United States of America: Consultancy: Audio Visual and Multimedia Production Specialist, DOC, NYHQ (11.5 months)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

Consultancy: Audio Visual and Multimedia Production Specialist

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, a voice

The Digital Strategy Section (DSS) within the Division of Communication (DOC) comprises Web, Social Media and Multimedia teams working together to create compelling public-facing content and to provide digital services within the organization. Through multiple platforms and in multiple languages, DSS draws attention to the many facets of UNICEF’s work, encouraging public support, participation and action, as well as ensuring greater transparency and accountability.

Web stories, blog entries, photo essays, Facebook posts, Twitter campaigns, and videos for distribution via UNICEF.org, YouTube, news media and other outlets and platforms – all are a part of our digital storytelling. By measuring and testing our efforts, we also use data to inform content and engagement choices.

DSS seeks to hire an Audio Visual and Multimedia Production Specialist to oversee and coordinate all audio visual technical aspects related to in-house events, meetings and exhibitions. This includes multimedia production of internal events such as video recording and editing.

How can you make a difference?

Position overview:

  • Maintain and oversee Danny Kaye and Labouisse (UNICEF event, exhibition and meeting spaces) audio visual equipment such as lighting, microphones, projectors, screens, sound systems etc; troubleshooting problems, interfacing with vendors and advising on solutions.
  • Focal point for coordinating audio visual services throughout UNICEF HQ, liaising with DFAM (building services) and meeting focal points on specific AV requirements for all internal meetings.
  • Shoot professional video materials as needed for UNICEF priority communications at UNICEF HQ.
  • Manage Facebook live studio set ups, shooting and uploads.
  • Undertake video post-production, including captioning, outputting final deliverables, managing media for Premiere, After FX, and related technologies.
  • Work on UNICEF NYHQ premises; all equipment and supplies will be provided.
  • Liaise with Head of Multimedia and Broadcast Specialist to edit video materials as needed.
  • This will involve:

    AV Coordination

  • Seamless AV support of events related to OED (Office of Executive Director) and high-profile significance to the organization.
  • Maintain all AV equipment in Danny Kaye and Labouisse.
  • Serve as in-house videographer.
  • Maintain inventory and check out systems for production equipment.
  • Send malfunctioning equipment out for repair, advise on new equipment as required.
  • Maintain hardware and software in Danny Kaye.
  • Technical liaison between UNICEF house and outside events vendors.
  • Technical coordinator for all high priority in-house events.
  • Maintain + upgrade microphones and lighting systems for event spaces

  • Video production and post production

  • Professional video recording, editing and studio lighting
  • Audio recording and editing
  • Output final products to ICON, WeShare, YouTube, Facebook
  • Sound mix
  • Digitally transcode media
  • Manage media programs and related software
  • Archive media
  • Preparing basics for post-production
  • Troubleshoot technical problems
  • May be required to travel and/or work on weekends
  • Ingest footage and QC footage as needed
  • Facilitate video materials preview with third parties
  • Video recording at UN secretariat as required
  • As an advocate for every child, you will have…

  • Professional delivery of services and tasks cited above.
  • Standard UNICEF Performance Evaluations conducted every 6 months and at end of contract.
  • Timely delivery of deliverables and adherence to timeline and set deadlines.
  • For every child, you demonstrate…

  • Experience shooting video in studio setting
  • Experience with audio visual requirement for meetings, events and exhibitions.
  • Experienced with FB live sets ups and use of WIRECATS software
  • Solid knowledge of cameras, lighting and other video production equipment
  • Solid knowledge of audio recording hardware and software
  • Video and audio editing experience
  • Skilled in sound recording
  • Skilled in Premiere and Photoshop
  • Experience of digitizing and video streaming for the web and other multimedia services
  • Ability to operate latest video production, archiving, and editing equipment
  • Willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment in a cooperative and professional manner, including observance of UNICEF product clearance procedures
  • Professional work ethic, integrity, and initiative
  • Knowledge of international development issues a plus
  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509972

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