The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a bilingual creator of multimedia (audio/video) content in both English and Spanish for assigned activities, social media and websites, public service announcements, leadership communications, educational modules, news reporting, and other enterprise-wide uses. This role will facilitate and perform studio- and field-based video pre-production, production, and post-production, advise staff on narrative elements to bring sight and sound together to tell a cohesive story that achieves communication objectives, and provide consultative guidance and oversight regarding video strategy. This position is funded through contributions from YouTube, Amazon, Sanofi and AT&T with a project period of one year and eligible for full benefits.
Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.
All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.
Some tasks include:
Translate abstract concepts into effective visual form by working with team to develop scripts and storyboards. Select optimal forms of media for projects. Budget, allocate resources, and set deadlines as appropriate for projects.
Work with internal clients to advise the best category, style, and method for creating the most effective video to suit their needs and budgets.
Plan video shoots, including scouting, selecting, and reserving shoot locations. Develop production schedules and shot lists.
Advise on creation of culturally relevant video and multimedia content for Spanish-speaking communities and audiences, including translation of English-first content as well as creation of Spanish-first videos.
Select and hire additional crew and talent when needed for video shoots and arrange logistics for transportation and equipment. Reserve and rent equipment as needed.
Supervise location- and studio-based video production. Perform or direct on-set lighting, camera operation, sound, teleprompter, and other production activity as needed.
Work with talent on performance direction.
Supervise post-production. Plan, perform, or delegate video post-production tasks, including making editorial decisions, editing video, editing/mixing audio, chroma-keying and visual effects, voice-over, motion graphics, color correction and finishing.
Manage review process for Spanish video content.
Compress video projects for delivery and distribute to necessary sites, vendors, or clients. Post or upload video content on designated platform with appropriate tags, metadata and descriptions.
Provide guidance on style and branding to ensure cohesion in AAP videos.
Research and remain current on the developments and applications of state- of- the- art video production technology.
Manage Spanish-language video library and archive.
Evaluate analytics for video content.
Bachelor’s degree in film/video, communications, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.
At least three years’ related experience in television, film, or news media production required, including production equipment operation, non-linear editing, creating motion graphics and visual fx, and creating Spanish-language videos. Experience in a corporate, medical, or association environment preferred.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required, as well as knowledge of culturally appropriate language. Expert level knowledge of all professional video production procedures, practices, techniques, terminology, and production equipment operation including video cameras and recorders, audio recording equipment, file compression, audio recording, graphics manipulation, lighting, and proper handling and troubleshooting of broadcast quality video production equipment. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office, non-linear editing software (eg, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere), Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc.), and the ability to learn and apply new video and audio technologies essential; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Team) preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, decision- making, and time management skills. Must be creative, take initiative, pay close attention to detail, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects simultaneously within strict deadlines, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Some travel, evening, and weekend work required.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.