NET is seeking a storyteller/producer to help us explore the frontiers of public media in Nebraska with new and innovative projects. As a part of NET's emerging media initiative, this producer will have the opportunity to tell stories and work with technologies not traditionally associated with public media. This includes, but is not limited to, digital video, podcasting, web or mobile applications, augmented reality tools, 3D modeling and virtual reality, and may utilize platforms like IGTV, YouTube, Spotify, SteamVR, SketchFab, iOS and Android, and smart speakers. This position will work within a lab-like environment. Ideas may initially originate with an individual but are elevated and incubated by the group. We function more as a collective than as a federation of independent creators. Some projects will be leaner in resource, while others will have access to more substantial resources (full production crew, dedicated editor). The ideal candidate is passionate about storytelling in all formats with a strong sense of narrative and eager to create character-driven stories as the central focus of their work.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree Major in journalism, communications, (digital) humanities, the arts and humanities or related field or equivalent education/experience. One year experience producing a variety of content for multiple media (e.g., social media, over-the-air video/audio, streaming audio/video, interactive media, mixed reality media). Demonstrated experience managing complicated multimedia projects; Work history will demonstrate: Story development and execution; Traditional audio/video production techniques and process; Adobe Creative Suite (especially, Premiere, Audition, AfterEffects); Familiarity with lean startup methodology and principles (required); Demonstrated writing and original storytelling skills. Strong research and reliable documentation skills. Diplomatic communication skills; Build up abstract and initial concepts, ideas, and curriculum goals into appropriate and actionable content for the emerging media space; Pitch concepts for content and projects across different platforms and media; work within a team setting to ideate and incubate concepts into workable project plans. Willingness to adapt story ideas to different emerging media formats, and to transform story concepts into human-centered experiences (video/audio/interactive); Actively identify potential content development opportunities for a variety of media, taking into account the relative strengths and feature-sets of each medium; Convert curiosity about emerging technologies into avenues for character-driven content. Present content ideas and initiatives with appropriate communication polish, and adapt presentations into appropriate-for-audience terms (production team, external collaborators, funders, etc.); critically assess and reinforce efficient content creation workflows.
Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree Major in journalism, communications, (digital) humanities, the arts and humanities or related field. Three (3) years' experience producing a variety of content for multiple media (e.g., social media, over-the-air video/audio, streaming audio/video, interactive media, mixed reality media). Creation of content for public media or journalistic entity; Understanding of basic journalistic principles and ethics; Journalism degree or at least 1 year of formal journalism experience; Video producing, directing, scripting and editing (including immersive video production); Audio producing, directing, scripting and editing (including 1st and 2nd order ambisonic audio); Experience writing formal documentation for grant deliverables, vendor RFPs, and internal department updates; Familiarity with emerging and immersive technologies; Interactive content development and direction; Demonstrate a knowledge of which production techniques work better for web and which work better for broadcast; Awareness of smart speaker platforms, their usage and potential; Awareness of HMDs, their usage and potential; Storyboarding, as well as treatment and script writing skills; Interactive content development and direction; Be able to suggest refinements to current initiatives; evaluate initiatives against current industry best practices and accomplishment; Storyboard as well as write treatments and scene-by-scene scripts; Create multiple intersecting storylines that remain compelling within individual episodes, across season or when applied to branched narrative content.
Posted Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69848
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.