Founded in 1870 and located in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology is a university on the rise. Guided by the university’s 10-year strategic plan and its commitment to student success and a technology-centric academic environment, Stevens has grown in enrollment, research impact, and stature.
Stevens invites applications for a temporary, eight-month, full-time position as Executive Producer of the Associated Press Campus Insights pilot project (Temporary). This position will contribute to enhancing the Stevens reputation nationally and internationally through production and submission of videos of Stevens faculty thought leaders’ commentary on current, relevant, and newsworthy topics submitted through the AP content portal to AP subscribers worldwide.
Reporting to the Director of Public Relations, the Executive Producer will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Division of University Relations-in particular in the multimedia group-and with faculty and communications specialists in the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science, the School of Systems and Enterprises, the School of Business and the College of Arts and Letters, as well as faculty who are affiliated with Stevens’ research centers. This position requires a professional who will work creatively and cooperatively in a team setting and can also function efficiently when working independently.
The Executive Producer (EP) will oversee all aspects of the Stevens Institute of Technology collaboration with the Associated Press Insights Project.
The EP will serve as the primary liaison with AP to ensure Stevens meets or exceeds its contractual commitments of submitting at least two videos per week. As the systems become mature, increasing the number of videos Stevens submits per week is expected. The EP will be responsible for identifying faculty experts (with help from the Director of PR and other colleagues), scheduling interviews, preparing faculty for effective commentary, and ensuring the quality of the final product, including appropriate recognition of Stevens, metatagging, and all titles, slugs and other identifiers. The EP will immerse him/herself in Stevens research and fields of expertise at Stevens to serve as a trusted resource in broadcast news for breaking scientific news.
To ensure the AP Campus Insights pilot is successful, the EP will:
· Work with the AP project team to fully understand and develop protocols to take full advantage this pilot period and comply with project requirements.
· Meet regularly with the PR team and public relations agency to identify faculty experts.
· Meet with faculty and researchers on a regular basis to identify potential sources
· Conduct pre-interviews, schedule interviews, and provide research to Stevens’ academic experts as needed prior to shoot date.
· Assist videographer with set-up for interviews to provide the highest standards of broadcast journalism.
· Serve as interviewer for taped interviews with the academic expert; coach them to provide concise, clear, sound bytes of various lengths that stations and networks can easily insert into their reporting.
· Provide comprehensive media training to Stevens faculty. This includes coaching for broadcast interviews, training in the art of the "sound byte," etc.
· Screen and then select the "sound bytes" that will be uploaded to the AP Video Hub.
· Write all essential editorial information for the AP Video Hub regarding the expert interviews, making sure scripts, titles, metatags and slugs meet the highest journalistic standards.
· Solicit comments/feedback from AP and Stevens University Relations to improve content and increase usage of Stevens expert interviews with AP clients.
· Baccalaureate degree in a related field of work; advanced degree preferred
· 10 years of experience in broadcast news production
· Experience and fluency in science and technology topics
· Excellent project management skills; highly organized, proactive, ability to multitask, work quickly and meet multiple deadlines
· Detail-oriented, resourceful, and excellent follow-through
· Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of the organization
· Superb work ethic with a passion for excellence and innovation
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This is an on-campus position.
Communications & Marketing
General Submission Guidelines:
In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.