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Officer, Multimedia (Video Producer)

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Washington, D.C.

Date Posted: 01/16/2020

Overview

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.

Communications

The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew’s reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.

Position Overview

The Officer, Multimedia (Video Producer) is responsible for creating concepts for and producing a wide variety of video content for Pew that covers a range of public policy and research topics. The producer will work collaboratively with the digital and creative teams, as well as with a range of communications and program colleagues, to develop engaging multimedia content that helps advance Pew’s goals. The officer will report to the Director, Multimedia and be based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in strategic planning for video storytelling across all Pew channels, including the website, newsletters, social media, as well as conferences and other in-person events.
  • Develops and produces video and audio products to further program and institutional goals.
  • Oversees all phases of video production, from pre-production through post-production. This includes writing concepts and scripts, scoping and budgeting productions, booking talent and locations, conducting interviews, and collaborating with videographers, editors, and motion artists/illustrators on video style and content.
  • Leads planning, rough cut, and fine cut review meetings with colleagues.
  • Works with communications operations colleagues to develop contracts for production and post-production vendors such as freelance crews, composers, sound mixers/design, color correction, licensing footage, etc.
  • Works collaboratively with other communications team members to develop and refine video concepts from initial stages through distribution and cross-channel execution.
  • Undertakes tasks and special projects assigned by senior staff as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest communications trends to inform creative approaches as well as to aid internal knowledge sharing.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least eight years of hands-on relevant producing experience.
  • Must have excellent oral communications, writing, editing and research skills and be able to work individually as well as in groups to meet goals. Proven ability to frame and draft cogent written messages.
  • Strong strategic and tactical digital editorial skills, honed by previous experience.
  • A strong creative vision that is both inspired and relevant.
  • Management of all aspects of physical production, from script to delivery.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work with grace under pressure.
  • Basic editing experience in Premier and experience in Adobe creative suite products required.
  • Strong project-management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects. Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Flexibility and adaptability with proven experience managing multiple priorities and projects while meeting deadlines and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships in multi-faceted organizations.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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