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Are you a multimedia journalist with a passion for video storytelling? The County of Santa Clara is seeking experienced and versatile MMJs and multimedia communications professionals to produce compelling and engaging audio-visual news and feature stories about County departments, services, programs, and employees/clients. As part of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, the Multimedia Communications Officer will develop audio-visual stories and their accompanying video scripts and web stories from initial conception through final delivery – the work includes research, pitching story ideas, logistical coordination, scripting, interviewing, filming, video and audio editing, writing associated web stories, and publishing all content on multiple media formats (web, social media, livestream, broadcast).
This is not an entry level multimedia communications position. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record producing compelling video content and original stories in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; demonstrated expertise with equipment and software for lighting, audio, and video editing; proven skill at journalistic-style interviewing; and solid experience writing video scripts and web stories that require minimal editing from supervisors to provide high-quality, complete, and factual information.
The ideal candidate:
Has in-depth knowledge of audio-visual elements used for storytelling;
Shows initiative and is an editorial thinker;
Has ample experience producing video stories under tight deadlines;
Has experience producing short and long form videos;
Excels at working in a fast-paced environment while managing competing deadlines;
Has a proven track record filming and using lighting and audio equipment;
Has vast experience writing video scripts and web stories to accompany video stories;
Is able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team;
Has an excellent eye and ear for detail;
Is passionate about storytelling, with a natural curiosity about a wide range of subjects;
Is skilled in journalistic-style interviewing; and
Has experience conceptualizing and producing multimedia content that meets objectives under tight deadlines in an interesting, creative, and professional manner.