Multimedia Specialist

Job Summary:
The Multimedia Specialist will work with the communications team and leaders and experts across GMF to conceive, produce, edit, and deliver multimedia content, particularly short-form videos and podcasts. Reporting to the Senior Digital Communications Officer and working closely with GMF’s digital and event operations team, this position will take the lead on developing and delivering multimedia products to be shared via GMF’s digital channels, particularly its website, social media, and online event platforms. This position is expected to innovate and evolve multimedia styles for GMF and establish and maintain standards for quality and brand identity in multimedia expressions of GMF’s work.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
· Work with digital communications team to develop and deliver multimedia products, primarily short-form video and graphic design, for GMF’s web, e-mail, and social media channels
· Contribute multimedia products to GMF’s storytelling initiatives
· Produce, edit, and deliver final videos, podcasts, and other multimedia products
· Convert articles and other written products into formatted PDF for print and website
· Work with programmatic and engagement team leadership to develop podcast strategy for GMF based on core institutional priorities. Produce, edit, and post podcasts, take lead in analysis of podcast metrics, and take lead in growth strategy for podcast audiences
· Prepare and manage video shoots and audio recordings, including coaching participants in real time and troubleshooting technical issues
· Take lead on turning GMF events, including live, digital, and hybrid formats, into multimedia content
· Ensure brand standards for quality and consistency across all multimedia products
· Learn new technologies that continually enhance our video and audio storytelling
· Manage the work of external vendors as needed
· Work with digital team on development and management of external email communications, including newsletters, invitations etc.

Knowledge and Skills Needed:
· Advanced knowledge of Mac OS and Adobe Creative Cloud apps including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Media Encoder and After Effects
· Working knowledge of Audition, DaVinci, and other common 3rd party software a plus
· Experience with codecs, image types, resolutions frame rates as they pertain to digital media trends
· Knowledge of emerging trends in podcasting
· Strong interest in foreign policy (including diplomacy, security, technology policy), geopolitics, and transatlantic relations.
· Strong sense of narrative and storytelling skills
· Flexibility to adapt with changing timelines and deliverables
· Passion and knowledge for editing theory and trends
· Experience with designing and laying in GFX/VFX
· Balance and grade color, and mix and level audio within Adobe Premiere
· Advanced knowledge of video and audio Post-Production and Production processes, software, and equipment
· Knowledgeable of social media and digital video platforms
· Strong attention to detail, organized, and task-oriented
· Photography and/or design skills a plus
· Experience with website editing, design, and Drupal platforms a plus

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience

Salary: $55,412 – 69,265

We highly encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Historically, underrepresented groups include (but are not limited to) Black, Latinx/o/a/e, Indigenous, Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, biracial, multiracial, female-identifying, the disability community, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized identities.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At GMF we are dedicated to building a diverse and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role, but your experience does not align perfectly, we encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles at GMF.

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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