Digital Media Producer / Editor, Science produces, edits and occasionally shoots footage of high-quality video segments for the KQED Science web video series Deep Look.
This producer position has an emphasis on editing, post-production and media management tasks and participates in all aspects of video production –
from initial concept, research and writing, field production to obtaining third party materials, rights clearance, editing, sound design and media management.
In addition to producing segments, this position serves as the primary offline editor for all Deep Look episodes.
This position must have excellent producing, editing, A / V media production, post-production, cinematography, and writing skills.
The ideal candidate is an experienced producer with a background in the coverage of science, video workflow and online production.
Proven collaboration skills are essential in regards to working with KQED science team members, across KQED departments and with community partners.
Essential Functions :
Develops story ideas and treatments.
Scouts locations and pre-interviews subjects.
Performs off-line (and occasional on-line) editing, sound design, packaging, transcoding, media management and other post-production duties.
Produces in the field as well as on site.
Shoots UHD / HD video, records audio, for Deep Look video productions as needed.
Lights subjects, locations, and objects as needed.
Obtains additional visuals and footage as needed.
Secures rights clearances.
Produces web story pages and all assets for Web publication.
Promotes stories by posting on social media and strategizing with KQED Science social media team to build audience for content.
Secures releases, information for show cue sheets and updates for show binders.
Prepares segment thumbnail images, animated .gifs and any other related assets. Meets segment deliverables within budget and deadlines.
Improves and documents media workflows pertinent to video production.
Work with animators, illustrators and composers on additional media elements as needed.
Provide editorial input on web video series.
Initiates and maintains connections in the Science community and relationships with collaborators across KQED departments.
Helps liaison with other public media science properties to foster partnership and collaboration opportunities.
Maintain post-production workflow including media locations, archives, storage, software updates (Premiere and associated plug-
ins / tools), workspace, etc., in conjunction with other digital video production staff.
Ingest footage (field and acquired) as assigned.
Transcode, organize and prepare media files assets and projects for editing. CR1
Wrap episodes and prepare exports / deliverables for distribution, social, outreach, archiving, footage requests and other purposes as assigned.
Upload finished product to YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms for distribution.
Perform sound design, including posting voice to music.
Perform final sound mix with producers.
Verify and perform test restores on archival media and projects as needed, in co-ordination with Media Services.
Attend Deep Look production and editorial meetings, provide updates on work and feedback.
Performs other web duties as assigned.
Knowledge / Experience Required :
5+ years experience in documentary / educational post-production, editing, sound and media management.
Professional expert knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and 4K workflows for Adobe Creative Suite a must.
Proven ability as a producer-editor to research topics for story development, write / co-write short format science scripts with factual integrity that move, surprise, dazzle, engage.
Proven ability to edit, with limited supervision, both long and short format documentary style segments in Adobe Creative Suite (including Adobe Premiere and After Effects)
Experience trouble shooting edit issues, transcoding media, performing minor color correcting, and media archiving.
Demonstrated ability to set up, light, record audio and shoot video for short and long format documentary style segments.
Experience with a wide range of cameras, lenses and related equipment.
Experience with social media and web distribution.
Knowledge of basic journalistic editorial principles, ethics and standards.
A passion for and demonstrable experience covering the sciences – particularly in the Bay Area.
Demonstrable collaboration skills and experience cultivating sources and partnerships.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent story gathering, editing and / or production experience.
Minimum of five years experience as Producer or Field Producer in media, preferably public media or through other informal science institutions.
Experience in producing science & environment related programs strongly preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the KQED Science and Environment team.
Experience in producing high-quality video segments in quick turnaround situation.
Extensive experience in field shooting, preferably with small-format equipment.
Excellent communications skills a must.
Familiarity with science and environment community in the Bay Area.
Ability to represent KQED to the science and environment community, other institutions, and the general public.
Credentials / Education Required :
B.A. / B.S. degree in applicable field (documentary filmmaking, science communication, media production) required.
Knowledge / Experience Desired
A compelling visual style and personal voice.
Expertise as a still photographer.
Experience with social media.
Experienced with web publishing procedures and CMS systems or blogging software (WordPress preferred).
Let us tell you more about our benefits :
Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered.
Employees at KQED enjoy a family-friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health / vision / dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match.
KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition, we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.
The mission that drives us :
KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.
We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories.
We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration-
exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.