Video Producer, Learning Media
Full-Time, Grant Funded (funded through 8/31/2022)
Reports to: Senior Director, Learning Media
We’re looking to hire a Video Producer for our Learning Media department. Our goal is to improve lives – especially those of people living in underserved communities – by providing authoritative information in an accessible and compelling way. You’ll contribute to that mission with visually appealing and journalistically impeccable video content. As our Video Producer, you’ll be responsible for producing video interviews, promos, highlight reels, social media posts, and documentary stories for our six mission-driven websites, including ReadingRockets.org, ColorinColorado.org, and BrainLine.org.
In an average week, you can expect to:
- Develop ideas for video stories and other video products for our websites, including a diversity of voices, and see these through from conception to completion.
- Cultivate relationships with education and research organizations and other content producers.
- Manage our YouTube accounts, including posting video, captioning, ensuring compliance, and optimizing to maximize our audience and revenue.
- Research potential external video content for use on our projects.
What success looks like:
- After 60 days, you’ll have a good handle on what topics we cover on each of our websites. You’ll have developed connections with the directors of each site and begun production work for each, including editing existing footage and recording new footage by Zoom (depending on Covid). You’ll contribute ideas for new production work.
- After 120 days, you’ll have made connections with outside experts and partner organizations. You’ll leverage those relationships to generate story possibilities and pitch story ideas to department staff, with project grant deliverables in mind. You’ll have edited and posted dozens of interview clips and a handful of other short video products. You’ll have a documentary story in the works.
You must have:
- Ability to connect with a wide range of people, including underrepresented communities.
- Strong editorial skills and an eye for design.
- Demonstrated organizational, project planning, and time management skills.
You should have:
- Content knowledge in the areas of literacy, education, brain injury, PTSD, veterans’ issues, and/or mental health preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, preferred.
- Five to 10 years’ of progressively responsible video production.
- Five or more years of experience with editing software.
Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.
We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.
WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.