Multimedia Content Producer

Location: Headquarters, DC
Department: Communications
Supervisor: Vice President, Communications
Salary: Up to $70,000

BASIC SUMMARY:

The Multimedia Content Producer collaborates on a variety of storytelling projects about Defenders of Wildlife and the wildlife and wild lands we work to protect. This person should have the demonstrated ability to tell stories across a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, photography, videography, audio recording, graphic design and other emerging technologies, as well as a demonstrated history of managing multiple projects, clients, vendors, content catalogues and equipment. This position will support any combination of: conservation programs, advocacy, marketing, press outreach, and fundraising. The candidate will report to the Vice President of Communications and will work in collaboration with multiple departments as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating multimedia content (e.g., short videos for social media, photo slideshows, podcasts, audio recordings, documentary-style videos, infographics, etc.) for Defenders of Wildlife’s programs, branding, advocacy, and fundraising needs.

  • Strategize with Defenders’ staff on the style, length and type of multimedia content for a variety of mediums.

  • Find, evaluate and hire multimedia contractors, including but not limited to photographers and filmmakers.

  • Provide art direction and project management to contractors and internal staff.

  • Acquire photo and video from outside sources (e.g., stock houses, freelancers and local groups).

  • Manage and maintain Defenders’ photo and video database; develop best practices for video and photo development across multiple departments for various usage.; collect and catalogue multimedia content across multiple regional offices and departments.

  • Write and develop scripts, as necessary, in conjunction with Defenders’ staff.

  • Ensure department has the appropriate software, hardware, lighting, and other tools to create successful multimedia products. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Journalism, Communication Studies, Public Policy, Broadcasting or other related discipline (including Biology or Environmental Studies); advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience: 5-7 years’ experience working as a photographer, videographer, producer or editor.

  • Skills: Fluency with multimedia editing software including at least several of the following: Adobe Creative Suite, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, After Effects, Audition, Audacity, and others; Demonstrated familiarity with social media video and photo editing; Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects, some requiring immediate response and others planned for the longer term; strong interpersonal and interviewing skills.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Other:

  • Ability to manage several tasks at once, use sound judgment, and follow up on prioritized assignments 

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills; working knowledge of AP style a plus

  • Work effectively with others on team assignments

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and other Windows applications

  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so. There may also be a need to move heavy equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.

  • Some travel may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

VALUES AND DIVERSITY:

  • Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures.  We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places.
     
  • Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should complete an application for employment. Please reference Multimedia Content Producer in your subject line and submit your completed application, a letter of interest and resume to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.

It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.