Digital-Video Communications Specialist at University of Colorado

Title: Digital-Video Communications Specialist

Location: United States – Remote

The PhET Team is a leader in inclusive design for highly interactive technologies used in science and mathematics teaching. This position is part of a PhET initiative contributing to the advancement of inclusive design, research, and development practices across PhET’s research community.

The PhET team is dedicated to high-quality STEM education for all students, disseminating PhET simulations as open (free) education resources globally and pioneering approaches for making interactive content accessible to all learners. We are a passionate, creative, and productive group, including STEM education, simulation, and inclusive design experts, education researchers, software engineers, quality assurance specialists, and more. Our project is a blend of an academic research project, an outreach project, and an innovative education technology company, housed within the Department of Physics and working with diverse partners at CU Boulder and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Work closely with PhET leadership to produce and share digital/video content. The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include:

Digital/Video Content:

  • Create short videos and animations telling the story of research developments, technology creations, development challenges, and personal narratives of researchers for an audience including researchers and the general public.
  • Support video capture of relevant footage (potentially in-person or remotely, depending on the successful candidate’s location and available grant funding for travel).
  • Edit short lectures and discussion videos recorded by the PhET Team and collaborators to create a collection of educational resources for the research community.

Email List & Social Media Updates:

  • Create, schedule, and manage a communication planning calendar for PhET’s research community.
  • Communicate with members of PhET’s research community through an email list to support the drafting, editing, and publication of updates to the community.

Website Updates:

  • Assist with the setup of a small, dedicated research community website.
  • Co-manage with PhET leadership the research community website, including editing and publishing content to update the community on new community activities and outcomes.
  • Create quarterly reports on growth and evolution of the research community using basic website analytics.

What You Should Know

  • This is a part-time (40%) position (16 hours/week), but we will consider candidates interested in the range of part-time from 20-50% (8-20 hours/week).
  • Timeline for reviewing applications: We plan to begin reviewing applications August 22, 2022. We will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled, up to Sept. 15, 2022. We plan to communicate an update on the position to all applicants by or before September 30, 2022.
  • The start date is flexible. We will consider start dates as early as Sep 1, 2022 and as late as Nov 1, 2022, with a preference for an early start date.
  • Candidates can work remotely in the United States (US residents only).
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The annual starting salary range at 40% time for this position is $16,000-$30,000.
    • Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
  • This part-time position is eligible for paid vacation and sick leave. However, this position is only eligible for benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, and ECO Pass at 50% time. Positions under 50% time are not eligible for benefits.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 2+ years of experience as a communications professional, including creating digital/video content for social media and/or websites.
  • Experience working in a collaborative, remote work, environment.

What You Will Need

  • Outstanding storytelling, content creation, editing and motion graphic skills.
  • Experience creating short form videos for websites, using Adobe Rush, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or similar software.
  • Proficient in the world of digital media trends.
  • Experience with digital/video content creation for workplace settings, such as professional development, academic outreach, etc.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, coordinate and collaborate.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in communications, digital media, film, marketing, advertising, journalism, or closely related field.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Rush, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Experience with common editing techniques and advanced storytelling.
  • Knowledge or experience in digital accessibility, including video captioning and audio description.
  • Knowledge or experience with Office 365 and Sharepoint.
  • Knowledge or experience with graphic design, branding and maintaining a brand identity across media and platforms.
  • Personal interest or passion in advancing accessibility for people with disabilities.