At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide insights and policy solutions to decision-makers. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of more than 240 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security and U.S. foreign policy.
The iDeas Lab, the award-winning creative and digital production department at CSIS, seeks a highly motivated and creative self-starter to join our dynamic and fast-paced environment as an Associate Multimedia Producer starting immediately in our Washington, DC. Headquarters. This position is in person and candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. to apply.
The multimedia producer will partner with our experts and the department on a range of video and podcast projects covering the spectrum of CSIS’ issue areas. (Learn more about our podcasts here: https://www.csis.org/podcasts and videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr5jq6MC_VCe1c5ciIZtk_w).
The iDeas Lab enhances CSIS's policy research and analysis with the latest in cutting-edge web development, design, video, and audio. (You can see some of our latest at ideaslab.csis.org) The multimedia producer will work closely with the department on creative projects that tell compelling public policy stories, partnering with some of the most respected foreign policy experts and researchers. This is an ideal opportunity for video and audio storytellers who are eager to bring complex policy issues to life across multiple platforms and who are innovation-driven.
Beyond having experience with all aspects of video and audio production, the successful candidate will possess sharp news acumen, virtual media, excellent writing/editorial skills, communication and organization skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and innovative environment while meeting tight deadlines. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a team player while also having independent self-direction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Produce, and develop video projects from start to finish, including pitching, scripting, filming, editing, compiling, developing visual/audio assets, and all other aspects of policy-oriented videos.
• Produce and develop audio projects from start to finish, including scripting, recording, editing, compiling, finding supplementary audio assets, and all other aspects of production for narrative and interview-based policy-oriented podcasts.
• Support digital outreach efforts and produce related multimedia products, in particular short videos, working closely with External Relations and CSIS programs.
• Support other multimedia producers as needed, including assisting with recordings or production elements as needed.
• Work closely with iDeas Lab staff and relevant departments and research programs to develop and produce multimedia for CSIS projects to suit stated goals and needs; communicating effectively with non-technical stakeholders and in a virtual/remote environment is critical.
• Post and curate video and audio content to CSIS website, other project sites when relevant, social media platforms, and other content-delivery networks (e.g. YouTube and a range of audio platforms).
• Other duties and projects as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
• B.A./B.S/A.B. in relevant field;
• Minimum one year of relevant experience, including previous multimedia, video and audio production;
• Some background in journalism and broadcast media;
• Knowledge and experience in applicable software and computer applications, including Adobe Creative Suite;
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; including effectively presenting information to non-technical partners, operating in a fast-paced environment and managing competing priorities;
• Strong attention to detail, initiative, and follow through skills;
• Flexible, positive, collaborative, action-oriented attitude and professional approach;
• Strong interest in global affairs and public policy;
• Sound judgement, maturity, and discretion.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, link to a portfolio website or links to sample audio and video work to https://careers.csis.org. Finalists will be asked for references.