Join Cross-Platform Content!


• The Digital Media Producer works across multiple Cooper Hewitt departments directing, producing, and editing media content for primarily short-form storytelling and managing the production process to ensure that quality standards are met. Specifically, this position works directly with the Digital, Cross-Platform Publishing, and Communications and Marketing teams. Reports directly to the Director of Cross-Platform Content
• Creating and refining scripts, project concepts, and other materials
• Ideating and collaborating for development of new video, podcast, and other digital projects for exhibitions, social media, marketing and publicity, education, and other content areas relevant to Cooper Hewitt’s scope
• Organizing source materials into coherent multi-media pieces, including web video and audio content, that is fully accessible for multiple audiences
• Creating timelines for and scheduling tasks within the video production process
• Camera operation in video and photography shoots
• Audio recording in podcast recordings and as needed in video shoots
• Working with media production manager to edit projects as needed
• Meeting with relevant stakeholders to discuss projects, including communications and marketing, learning and engagement, accessibility, curatorial teams
• Serving as the videographer of public programs
• Participating in the development of interpretation strategies for media content online and in galleries
• Collaborating with the Communications and Marketing department on video needs for social media and marketing efforts
• Ensuring that the production quality meets Cooper Hewitt standards
• Assisting with accessibility needs for all videos, including scripting and recording audio descriptions and captions, and embedding the verbal descriptions and captions
• Updating files on servers and websites
• Assisting with content procurement, rights, and related licensing
• Providing feedback on ideas and projects, and implementing feedback given on projects
• Negotiating contracts and overseeing production budgets to ensure that expenses are within limits
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that all deadlines are met
• Training relevant museum staff in production and editing tools

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Resume should show one year or more of comprehensive full-time experience performing the following duties:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in film, media, management, production, or a related field

Broad knowledge of A/V theater technologies, communications protocols and server and software operations and operating systems.

Experience in professional digital video equipment care and set up. This includes working with Smithsonian Audio Visual services to ensure audio and video feeds, mixing and optimizing when necessary.

Knowledge of multimedia programming and scripting languages, such as ASP, JAVA and JSP sufficient to create or optimize Internet applications that provide internet operations in a secure systems environment.

Experience in video production and editing for the web using both digitizing, editing and compression software, and familiarity of video compression algorithms for various types of video and connection speeds for both live and archived media.

Knowledge of types of video and connection speeds for both live and archived media.

Knowledge of live web streaming over an IP address, both setting up and streaming over live IP addresses and streaming servers.

Knowledge of basic web development with both web editors and coding.

Knowledge of the video and web applications programming techniques along with knowledge of local computer equipment and system software in order to determine sources of failure without delay.

Knowledge of database management principles and methods in order to direct, build and implement web enabled database applications.

Knowledge of graphic design programs and standards and web optimization

Knowledge of current educational technology and multimedia issues

Ability to organize work, establishes priorities, and meets many deadlines at once.

Ability to work on several projects at once, and be responsible to deadlines and project launch dates.

• An interest and ability in storytelling and sequencing multiple sources of information visually
• Able to lead, take direction from managers, and manage several tasks at once
• Calm under pressure
• Problem-solving skills, deadline-focused, and goal-driven
• Meticulous in their work with high standards of excellence

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

SALARY RANGE: $66,757 to $86,780
The Smithsonian uses the General Schedule (GS) pay scale for Trust and Federally funded positions. This is a Trust funded position at Grade 09 / Step 1 – 10.

One-year full-time appointment that may be extended beyond the one year (based on performance and budget).

• The permanent duty station is 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
• Hybrid Telework Available; however must report to 2 East 91s Street New York, NY 10128 as required. (Full Time Remote is not approved for this position).

Please submit cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to:

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