Video Communications Fellow

Meridian’s Communications Team is responsible for elevating the organization’s brand and positive public perception as Washington, D.C.’s most established center for diplomacy that strengthens U.S. engagement with the world through global leadership, cultural and collaboration programs. Using digital, social and traditional media approaches, the Communications Team develops integrated marketing strategies to spotlight Meridian’s international delegations, leadership programs, mission-driven events and cultural initiatives.

Meridian seeks a Video Communications Fellow who is proficient in end-to-end video production with a primary focus on harnessing new and creative tactics to tell Meridian’s story through visual and interactive media that engage a wide variety of audiences across digital and print platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage end-to-end process from video story boarding and shooting to editing and publishing
  • Lead video shoots and audio productions serving as camera operator, video editor, interviewer, lighting coordinator, audio recording operator and other roles as necessary and assigned
  • Produce high-quality visual media for website and social media that demonstrate technical sophistication and succinctly and clearly convey an important organizational or programmatic message
  • Event staffing (including some mornings and evenings) and multimedia coverage through filming, live-streaming and photography
  • Archive and catalog various video, photo and audio assets
  • Work with digital communications lead to conceptualize video templates for social media, and create motion graphics for social media and marketing collateral
  • Assist with organizational brand refresh and marketing efforts across digital platforms
  • Create motion graphics, infographics and other data visualization projects to amplify video production

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in video/multimedia journalism, photojournalism, film/video production, integrated media, graphic design/animation; technical education or video certifications are a plus
  • Expertise with video production, writing for video, photography, graphic and publication design, multimedia content creation and delivery, data visualization, camera and lights operation, non-linear video editing and image processing; motion graphics and interactive media is a plus.
  • Experienced user of social media and new media platforms
  • Strong planning and project management skills, with ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, work in a fast-paced environment and deliver fast turnaround on deadline
  • Work flow expectation: produce one 2-3 minute video each week, on average, in addition to other multimedia projects
  • Team-oriented and ability to work independently and in an office setting
  • Flexible and willing to take on tasks outside primary responsibilities
  • Interest in international affairs and diplomacy preferred

Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • WordPress and web coding (HTML, CSS, PHP); YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn; Microsoft Office 365; mobile app and publication design, including layout, use of color, and typography is a plus.

Application Details:

Preference will be given to candidates available to work 29 hours per week and able to commit to a fellowship for six to 12 months, beginning March 2. Fellows are paid on an hourly basis. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Interested candidates should send a resume, portfolio and cover letter to Megan Devlin, mdevlin@meridian.org, noting "Video Fellow" in the subject line. Please include weekly availability/hours. No phone calls.

Application closes March 6.