| 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 Editor - Band E
Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Multimedia Productions Program at the Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking an Associate Producer. Specific duties include:
- In coordination with project producers, serve as the primary manager for all information and activities associated with a selected project or assignment.
- Duties touch on all aspects of a production, from pre-production through final post and delivery.
- Scope of responsibilities will vary by project but will generally include conducting story research, investigating current science related to topics of interest, and writing proposals.
- Beyond editorial duties, Associate Producers have lead responsibility for production budgets and schedules, disseminating science briefs, organizing and coordinating the execution of field shoots, media management and the fulfillment of final technical materials/products.
Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in biology or communications.
- Scope of educational experience should convey strength in biology and ecology.
- At least 2 years of experience in a capacity involving editorial research, logistical preparation and field shooting associated with natural history, environmental, or journalistic storytelling.
- Professional experience should include researching scientific topics and interpreting scientific publications, researching footage archives, organizing and coordinating domestic and international shoots, hiring professional contractors, and supporting film crews while in the field.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form to a broad range of people.
- 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.
- Comfort 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 maintain a valid passport and driver's license.
- Advanced training or degree in ornithology or zoology with evidence of broad biological knowledge.
- Experience conducting biological research.
- Extensive knowledge of bird species.
- Experience writing for general audiences (entertainment and educational) and a high comfort interpreting science publications and principles.
- Prior experience directing professional level field crews and talent interviews.
- An informed understanding of technical needs/demands associated with field assignments.
Visa Sponsorship not available for this position; not eligible to apply.
Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
University Job Title:Multimedia Editor
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Sue Taggart
Number of Openings:1
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