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Media Production Coordinator

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Category:
Multimedia
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

54673BR

Job Summary

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning supports educational excellence and equity in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Bok Center's Learning Lab is an intergenerational team composed of staff and undergraduate and graduate fellows, as well as a studio space built to support creative approaches to teaching and learning. In collaboration with faculty, the Learning Lab team explores, designs, and builds innovative materials, assignments, and activities for Harvard courses.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Media Production Coordinator will work within the Bok Center's Learning Lab to support educational media projects (both in courses the Learning Lab supports and in Bok Center programs supporting graduate students and faculty). The role will involve highly collaborative work alongside the rest of the Learning Lab team to design and implement innovative assignments in Harvard courses. The tools and media that our faculty clients request evolve each year, so a large part of the role involves being willing and able to learn new creative and technical skills.

Reporting to the Director of the Learning Lab, the Media Production Coordinator will:

  • Set up and operate our studio's media equipment, including video, film, photographic, audio, digital, and computer equipment.
  • Manage the acquisition, editing, and dissemination of media content including video, graphics, and animations.
  • Manage the ingest, organization, and backup of Bok media files, with responsibility for the ongoing safety and security of all Bok Center media.
  • Manage permissions and captioning for Bok Center media.
  • Provide training and support for student interns who assist with the media production workflow and direct support for students and faculty as they produce media for their courses.
  • Aid with research, writing, and conversations required for pre production.
  • Deploy and contribute to the command line scripts, utilities and databases we use for media management.
  • May assist in training, scheduling, and distributing work of other staff, students, casuals and temporary workers.
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning Lab team on instructional design projects for Harvard courses.
  • Work to promote an inclusive workplace, supporting and collaborating with colleagues and clients with diverse backgrounds, identities, skills and working styles.
Basic Qualifications

3+ years experience in media production and media technology. Education beyond high school may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree preferred.

Strong candidates will possess some skills in at least one of the following areas, and an interest in learning more about all:
  • Experience operating cameras, lights, microphones and other studio equipment.
  • Experience with video editing and post-production software, such as Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with or interest in learning other creative software, such as Unity, Blender, Cinema 4D, Houdini, After Effects, Procreate, Logic Pro, Garageband, Audacity, Ableton.
  • Background in pre-production of multimedia projects including research, writing, outreach, and various preparatory tasks.
  • Programming experience with any of the following: shell scripts, JavaScript (especially for scripting with node), HTML, CSS, XML, Swift, Python.
  • Experience with database and media management tools, including AWS S3, GitHub, Google Drive, Airtable and Dropbox.
  • Teaching, Education Technology and Instructional Design.
  • Analytical and troubleshooting skills and the ability to identify and resolve technical process issues.
  • Strong attributes and skills as a team member.
  • Effective interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills.
Additional Information

For applicants to be considered for the position the following additional materials should be submitted during the application process:

A resume and cover letter.

A copy of a media/instructional design/teaching portfolio (based on relevant background).

Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

***All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to apply to be a part of our community. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

Job Function
Communications

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
402041 Senior Media Technician

Sub-Unit
*

Department
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Time Status
Full-time

Salary Grade
055

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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