Digital Video Content Producer
Reports to: Senior Creative Director
WETA is seeking a skilled digital video content producer to join our Communications Department, a natural storyteller at heart, to build affinity for our brand through exciting and engaging internal and external video productions. In this role, you will be creating content showcasing the many facets of WETA in a variety of formats including video, photography and animation for communications ranging from company events and meetings, broadcast interstitials, digital recruiting tools or other social media videos.
Some of the projects you may work on in a role like this range from taking photos of our television series hosts for publicity and marketing materials, editing a sizzle reel of the latest and greatest programs to come from WETA and PBS, producing a trailer to promote a new documentary film, or capturing video behind the scenes in our brand new, state of the art studios in Arlington, Virginia. Your work will be seen by many different audiences, from employees to our viewers around DC and the nation.
Looking to work with brand new, top of the line gear? This role will also be responsible for researching and building out the video and audio production kit that you would be using on a regular basis. It’s an A/V nerd’s dream!
The ideal candidate has a strong background in video production, including skills such as storyboarding, editing, on-site/event production, photography, lighting, color correction, motion graphics, and audio mixing.
To be considered for this role, please include a link to your portfolio or demo reel in your application or cover letter.
- Producing and editing video projects (trailers, sizzle reels, station image and proof of performance campaigns, social media clips, and internal presentations).
- Providing audio/visual support for in-person and virtual events.
- Shoot and light talent and interview subjects for promos, commercials, and integrations.
- Collaborate closely with Senior Creative Director, internal clients and stakeholders to help facilitate the creation of multimedia content.
- Develop production schedules and manage project budgets.
- Organize and manage video asset library.
SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Understanding of video specs and file formats for broadcast and digital output.
- Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with heavy focus on Adobe Premiere.
- Skilled in the core essentials of capturing video (composition, lighting, and sound)
- Ability to setup, handle, take down and maintain video production equipment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 5 years relevant experience at a creative agency, network, or studio with a heavy focus on audio/video production.
WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.
WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on weta.org, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.
WETA and NewsHour Productions prioritizes the safety and security of our community. In accordance with our focus on providing and maintaining a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees working in a WETA and/or NewsHour Productions office and employees who may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite, subject to business needs.
In accordance with this policy, all applicants for employment in a WETA and/or NewsHour Productions office are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Requests for exemption from this policy based on a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief will be considered upon a conditional offer of employment. Reasonable accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
WETA and NewsHour Productions is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WETA and NewsHour Productions are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and internships. WETA and NewsHour Productions make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.