The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Climate War Room has an immediate opening for two Video and Multimedia Producers or Senior Video and Multimedia Producers to produce compelling video content. The 2020 presidential election will be a defining moment in the nation’s ability to address the climate crisis. It is critical that the next president and Congress emerge from the election emboldened to act on climate change.
The Climate War Room will engage in the presidential election using research, earned media, and digital content to spur a national conversation on climate. The team will elevate the threat of climate change and shape the conversation on solutions; put the Trump administration on the defensive for its extreme positions; and rebut attacks from the fossil fuel industry and their allies. It will also ensure that nominees lean into this issue and lay the groundwork for legislative success in 2021 and beyond.
The Climate War Room is an independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club—three organizations committed to making the urgency of climate change and the Trump administration’s opposition to action critical to the 2020 political conversation. These are limited-term positions that are funded through December 1, 2020.
- Video content creation: Working with the Climate War Room’s Associate Director of Video, brainstorm concepts, draft scripts, address creative feedback, and deliver videos on short deadlines.
- Video production: Manage all aspects of pre- and post-production work such as audio editing, sequencing, and graphics.
- Project management: Coordinate event logistics and interviews, including work of freelance videographers, surrogates, and staff across multiple states.
- Monitoring: Evaluate impact of videos and adjust strategy based on data analysis.
Requirements and qualifications:
- Excellent visual storytelling skills and technical craftsmanship as an editor. Electoral campaign experience is a plus.
- Excellent project management skills with track record for on-time delivery on tight deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across an organization.
- Demonstrated ability to turn to complex issues and ideas into compelling, accessible video content.
- Initiative, imagination, and leadership to develop not only video projects but also the video program.
- Experience managing video distribution channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.
- Basic knowledge of Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Basic knowledge of DV and HD video camera operation.
- Climate issue advocacy experience is a plus.
- Candidates must provide a portfolio.
This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70. The budgeted salaries for these positions are $60,000 for the Producer role and $75,000 for the Senior Producer role.
Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.
This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
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American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.
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