The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR is looking for a Video Producer. This role is responsible for all aspects of video production for The Greene Space, both in our studio and on projects we initiate in the field, including live-streamed programs and post-produced video on-demand.
The Video Producer defines our aesthetic in the medium, sets and maintains quality standards for production, and manages the people, gear, systems, and processes that keep our video operation running for our original programming, rental events, and internal meetings. This role also supervises our freelance video production staff and manages relationships with key internal partners and outside vendors. This role reports to the Technical Director of The Greene Space.
- Executing all aspects of video production both live and in post-production, overseeing the work of any freelance staff who contribute to the work
- Working with show producers and the Technical Director to ensure that the visual aesthetic on stage and studio lighting supports high quality video
- Directing video productions ranging from single-camera productions to multi-camera field and studio productions
- Working with show producers to guide subjects/talent and others through the production process
- Operating and/or directing the operation of professional cameras, audio equipment, lighting and related equipment to effectively record a variety of programs
- Creating basic graphics and captions
- Editing clips for social media posts, sizzles, and highlight reels
- Acquiring, maintaining, setting up, and breaking down all equipment necessary for video production in studio and on remote shoots
- Managing digital delivery of video via various distribution systems
- Archiving video appropriately and providing access to archival tape as needed
- Attending production meetings to assist producers with planning and executing all tech-runs, rehearsals, sound checks, shoots, and shows
- Working with NYPR Engineering staff and external vendors to coordinate necessary technical support and preventative maintenance for video equipment and software
- Keeping up on best practices, new technology and production processes recommended for The Greene Space
- Tracking data and generating reports on our video operations and programs
- Managing video-related budget lines and purchasing materials and services necessary for production
- Managing freelance video production staff
- 3+ years live video production experience
- Experience operating a remotely controlled multi-camera video system and a multi-format video switcher
- Experience live streaming video to platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and other RTMP destinations
- Experience cutting video clips for social media posts, sizzles, and highlight reels
- Experience shooting with handheld and tripod cameras in studio and in the field
- Experience creating graphics for video
- Meticulous attention to detail and and on-trend creative sensibilities
- Experience organizing and maintaining archived video
- Must be capable of climbing ladders and carrying heavy objects such as cameras and lights to facilitate production
- Affinity for the community-driven mission of The Greene Space and demonstrated commitment to the values that guide our work
- Enthusiasm for a live production environment that sometimes requires shifting gears quickly or pressure to meet deadlines
- Ability to identify problems early and come up with creative, workable solutions
- Collaborative and proactive in your approach, equally comfortable jumping into an existing process and making recommendations or building a new one from scratch
- Love for live performance, art, and journalism and a commitment to highlighting the work of BIPOC artists and journalists
- Experience working as a one-person-band, operating camera and audio recording gear for location shoots
- Experience working for a performing arts organization
This is a full-time role with a salary range of $82,500-$90,000 per year (plus a full benefits package). Salary offer within this range is determined by skills, experience and organizational pay equity. New York Public Radio offers excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation and sick time as well as parental leave.
This position is part of the New York City staff, and will be regularly scheduled to work on site.
Given this role will be onsite, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.
About The Jerome L Greene Performance Space
The Greene Space is the street-level broadcast studio and performance venue of WNYC and WQXR, channeling the collective genius in New York City to create forward-looking live art, theater, and journalism that sparks change. It brings audiences to the intersection of art and politics by leading courageous conversations and curating performances of intense beauty that are deeply rooted locally but relevant to audiences globally. For more information, visit www.thegreenespace.org
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