JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
A WHCA "Production Assistant / Videographer" is responsible for capturing events in the Whitman-Hanson community and WHCA’s studio and in bringing this programming to WHCA’s viewers via our distribution platforms such as cable television and other online video OnDemand.
WHCA’s "Production Assistants / Videographers" report to WHCA’s Executive Director and are part-time irregular position which has potential with the right candidate(s) to become full-time. Work schedule and frequency is dictated by each week’s events and workload. Frequent evening and weekend work will be required for this and all jobs at WHCA.
- Field Production: Setting up audio/visual equipment for public/educational/government field productions, capturing events, breaking down shoots, and post-production / editing shoots as necessary.
- Studio Production: Making sure WHCA volunteer users stay trained on new equipment in the studio. This may include supervising and assisting WHCA’s many local producers and productions/events.
- Training Classes: All WHCA staff are trained on facilities and equipment so that they will be able to train community users in studio production and field production.
- Post Production: Applicants should be familiar with both Mac and Windows operating systems, (Google) email, online calendars, basic word processing and spreadsheets as well as video editing* and graphic design with software like Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.
*WHCA is primarily using Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) and at least a basic knowledge of that software is required.
- Communication: WHCA employees work with many different volunteers in our community, including but not limited to; students, senior citizens, and volunteers of all ages, along with vendors and town/government officials. As a member of the WHCA staff, employees are expected to act as representatives of our organization and communicate responsibly. Employees must be patient, outgoing, and kind to all those with whom we interact. Skills with social media and promotion also goes a long way at WHCA as sharing our work and our mission is crucial to our organizations day to day work.
- Facility Housekeeping: All WHCA employees are responsible for making sure our equipment is used and stored correctly. Employees should report any equipment not working correctly to a supervisor right away.
- Additional Community/Studio Needs: Employees may be asked to assist in other miscellaneous tasks as they arise. The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Other duties may be assigned.
WHCA reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).
A minimum of a high school degree is required, but a college degree in communications or related is preferred. WHCA is looking for a competent multitasker, who is able to work well with; students, senior citizens, and volunteers of all ages. We also work regularly with town/government officials and our equipment/service vendors. Candidates should be able to work well independently. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and have a valid driver’s license and have a vehicle to transport WHCA equipment and themselves within our community. Candidates will need to provide appropriate documentation to verify your authorization to work in the United States and will also be subject to a CORI/SORI check.
WHCA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. WHCA will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-protected class status, including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation as defined by law, national origin, member of uniformed military services, physical or mental disability, age as defined by law, or genetic information.
Please review WHCA’s website at www.WHCA.tv to learn about WHCA’s history, happenings, and our mission.
Applicants should submit ALL of the following by email or US mail prior to August 28th:
- Cover letter - Describing how your skills and experience will relate at WHCA.
- A current resume
- Three professional references
- Examples of your work - Demo reels, or links to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are all acceptable.
*Please note: Applicants missing any of the four items above will not be considered.
Submit your application today by email to Jobs@WHCA.tv or by US Mail to:
115 South Ave
Whitman, MA 02382
This is an entry level position with compensation provided commensurate with experience.