The Digital Content Producer is an integral role within the Marketing & Engagement department and is responsible for creating and supporting the use of high-caliber public-facing audio and video across the museum to support the institution, its exhibitions, programs, and initiatives. The Digital Content Producer is a visually oriented storyteller with a strong technical skillset that will contribute to furthering the reach and engagement while enhancing the brand of the museum.
The Digital Content Producer contributes to discussions about goals and opportunities for content development, including seeking ways to create dynamic content that will drive engagement inside the museum and digitally.
Works with Digital Content Manager to brainstorm, conceptualize, and refine pre-production materials including scripts, outlines, and storyboards.
Collaborate with relevant departments such as curatorial, education and public programming, design and publications, and exhibitions, to plan, schedule, and execute digital content production including videotaping and audio recording sessions.
Ensure that necessary approvals and rights clearances are obtained before beginning production; include credits and acknowledgements as required before disseminating material to the public.
Capture interviews, lectures, and events for the purpose of producing streaming video, podcasts, audio tours, and other formats as needed.
Process and edit audio and video recordings
Animate typography and implement approved museum branding into digital content.
Prepare content for online publication: export, resize, format, and caption content.
Work closely with the Digital Content Manager and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh IT department on issues such as bandwidth requirements, file formats and compression, and other technological issues related to the implementation of finished digital content.
Coordinate with Digital Content Manager, and others as required, to establish good practices in the archiving and cataloging of all digital content resources from every stage of the production cycle, to ensure preservation and future retrieval. Organize and maintain archive of all working files, final projects, and derivatives on network server, using clear labeling methods and established naming conventions.
Maintain an inventory of multimedia equipment and work with the digital content manager and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s IT department to identify additional hardware and software needs.
Be informed about trends and best practices in the use of digital content by cultural and related organizations and actively contribute to museum-wide conversations about the ways in which digital content can be used to provide richer and more engaging experiences for audiences.
Makes recommendations to improve the digital content production process.
Develops new skills, levels of technical agility, and learns new software to expand possibilities of interactive media production.
Manage all digital video assets, including regular maintenance and archiving of content.
Provide technical support for public viewing of productions
Maintain a professional demeanor in dealing with colleagues and external collaborators.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
College degree in video production or a related field is preferred.
3-5 years of experience in audio and video capture and production, use of industry-standard editing/post-production software, and image editing and processing software.
Experience animating typography and a familiarity with contemporary design and typographic principles is preferred.
Expertise in audio and video compression variables, formatting options (including WAV, AAC, mov, mpeg, flash video, AIFF, avi, etc.), and color compensation/correction is required, along with demonstrated fluency in Web 2.0 standards and platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Some experience using technology to play visual and audio content for presentations and public programming.
A curated portfolio of creative work resulting from past employment is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Sophisticated technical training and experience necessary, as well as well as a sensibility of the ways in which visual arts and related organizations are utilizing digital content to engage audiences and support exhibitions, collections, and programs.
Strong communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential, as is the ability to receive and implement feedback.
Candidate must be able to prioritize and reprioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
An understanding of basic copyright law and web accessibility guidelines is desirable.
EQUIPMENT USED: Canon C-100 digital HD video camera, professional digital audio recording devices, continuous lighting equipment and lighting modifiers (reflectors, baffles, scrims, etc.), tripods, microphones, Kessler track slider, digital SLR cameras, projectors, AV equipment, and computers (Windows or Mac).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Digital Content Producer should have the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; manual dexterity to operate specified equipment; and visual and aural acuity. The Digital Content Producer must be able to spend a significant amount of time working on a computer