We are looking for a multimedia editor with a science background and previous multi-media experience to produce and commission editorially independent content for Nature and the Nature-branded journals. This is a permanent role based in our London Kings Cross Campus.
As a Multimedia Editor, you will work closely with editorial and commercial teams on high profile video and audio production. You will contribute to and manage the production of high quality, award-winning content to be published on Nature’s website and social channels, including the Nature Video YouTube channel. This includes high budget animations and editorially independent supported films and podcasts.
You will generate original, compelling ideas for multimedia content; oversee the production of complex multimedia projects to an extremely high standard and tight deadlines; commission and supervise talented freelance animators, scriptwriters and documentary-makers; write and edit scripts involving complex science; shoot and edit video and audio; and conduct interviews with scientists. You may also produce audio packages for the Nature Podcast. You will keep abreast of multimedia publishing trends online and take advantage of new opportunities to create and share content for Nature’s audiences.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
To commission and produce editorially independent videos and podcasts for Nature and Nature branded journals. Specifically, this will include:
• Selecting and developing stories
• Writing engaging and accurate scripts
• Engaging and working with freelance film-makers, designers, and animators to produce content
• Managing large video projects with multiple stakeholders
• Balancing multiple project deadlines and timelines
• Shooting high quality video footage using professional equipment
• Editing and producing video and audio
• Conducting in-depth interviews
• Sourcing stock images/footage/audio
• Publishing management (video upload, compression, metadata, rights, accessibility)
You will have….
• Demonstrable experience producing high-quality video and audio content for specialist audiences.
• At least a master’s degree (or equivalent) in science and/or film or journalism. Applicants with a journalism/film background must have demonstrable experience in science.
• An understanding of the research ecosystem and how scientists work.
• Proven track record managing multimedia projects from start to finish, maintaining high standards and meeting tight deadlines.
• Ability to pitch, research, write, produce, and edit video stories
• In-depth knowledge of video/audio production software and hardware, including DSLR video cameras, Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Audition, Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects) and Final Cut Pro.
• Strong understanding of different video formats, export details and metadata.
• Animation skill
• Experience with Content Management Systems and web production
• Excellent presenter voice
• Interest in keeping up with technology/equipment on an ongoing basis
To apply for the position, please submit your CV, cover letter, salary expectations and examples of previous work.
Closing date: 31st May 2019