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Communications Assistant: Photography and Social Media

Communications Assistant: Photography and Social Media

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics The University of Texas at Austin

Essential Functions:

· Serve as communications assistant to the Communications Coordinator.

· Take photos/video of ASE/EM community members including headshots, students/faculty working in labs, seminars, special events, etc.

· Develop social media content using photos and video. (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

· Edit photos/video and prepare for publishing.

· Upload photos to Flickr library.

· Design Power Point slides and/or posters for special events; manage digital displays.

· Assist Communications Coordinator with other projects as requested.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experienced digital photographer. (provide portfolio or photo library)

· Experience with digital photo editing.

· Experience with school newspaper, yearbook, interviewing, photography, etc. (high school experience is ok)

· Experience working with UT students and faculty (not required but must be comfortable with this)

Potential Learning Outcomes:

· Prioritizes tasks

· Finishes tasks/assignments on time

· Organizes time/materials

· Demonstrate reliability with attendance and punctuality

· Pays close attention to details

· Shows enthusiasm

· Use specific software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and movie editing software to edit photos/videos and design graphics

· Communicates well via written word (email) and adapts to appropriate audiences

· Improve photography and photo editing skills

· Learning to work well with students, alumni and faculty during event photography

· Learning new interview skills

· Develop professional skills working with a variety of people in an academic setting

· Takes initiative to understand project requests

Position Details:

· Part-time (10-20 hrs/week) – We are seeking a student who is interested in keeping this position over several semesters if the fit is right.

· $11/hour

· The ability to be flexible with hours is preferred.


Send resume and portfolio to Kendra Harris at


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