
  • Strong knowledge of digital asset management, color correction and audio mixing, and production techniques
  • Advanced technical experience using production equipment including field and studio cameras, sound and lighting equipment, camera workflows, video creation and editing software, and encoding best practices and video compression formats
  • Strong ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead a small team on complex productions – a self-starter who can work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience working with high-level talent preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Required)

  • Expert level technical experience using digital media equipment, video creation, editing software, and/or motion graphics and effects software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in production techniques including videography, compression and file delivery and other production formats.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional quality productions, including field and studio camera, lighting, sound and editing,
  • Proven savvy and understanding of the online video environment and online distribution.
  • Ability to independently manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and training others.
  • Ability to communicate and articulate digital media products and options and adapt to alternatives when appropriate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broad audience, including high-level executives and faculty.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and executing archival digitization projects.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.

\* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Occasionally work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
  • May have exposure to high voltage electricity, noise > 80dB TWA, confined spaces, and working at heights above 10 feet.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.