The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), supports and develops innovative and effective approaches, across modalities, to teaching and learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The successful candidate will be passionate about exploring and creating original multimedia content including video, animations, and graphics, solving complex problems, and developing educational content in support of our strategic commitment to deliver high-quality educational experiences that transform lives across diverse communities of students. Working in collaboration with the existing media team, the Media Producer will be expected to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently. He/she/they will be responsible for the development of video and rich media content that is high quality, pedagogically sound, engaging, and visually dynamic. This position will require frequent collaboration with faculty members, subject matter experts, business managers and learning designers to plan for video capture, perform video editing and complete post-production within agreed upon timelines and budgets. This position requires an established video professional with immersive storytelling capabilities, and strong filming, editing, and technical skills. What We Offer
We are a team that is caring, supportive, creative and fun. We have knitters, woodworkers, marathon runners, musicians, bakers, artists, parents (of humans, and cats, dogs, and plants), international travelers, and more.
While we currently work in flexible arrangements, we find ways to stay connected and build relationships, participating in virtual drawing games, sharing stories, and other virtual events.
We have diverse backgrounds and unique experiences that enable us to continuously learn from one another, iterate on our processes, and enhance our work.
You will have the opportunity to work with a team that is creative, eccentric, empathetic, caring and always focused on creating high-quality, human-centered learning experiences.
We are looking for someone who is:
Excited about exploring and evaluating media and providing support and guidance to staff and faculty.
Committed to delivering a human-centered, caring, quality learner experience that is also equity-focused.
Comfortable with ambiguity, with a growth mindset and the ability to work both autonomously and in collaboration to deliver on precise deadlines.
Experienced in developing content with the skills needed to work with a diverse community.
Knowledgeable in pedagogies needed for working in online and blended learning environments (such as inclusive learning), and of digital accessibility standards (especially with regard to neurodiversity).
Passionate for learning and remaining on the cutting edge of current thinking in the learning sciences, digital content, and inclusive and equitable approaches, with the ability to present a perspective on these issues in strategic and technical conversations.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position reports to the Director of Learning Design, Technology and Media, Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL).
The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Digital Media Planning20%
Advocates for best practices related to use of media in teaching and learning
Works with project stakeholders to understand and capture objectives
Manages scope, plans out, owns and manages shoot schedules and related resources
Builds and continually improves processes that facilitate the demands of a growing digital portfolio
Digital Media Creation50%
Actively contributes to all aspects of producing original digital content including conceptualizing, pre-production, production, and post-production.
Works with a team of editors to manage and map out tasks against project requirements and deadlines; Ensures completion of work to meet multiple project deadlines
Project and Process Management15%
Works collaboratively with media team and learning designers and technologists to develop style guides and templates to make existing processes more efficient
Has a mindset of continuous improvement and a focus on intentional experimentation to generate fresh ideas
Acts as Project Manager across multiple projects ensuring deadlines are met
Publishing and Asset Management15%
Has primary responsibility for publishing digital content as well as keeping source content safe and organized
Has strong understanding of video technologies, asset and rights management, and emerging video platforms
Understands asset management from multiple perspectives to assist with improving workflows
Contributes to the collaborative, entrepreneurial culture of the Teaching and Learning Lab
Interfaces with team to plan, prioritize, and implement project objectives
Represents the TLL both within and outside of HGSE and the University
Engages in continuous development regarding the scholarship of teaching and learning, best practices of educational media design and strategy, and the state of current and emerging learning technologies
Participates in Teaching and Learning Lab functions, including coaching students in a Practicum course
This is a two year term position with possibility of renewal
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience filming, editing, and producing original video and audio content
Experience with Final Cut Pro X or similar software and the overall video editing process
Any applicant wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume and indicate meeting the basic qualifications.
Finalists may be required to submit a demo reel or multi-media portfolio as part of the interview process.
Master's degree in education, communications, or a related field
Have a passion for storytelling
High level understanding of online video environment, analytics, and online distribution of video
Working knowledge of project management concepts, tools and techniques
Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and Video Management Platforms
Ability to adapt in changing environment, manage time, and organize priorities
Ability to work independently, solve problems, and make creative decisions
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within work group and across departments
Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
Interest in media development for learning/education
Ability to work autonomously and exercise judgement while keeping his/her/their supervisor fully informed of all project developments
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a highly distributed team environment with multiple stakeholders
Dependability, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit
Strong problem solving skills
KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:
Demonstrated competence in video capture in-studio and on-location
Expert video editing and file management skills for large-scope, high-complexity video deliverables
Proficient in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Aptitude for learning and applying new technologies quickly and effectively
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.
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
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.