Digital Storyteller (Grand Forks - ND)

University of North Dakota   Grand Forks, ND   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
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Posted on December 23, 2020


The Center for Rural Health connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural communities. For 40 years, we have worked with the public and private sectors This position will work with the Rural Health Information Hub, a federally-funded national information center on rural health issues. The position will be responsible for executing visual and audio stories from initial development through final delivery and publication. Videos and podcast products will highlight rural health programs and issues, share insights from rural health experts, and explain the products and services of RHIhub.

Departmental Information

The Center for Rural Health connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural communities. For 40 years, we have worked with the public and private sectors expanding a circle of partners to develop creative solutions to critical health issues.  The Center is located at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, as we create solutions to complex challenges. The Center for Rural Health works with communities, healthcare organizations, healthcare providers, policy-makers, researchers, and rural health stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities

Plan, script, and produce video content for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) website.
Plan, script, and produce podcasts.
Other multi-media content development, as assigned.
Participate in professional activities.

Required Competencies

Knowledge of rural health issues
Proven ability to tell stories with a clear narrative arc.
Proven editorial skills producing engaging and authentic multi-media content
Ability to produce end-to-end videos and podcasts
Ability to work in a team to develop video and audio content
Ability to manage time efficiently, be resourceful, and effectively implement feedback
Ability to drive multiple projects in various mediums across the finish line in parallel, all while on tight deadline(s).
Experience compiling several pieces of content to create one finished production
Demonstrates a genuine openness to feedback and constant, fluid change while offering constructive input to the process and advocating for best practices.
Superior organizational skills, especially with large volumes of digital visual content such as video, photographs, and graphic assets.
Self-starter, especially in times of ambiguity.
High level of skill in video editing, coloring, and mastering.
Expert level proficiency in audio software.
Ability to travel, as well as work flexible hours when needed.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Visual Journalism, Film Production, Communications, will consider other degrees with direct audio/video production experience or education.
2 years of experience working in storytelling, digital journalism, digital content production, and/or non-fiction cinema production.
A strong portfolio of professional content, with individual contributions clearly attributed per project. 
Experience with video editing and production software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Keynote, etc.)
Experience with both Mac and PC platforms
Cover letter and resume submitted at time of application.
Successful completion of criminal history records check.
Additional Requirements:  

If applicant is invited for interview, they will be required to provide a portfolio of their work for review by the recruitment committee.   
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing top tier editorial videography, photography, and editing deliverables to a variety of clients.
Experience with audio software (e.g. Audacity, Adobe Audition, Apple Logic Pro, etc.)
Experience collaborating with visual content development teams and multiple stakeholders all working toward a common goal.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$39,000/year minimum ranging to $65,000/year (based on qualifications and experience), Full-time Benefited, Exempt.  This position is grant funded.

Work Schedule/Start Date

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Requires occasional work outside of standard hours.


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.