VIDEO WRITER/PRODUCER
Common Sense Media Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Our age-appropriate media ratings, video on demand offerings, and parenting tips are the gold standard. Our partners include leading media and technology companies such as Comcast, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Yahoo, Best Buy, Symantec, Cox Communications, Verizon, Netflix, Fandango, AOL, and more. We're growing and getting national media attention on a daily basis. Simply put, if you don’t send us your CV, you'll kick yourself.

We're seeking a creative, experienced, web-savvy VIDEO WRITER/PRODUCER who specializes in creating innovative and compelling short-form informational, social media-style video content for online audiences.

The Video Writer/Producer will write, produce, and direct videos for Common Sense Media's website. The Video Writer/Producer will manage development, planning, and production of videos. Videos include a variety of short-form products like how-to vidoes, advice, review, training, and marketing-style content. This position reports to the Video Department Director. This full-time role is located in San Francisco; paid relocation is not available.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
  • Write treatments, scripts, and video descriptions
  • Create shot lists and storyboards
  • Provide input on video style and product innovation
  • Plan and oversee video shoots
  • Schedule and direct talent and crew
  • Locate and schedule interview subjects as needed
  • Conduct on-camera interviews
  • Oversee the editing of video products
  • Oversee rights and releases
  • Manage project budgets
  • Work on multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Maintain broadcast quality on all video products
WHAT WE NEED TO SEE ON YOUR RESUME: (REALLY)
  • At least 5 years experience writing scripts and producing videos in the non-fiction entertainment genre required
  • At least 2 years experience producing short-form videos for website audiences required
  • Experience managing every phase of production, from scripting to directing to post producion
  • Experience managing crews, talent, and budgets
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects required
  • Experience interviewing children as well as adults preferred
  • Hands-on experience with Final Cut Pro, as well as studio and field production required
  • Knowledgeable about various shooting and editing styles and techniques
  • Experience working with Motion Graphics design required
  • Experience creating short-form how-to, advice, review, training, and promotional content required
  • Experience creating social media-style video content preferred
  • Experience writing/producing for the parent market preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast TV or a related field preferred
THE "X" FACTOR – YOU ARE/HAVE:
  • Highly creative, with a strong visual sensibility and sense of pacing
  • Able to weave easily between storytelling, informational, and message-driven content
  • Strong leadership skills, with amazing troubleshooting/problem solving abilities
  • Multi-tasker with proven ability to remain calm in a fast-paced production
  • Self-driven, fast on your feet, and willing to chip in as needed
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Great client relations and proven ability to tranlsate requests into compelling videos
  • Strong work ethic, with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to efficiently meet deadlines on budget
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Collaborative, responsible, and dependable, with an upbeat "can do" attitude
  • Comfortable taking direction, working independently, and in teams
  • Up to date on all things related to media and technology and comfortable tackling media-related issues, especially as they relate to kids and families
  • Passionate about the CSM mission
  • Sense of humor a must
WHAT WE NEED TO SEE ON YOUR REEL:
  • Video samples of short-form narrative storytelling
  • Video samples of social media/marketing-style videos – how-tos, tips, promotional
  • Video samples that incorporate motion graphics elements
WHAT WE OFFER:
  • The chance to work with talented, passionate professionals
  • The opportunity to have your work seen by millions
  • A competitive salary, based on experience
  • Competitive health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and a matching 401(k) plan
  • An organization that offers work/lifestyle balance
  • The opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of kids in this generation and the next!

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