Overview

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has a newly created position to produce multimedia (audio/video) content for Education activities, websites, and other uses. This position will facilitate and perform pre-production, production, and post-production activities for live events and conferences, as well as create multimedia content to educate, inform, and motivate pediatricians, parents, and other audiences on child health topics. The Education Operations team works onsite at our Itasca, IL location.

Some tasks include:
1.   Create compelling videos, webinars, podcasts, and other multimedia content to educate, inform and motivate pediatricians, parents, and other audiences on child health topics.
2.   Translate abstract concepts into effective multimedia formats by working with team to choose topics, develop scripts, and create storyboards. Collaborate with team to develop timelines to meet deadlines.
3.   Perform or direct lighting, camera operation, sound, and other video and audio production activity as needed, including both in-studio and remote production as indicated. 
4.   Perform multimedia post-production tasks, including editing video, editing, and mixing audio, chroma-keying and visual effects, voice-over, motion graphics, animation, color correction and finishing. Follow AAP style and branding guidelines.
5.   Create graphic elements for use in video and other multimedia content. 
6.   Collaborate with team to manage internal review and approval process for multimedia content.  
7.   Compress video and audio projects for delivery and distribute to necessary sites, vendors, or clients. Post or upload multimedia content on designated platforms with appropriate tags and descriptions. Assist with the ongoing maintenance of the AAP Education media library.
8.   Create related text, graphics, and other materials to aid in promotion and distribution of multimedia content.
9.   Analyze performance metrics for multimedia content and create reports and recommendations based on evaluation.

Qualifications needed:
1.   Bachelor’s degree in film/video, communications or related field required or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. 
2.   At least two years’ related experience in television, film, radio, podcasting, or new media production required. Experience in a corporate, medical, or association environment preferred.
3.   Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and time management skills required. Must be creative, take initiative, pay close attention to detail, able to work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects simultaneously within strict deadlines, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Good working knowledge of multimedia production techniques, including video and audio recording, file compression, audio recording and sound mixing, graphics manipulation, and lighting required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with Non-Linear Editing (eg, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere), and the ability to learn and apply new technologies. Experience in creating Motion Graphics, Visual FX, Animation, utilizing Adobe Creative Suite (eg, After Effects, Photoshop), Adobe Audition, Logic, Pro Tools, or equivalent Digital Audio Workstation (DAW); recording with condenser, lavalier, and shotgun microphones; and ability to use MIDI system for recording and mixing audio strongly preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend work required.

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.  

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-6266297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
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