Media Producer

  • Harvard University
  • Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
  • Aug 04, 2017
Full time Media

Job Description

Harvard University

Media Producer
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Duties & Responsibilities
The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) within Academic Affairs is looking for a creative and highly organized Media Producer to join their team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Learning Technologies and Media, the Media Producer will be responsible for working with the project team to conceptualize and create compelling educational multimedia content including video, animations, still graphics, and text.

The Media Producer will be expected to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently. He/she will be responsible for the development of video and rich media content that is high quality, pedagogically sound, engaging, and visually dynamic. This position will require frequent collaboration with faculty, subject matter experts, business managers and learning designers to plan for video capture, film, perform video editing and complete post-production within agreed upon timelines and budgets. This position requires proven work experience as a camera operator and video editor.

Digital Media Planning:
Advocates best practices for media use in teaching and learning
Works with stakeholders to understand and capture objectives
Manages shoot schedules and resources
Builds and improves processes to satisfy the demands of a growing portfolio

Digital Media Creation:
Contributes to all aspects of producing digital content including pre-production, production, and post-production
Works with editing team to map out tasks against project requirements and deadlines.
Ensures work is completed in adherence to established deadlines.

Project and Process Management:
Works with media team and learning designers to develop style guides and templates to increase process efficiency
Has a continuous improvement mindset and focus on experimentation to generate new ideas
Maps out tasks and deadlines across multiple projects; Works with supervisor to prioritize and manage workload

Publishing and Asset Management:
Responsible for publishing digital content and keeping source content safe and organized
Utilizes strong understanding of video technologies, asset, rights management, and emerging video platforms
Understands asset management from multiple perspectives, helping to improve workflow
Participates in TLL functions, including coaching students in a Practicum course

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in digital communications, or similar area of study
• 3 - 5 years of previous experience filming, editing, and producing video and audio content
• Willingness to work extra hours during peak periods, including occasional evenings and weekends
• Previous experience in video capture and editing
• Proficient with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe After Effects, Kaltura or similar tools

This is a term position with funding for 24 months with the possibility of renewal.

Finalists will be required to submit a demo reel of their previous work as part of the application process.

Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.

Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Additional Qualifications
• Master's degree in education, communications, or a related field
• Working knowledge of project management concepts, tools and techniques
• Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and Video Management Platforms
• Ability to adapt in changing environment, manage time, and organize priorities
• Ability to work independently, solve problems, and make creative decisions
• Ability to work collaboratively within work group and across departments
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Interest in media development for learning/education
• High level understanding of online video environment, analytics, and online distribution of video
• Ability to work autonomously and exercise judgement while keeping his or her supervisor fully informed of all project developments
• Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a highly distributed team environment with multiple stakeholders
• Dependability, flexibility, sense of humor, and an entrepreneurial spirit
• Strong problem solving skills
Additional Information
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Job Function
Information Technology

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge


Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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