Port of Seattle – Hiring Video and Photo Content Coordinator

Port of Seattle seeks Video and Photo Content Coordinator

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Some of what you’ll be doing:
** Please include a link to the website of your portfolio on your resume showcasing your work or kindly upload attachments with the application submittal.

The Video and Photo Content Coordinator captures scenes that tell stories. This role uses videography and photography to document the daily work of the Port: a new airline service, the launch of a new store, restaurant, or customer service amenity, construction underway at a maritime or airport project, an environmental program in action, groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings. This role plays a key documentarian role for the entire organization of video clips and by cataloging images and for informational and marketing purposes, as well as for historical reference. You work quickly due to your experience in news production, editorial production, and client work. You like the excitement of a schedule that may change if your services are suddenly required. You are looking forward to delivering a terrific product, then pivoting and heading off to the next adventure.

  • You will work on location to take video recordings of important events and moments and edit those into news-style segments of 1-3 minutes documenting the event of the day. In addition photograph important events and moments for final delivery into editorial and marketing products.
  • You will also edit video and photo images for use in advertisements, in social media, websites, and other digital platforms. You will manage the Port’s YouTube video channel to ensure easy access based on topic and relevancy, and ensure that uploaded videos meet brand and accessibility standards.
  • You will produce motion graphics and infographics for use in videos and in social media.
  • You will upload images and videos to the Port’s digital asset library, carefully uploading content with descriptions, tags, and keywords to assist in future searches.You will be the primary manager of the Port’s digital asset library, you will be the first point of contact when someone needs a photo for the website, a news release, a social post, etc.
  • You also will have a sense of what’s missing and will recommend strategies for closing gaps in the Port’s photo and video library, coordinate shooting times, and secure the needed images or footage.
  • You will partner closely with the website manager, social media manager, and graphics manager to ensure efficient access to the best images and videos, early awareness of image or video needs connected to news events.
  • You will work directly with internal clients to provide a completed creative brief outlining the assignment and final deliverables before attending a photo or video shoot. You will provide creative direction for photo and video shoots by freelance photographers
  • You will maintain the team’s internal project management photo and video shoot calendar, and ensure that all release forms are provided for subjects.

Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have three years of experience in photography, videography, editing, for an in-house marketing or communications department, for a news media outlet, or for clients as a freelancer.
  • Educated – You possess an Associates’ degree.
  • Knowledgeable – You understand trends in video production and audience preferences. Know how to grab someone’s attention in the first three seconds for a video or how to frame up a striking photo that will succeed in print and digital publication. Know what makes a good sound bite and how to build a compelling narrative and develop interesting stories. Awareness of how to use style guides to follow video and photography formats. Familiarity with digital media trends and best practices.
  • Effective Communicator – You can work efficiently with stakeholders to prepare in advance of a shoot and manage reviews.
  • Technically Skilled – Technically skilled with DSLR camera, photo editing and retouching, cinema camera, audio, still, and video production, motion graphics, animation, 360 camera, drone camera. Proficient in Adobe suite products including After Effects, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Illustrator, InDesign, illustrative skills, digital asset management libraries, and project management tools. User interface design expertise for both print and digital materials. Skilled at capturing profile images during formal events or candid photos of individuals at work. Skilled at closed captioning for video, preparing error-free content, and proofreading.
  • Collaborator – You are someone who can work with diverse internal and external stakeholders at various levels of the organization to build relationships and resolve problems while providing excellent guidance and customer service.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – This role is paid hourly and is available for overtime. Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week), however, this role will require the occasional weekend, evening, and early morning start time. We will allow for flexible start and end times to accommodate work outside your normal hours. You may be asked to work overtime during critical events and emergencies.
  • Work Environment – Due to the nature of the work this job will mostly occur in-person, on-site at Port facilities in downtown Seattle or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. There are job functions such as editing and cataloging in our digital library that can be done remotely.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you will/must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Customs Seal within 30 days of hire.
    COVID–19 Vaccination Requirement – The Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID–19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single–dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.