Multimedia Specialist at Society for Neuroscience
SUMMARY: Serves as key member of SfN communications team to coordinate, execute, and help prioritize multimedia projects across the organization, while ensuring adherence to organizational brand, voice, and standards. With guidance, responsible for supporting department’s management of both internally and externally produced multimedia projects, including project development, messaging, storyboarding, production, and editing. Maintains organizational library of video and print images and facilitates repurposing of multimedia content for use in various communications vehicles.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Project development and management
• With guidance, engage and work collaboratively with SfN departments to develop and implement multimedia initiatives, identifying key goals and messaging, and translating project goals and messages to multimedia concepts. Help develop and monitor project timelines to produce expected deliverables.
• Work with departmental leadership to help prioritize and execute projects based on allocated resources.
• On projects produced by outside vendors, serve as primary vendor contact, coordinating between SfN department(s) and vendor while keeping organizational and project goals in mind. Help ensure product components such as storyboards, images, etc., convey goals and strategies of department effectively and make edits as appropriate. Ensure that SfN brand standards for final projects are met regarding visuals, language, and tone.
• On internal projects, write and develop storyboards and scripts, ensuring adherence to Society brand, tone, and style. Shoot footage and secure audio on location (such as SfN annual meeting) and in-house, including set up of lighting, video equipment, audio, and general production oversight.
• Edit video footage with Final Cut Pro or other professional editing software, incorporating voice overs, audio mixes, etc. Where appropriate, create podcasts and vodcasts in preparation for uploading for online distribution.
• Work collaboratively with Creative Services team to ensure adherence to SfN Identity Standards in developing final product (fonts, logo usage, colors, etc.).
• Catalog, identify, and repurpose footage and transcripts, where appropriate, to meet broader organizational communications goals.
• Work collaboratively to identify vehicles and platforms for distribution and dissemination that meet organizational mission and/or project goals.
• In collaboration with Creative Services team, manage organizational image library and coordinate ongoing relationships with contracted photographers.
• Serve as an engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external colleagues.
• Support and actively build an office culture dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds member expectations.
• Work within the team and among departments to ensure that decisions are made to further the organization’s goals.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to produce high-quality online videos independently from start to finish, as demonstrated through a strong online show reel or online portfolio of previous work that includes examples of footage both filmed and edited, demonstrating ability to storyboard, technical knowledge, and creativity. Sound understanding and experience with most common online video formats and platforms. Understanding of basic elements of composition such as framing, light, color, depth of field and Rule of Thirds.
Effective oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills to interface with internal and external customers. Strong collaborative skills and ability to organize work across departments to achieve common objectives. Attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize in a flexible manner to address changing needs. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and to exercise sound judgment.
Advanced competence in computer software applications and related technology products, including but not limited to Final Cut Pro suite or similar professional system (including editing and mixing audio), Adobe Creative Suite products (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects), database systems and proficiency in Windows, MS Office Suite, and preferably content management system and association management system.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: College degree, or equivalent, and two to three years’ experience in the field (studio and/or on-location production experience) with at least one year of managing and balancing the technical aspects of the job with project management. Proven expertise in appropriate tools for the job, including digital HD video cameras, DSLRs, etc.; audio recording using different kinds of microphones; working with studio and/or portable lighting; and Final Cut Pro suite or similar professional system, including editing and mixing audio. Non-profit/membership association experience is preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent oral and written communication skills, good working knowledge of the English language.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Basic math skills required.
REASONING ABILITY: Must show good judgment and logic. Also must be able to competently handle potentially controversial issues and situations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment offers a high-performance culture with an emphasis on teamwork. Flexibility and capacity to manage multiple projects is needed. During windows of high project intensity, employees may be expected to work longer hours to complete projects. The annual meeting may require long hours standing and walking, including up and down stairs and escalators; as well as moving up to 25-pound boxes and video, lighting, and sound equipment; etc.
The Society for Neuroscience is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and multicultural work environment. SfN welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or any other category protected by law.
Please forward your letter of interest, current resume, salary requirements and references by e-mail or mail to:
Human Resources, SfN
1121 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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