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Northwest Media is home to a diverse group of creative, flexible and motivated employees. We are located in downtown Eugene, OR.
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Video Production Specialist Needed (educational video production & upgrading)

Overview

Northwest Media, Inc. is a 30-year-old small privately owned business located in Eugene, OR. Since 2005, NWM operates a website that provides online, self-directed training for foster, kinship, and adoptive families around the world. We are seeking an educational video production specialist to join our team to continue the development of our highly interactive video courses. This is a long-term position that requires creativity, high-level production skills, excellent communication, and commitment to being a team player. The candidate for this position will work with another core video production team member, a full team of script writers, content experts, and our in-house software engineers to produce highly interactive training videos and bring older course content up-to-date.

This is an in-office position, located in downtown Eugene.

Northwest Media Mission

We are a multimedia company dedicated to improving the lives of children in care by strengthening the families and agencies that support them. We produce evidence-based, practical training approaches to address the complex challenges caregiving families face.

Northwest Media Culture

Does this sound like the work environment you would like?

  • We are a small, stable independent company with a global vision.
  • We strive for profitability while providing a human response to the individuals and agencies we serve.
  • We are a talented and resourceful group, collaborating with specialists to develop exciting new products in support of our mission.
  • We value our employees and their families, and work with them to meet their needs.
  • We expect team members to take initiative and responsibility, and to use their talents to explore new approaches.
  • We are guided by a policy of honesty and transparency.

Main Duties and Skill Requirements of Educational Video Production Specialist

*Pre-production (scripts/previews/storyboard)

  • Review and identify necessary course assets with production team, determine if existing assets are adequate or need updating.
  • Manage talent recruitment and auditions.
  • Brainstorm and dialogue with script writing team and programming dept. (if updating old courses, this includes generating solutions for potential revisions).
  • Produce segment of potential course for review and/or scratch track/storyboards, give and take critique.
  • Create style guide.

*Production (shoot/record)

  • Maintain and operate AV recording equipment used in our in-house studio.
  • Operate our teleprompter.
  • Set up three-point lighting.
  • Adhere to NWM educational course production standards while recording.

*Post production (edit/export)

  • Edit using Adobe pipeline for post-production process. This includes: Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Compositing in Premiere and After Effects.
  • Create motion graphics to reinforce educational content.
  • Iterate multiple drafts of course during constructive review process.
  • Consult with programming team for assets necessary to create interactives.
  • Export video using encoder presets.

*Organization and Maintenance of Assets

  • Organize and manage production files, with the ability to provide any information requested from these files, at any time.
  • Identify assets in need of updates.

*Other requirements

  • Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Shooting on location requires lifting and carrying of gear.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insured vehicle.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID.

Skills

  • Up-to-date knowledge of photography, videography, audio engineering, and Adobe.
  • Understanding of codecs, exporting & importing, converting & compressing.
  • Familiarity with creating content for web distribution.
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance.
  • Understanding of creating scalable and aesthetic components.
  • Ability to work in Windows environment.
  • Graphic design experience a plus.

Personal Skills

  • Big picture thinking while paying attention to details.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adjust approach over multiple rounds of feedback.
  • Ability to participate in inclusive team discussions.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Self-directed work ethic, able to stay on task and honor reasonable production deadlines.
  • Team spirit, ability to receive and give constructive critique.
  • Patience, persistence, and willingness to learn.
  • Interested in new technologies for the purpose of delivering better user experience.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

(after regular employee status is achieved)

  • Health insurance
  • PTO with 6 paid holidays
  • Simple Plan Retirement Program & more

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Please respond in email with cover letter, resume, and examples of past work by January 28th, 2024 to: Lee White, Northwest Media, Inc. - Lee@northwestmedia.com

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posting Ends: January 28th 2024.

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