Manager, Video Production

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Summary:

The ASPCA is seeking a Manager, Video Production to join the Multimedia team, which partners with departments across the organization to produce compelling photo and video assets for the ASPCA’s various audiences and communications channels. The Multimedia team collaborates closely with others in Marketing Communications as well as with departments throughout the ASPCA, including Membership (social media, content, print and web design), to creatively and effectively achieve the organization’s goals.

The Video Production Manager is responsible for the strategic planning, conceptualizing, pitching, development and creation of videos that visually illustrate the ASPCA’s mission and key programmatic activities in support of their key results. The individual will work closely with other departments to proactively seek and identify compelling people and animal stories to be shared across ASPCA-owned channels, as well as other external audiences. Additionally, the Video Production Manager will be responsible for managing a video coordinator to ensure online and physical archive of assets and Basecamp workflow tracking are managed consistently. The individual will also ensure processes are followed for maximum efficiency and provide guidance to team members on creative, administrative and process requirements.

The Video Production Manager will report to the Director, Multimedia Projects and provide support to others on the Multimedia team by contributing to the creative process.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Content Creation (35%)

  • Partner and collaborate with Communication and program partners at the ASPCA to create digital content that tells our story, showcases our lifesaving work, and engages our staff, volunteers, supporters, and the public using videography of the ASPCA’s efforts locally and nationally.
  • Develop video projects from concept to completion, including offering feedback to others on ongoing projects.
  • Develop and outline creative vision and production schedules of each execution based on promotion plan and priority.
  • Assess, prioritize and facilitate requests from multiple departments across the organization to best present the organization’s work while balancing team workload and optimizing ROI.
  • Collaborate with Membership Marketing & Content Strategy to provide new assets and concepts for DRTV efforts.
  • Scout locations, identify subjects, write interview questions and guide subjects through interview and filming process.
  • Oversee all facets of production from pre-production to post for own work and that of coordinator.
  • Edit video projects, occasionally with a same-day turnaround, for use outside the organization by partner groups or press.
  • Travel to remote locations to document ASPCA rescue work for fundraising and media needs.
  • Lead in demonstrating and teaching sound judgment in the field and where animals are housed for safety considerations in gathering video and photo content in uncertain field conditions and exhibiting Fear Free handling.
  • Direct and manage independent/freelance resources as needed, as well as the video production coordinator.
  • Obtain legal clearances and internal approvals for all projects.
  • Oversee maintenance of video library and archive of footage.

Team Management (30%)

  • Oversee the Video Coordinator in their development of ASPCA materials, providing coaching as necessary to help elevate performance and maximize overall impact of multimedia content shared on ASPCA channels.
  • Focus on developing direct report’s soft and hard skills with a goal of elevating performance through active, actionable feedback.
  • Collaborate with team members and other staff in the organization in ways that support the ASPCA’s core values.
  • Organize and guide coordinator workflow on ongoing projects using current project management software (Basecamp).
  • Develop and guide their direct report in support of the ASPCA’s core values.
  • Manage direct report, providing regular feedback, guidance, and coaching on their work product and development.
  • Conduct regular check-in meetings with direct report providing coaching and mentoring to provide the best opportunities for their professional development.
  • Lead direct report through annual goal-setting conversations that cascade from larger team goals and the organization’s key goals.
  • Provide consistent, ongoing feedback through 1:1 conversations, quarterly feedback sessions, both formally and informally.
  • Participate in the hiring of new staff as appropriate.

Multimedia Support (20%)

  • Strategize with Marketing team on quarterly and annual plans for Multimedia content.
  • Professional development planning for self and coordinator.
  • Lead in collaborating with Communications and programmatic partners to script and produce video content for ASPCA channels.
  • Advise on recommended technology upgrades.
  • Format and distribute video internally and externally as requested.

Administrative (10%)

  • Monthly credit card expense management.
  • Participate and contribute updates during team and departmental meetings and work cross-functionally with other members of the team.
  • Engage in consistent and regular reporting to supervisor, including giving and receiving effective feedback.
  • Research and participate in both hands-on field and office classroom learning and share professional development/learning opportunities with the rest of the team, as appropriate.
  • Other duties, as required and deemed necessary by supervisor.

Asset Management (5%)

  • Manage and coach maintaining video library and database of footage including metadata tagging and working with IT on library health.
  • Manage and coach uploading, editing, and archiving video content.

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals.
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes.
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together.
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible.
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of film/video production experience. 
  • Experience using video to articulate complex concepts and emotionally compelling narratives.
  • Digital portfolio of professional work.
  • Able to work cross-functionally and be flexible.
  • Proficiency in overseeing all areas of video production from ideation, pre-production, scripting, overseeing editing through delivery.
  • Ability to provide editorial judgment during the production process to ensure final product is on-brand and on-message, understanding that creative projects should align with the organization’s mission and key goals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team, independently and with varying levels of direction.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud; comfortable in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple, concurrent project demands with quick turnaround times.
  • Patient and persistent; curious; comfortable in asking and receiving questions.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fosters open communication and provides consistent and constructive feedback with other team members and supervisor to elevate our storytelling and strengthen relationships with program experts.

Language:

English (required)

Spanish (a plus)

Education and Work Experience:

  • BS in film/video or related field (Required).
  • Demonstrated expertise in producing and coordinating original video content.
  • Must be able to travel for multiple day engagements (20%)
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, long days and weekends, if required.
  • Driver’s License required.

Knowledge/Requirements:

  • Proficient in Adobe CC suite of products (primarily Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects).
  • Experience with documentary video practices as well as field and studio lighting.
  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and transport camera equipment and related equipment 40lbs or more (required).
  • Other non-linear editing programs as necessary. 
  • Knowledge/experience with photography.

Qualifications:

See above for qualifications details.

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelors (Required), High School Diploma (Required)

  

Demonstrated expertise in producing and coordinating original video content., Experience using video to articulate complex concepts and emotionally compelling narratives., Minimum 5 years of film/video production experience.

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.