Botstiber: Hiring for PT Multimedia Production Specialist

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About the Organization:

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is a 501(c) (3) private philanthropic foundation located in Media, PA, fulfilling the charitable intentions set forth by the late Dietrich W. Botstiber: to provide scholarships to talented students of good moral character in the fields of science, technology, and commerce; to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria; and to support programs that prevent cruelty to animals and human beings.  In support of these charitable intentions, the Botstiber Foundation currently operates the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies and Botstiber World Service.  More information is available www.botstiber.org

Job Summary:

The part-time Multimedia Production Specialist (10-15h/week) produces videos, photos, podcasts, promotional materials, and other digital assets in collaboration with project leads ­­which may include BIAAS and BIWFC Managing Directors, Foundation Administrator and Deputy Administrator.  Work hours are flexible, but must take place at our offices in Media, PA. Some domestic and/or international travel may be required several times per year.  The Multimedia Production Specialist is a self-reliant, experienced content creator who can produce projects from ideation to delivery based on the needs of the Foundation programs.  The Multimedia Production Specialist reports to the Foundation Deputy Administrator.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Multimedia Production Specialist manages the following media production work for the Foundation, in close collaboration with the Managing Directors or other project leads. The day-to-day focus varies depends on the needs of the programs, but includes:

  • Multimedia Production:
    • Attend single-day and multi-day events, as needed to capture video, audio or photos of lectures, conference presentations, or interviews. 
    • Maintain and manage Foundation-owned equipment and/or coordinate and manage rented equipment as needed.
    • Record and edit remote audio and/or video interviews or presentations via Zoom, Zencastr or other remote conferencing software to produce finished podcasts, webinars, and videos.
    • Produce promotional video materials for conferences and programs.
    • Ensure that the production process goes as smoothly as possible from the ingestion of raw shoots through editing, delivery, and archiving.
    • Create post-production timelines and provide editing for academic focused videos, adding images, sounds, logos, and/or other content to produce short-form (00:30-4:00) as well as longer (15:00-30:00) finished videos.
    • Work with vendors to make purchases necessary (equipment rental, music tracks for videos, etc.)
    • Oversee, communicate with, and manage contractors (additional video crew members, assistants, photographers, designers, etc) when projects require additional outside staffing.
    • Oversee and manage in-house productions (teaching staff members to use basic equipment, monitoring shoots, and cleaning/preparing and/or re-packing equipment when other staff members take the equipment out on trips).
  • Light Graphic Design Work:
    • Modifying PDFs, PowerPoints and content from other sources.
    • Creating simple designs and layouts for cards and flyers.
    • Create or use templates for basic titling and lower thirds in videos.
    • Typesetting text and formatting image content to create finished files for printer.
  • Work closely with project leads on potential projects to conceptualize projects and develop production plans, budgets and schedules.
  • Organize and Manage library of digital assets, with assistance from IT consultant, to ensure assets are safely stored and accessible.
  • Advise Foundation leadership and staff members on multimedia content production best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in developing engaging, informative multimedia content as it pertains to the Foundation mission.
  • Other digital asset creation, as requested.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Comfort/Willingness to use Windows/PC operating system.
  • Professional experience with Canon or other professional cinema, DSLR and/or mirrorless cameras, Tascam, Audiotechnica and Shure audio equipment, including applying firmware updates, and cleaning and maintaining lenses and camera bodies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel to shoot locations and manage/pack/clean/transport equipment
  • Current Driver’s License and willingness to drive during travel when necessary.
  • Ability to manage all shoot data and backups during travel shoots with Foundation computers and hard drives.
  • Ability to work well with others and willingness to assist others.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to a nontechnical audience.
  • Qualities of creativity, dedication, integrity, teamwork, flexibility, and accountability
  • Good understanding of and ability to work with historical and science/nature-related topics (preferred).
  • Strong communication skills (preferred).
  • Position requires sitting at a desk, mobility around office and occasionally moving supplies and office equipment, when necessary. 
  • Position requires moving up to 50 lbs. of equipment during photography and video productions.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Academic training in digital media skills (editing video, audio, and images; graphic design) or comparable professional experience providing media production to academic institutes, corporations or non-profit organizations (minimum 3-5 years in a freelance position or creative department). 
  • Portfolio of previous digital media work required with application submissions.  This may include links to videos produced, created or filmed indicating which level of participation went into the creation of the video.

Special Consideration:

 The Multimedia Production Specialist position includes a wide range of skills.  This position’s requirements may change based on the Multimedia Production Specialist’s specialization and media background. 

Hours

This is a flexible part-time position, averaging 10-15 hours a week dependent upon work load.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate based on qualifications.  Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, paid medical leave, and a flexible work schedule.  The Foundation has plans to provide retirements accounts to employees this spring of 2023.  

How to Apply 

For consideration please submit your cover letter, résumé, and portfolio of previous work (can be a link) to info@botstiber.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.