The department of Oregon State Productions is seeking a Science Documentary Producer. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
Oregon State Productions produces, coordinates and distributes video and film content that advances the reputation and extends the reach of Oregon State University, helping to fulfill the university's land-grant mission to educate the public and improve the wellbeing and prosperity of Oregonians and constituents across the globe.
The Science Documentary Producer produces cinematic nonfiction content of varying lengths, from short web videos to feature films, fulfilling a range of roles including line production, camera work, audio production, editing, writing and post production. The producer also is responsible for developing relationships with Oregon State researchers and partner agencies, writing grants to secure funding for individual projects and the ongoing Feature Flm Program, which aims to produce one theatrical-length feature every two to four years.
In addition to films about science and research, the producer will also work on profiles and promotional video on subjects ranging from education to campus life and student experiences.
This role advances the reputation and reach of Oregon State research and assists in fulfilling the university's land grant mission by producing science-based documentary films that turn data and research into cinematic stories, educating the public about the most vital issues facing our world. The producer will plan, write, shoot and edit a range of projects from feature research documentaries to short promotional videos.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in field related to research of the department or college, Research Writing, Journalism or related field. Professional experience in journalism or editing and design. May require specialized certification or training.
● At least five years experience creating cinematic video content of a range of lengths ● Bachelor's degree in science, media production, journalism, film, communications or additional four years of equivalent newsroom/production experience ● Experience filming research and science topics and successfully translating that content into compelling stories ● Strong video production and editing capabilities, including an exceptional portfolio or demo reel of hands-on work filling various roles from shooting to editing, production and direction ● Strong writing skills and examples of scripts, narration and film treatments ● Grant-writing experience
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
The producer will be required to work both on campus and on location, around the state and potentially globally covering a variety of field research experiences under a wide range of challenging conditions. The ability to haul gear, handle multiple projects and step into any video production role while delivering high-quality results under tight deadlines is critical.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.