Production and Media Coordinator (Program Specialist)
The Production and Media Coordinator will join a dynamic team and function as a production specialist for USC Shoah Foundation immersive interviews, multimedia and digital products. This individual will organize and coordinate logistics and production elements for immersive technologies, including cutting edge interactive/holographic interviews (called Dimensions in Testimony), 360/VR filming (called Testimony-on-Location), and additional interviews and media capture. The candidate will provide coordination support for all filming and programming, including identifying and securing production houses and coordinating scheduling, travel and meetings. He/She will also organize media collateral and assets collected and will edit clip reels, short videos, and excerpts. Knowledge in emerging and current trends in new media and new technologies is a requirement. The individual will report to the Program Manager for Immersive Interviews.
Production and post-production coordination
Plan and organize all production and logistical aspects for any new filmed interviews (domestic and international):
Coordinate and confirm dates of filming;
Coordinate with external vendors;
Coordinate all necessary travel accommodations;
Responsible for all logistical tasks on set (e.g. arrival of team, guests, hospitality, etc.):
Ensures logistical needs of interviewees and their families are met on set;
Travel when appropriate or necessary for filming of new interviews;
Coordinates all Behind-the-Scenes filming in coordination with the USC Shoah Foundation Media Department
Help arrange for the collection of media collateral and assets including logging, timecoding and transcribing
Plan and organize all logistical aspects of post-production work
Oversee equipment purchasing
Track and report on aspects of the budget that are directly related to logistics of production and post production tasks;
Assists in the delivery of the Dimensions in Testimony beta test to clients;
Receives and organizes all Behind-the-Scenes footage:
Help organize media collateral including logging, timecoding and transcribing
Uploads footage and associated with each shoot to proper organizational channels;
Edit clip reels, excerpts, and short videos
Ability to operate and demonstrate to external audiences the technology associated with the filming;
Interface with the USC Shoah Foundation Operations department to handle necessary administrative duties associated to pre-production, production, and post-production
Support the Manager of Immersive Interviews in administrative tasks:
Organize travel for non-production events
Support scheduling and logistics of events, workshops, conferences, etc. that involve and highlight USC Shoah Foundation Immersive Interviews
Experience in production
Experience with video editing in Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, or equivalent software
Comfortable working with technology
Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work with limited supervision
Ability to complete tasks quickly
Language skills preferred
About the Dimensions in Testimony Collection: USC Shoah Foundationâs Dimensions in Testimony enables people to ask questions that prompt real-time responses from pre- recorded video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide. The pioneering project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies and next generation natural language processing to create an interactive biography. Now and far into the future, museum-goers, students and others can have conversational interactions with these eyewitnesses to history to learn from those who were there.
About the 360 Testimony on Location Collection: USC Shoah Foundationâs 360 Testimony on Location collection uses cutting-edge, 360-degree filming techniques at the physical locations of survivorâs pre-war and wartime experiences, as well as their places of liberation, to preserve their memories in an immersive environment. For use in 360 video players and virtual reality applications, 360 Testimony on Location brings students and other audiences into the space that the interviewee describes, allowing them to explore place and how it exists alongside narrative.
This is a Fixed-term position. Expected term will be November 15, 2019 through June 30, 2021.
Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
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