JOB: Multimedia Producer

Job Opening:

Multimedia Producer

Education Week is seeking a creative, versatile multimedia producer to join a dynamic, committed, and fun-loving team of Web professionals. We are seeking a multimedia journalist who can bring fresh ideas, video-editing skills, and cutting-edge digital graphics to a talented news operation that provides first-rate content for education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences.

Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week spans multiple platforms, including a weekly print edition, a well-established online presence at edweek.org with more than 1 million registrants, specialized e-newsletters, special reports, a growing roster of staff- and guest-written blogs, webinars, online chats, video, and live events for education leaders.

The producer’s role will include: combining news articles, art, social media, and multimedia into vibrant content packages; editing video and audio and working with live-streaming operations; working with editorial and art colleagues to conceptualize and develop visually compelling and interactive features to enhance staff-written news content; and participating in and leading various projects, such as work with databases, video and audio production, photo galleries, interactive design, user-generated content, and community building. An eye for quality, technical integrity, and journalistic standards are essential.

Online news presentation techniques and technology are constantly changing, and our producers are expected to bring new ideas, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit to the job. You will have a voice and ownership of projects, working with reporters and editors in a collaborative team environment to conceptualize new storytelling features and enhancements to bring depth and breadth to online content.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in journalism and 2-5 years experience in news/information and multimedia production. Commitment to bringing stories to life through motion graphics, digital games, and other creative digital platforms.  Ability to work collaboratively with editorial, art, photo, and Web production colleagues.  Experience or interest in web development a plus.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital news production, content management systems, and blogging platforms.
  • A commitment to good journalism. Knowledge of journalistic standards and the ability to work quickly and independently while being meticulous about quality and technical integrity.
  • Proficiency in AfterEffects and Final Cut X is required.  Experience with Adobe Premier would be a plus.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or above.
  • Interest in and knowledge of education policy is a plus.
  • Interest or experience in Web development and design a plus.
  • Experience with on-site A/V production, editing or shooting video is a plus.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, or Javascript is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package and collegial work environment. Located in Bethesda, a vibrant suburb of Washington, D.C. Office is within walking distance to Metro, adjacent to popular bike path, and has on-site workout facilities.

To apply, contact Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, Managing Editor, Education Week – edweek.org

kmanzo@epe.org

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