Working closely with the Director, Multimedia, the primary responsibility of the Post-Production Supervisor is to help oversee post-production on events, lectures, conferences and features as carried out by freelance and full-time staff.
1) Develop, implement, and evolve post-production processes and training to elevate the multimedia team's quality of work; employing strict attention to detail, review videos and maintain technical and brand standards.
2) Make recommendations on post-production time for estimates and schedules.
3) Routinely check the status of projects in post-production, in consultation with producers to ensure due dates are met and final deliverables are turned around in a timely manner.
4) Serve as a creative editor on post-production projects, as well as help to hire, assign, and schedule freelance editors as needed.
5) Act as a resource for technical questions and post-production best practices; an avid problem solver able to re-think processes and unravel creative deadlocks; an organizer able to prioritize competing deadlines; and a voracious thinker able to understand and engage with academic topics and needs.
6) Ensure delivery of many projects on time, on brand, and at the highest technical standard; collaborate with a team of producers, writers, and designers in creating content that furthers the initiatives of the University of Chicago under the direction of the Director, Multimedia.
7) Oversee post-production processes of in-house and acquired video content to ensure the highest technical and aesthetic standards of all videos and enforcing compliance with closed captions.
8) Manage the workload of up to 10 edits at a time including the time of staff editors, freelance editors, translators and caption vendors to ensure all tasks in the final stages of a project are finished on time and within budget.
9) Develop, implement, and evolve in-house post-production workflows, methods for organizing media and training to elevate the multimedia team's quality of work.
10) Work with Senior Technology Producer to determine best practices to import media, back-up/store media, organize media libraries, media naming conventions and compliance with metadata standards.
11) General post-production duties, which may include ingesting media, media uploads, delivering links to producers and clients, creating estimates and timelines, conducting voiceover sessions, editing, designing and developing motion graphics and general troubleshooting.
12) Work in collaboration with the production manager to make sure reviews and approvals happen at the designated times.
13) Book and coordinate freelance editors and services provided by external post houses and ensure all finished video content is on-brand and consistent in terms of client or affiliated partners style, quality and tone of voice.
14) Take ownership of reimagining the aesthetics of existing content, as well as developing new creative assets used for UChicago branding; act as an advisor or consultant on post-production workflow and best practices for clients and partners across the University.
15) Assist in the development and implementation of post-production training of multimedia team and freelance staff, as needed; strong understanding and ability to create graphic design and motion graphics elements, as well as 2-D animation assets for multimedia content.
1) Oversee editors and/or producers.
2) Understand key target audiences, their needs, and their relative importance.
3) Excellent management and organization skills.
4) Proven talent and skill in working with a creative team and in video/audio production in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment; estimate, manage and work within budgets.
5) Excellent communication skills and client-service focused.
6) High level of creativity with the ability to create compelling audio and video communications.
7) Manage multiple projects simultaneously; problem solve on the spot.
8) Sufficient technical knowledge to understand and deal with issues related to multimedia, including sound booth, broadcast studio, and webcasting services.
9) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
10) Engage with faculty research across a range of disciplines.
11) Expert level of proficiency with audio/video recording, editing, and post-production software, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, Photoshop, iZotope RX5, Soundtrack Pro.
12) Experience with additional software, such as After Effects and Illustrator.
13) Able and willing to work evenings and weekends, when needed.
14) Experience with project management tools, preferred (e.g., Harvest, Basecamp).
1) Degree in communications, multimedia, post-production, editing, graphic design or a related field.
1) 5-7 years of experience in multimedia post-production.
2) Experience in a creative or production agency.
3) Experience or familiarity with communications in higher education.
2) Cover Letter
3) Digital samples of your work
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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