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New York, USA: Director of Video, Multimedia - Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Job Vacancy: Director of Video, Multimedia - Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Location: New York, USA

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.

Position Summary:

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a Director of Video, Multimedia to work in its New York City office. This is a hands-on position for experienced professionals. We’re looking for proven visual storyteller who can oversee the visual direction of all videos produced by the organization, generate impactful and resonant story ideas, and manage a small team of video editors, freelance producers, animators, and shoot crews. This candidate needs to be a collaborative team player who can flexibly support video content with just visual direction, supporting the Editorial team who will lead story development for most videos.

This visual leader must be able to produce strong video content utilizing a range of techniques and visual styles. Knowledge of NRDC’s core missions is required and the successful candidate must have a broad knowledge and curiosity about environmental issues.

The successful candidate must have the necessary skills to produce, edit, and shoot video content. They can tailor videos for success on social media and can also develop powerful, emotionally-resonant narrative arcs for medium-length videos. This position isn’t limited to video production, though, and the successful candidate could be involved in art directing animations and producing still photography shoots. This individual should have experience developing budgets, in addition to hiring freelance production crews, directors of photography, and video editors.

The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented creative and a highly collaborative team-player. An innovative spirit, passion for digital media, and the ability to solve problems independently in a fast-paced environment is a must. Strong communication skills are essential.

This position reports directly to the Multimedia Director.

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