JOB TITLE: Digital Media Producer
REPORTS TO: Chief Communications Officer & Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
ABOUT NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Visitors experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nation’s diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be.
We are looking for a creative, collaborative person who’s enthusiastic about the New-York Historical Society and eager to contribute to its 218-year-old mission. Our ideal candidate is skilled at creating animations for video and web formats with a solid sense of marketing and social media strategies, who is passionate about conceiving and creating great digital content for multiple formats, and loves film and video.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Shoots video for communications projects (program and exhibition promotions, exhibition content, educations videos, and advertisements);
Creates video animation for original productions (program introductions, lower third animations, exhibition content, educations videos, and advertisements);
Develops trailers for New-York Historical’s podcast to share on marketing platforms and promote audio episodes with original visual content;
Resizes videos for different formats, i.e. different social channels, ad channels, and web templates; creating accessible content for multiple marketing platforms and social channels, including re-purposing for different platform features: Instagram (Stories, Reels, IGTV), Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter, meeting each platform’s specific needs;
Collaborates with Director of Creative Production and Social Media Manager to conceive of new media projects to promote the institution, especially exhibitions and programs;
Maintains and defines New-York Historical’s brand and look on all projects
Helps manage YouTube platform and conceive of potential solutions for growing subscribers and views; uploads institutional videos from various departments and organizes them on the channel
Collaborates on the conception and creation of in-house films: pre-production, filming, to post-production
Ensures all media content complies with New-York Historical’s standards for accessibility across platforms
Creates HTML5 animations for web ads and websites.
5+ years of experience in rich media and film production;
Expertise in using the following software: Final Cut X and Motion and/or Adobe Premiere and After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Creative Suite Production (editing, sound mixing, and animation); Adobe Audition, Audacity;
Expertise creating HTML5 rich media web experiences;
Familiarity with the following hardware for film and audio production: Canon C70 main camera, C100 Mark ii second camera; Marantz and/or ZOOM Portable Audio Recorders, VO Microphones, Wireless and Wired Lavalier Microphones;
Creative thinker who can produce multiple projects on time and within budget;
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; accessible and approachable with interview subjects and other contacts;
Planning and time management skills are crucial;
Resourceful, problem-solver who can work independently;
Ability to lead collaborations with internal and external teams;
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism;
Energy, enthusiasm, initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit are key qualities for this position;
Experience working on grant-funded projects a bonus.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees to support their health and wellbeing, which includes:
Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum;
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance;
Short and long-term disability coverage options;
403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service;
Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses;
Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families;
20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Café and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum;
Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is largely a sedentary role using a computer; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files (up to 25 pounds), open filing cabinets and bend or stoop as necessary.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws.
Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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