Multimedia Producer

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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

American Experience is an award-winning historical documentary series broadcasting nationally on PBS and is the longest running and most watched history series on television. The series brings together on air and online some of the world’s preeminent and most insightful historians, journalists, authors and witnesses to history. Our goal is to cement American Experience as the go-to source for great history, great storytelling and a broader understanding of where we’ve been and where we are going as a nation.    

American Experience is committed to presenting more voices, perspectives and experiences across our platforms. To foster a work environment that values inclusiveness and reflects the broad perspectives of the American public, we encourage qualified applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and functional limitations to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We are seeking a multimedia producer who can capitalize on the content of the series and on the unique access we have to some great thinkers. The multimedia producer will create content that supports our broadcast documentaries, brings compelling historical stories to digital audiences in a range of formats and provides valuable context for understanding today’s headlines and political, social and scientific trends. 

Reporting to the director of digital content, the multimedia producer will create unique engaging content that might be written, video, graphic or audio and will commission original articles and content in other media. You will be the lead writer for digital content, across formats, including articles, scripts, historical comics and interactives. You will create content that helps to grow the American Experience digital audience, and you will assist with developing new content partnerships and avenues of digital content distribution. This position will work closely with a video producer/editor who will be creating additional related content. Both will work within a team that includes editorial, digital and marketing professionals. 

A love for history and storytelling is essential, but you should also be a bit of a news junkie with a strong sense of digital and social media trends. You work well with a team and adhere to the highest journalistic standards.

This is a project contract position for 52 weeks.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write, produce and commission content for digital platforms.
  • Manage technology.
  • Develop editorial partnerships and new avenues of digital content distribution.
  • Collaborate with digital and marketing teams to ensure aligned goals.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 5-7 years of experience in multimedia journalism or multimedia production for the web.
  • Must be a strong and versatile writer.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience preferred