Video Producer / Writer / Editor

Mori Associates, Inc. Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Video Producer / Writer / Editor

MORI Associates is looking for a talented, reliable, deadline-driven, creative video producer/writer/editor/ with an emphasis on emerging technology, visual communication and storytelling to join our Multimedia team located at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington D.C.. We're looking for someone who will help us expand our multimedia capabilities by providing solid journalistic and creative online and television content. This position requires a high level of creativity, solid editorial judgement as well as the ability to use available analysis to guide production decisions and apply expertise in digital video production to execution of all video and multimedia deliverables. The successful candidate will carry a project from initial concept to completion through a mastery of the video production process; from pre-production through delivery, including equipment selection, camera operation, lighting setup, directing crews, media management, editing, color correction and other post production techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide NASA with professional videos in a timely manner.

  • Edit non-linear audio and video using Adobe Premiere and After Effects

  • Develop relationships across varying functions and disciplines to implement emerging imaging technology.

  • Assist in training fellow videographers on video cameras, editing techniques, workflow and other areas of expertise.

  • Collaborate on development of new video projects.

  • Work with content experts to directly support client requests.

  • Provide best practices expertise related to the online and TV presentation of video, graphic and audio content.

  • Pitch story ideas and use current NASA events to write material and edit video pieces.

  • Shoot interviews and b-roll in the field.

  • Leads meetings or presentations with concepts and/or insights for clients as needed.

  • Helps to develop budgets and meets budget expectations for all video deliverables.

  • Applies expertise in the operation and maintenance of the department's video production and post-production equipment and software. Equipment includes cinema video camera, lenses, lighting, audio capture, media asset server, media asset management software, and video post-production software

  • Advanced and extensive experience shooting and scripting of both short and long form spots

  • Ability to write, shoot and edit content that tells a compelling story

  • Advanced knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats

  • Advanced knowledge of High-definition (HD) cameras and videography, motion graphics and creative lighting techniques

  • Ability to maintain digital assets, archives and edit systems

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in strategic, digital and video/Television communication.

  • Experience shooting and editing 4k and HD video, producing video packages for TV, studio, web and social media.

  • Experience with field lighting, writing scripts, shooting and editing interviews, b-roll, conducting video research, writing storyboards and have strong post production editing skills.

  • Edit on Mac and PC platforms.

  • Knowledge of lighting for video and audio production using DSLRs (preferably Canon systems) and audio recorders.

  • Preference will be given to those with a strong background as a videographer and an ability for studio lighting.

  • Thorough knowledge of current video production equipment and techniques as well as production, broadcast, and digital media technical standards.

  • Visual composition skills with the ability to conceptualize and produce story telling video productions.

  • Exceptional time management skills to navigate competing priorities, high expectations, and a fast-paced, deadline-rich environment.

  • Ability to problem-solve various technical challenges.

  • Knowledge to distribute video via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WeTransfer, etc.

  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.

  • Work with and knowledge of a switcher is a plus.

  • Knowledge of audio and compression formats is a plus.

  • Motion Graphics experience and proficiency a plus.

  • Television news experience is a plus.

  • The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of producing pieces that increase engagement, drive interest and educate.

  • Must have a collaborative mind set, must be comfortable interfacing with clients and is team-oriented.

  • Strong, respectful communicator and problem solver.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and manage time effectively.

  • The candidate must be innovative and familiar with emerging technology such as 4k, Virtual Reality, 360 and Facebook live.

  • Preference will be given to those with previous NASA or Government video/TV or multimedia experience as well as a strong video portfolio, bachelor's degree and relevant work experience.

  • A minimum of 4 years NASA-related experience is desired.

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Video Producer / Writer / Editor

Mori Associates, Inc.