We’ve always believed that the very best jobs are those that call on “the whole person,” and this gig is very much in that vein. It’s a video production and editing gig that will require someone deeply passionate about more than a couple of aspects of filmmaking: someone who relishes the logistical/cat-herding challenges of production; the intellectual challenge of grasping and interpreting technical information, and the artistic, rhetorical and practical challenges of editing stories and projects to make them cogent and compelling. Up for it? Keep reading.
The Nitty Gritty
There’ll be great variety in the types of projects you work on. One might be a 30-second piece of commentary by a doctor or researcher shot on an iPad; the next might be a high-value, high-emotion patient story with multiple subjects and multiple locations.
Working with a team of seven creative pros who are just as scrappy and juiced as you are, you’ll guide these video projects all the way through from conception to deployment on the website. As you know, that entails an awful lot: planning, outlining, storyboarding, scheduling subjects, scouting and booking locations, writing and distributing call sheets and project schedules, securing talent, hosting shoots, and editing footage. Through it all, you’ll be the backbone of the operation, mustering resources, keeping up morale, turning a vision into a plan into a product of beauty.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
“Whole person” indeed: You can do this work and do it well because you’ve got the smarts to sit down and ask intelligent questions of a world-class cancer researcher who’s just made a breakthrough. You’ve got the hustle to be given a concept and immediately start working so you can turn the project around with jaw-dropping expediency. You’ve got the organizational flair to pull together all the people and equipment and myriad considerations to make shoots happen, and happen well, on schedule and on budget. You’ve got the kind of personality that inspires people to respond happily to your challenges for better and faster. And you’ve got that thing that first brought you into this field all those years ago: A natural-born talent for presenting information visually.
Two things for you to highlight would be knowledge of/strong interest in science and medicine; and a talent for editing footage on Adobe Premiere.
For the right kind of video pro, this gig promises to be highly stimulating and deeply rewarding.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.