Serve in a hands-on capacity for priority work including serving the President's Office, strategic initiatives or campaigns, directing, filming, and editing
Oversee and actively operate video equipment and related multimedia for 360° films, podcasting, social media, interactive/animations, and storytelling efforts
Manage a team of film editors
Use independent judgment to assess the effectiveness of all video content and executional direction
Oversee concepting, execution and delivery of multimedia assets, in a variety of formats including narrative and text-driven video, audio, and photography
Partner with Creative Director to ensure design standards are upheld; coordinate with designers and photographers as needed
Partner with Director of Content Strategy to analyze data and various measures of engagement, to improve reach of content across channels.
Operate with a high level of autonomy and use independent judgment and creativity to deliver results
Direct activities pre/post production including casting, location scouting, permits, budgets, and shooting
Incorporate accessibility requirements and techniques (captioning, audio descriptions, use of color, contrast) into the team's workflow
Additional duties as assigned
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications is committed to diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
5-7 years as an editor/film producer
2-3 years of multimedia team management
Bachelor's degree in film or journalism, multimedia/visual communications, or related field
Advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
Experience with project management tools
Familiarity with video accessibly guidelines for WCAG 2.0 standards and audio description services (audio-visual translation)
Experience with video/audio hosting platforms such as WordPress, Vimeo, Simplecast, and YouTube
Experience with maintenance and operation of a variety of video camera equipment
An online portfolio with current projects
Keen knowledge of all aspects of film production, set and studio lighting, sound editing, motion graphics/animation, and emerging technology, formats, and distribution channels
Ability to work on multiple projects and complete high-quality work against strict and conflicting deadlines that are dictated by clients and management
Excellent content judgment
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism
Background in producing multimedia and video for a non-profit organization
Experience with video storage/management services
Ability to travel international as needed; on-location planning and filming
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50732BR
About Harvard University Administration
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