| The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the world's leading resource for conservation, research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. The Lab is a vibrant unit within Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where twelve world-class, mission-driven programs are directed by full-time faculty and other renowned professionals. Lab staff teach undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, collect and disseminate world-famous digital resources on biodiversity, and engage with partner organizations and citizens around the world to conduct scientific research and conservation actions. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from the United States and beyond. The Multimedia Productions program creates editorial content disseminating biodiversity science and conservation and the human endeavors associated with the fields. The unit is envisioned to contribute information and insight drawn from science to support internal and external initiatives focused on pressing conservation issues and educational endeavors, through long and short-form documentaries, video/audio reports, web content, and media kits. Our work consists of: Creating intellectually and emotionally compelling, science-based stories and first-person field reports about biodiversity around the world; Forging alliances with leading local and international organizations to accomplish specific conservation objectives; Working closely with partner organizations to produce culturally-relevant stories, educational tools and media kits for long-term public outreach; Disseminating content "in-country" to organizations dedicated to advancing conservation, contributing to communicating solutions to locally-based but globally significant environmental concerns.|
Multimedia Producer - Band F
Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Multimedia Productions Program is seeking a Producer. Specific duties include:
- Develop and produce editorial content for partner organizations and Lab mission objectives.
- Responsible for all creative and production elements of assigned projects including but not limited to: developing story concepts, executing story research, conducting field scouts, formalizing production plans, generating final story proposals for approval and personally directing assigned projects through development, production and post production phases.
- Provide mentorship and guidance to Associate Producers within the team.
Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in biology or communications.
- At least 3 years of experience in a professional capacity focused on story development and production for conservation media, factual documentaries, or science education.
- Demonstrable experience writing for contemporary public or professional audiences, directing cinematography of live action situations, interviews, and natural history behavior, and post-producing long-form stories for distribution.
- Proven ability to administer and oversee project-specific staff, manage budgets, organize and oversee complex projects, complete tasks in a timely and effective manner, and negotiate effective partnerships.
- Experience liaising with scientists, students and other external "talent" with a proven ability to develop successful collaborations.
- Demonstrable multitasking expertise and human relations aptitude.
- Able to work quickly and effectively under pressure, use judgment in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices.
- Should be comfortable working in an environment where change in process, procedures, and priorities is the norm.
- Ability to travel for long periods of time to remote locations around the world when necessary; must obtain and maintain a valid passport and driver's license.
- Experience producing high-budget science and natural history-related content (documentaries, investigative reports) that relate to the environment, wildlife or conservation subject matter.
- Advanced training or degree in ornithology or zoology.
- Extensive knowledge of bird species.
- Extensive experience interpreting science publications and thorough understanding of principles of biology and ecology.
- Extensive experience directing professional field crews, with an informed understanding of technical needs/demands associated with field assignments.
- Effective interviewing skills.
- Experience as field producer for natural history in remote locations.
- Extensive experience leading editorial post-production efforts, including supervising project writing and editing, audio/video technical mastering and all associated aspects.
University Job Title:Multimedia Producer
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Sue Taggart
Number of Openings:1
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