Sr. Producer/Editor, Visual Storytelling Team

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Conservation International

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Arlington, VA, United States

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20 days ago

Sr. Producer/Editor, Visual Storytelling Team

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr. Producer/Editor will work as a part of the Visual Storytelling Team (VST) in Brand and Communications to lead or support the production and/or post-production of individual video projects and series, as well as to collaborate with other VST team members and Brand & Communications members of the marketing, editorial, brand partnerships, as well as CI global communicators. Key areas of activity are weighted towards creative development and production, digital marketing content creation and editing, and field story development. As a member of the VST team, the Sr. Producer/Editor will also follow guidelines for proper media asset management and equipment maintenance.

The position reports to the Director of Production, VST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Digital Marketing and Editing: The Sr. Producer/Editor conceives, writes, shoots (when required), edits and produces engaging social-ready video content, collaborating with Marketing and Editorial teams. They manage relations with internal, external, and partner program teams to refine the story and develop creative briefs and handle tasks like color correction, motion graphics, selecting soundtracks, researching stock imagery, troubleshooting technical issues, sound design, distribution of video deliverables, and proper acquisition and storage of legal documentation and any other functions of the post-production process. This may include hiring and managing vendor talent, budgets, and writing vendor contracts with the guidance of the General Counsel. The Sr. Producer/Editor works to stay current on creative industry trends, see the big picture, explore possibilities and provide actionable resources to inspire new ideas. Together with the other Visual Storytelling Team members, they maintain annual subscriptions to WeTransfer, Frame.IO, Vimeo, and other such online accounts. The Sr. Producer/Editor dedicates roughly 40% of their time to it.
  • Field Story Development and CI Events Coverage: The Sr. Producer/Editor researches and develops new video content ideas, pitches video concepts internally to Brand and Communications, manages internal client relations, collaborates with internal program teams to refine stories and develop creative briefs, creates storyboards, shot-lists and reviews video content created by other CI programmes and partners as required, ensuring that CI’s video brand guidelines are adhered to. The conducts and/or manages video editing, scriptwriting, creating motion graphics and visual effects, audio mixing, music direction, distribution of video deliverables, and proper acquisition and storage of legal documentation. They hire and manage vendor talent as needed, including cameramen, editors, sound engineers, graphic artists, narrators, translators, transcription services, musicians, colorists, and others in executing creative work, including writing vendor contracts with the guidance of the General Counsel. The Sr. Producer/Editor may shoot and edit board meetings, galas, and other CI-sponsored events as needed for use with donors and/or social media. The Sr. Producer/Editor dedicates roughly 30% of their time to it.
  • Global Video Branding and Messaging Support: The Sr. Producer/Editor manages and maintains the overall quality of all Conservation International videos by reviewing video productions led by CI field offices and VST colleagues, providing detailed feedback and guidance on scripts, story, footage, video branding, and graphics. They help to maintain a list of video contractors for all field offices, oversee field office video vendor contracts, and ensure all final video products are stored at HQ. The Sr. Video Editor contributes to the development of training guides for field office video productions, leads the B&C digital video content meetings, and develops training guides for field office video productions. They update the editorial calendar with their project information, collaborate with Marketing, Media, and Editorial teams on video distribution strategy (i.e. engaging titles, thumbnails, promotion plans, bonus materials), and develop video concepts for marketing proposals.
  • Partnerships/Donor Support: The Sr. Producer/Editor supports engagement with current partners/donors, and helps to find new partners for video distribution and promotion, and for video production. They may support grant submissions and applications to film festivals. They may prepare usage and licensing agreements for video footage and films. This represents roughly 5% of the Sr. Video Editor’s time.
  • Media Assets and Coordinator Supervision: The Sr. Producer/Editor lends limited support to the VST Director of Production in the management of the video library and delivery of footage requests from media, field, and other constituents (which includes maintaining hard drive the organization, backups of all footage/media, logging, ingesting and cataloging footage in Media Asset Management System). They will support but not lead oversight of asset and copyright management, MAM troubleshooting, innovating ways to make studio workflow more efficient, and maintaining the organization of the project slate. Note: VST Director of Production takes primary responsibility for co-managing the VST Coordinator. Representing roughly 20% of all VST hours, the Sr. Producer/Editor will allow roughly 3% (5 hours) of their time per month to support.
  • Equipment: The Sr. Producer/Editor may procure new equipment for their project and will contribute to maintaining cleanliness and inventory of production equipment and follow the lead of the VST Director of Production in maintaining inventory control spreadsheet, checking out gear to productions, and checking gear back into the system upon return. The Sr. Producer/Editor should expect to spend roughly 3 hours per month to support this key responsibility (of the roughly 20 total VST hours).

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position is based in Arlington, VA.
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required. Will be required to carry video equipment and work in harsh field conditions, including extreme weather, wildlife or disease hazards, hiking on uneven terrain, staying in rustic accommodations, working alone or with limited assistance, and traveling by small aircraft or boat.
  • Our Arlington, VA office is officially open. Guidance on hybrid or remote work schedules will be discussed during the interview process.
  • For the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, all US-based Conservation International staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandatory vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site in CI US offices. Effective January 4, 2022, new hires will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a government-approved vaccine as a condition for employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video Production, Science, Conservation, Policy, or other relevant fields to Conservation International’s work and/or videography.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience with working knowledge of production operations, including:
    • Video post-production editing and motion graphics creation
    • Adobe Creative Cloud, primarily Premiere Pro and After Effects
    • Motion Graphics creation knowledge and skills
    • Encoding
    • Media management and video archiving best practices
    • Scheduling, production logistics, budget development, and tracking
    • Video storytelling as it relates to social media and interest in exploring emerging trends.

Preferred

  • Experience creating short-form videos such as television promos, commercials, or PSAs that demonstrate a knowledge of fast-cut editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and short-form narrative; OR motion graphic design such as animated explainer videos, animated infographics, and motion graphic support to conventional production.
  • Experience producing videos for key social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Strong working knowledge of any of the following: Spanish, French, Portuguese

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

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Conservation International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled