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Union of Concerned Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists


Multimedia Producer
Communications Department

Based in Cambridge, MA


Two-Year Position

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit that uses science to protect our health, safety, and environment. We are scientists, engineers, economists, activists and everyday people who develop and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

The Communications department at UCS is responsible for promoting our scientists’ research to the world, and helping our members and supporters connect and engage with our work. Our busy yet friendly 32-person team is seeking a talented and motivated in-house designer and multimedia producer who will help us communicate our messages visually across a range of media: videos, website features, data visualizations, social media graphics, memes, GIFs, print materials, and other visual storytelling products. Reporting to the art director, the right candidate will be a great manager of their own time—and others’ expectations—as they work closely and collegially with staff scientists, issue campaigners, and fellow Communications colleagues to ensure our work is on-message, on-brand, and on time.

Responsibilities
Multimedia creation (80% of time)

  • Conceptualize and produce a range of multimedia products and assets, on short-term and long-term timeframes
  • Apply visual storytelling skills to multimedia products across platforms
  • Generate storyboards, scripts, and schematics for UCS videos
  • Help ensure visual/multimedia products align with UCS visual identity and tone
  • Collaborate with fellow Communications team members to ensure multimedia projects fully engage UCS supporters and other key audiences
  • Follow advancements in the multimedia field and test new approaches to ensure organization is current with best practices
  • Opportunity for qualified candidates to provide design feedback on UX/UI projects led by our web team
  • Project-manage creation of multimedia products
  • Hire and supervise external consultants, including graphic designers and video firms
  • Employ UCS brand guide to ensure products are cohesive in appearance and tone
  • Identify and pitch opportunities for multimedia products
  • Serve as active and creative partner in annual work planning

Project management (20% of time)

  • Project-manage creation of multimedia products
  • Hire and supervise external consultants, including graphic designers and video firms
  • Employ UCS brand guide to ensure products are cohesive in appearance and tone
  • Identify and pitch opportunities for multimedia products
  • Serve as active and creative partner in annual work planning

Requirements
Qualifications and Experience

  • At least five to seven years of experience in multimedia content development, particularly video production, animation or motion graphics, data visualization, graphic design, and project management
  • Expertise in Adobe CC programs, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Experience shooting video and audio with DSLR cameras
  • Experience with Cinema 4D and Lightroom
  • Bachelor’s degree in design, video production, or equivalent experience is required.

Experience with web design projects, UI/UX strategy, and/or front-end coding would be a significant bonus.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Limited travel; likely less than two weeks a year. May spend extended periods standing, particularly while shooting video and/or photography on location. Lifting and operating DSLR camera equipment is likely. Likely to spend extended periods at computer terminal.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Benefits
Compensation, Hours and Location:
This is a full-time two-year position based in the Cambridge, MA UCS office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $60,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at: http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at: https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.

To Apply: Show off your creativity in your application! Create a video, infographic, or something else that tells us why you’re right for this dream job, along with a cover letter, resume and link to portfolio showcasing your work. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

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Deadline: January 6th, 2020 or until filled.

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