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Video Communications Specialist

Company: Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc.
Location: Germantown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


summary Are you a socially minded young professional eager to expand your video production skills on projects that advance social, economic, and environmental resilience? Are you looking for an early-career opportunity to apply your passion for film and video production with a mission-driven small business working in the United States and around the globe?

The Cloudburst Group is a unique mission-driven small business creating impact, empowering communities, building resilience - where and when it matters. We have an exciting opportunity in our communications practice area for a multi-faceted communications specialist to join an interdisciplinary team of graphic designers, copy editors, web developers, video editors, training developers, and social media specialists.

This position would be ideal for a candidate with three years progressive experience either in work, independent, academic, or volunteer experience creating short- to medium-size video projects that included defining a script, video recording/editing, audio processing, and production. This could include developing videos in documentary, animation, vlogs, or mixed-media formats. Valued skills include an ability to work collaboratively in a team, independently able to execute tasks and activities, and strong written and verbal communication. Where needed, additional on-the-job training will be available.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development and dissemination of communications materials in line with their skills and experience working within a multi-disciplinary creative team. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Communications Specialist and will be responsible for general communications across a variety of projects. The candidate should have a high attention to detail, good task management skills, the ability to work on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines, work well in a team environment, and be adaptable to change.

Cloudburst creates an array of videos including instructional/training videos, talking head instructional videos, e-tutorials (i.e. systems navigation instructions), and animated informative videos. The ideal candidate will successfully contribute to some or all of these kinds of projects.

Responsibilities Brainstorming and contributing to storyboard and script development for client and/or internal projects.
Assembling raw footage and leading file management.
Following a script, outline, or storyboard.
Inputting sound to enhance footage, which may include selecting music and writing voice-overs.
Inputting graphics to enhance footage.
Digitally splicing film and video and synchronizing them into one rough-cut file.
Improving and correcting lighting, coloring, and faulty footage.
Enhancing and correcting sound quality with tools such as de-essing, de-reverb, etc.
Recording video and audio in the field or via online tools or assisting and advising colleagues on best practices to record video and audio.
Working closely with project teams to present a final product that matches client outcomes in line with client video production standards.
Contributing flexibility to support a large portfolio of written, web, and creative communication products for U.S.-government funded projects in the United States and around the globe.
The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) is a Women-Owned Small Business whose staff strive to create impact, empower communities, and build resiliency. Cloudburst works at the intersection of domestic and international development with the goal of improving the effectiveness of programs and investments targeted to build social, economic, and environmental resilience in the U.S. and abroad.

Cloudburst's work is guided by a mission to improve economic, social, and environmental resilience. To this end, many of the populations and communities we work with focus on addressing structural and institutional racism that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Cloudburst believes that effective services and solutions are created with communities historically impacted by the systems we are attempting to transform. We strongly encourage applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities we work with.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of experience in film and media production, cinematography, fine arts, digital film and video production, or a related degree.
Demonstrated experience with and skill in video editing and animation (Premiere Pro and After Effects), and potentially experience with animation tools such as Vyond, whiteboard animation, etc., if needed for animation.
Familiar with the communications landscape and ability to recommend tools and techniques to meet client goals.
Familiarity with and experience in writing, editing, and production across communications media.
Excellent organizational skills to sort and structure content, projects, logistics, and budgeting.
Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal and communication skills for an effective team environment, including patience and a sense of humor.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and online communications tools including Zoom, etc.
Able to juggle work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Self-starter able to work with a highly collaborative team and adapt to an ever-changing environment.
Familiarity with instructional design / learning management tools such as SCORM, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or Lectora Publisher preferred, but not required.


Keywords: Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc., Germantown , Video Communications Specialist, Other , Germantown, Maryland

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