Reporting to the Director of Digital Media Creation and Strategy, the Creative Producer (CP) collaborates with colleagues within the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, as well as faculty and instructors to develop and manage complex, highly creative digital media projects. The Creative Producer will guide projects through the entire lifecycle – from concept creation and pre-production to delivery and archiving.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is passionate about the role of technology – and digital media – in teaching and learning work with world-class content and colleagues.
The Senior Creative Producer will:
Build and manage productive relationships with a broad range of people, including faculty, academic staff, engineers, etc.: closely collaborating on creative approaches to meet learning goals with digital media, setting timelines, articulating the production process and expectations, communicating issues, providing status updates, and suggesting appropriate methods for improvement.
Develop overall themes for multi-faceted projects as well as individual concepts, and determine appropriate mediums and the effective use of resources.
Coordinate pre-production process: work with faculty and instructors on concept development, scripts, and storyboards; create and communicate project scope and timelines; and manage deliverables within the resources allocated.
Coordinate production process: schedule shoots and determine staffing needs; uphold legal compliance standards and procedures; finalize deliverables with the teaching team; and post assets to internal or external media hosting platforms.
Organize post-production of content and collaborate with post-production team: editing video, adding slides and supplemental content, encoding video resources.
Help faculty and instructors understand recording options available to them, and help them learn to record their lectures using the methods most appropriate to their needs.
Assist teaching team, including TAs, with video production tools and course platforms. Serve as the in-house digital media expert for a school/unit.
Research, recommend, and implement hardware and software configurations to meet customer needs, create costs estimates for different equipment options.
Make recommendations for purchases and repairs of digital media equipment.
Act as liaison with contractors and identify competitive pricing for products and services.
Work on technical projects requiring expertise and creativity in analysis and deployment of technology.
May lead and train other production staff.
The successful candidate will have:
The ability to manage a variety of complex, highly creative projects with changing priorities, deadlines, and faculty and staff needs
Experience working on multiple projects concurrently, including a commitment to meeting timelines and proactively communicating delays or issues
The ability to think creatively in project conceptualization as well as finding solutions to problems
Demonstrated experience with concept creation and production process
Excellent interpersonal skills and positive service-oriented attitude; sensitive to faculty needs and expectations; mature judgment and developed diplomacy skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
Strong skills with NLE workflows – Premiere and After Effects preferred
Strong knowledge of digital asset management, including color correction and audio mixing, and production techniques
Advanced technical experience using production equipment including field and studio cameras, sound and lighting equipment, camera workflows, video creation and editing software, encoding best practices and video compression formats
Strong ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to set-up, breakdown and carry equipment to and from recording studios, classrooms, and other production sites
Understanding of online video environment and online distribution; interest in learning new, emerging platforms and tools
The ability to lead a small team on complex productions – to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment
*All applicants will need to submit a portfolio of work.
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