The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the Multimedia Director, Communications and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting the work of the multimedia unit. In this role, she/he will provide overall team support, to include tracking production schedules, script research and fact checking, and producing content for social media channels. In addition to specific requirements listed below, the candidate should possess a high work standard and be adept at setting priorities and anticipating needs.
- Track and manage video production timelines in project management software.
- Serve as liaison between multimedia producers and project managers.
- Maintain database for release forms and licensing documents.
- Prepare media files in a variety of formats including for website and social platforms.
- Prepare video packages for media and external requests.
- Research and fact check scripts.
- Log and tag video footage with relevant metadata.
- Research stock video footage and photos.
- Manage VIMEO and Dropbox accounts.
- Coordinate transcripts and captioning on videos.
- Conceptualize and edit short form videos for social media channels.
- Provides special assistance to projects as assigned by the Director.
- Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in video and film production, communications, or related field is preferred.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in video or television production.
- Technical training and knowledge of production workflows and editing programs.
- Experience with Premiere and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Must be flexible, creative and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility.
- Must demonstrate strong collaborative spirit and initiative.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.