The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) seeks a creative, collaborative Post-Production Manager (the Manager) with strong project management skills to join their Multi-Media and Production Team. Reporting to the Director of Multi-Media Development & Production (the Director), the Manager supervises and provides technical support to a team of 8-10 video editors. Additionally, the Post-Production Manager works directly with members of the Instructional Development team and videographers to create effective, high-quality, high-impact media assets for use in online learning experiences. Highly collaborative, the Post-Production Manager balances these responsibilities and competing demands inherent in production to ensure that the post-production team delivers VPAL media content on schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides day-to-day management and support for the Department's video editors.
Advises and mentors editors on visual storytelling and quality standards.
Collaborates with the Director of Multi-Media Development and Production to review and provide ongoing, timely feedback on the technical and visual quality of media assets throughout all phases of production.
Defines and applies standard operating procedures for video solutions in a consistent manner across all projects.
Helps establish and enforce naming, formatting, and packaging processes to ensure reliable and timely delivery of VPAL media assets.
Establishes effective and timely post-production workflows in consultation with other VPAL managers
Ensures that multimedia, video, interactive and photographic content for VPAL courses and projects are delivered on time.
Oversees the status of project deliverables alongside various stakeholders
Assigns, schedules, and monitors editor projects
Advises the Director of Multi-Media & Production on team operations, and strategy and recommends process improvements as appropriate.
Assists on video shoot as needed
Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and the digital landscape.
Other duties as assigned.
Important Application Instructions: Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab.
VPAL is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the expectation that it will transition to onsite in Cambridge as a hybrid position when the office reopens. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. All work must be performed in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT).
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Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related media production experience, including experience working as part of a production crew.
Experience with Final Cut Pro X and Motion as well as familiarity with industry-standard video editing software
Excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated expertise in managing and trafficking multiple and concurrent productions
Ability to function in and adapt appropriately to a fast-‐moving, cross-‐unit team environment.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to work effectively with a large and diverse group of team members, partners, and stakeholders.
Prior experience handling confidential matters with appropriate discretion
Ability to substitute for videographers on location and in the studio, including directing camera and lighting teams
Experience with institutes of higher education and/or online education
Experience with managing, training, and mentoring video production teams
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.