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Job Description

For consideration, please submit a portfolio that is accessible online.

The Filmmaker will produce and create visually engaging, cinematic, narratively driven multimedia content from concept to completion to enhance the Kennedy Center’s digital brand. The position will develop proposals for implementation, and will engage the necessary staff and resources to realize the Kennedy Center’s artistic vision. The position will also assist in the production and delivery of digital assets for flagship Kennedy Center offerings that have a mass audience, such as the Kennedy Center Honors, Twain Prize, and others as identified.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Film and edit visually engaging, cinematic content, and compelling visual stories related to the performing arts. Storyboard, direct, light, mic, shoot, and edit using cinematic tools (e.g. Glidecams, cranes, sliders, jibs).
  • Conceptualize and produce artistic video content that maximizes the quality and reach of the Kennedy Center’s digital offerings, including managing department staff and resources, in coordination with the Executive Producer, Media Brand.
  • Schedule and manage shooters and editors for digital projects, clearly communicating the vision, shot lists, project goals, narrative scope, and time frame for each product.
  • Manage and maintain the organization and functionality of multimedia equipment. Make recommendations for new equipment purchases. Systematically capture, organize, archive, and distribute multimedia content.
  • Remain abreast of changing multimedia technologies, software, standards, and best practices. Train other multimedia staff in skills and techniques.
  • Leverage social media and other influencers for content distribution and engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum college level degree (BA for example) and/or 3 years of qualifying experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years producing and directing multimedia/video projects.
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Must be an independent and creative worker, able to juggle multiple priorities, communicate clearly with a variety of individuals, and be flexible.
  • Must possess advanced knowledge in the following areas: multimedia content, video production, computers and the internet, digital distribution.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work within a team.
  • Proficient with cinematic tools, such as Glidecams, cranes, sliders, jibs.
  • Proficient in narrative construction and visual storytelling.
  • Proficient with current multimedia hardware, software and standards, video editing software, and popular social media sites.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Marketing/Communications
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree