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Backed by the University of Washington, Cultivate Learning’s research-powered, practice-based approach, creates a fertile environment for innovation in the fields of early learning and expanded learning opportunities. Every child deserves to flourish from a foundation of quality learning. This core belief drives our work to provide talented learning professionals support and training to build and strengthen that foundation. We are champions of service and align with partners and initiatives that foster positive outcomes for children, families, and educators. We commit to equity by working to remove systemic oppression and institutional racism. We nurture environments of belonging and diversity where we communicate openly and support and value each other. We practice innovation and quality by actively seeking creative ideas from multiple perspectives to evolve and inform the research and resources we develop.
Cultivate Learning has a current opportunity for a Media Production Associate.
The Media Production Associate is responsible for producing video, audio, and photo-based multimedia content for Cultivate Learning’s resource development and communication outreach initiatives. This person will produce media that reflects current early learning and expanded learning opportunities research, effective practices, and community-focused state and national initiatives to boost access to quality workforce training materials. The Media Production Associate will join a mid-sized creative team of staff who specialize in producing professional learning resources for a diverse range of audiences.
The Media Production Associate requires thorough attention to detail, thoughtful evaluation of appropriate uses of visual representations and should have general technical skills in photography, cinematography, audio production, video editing, photo editing, and post-production. This position reports to the Manager of Media Production.
•Film, record, and edit original audio, video, and photo content for EarlyEdU Alliance courses, learning modules, professional development trainings, web-series, webinars, virtual institutes, communication campaigns, and other resources developed by Cultivate Learning. •Follow production schedules from planning to completion. •Generate post-production graphics and other multimedia elements. •Co-develop scripts for videos and multimedia presentations. •Organize and facilitate audio recording sessions for narrated voice-overs. •Edit videos and social media clips for Cultivate Learning’s communications campaigns. •Process source media into formats for our asset management systems using specific file naming conventions. •Follow media production protocols regarding media permissions and waivers. •Ensure Cultivate Learning’s key messages and values are integrated into multimedia projects. •Implement accessibility standards for videos (work with srt files, transcripts, and subtitling). •Meet deadlines and follow criteria for media deliverables in a fast-paced working environment. •Process finished multimedia assets for numerous digital platforms and distribution channels. •Other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor degree in media and communication, film production, digital arts, or a related field, with 2 years of proven experience in cinematography and video post-production.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Strong photography, cinematography, audio production, and editing skills. •Initiative, imagination, and a solid understanding of storytelling principles. •Demonstrated commitment to Cultivate Learning’s core values of equity, inclusion, diversity, service, quality, and innovation. •General understanding of ways to produce media for different genres and channels, including educational videos, web series, interviews, narrative stories, concept videos, presentations, and promotional videos for social media campaigns. •Excellent oral and written communication skills: able to convey creative ideas clearly in multiple forms of communication, i.e., verbal, written, visual, one-on-one or group. •Highly organized project management skills. •Experience working with non-actors on camera. •Proficiency with Mac-based production tools including but not limited to: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Audacity, and Annotation Edit. •Experience with online music libraries, selecting, editing, and mixing music with narration. •Ability to produce graphic overlays and text for video. •Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to pivot in new directions based on the changing needs of the organization, the team, and the communities we work with. •Ability to work effectively as an individual and collaborate as a member of a team. •Ability to handle multiple projects and exercise good judgment in an organized and professional manner, in a fast paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment. •Ability to problem solve and suggest creative solutions in line with organizational objectives. •Must be willing to travel locally and nationally. •Must be flexible and able to work some evenings and weekends.
•Valid WA drivers license. •Experience filming or photographing children and teachers in early learning centers, pre-schools, or similar environments. •Proficiency in Spanish or Somali language. •Experience creating multimedia-based educational materials. •Experience working in virtual training or virtual conference platforms.
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