We’re Hiring – New Position for a Producer/Editor

, 8 May 2015

Position: Producer/Editor
Project: aqnb partnership with Video in Common
Duration: 6 month contract with initial trial
Hours: 2-3 days a week (set days TBC with some flexibility for evening and weekend filming)
Pay: £20,000 – £25,000 pro rata
Location: London-based working from V22 Studios Ilderton Rd

An exciting opportunity to join a young and innovative production unit making video for and about contemporary art: working in partnership with digital cultural platforms to produce online-video shorts and directly contribute to a conversation on contemporary artists working across media and global contexts.

Video in Common are partnering with aqnb to produce a series of online editorial-videos and accompanying texts that focus on 12 young and emerging multi-disciplinary artists. We are seeking a producer/editor to participate directly in the development and production process. These videos will be introductory pieces that explore the ideas and range of work produced through interviews, narrations, performance-capture and newly commissioned shorts. In addition this project will develop and initiate a stylistic treatment that reflects the nature of online practice; using innovative means to capture and describe as well as co-produce material with artists –often working remotely– establishing a tone and form that will resonate with online video audiences in environments such as YouTube and beyond. A pilot video can be seen here made with artist Monira Al Qadiri.

The project will take place from June–December 2015. Content will be distributed online through aqnb.com via a newly launched Video in Common YouTube channel (which is part of the multi-channel network (MCN) for the Arts, Canvas – for more on the MCN, see our report here). Finally, these activities will be supported by several London-based live events during the same period.

This is a great opportunity to work closely with the team and participating artists to produce innovative new formats in arts online video; to develop editorial and video-editing skills and contribute to a crucial and diverse discourse in art. This is a demanding role as we expect to produce and release a minimum of 2 productions per month, but it will nevertheless be rewarding due to the scope of work covered.

We are looking for an individual who has experience in producing editorial video and a strong demonstrable interest in contemporary art, particularly as covered in aqnb. Though we tend to work collaboratively on each production, core tasks for a candidate will sit across:

  • Researching the work of each featured artist
  • Maintaining dialogue with the artist throughout production
  • Concept development
  • Developing stylistic treatments for each video
  • Content capture (if UK-based, shooting on location; if abroad, facilitating capture online and/or liaising with artists for delivery of new and existing video and content)
  • Video editing – through various stages of production
  • Footage logging, transcoding and standardisation
  • Online content management and video augmentation – particularly platforms such as YouTube
  • YouTube channel management (training on the Canvas CMS and analytics will be provided)
  • Assisting with general promotion (social media and mailshots)
  • Assisting with live events
  • Developing content and partnership ideas
  • Keeping up to date with issues pertaining to the content produced as well as development and innovation in online platforms, technologies and broader trends in cross-media distribution.

Qualities:

  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Working well under pressure and managing time to deadlines
  • Responding creatively and effectively to new and changing tasks, situations and commissions
  • Confidence with technical problem solving
  • Willingness to explore an independent, recognisable, but commission-sensitive editing style.

Experience and Requirements:

  • Video-capture and processing (essential)
  • Video-editing (Final Cut Pro) (essential)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest in contemporary art (essential)
  • Experience in editorial production (essential)
  • Editorial research skills (essential)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest of current trends in moving image online (desirable)
  • Experience of html and WordPress web admin (desirable)
  • Experience in curating and managing events (desirable)

Closing date for applications 6pm 24 May 2015 with interviews the following week.

Please send a CV, cover letter (500 words max) and 3-6 examples of work to heron.caroline@gmail.com.

For more information please see:

http://www.aqnb.com/
http://videoincommon.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16qfVDTgsxa2LaZPMjt9-Q
http://mcn.incommon.org.uk/
http://canvasonline.tv/

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