World Science Festival is hiring a Video Producer for its New York City office.
We’re looking for a creative and talented non-fiction storyteller to join our growing media department. You will produce multiple video series, special projects, and live studio broadcasts for our new digital channels. The Video Producer will also work closely with the Director of Media to ideate, develop, and pilot original series. We’re interested in using media in new ways to explore the frontiers of science and create conversations around mind-blowing big ideas. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong sense of curiosity, a filmmaker’s vision, and a passion for science to grow with a mission-driven organization that reaches millions of people around the world. The position is based in our New York office and is a full-time staff position for the right candidate.
Write, produce, direct, and post-produce original short/long form video content for our digital channels.
Research and pitch ideas for new series and episodes.
Produce video content for NYC Festival programming and other live events.
During the Festival, interview some of the world’s leading scientists, produce social worthy moments, and document behind the scenes.
Post-produce and oversee the edits of our long-form Festival programs to improve editorial flow and make them more engaging for our digital audience.
Produce dynamic live video broadcasts from the WSF Studio to foster audience engagement and discussion around our videos.
Repurpose video from our existing library into new formats.
Support video production and post-production for our online learning platforms.
Work closely with Marketing, Social, and Education teams to optimize video content for various distribution platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and broadcast television.
B.A or B.S. in filmmaking, journalism, communication, video production, or science.
5+ years of professional experience producing/directing science-based videos preferred.
Shooting or editing skills a HUGE plus.
Strong writing skills with experience writing series proposals, scripts, and VO.
Ability to transform scientific research and complex ideas into interesting, understandable, and entertaining videos.
Experience working with multiple editors and animators to craft stories in a post.
Knowledge of the latest digital media production technologies including video formats (HD, 4K, 360 VR) and related camera, grip and lighting gear.
Proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Google Docs.
Desire to learn new technology, software, hardware and techniques relevant to this role.
Avid consumer of a wide range of science media and an understanding of the ever-changing digital/social media landscape.
How to apply:
For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and works samples (Links to online portfolios are highly preferred).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The World Science Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer. Company Description: The World Science Foundation produces original live and digital content that brings scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.
Our flagship live event, The World Science Festival, is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. Through programming that spans a broad range—from vibrant discussions and debates to works of theatre and film—world-class scientists, leading thinkers, and renowned artists take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The week-long New York Festival has drawn more than a million and a half visitors since its launch in 2008, with millions more viewing the programs online.
The Foundation’s live events and theatrical productions tour nationally and internationally. In March 2016, the Foundation launched the World Science Festival Brisbane, bringing its distinctive programming to new audiences and establishing the first annual Festival outside of New York.
World Science U is the Foundation’s online education initiative, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
The World Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.