The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them —– in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center is seeking a Multimedia Producer to develop and edit digital assets for the Brennan Center for Justice (BCJ) brand. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of media including still imagery, video, motion graphics and audio. They will use their skills to produce dynamic, shareable multimedia content to illustrate our core issues and engage our viewers to act. This full-time role will report to the Directors of Design and Multimedia and will work closely with various members of the communications team.
The Brennan Center’s high-impact communications work is vital to its success. Our experts and research are consistently sought out by lawmakers and allies, all major news outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, NPR, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, among others, and many regional outlets. We have more than 70,000 subscribers to our highly substantive e-newsletter and a growing digital audience for our content-rich website and social media platforms. We regularly publish reports, books, and papers, and host dozens of public events in New York and Washington, D.C. The Center is led by Michael Waldman, a prominent public intellectual and author, communications strategist, democracy expert and former chief speechwriter to President Bill Clinton.
Note: This is a hybrid position. Staff are currently working from home two days a week. This position is based in New York City.
Core Responsibilities Include:
Research and edit still and motion visuals for digital and print.
Manage multimedia projects and production calendar from preproduction to postproduction.
Negotiate, license and purchase still and motion imagery from external vendors.
Archive, log and manage photo and video assets for organization.
Assist with department budget, contracts, and expense tracking.
Minimum 5 years of professional experience producing multimedia content. Experience in a publishing house, think tank or advocacy organization is preferred.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience researching still and motion stock imagery and producing and editing short form video in a fast-paced environment with multiple team members.
Efficient managing multiple projects, production calendars and budgets.
Skillful handling and archiving of assorted imagery and audio formats.
Proficient at licensing still and motion imagery for print and digital platforms.
Strong attention to detail and decision-making ability.
Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop.
Working knowledge of color correction, color grading and sound design.
Positive attitude who works well both independently as well as within a team.
The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true-self and feel a strong sense of belonging. As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture.
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range assigned for this position is $85,000-$100,000. We determine our salary ranges based on market competitiveness and internal equity for each job. The salary offered a selected candidate will be contingent upon the candidate’s qualifications and internal equity considerations. Additionally, we offer a very robust and competitive array of benefits such as a generous time off program, 401k plan, comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and wellness and office perks.
In addition, this position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW local 2320.
To Apply: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is identified. To apply, please visit this link https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/Multimedia-Producer . Please upload the following application materials: resume, cover letter, samples of your work and contact information for three references. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting in your cover letter.
If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “Multimedia Producer" in the subject line, after registering in the online system. An online application, however, is strongly preferred to ensure your application is reviewed.
Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and well-being of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC, offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including having a booster, or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center
- Welcomes and hires applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, socioeconomic identities and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated;
- Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
- Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
- Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.