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Asset Manager/Sr. Production Artist
University Communications - Marketing and Special Events
Working Title : Asset Manager/Sr. Production Artist
Department : University Communications - Marketing and Special Events
Reports To : Associate Dir. of Production
Supervises : Support Staff
Salary : Up to $85,000
Payroll Classification: PUBL COORD SR
Req Nbr : 26344

Position Summary
The UCLA Marketing and Special Events team provides leadership in creating revenue-producing marketing programs for critical campus-wide initiatives, such as admissions and fundraising. The marketing programs are targeted toward critical internal and external stakeholders and help address UCLA’s ability to compete for the best students and faculty and attract ever-increasing private resources. Clients include External Affairs (Development, Alumni Relations, Government and Community Relations, and Advancement Services) and academic and administrative units, including undergraduate and graduate education and the Chancellor’s Office.

Primary Responsibilities
Positioned within the production unit of the UCLA Marketing group, the Asset Manager/Senior Production Artist will work closely with all the marketing department units (Account, Creative, Digital, Special Events and Protocol, Brand) in developing and implementing digital asset management best practices to generate efficiencies that provide increased productivity and accessibility within the department. The position will assist the Creative, Digital and Production units with sourcing, locating, and organizing assets as needed in a very quick-paced work environment. This individual will report directly to the Associate Director of Production, and will essentially be the go to person for managing assets on servers, and eventually in preparation for a fully integrated Asset Management System.

The Asset Manager/Senior Production Artist will also be responsible for working closely with various creative teams to prepare creative for print/digital vendors and various campus partners, ensuring quality throughout the process. Responsibilities also include, and are not limited to, preparing files for printing standards and digital standards (web, social, emails, and various digital based communications), retouching photography, text edits, creating mock-ups, presentation decks, and organizing and archiving files. This position will manage usage rights for all existing and incoming digital assets within the UCLA Marketing department.

Qualifications
1. 5-10 years of experience in an agency setting or in a high-volume, large organization working in digital asset management and creative production.

2. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, and high level of technological literacy on Mac platform, as well as knowledge of video and image file formats.

3. Proficient with Extensis or other asset management software.

4. High-level understanding of creative/design to enable efficient working relationship with creative partners and agencies.

5. Color management and retouching skills.

6. Knowledge in production/post production workflows.

7. Knowledge of both digital and print production, and an understanding of video production.

8. Strong working knowledge of usage rights monitoring, and implementation.

9. Strong organizational skills.

10. Strong oral and written communications skills.

11. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
The UCLA Marketing and Special Events team provides leadership in creating revenue-producing marketing programs for critical campus-wide initiatives, such as admissions and fundraising. The marketing programs are targeted toward critical internal and external stakeholders and help address UCLA’s ability to compete for the best students and faculty and attract ever-increasing private resources. Clients include External Affairs (Development, Alumni Relations, Government and Community Relations, and Advancement Services) and academic and administrative units, including undergraduate and graduate education and the Chancellor’s Office.

Primary Responsibilities
Positioned within the production unit of the UCLA Marketing group, the Asset Manager/Senior Production Artist will work closely with all the marketing department units (Account, Creative, Digital, Special Events and Protocol, Brand) in developing and implementing digital asset management best practices to generate efficiencies that provide increased productivity and accessibility within the department. The position will assist the Creative, Digital and Production units with sourcing, locating, and organizing assets as needed in a very quick-paced work environment. This individual will report directly to the Associate Director of Production, and will essentially be the go to person for managing assets on servers, and eventually in preparation for a fully integrated Asset Management System.

The Asset Manager/Senior Production Artist will also be responsible for working closely with various creative teams to prepare creative for print/digital vendors and various campus partners, ensuring quality throughout the process. Responsibilities also include, and are not limited to, preparing files for printing standards and digital standards (web, social, emails, and various digital based communications), retouching photography, text edits, creating mock-ups, presentation decks, and organizing and archiving files. This position will manage usage rights for all existing and incoming digital assets within the UCLA Marketing department.

Qualifications
1. 5-10 years of experience in an agency setting or in a high-volume, large organization working in digital asset management and creative production.

2. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, and high level of technological literacy on Mac platform, as well as knowledge of video and image file formats.

3. Proficient with Extensis or other asset management software.

4. High-level understanding of creative/design to enable efficient working relationship with creative partners and agencies.

5. Color management and retouching skills.

6. Knowledge in production/post production workflows.

7. Knowledge of both digital and print production, and an understanding of video production.

8. Strong working knowledge of usage rights monitoring, and implementation.

9. Strong organizational skills.

10. Strong oral and written communications skills.

11. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.