Multimedia Producer

Key Information

  • The role: You would be working closely with science communicator Liv Boeree (website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram) to produce her digital content.

  • Location: We have a strong preference for this role to be in-person and Austin, Texas-based. However, we will consider exceptional remote candidates, especially if they are willing to travel to Austin on a regular basis.

  • Starting salary: $80,000 - $100,000, dependent on experience and skills. Generous benefits package.

  • Deadline: We will review and process applications as they come in and aim to respond to your application within 10 working days of receiving the fully completed first stage of your application. Applications will close midnight (Anywhere on Earth) Sunday 10 July 2022, or sooner if a successful hire is made before the deadline.

Responsibilities

The Multimedia Producer will project manage and produce Liv’s various forms of content and work commitments, such as short films, podcasts, talks and live streams across a range of platforms and formats, but with primary emphasis on Youtube. This includes:

  • Building and maintaining consistent posting schedules, workflow and asset management systems.

  • Assisting with pre and post production, including filming, editing and graphics (including sourcing external help when necessary).

  • Repurposing existing content for other platforms.

  • Conducting occasional research for video scripts, articles, speaking engagements etc.

  • Brainstorming with Liv to devise strategies and opportunities to grow her profile and raise awareness of her main specialty topics of effective altruism, science and rationality.
     

The successful candidate will be managed by Liv Boeree (which involves weekly 1-1s at minimum).

Who Should Apply for This Role?

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:


Essential

  • Video editing skills: Final Cut/Premier Pro preferred.

  • Design skills: demonstrated ability to create basic motion graphics, images, templates and thumbnails.

  • Strong project management: 

    • experience in being responsible for moving media projects forward from inception to completion; 

    • ability to manage upwards and keep key stakeholders (including Liv) on track; 

    • ability to create systems and structure to ensure good workflow and consistent content creation; and

    • ability to source external help when necessary.

  • Independent and proactive: able to use discretion and good judgement to execute on tasks without step-by-step instructions. 

  • Discretion and confidentiality: commitment to maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality.

 

Desirable but not essential

  • Videography experience e.g. DSLR camera setup, lighting, sound.

  • Animation skills.

  • Past experience in growing social media channels; knowledge of YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Substack algorithms. 

  • Willingness to learn about ideas related to effective altruism, long-termism, philosophy and technology. Prior knowledge is a plus, but not essential. 

  • Ability to research a wide variety of topics, communicating learnings in a concise and compelling manner.

We are able to sponsor work visas for this position.

Salary, Benefits and Location

  • We have a strong preference for this role to be in-person in Austin, Texas. However, we will consider remote candidates who are willing to regularly travel to Austin. 

  • Longview will cover all reasonable relocation costs.

  • All roles have a 3-month probationary period. 

  • Starting salary of $80,000 - $100,000, dependent on experience and skills.

  • Benefits include: generous paid vacation time, 10% employer pension contribution, equipment budget, training budget, $5,000 p.a. well-being budget, and private healthcare.

Application Process

  • First stage: Resume, showreel and/or work sample and short application form.

  • Second stage: paid work task (c. 6 hours).

    • We will pay candidates $50/hr (total $300) for completing this stage.

  • Third stage: in-person structured interview (1 hour).

  • Fourth and final stage: in-person 1 week work trial.

    • We recognise an in-person trial is a significant commitment. Compensation will be provided to all candidates who complete a work trial ($1,000/working week). We are keen to work with the final candidate(s) to ensure they are able to complete a work trial, and aim to be flexible and accommodating. Please reach out if you are interested in applying but think you’d be unable to complete a work trial.

  • The starting date for the position will be determined together with the successful applicant. However, we are looking to hire as soon as possible.

  • Email jobs@longview.org with any questions. 

  • Longview Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We are happy to make any reasonable accommodations necessary to welcome all to our workplace. Please contact us to discuss adjustments to the application process.

About Longview Philanthropy

Longview Philanthropy’s mission and activities

Longview Philanthropy is a non-profit based in London and Oxford. We are a longtermist grantmaking, research and advisory organisation and we currently recommend grants totalling tens of millions of dollars p.a. Our grant recommendations are driven by the conviction that we can use evidence and reason to find the highest-impact opportunities in the world. We focus on global challenges that could transform our future for many generations to come, including safely navigating emerging technologies and fostering a society with a more long-term outlook. Everything we offer is free-of-charge and independent. 

 

Longview Philanthropy’s team culture

We are a collaborative, dedicated and positive team. We are all deeply motivated by the work that we do and the impact we can have. We are an ambitious organisation with a culture of clear communication, feedback, ownership over our work and a strong focus on outcomes.