Aug 20, 2020

Multimedia Specialist

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Itasca, IL, USA
Full-Time Media - General Media - Journalism Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

Grant-funded, Full benefits

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s health, is seeking a creative multimedia (audio/video) specialist to create content for public affairs activities, social media, and websites, member communications, educational modules, and other uses. This position will perform pre-production, production, and post-production activities for audio and video content, as well as create related promotional text, graphics, and other materials. The individual in this role will coordinate content with team leaders for grant-funded and other AAP communications projects.

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, select and schedule guest experts, develop scripts, and create storyboards. Develop production schedules 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. Work with talent on performance direction.
5. Perform multimedia post-production tasks, including editing video, editing and mixing audio, chroma-keying and visual effects, voice-over, motion graphics, color correction and finishing. Follow AAP style and branding guidelines.
6. Create graphic elements for use in video and other multimedia content.
7. Manage internal review and approval process for multimedia content.
8. 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.
9. Create related text, graphics, and other materials to aid in promotion and distribution of multimedia content.
10. Analyze performance metrics for multimedia content and create reports and recommendations based on evaluation.
11. Assist in the work of the division.
12. Perform all other duties as assigned.

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 and verbal communication, interpersonal, decision- making, and time management skills. 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, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents. 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 required with proficiency in MS Office, and familiarity with Non-Linear Editing (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere). Experience in creating Motion Graphics and Visual FX utilizing Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc.), Adobe Audition, Logic, Pro Tools, or equivalent Digital Audio Workstation (DAW); experience recording with condenser, lavalier, and shotgun microphones; 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

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 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.


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