The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a creative Video Producer and Editor. This position will report to the Director of News, Media, and Public Relations and create original multimedia (audio/video) content for social media and websites, leadership communications, educational modules, news reporting, and other enterprise-wide uses. In helping to build our video program, this person will be responsible for facilitating and performing studio and field-based video pre-production, production, and post-production; advise staff on narrative elements to bring sight and sound together to tell a cohesive story that achieves communication objectives; and provide consultative guidance and oversight regarding video strategy.
Some duties include: 1. Translate abstract concepts into effective visual form by working with team to develop scripts and storyboards. Select optimal forms of media for projects. Budget, allocate resources, and set deadlines as appropriate for projects. 2. Work with internal clients to advise the best category, style, and method for creating the most effective video to suit their needs and budgets. 3. Plan video shoots, including scouting, selecting, and reserving shoot locations. Develop production schedules and shoot lists. 4. Maintain a strong network of local freelance crew members. Select and hire additional crew and talent when needed for video shoots and arrange logistics for transportation and equipment. Reserve and rent equipment as needed. 5. Supervise all location and studio-based video production. Perform or direct all on-set lighting, camera operation, sound, teleprompter, and other production activity as needed. 6. Work with talent on performance direction. 7. Supervise all elements of post-production. Plan, perform, or delegate video post-production tasks, including making editorial decisions, editing video, editing and mixing audio, chroma-keying and visual effects, voice-over, motion graphics, color correction and finishing. 8. Manage internal review and approval process for video content. 9. Compress video projects for delivery and distribute to necessary sites, vendors, or clients. Post or upload video content on designated platform with appropriate tags and descriptions. 10. Provide guidance on style and branding to ensure cohesion in AAP videos. 11. Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot all production equipment and post-production infrastructure, including studio, cameras, lights, microphones, teleprompter, digital asset management, and video library. As necessary, provide guidance for purchases to continually improve the video production program. 12. Research and remain current on the developments and applications of state-of-the-art video production technology.
Qualifications Needed: 1. Bachelor’s degree in film/video, communications, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. 2. At least three to four years’ related experience in television, film, or new media production, including production equipment operation, non-linear editing, and creating motion graphics and visual fx. Experience in a corporate, medical, or association environment preferred. 3. Expert level knowledge of all professional video production procedures, practices, techniques, terminology, and production equipment operation including video cameras and recorders, audio recording equipment, file compression, audio recording, graphics manipulation, lighting, and proper handling and troubleshooting of broadcast quality video production equipment. 4. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office, non-linear editing software (eg, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere), Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc.), and the ability to learn and apply new video and audio technologies essential. Some travel, evening, and weekend work required.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
Internal Number: 6306266000
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.
Mission: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
Our fabulous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, LTD/STD, Vacation, Sick, Holiday pay, 401K/403B, Health and Wellness Reimbursement Program, Goal Achievement Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts.