JOB: Videographer/Motion Graphics – IFPRI – DC

Job Description:The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a videographer and motion graphics designer to produce and manage video projects and oversee production of local and international broadcasting of seminars and events. This position requires a candidate who’s experienced with shooting video and has knowledge of best practices for video and audio acquisition as well as editing and post-production. Responsibilities will include project planning, storyboarding, and execution. Must be able to take abstract concepts and produce visually compelling video and animation. This position is for a one-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment, based in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Produce and manage video and motion graphics projects, maintaining production quality according to standard industry rules and practices.
  • Organize and direct location video shoots, conduct interviews, review scripts, and supervise post-production activities.
  • Assist with creative development; collaborate with all Communications and Knowledge Management teams.
  • Supervise external video vendors.
  • Interact with Facilities Management regarding in-house studio facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in video production, motion graphics, video journalism, or closely related discipline, plus five years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use motion graphic software such as Motion or After Effects for creating animated graphics, dynamic text, and special effects.
  • Experience working in either video broadcast or production activities using high-definition broadcast equipment.
  • Experience with live streaming and related production processes.
  • Knowledge of leveraging video sharing platforms for marketing and outreach.
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, & Illustrator.
  • Proficiency with DSLR equipment & taking photographs.
  • Ability to work independently to direct, organize, and facilitate necessary resources.
  • Ability to supervise externally-contracted professional video services.
  • Ability to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with New Tek Tricaster broadcasting equipment.
  • Background in graphic design and animation.
  • Experience in documentary filmmaking.
  • Knowledge of Ustream.



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