Beacon Multimedia Editor

Job Title

Beacon Multimedia Editor





Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position is open to all UP students. However, preference is given to applicants with relevant experience
  • Plays leadership role as directed by adviser and editor-in-chief during Beacon Boot Camp training in August
  • Oversees multimedia content in consultation with editors
  • Ensures all photos and video have strong and compelling visual elements, high quality audio
  • Supervises and assigns photographers and videographers, enforcing deadlines and ensuring all important information is provided (ie: photo and video captions, photo credits)
  • Monitors visual and audio elements to ensure there’s no copyright infringement
  • Coaches photographers and videographers to ensure high journalistic and aesthetic standards
  • Facilitates closed captioning on all posted videos.
  • Encourages and executes innovation in multimedia storytelling
  • Advises Community Engagement Editor on Instagram to ensure posts are frequent, creative and effective
  • Updates “multimedia elements on the website as directed by Editor-in-Chief
  • In collaboration with section editors, keeps visual assignments updated on assignment “budget” (Google Doc)
  • Coaches, critiques and encourages photographers and video journalists
  • Strategizes feature coverage in collaboration with Living Editor
  • Supervises check out/check in of photo, video and audio equipment
  • Contributes two story ideas each week
  • Takes photos and videos as assigned


General Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Understands photojournalism (telling a story with photos and/or video)
  • Is proficient at a range of digital tools (Photoshop and other editing software for photos and video)
  • Is insatiably curious, creative and proactive about learning
  • Is a good listener as well as a natural leader
  • Is dependable, considerate, ethical and emotionally mature
  • Does not shy away from a challenge
  • Can manage peers in a quasi-professional setting, holding them accountable
  • Manages time well and make deadlines; thrives on a busy schedule
  • Manages stress well, including short deadlines
  • Consumes journalistic and other digital media regularly for ideas and inspiration
  • Keeps up with current events, pop culture and UP student culture
  • Has a good sense of humor, knows how to generate “fun” content
  • Is a go-getter, strives for excellence, naturally goes above-and-beyond what’s expected
  • Collaborates and communicates well in a team setting
  • Is open to instruction


Time Commitment and Availability

  • Attends staff meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:40 unless there is a conflict with a class and the editor-in-chief approves the absence in advance. Beacon staffers are strongly discouraged from registering for classes that meet during those times.
  • The person in this position makes up part of The Beacon Editorial Board. In addition to Tuesday and Thursday all-staff meetings, Editorial Board members also have a required meeting on Wednesday nights at 7.
  • Attends Beacon Boot Camp training in August