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Success Academy Charter Schools, Associate Videographer - Application via WayUp



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Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
This role is with Success Academy Charter Schools. WayUp is partnering with Success Academy Charter Schools to hire top talent.

Thanks for your interest in Success Academy! Running the largest, fastest-growing, and highest-performing network of public charter schools in New York City takes a village - families, children, teachers, staff and faculty, advocates and supporters alike. We would love to welcome you to our community! We work tirelessly every day to ensure each child in NYC has access to a fun, rigorous, whole-child education regardless of zip code or economic status. When you join SA, you play a part in giving every student who walks through the doors of one of our 53 schools in NYC a fair shot at reaching his or her potential.

Job Description

Associate Videographer | Success Academy Creative Agency

At Success Academy (SA) we're redefining what's possible in public education. We set out to tackle an education crisis with a groundbreaking school design that delivers a rigorous, whole-child education to students from all backgrounds. Today, as the fastest growing, highest-performing charter school network in New York, our network of 47 K-12 schools outperforms every district in the state, proving irrefutably that all children are capable of excellence.

Job Description

The Success Academy Creative Agency seeks modern, motivated, and creative video “creator” types who enjoy working in all aspects of video and photo production. We are looking for energetic creatives who are equally comfortable with a video camera, audio equipment, or lighting gear in their hands. In a nutshell, we are making a change to bring much of our video production in-house and are filling out a small, highly mobile, self-motivated video and photo crew who can tackle the day to day needs of our various video productions.

This role sits inside the Success Academy Creative Agency (SACA), an in-house creative agency at the Success Academy network office (in lower Manhattan). SACA provides a broad range of creative thinking and imaginative solutions for the SA organization.

Reporting to the EI Video Producer the Associate Videographer will work closely with our Creative Agency production teams in physically creating the day-to-day video and photo needs for the Creative Agency.

The primary project will be to service SA’s Ed Institute in video capture of intellectual thinking in the classroom - think “game tape” of teachers teaching and scholars in action. Ed Institute is Success Academy's engine for innovation in teaching and learning. It encompasses classroom content design and management, education design, learning quality and development production. Each day will vary. Most content of this type will be of learning quality lessons led by a teacher and monitor to a group of scholars. Expect high output, (4-5 videos per week), in varying lengths, (30-50 minutes each).

Other projects will include broader storytelling and marketing needs: interviews and B roll with parents, teachers, scholars, executives, and other figures around the organization-in schools, homes, playgrounds, offices and more. There may be a need to cover events like back to school days, graduation, and sporting events, plays, musicals, dance shows, etc. Social media content will also be a large part of this role’s responsibility. You may be asked to take headshots or photo coverage of an event,

The Associate Videographer is a central figure in the day-to-day capture of our organization's content. You will be responsible for organizing and tracking all related assets and deliverables for in-house backup and use across the client portfolio. You will be joining a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced team, bringing an in-depth knowledge of the content production process to support multiple projects in development and production. Travel throughout the 5 boroughs will be required on a weekly basis for production needs at our almost 50 schools.

This is a full-time role that will report to the SA Network Office but also be a highly mobile role. The Network office currently has a hybrid approach to the workweek (2 days work from home, 3 Days On-Site) but this role’s schedule will vary significantly. Odd hours (early mornings, evenings and the occasional weekend) may be required to support production as needed.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Camera operating (Sony FX6, FX3, Cinema, DSLRs, photography)
  • Setting up and running basic audio equipment in the classroom (Sennheiser Lavs, Zoom H2n, etc)
  • Media management
  • Video editing
  • Assisting EI Producer with creating production schedules and logistics
  • Creating and sending out call sheets
  • Coordinate frequently with EI Producer and other offsite teams
  • Confidently film and make creative choices in a variety of environments (interviews, to-camera, classrooms, events
  • Assisting editors and Producers with all tasks related to production
  • Organizing and maintaining workflows
  • Uploading videos to appropriate platforms
  • Assist video capture team with with ingesting, formatting and syncing of incoming raw footage - basic edit prep
  • Preparing elements for delivery to third-party vendors for sound mix and color correction, conforming vendor deliverables
  • Source stock music options
  • Address edit revisions by making adjustments to animation, color and audio elements, and ensure videos meet brand guidelines

Required Qualifications / Required Traits

  • 2-5 years experience in video production (professional experience preferred)
  • Working knowledge of digital video production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Experience in working with and handling professional video cameras
  • Working knowledge of 3-point lighting
  • Must be proficient in Adobe’s Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder and exporting basics
  • Basic knowledge of camera blocking
  • Ability to operate and carry camera equipment (up to 35 lbs)
  • Should be comfortable doing basic color correction of footage
  • Must have experience in multicam editing
  • Some experience in composition, cinematography, and photography
  • Must have separate highlight reels that reflect skills in either or both Editing and Camera/Cinematography
  • Must be adept in standard editing techniques such as graphics, side-by-side, split-screens, captions, etc
  • Must be able to multitask while remaining focused
  • Unflappable under pressure.
  • Excellent organization, planning, and communication skills
  • A collaborative mindset and ability to work with varying and changing needs
  • Positive mindset
  • Ability to work independently
  • Solution focused
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Desire and passion in working with a mission-driven organization;
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with project management platforms (Monday.com) a plus but not required.

Compensation Range

: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00

Exact Compensation May Vary Based On Skills And Experience.

Already an employee of Success Academies? Please go to your Okta Dashboard> Workday> Applications> Career to apply via our Internal Careers page.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at https://jobs.successacademies.org/working-here/ .

Success Academy Charter Schools does not offer employment-based immigration sponsorship.

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