WANTED: NASA Video Producer for Planetary and Mars Science

Posted by GIS talk On Thursday, March 07, 2013
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WANTED: NASA Video Producer for Planetary and Mars Science

We are looking for a full-time multimedia producer with a passion for science storytelling. This is a chance to work with a team of world class producers, science writers, animators, and data visualizers to create mind-bending video and multimedia content for some of NASA’s most exciting new space science missions: MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, LRO, Mars Science Lab Curiosity Rover. This position is located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Job Description
    USRA seeks a full-time multimedia producer with a passion for science storytelling. This is a chance to work with a team of world class producers, science writers, animators, and data visualizers to create mind-bending video and multimedia content for some of NASA’s most exciting new space science missions: MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, LRO, Mars Science Lab Curiosity Rover.  This position is located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

        - Develops and produces multimedia products in support of Goddard’s planetary and space science missions.
        - Creates products for a wide range of audiences: broadcast media, educators and students, science center professionals, science bloggers and social media hubs, park rangers, documentary producers, and the general public.
        - Produces short form video content, video news releases, live public affairs and news programming, educational vignettes, webcasts, and integrated web content.
        - Responsible for all phases of video production:  pitching story ideas, writing scripts, directing camera operators, working with animators and data visualizers, video editing, and coordinating product release and distribution.

    USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers - on schedule and within budget.

Required Skills

        Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in video/film production, journalism, graphics/animation, communications, or science writing.

Required Experience

        - Experience with all phases of the video and multimedia production process – especially editing, writing, and project management.
        - Experience with video editing software such as FCP strongly desired.
        - Experience working with animators or graphics professionals a bonus.
        - Candidates who enjoy space, science, technology, and engineering subject matter will find this position job particularly rewarding. 
        - Cover letter and links to video and multimedia work appreciated.

Click here to apply.


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