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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Discovery Center and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. www.reaganfoundation.org

Position Available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is seeking a junior-level full-time employee (1-3 years’ experience) to assist with marketing and video production, as well as to manage the Foundation’s social media accounts. On a weekly basis, responsibilities include assisting the Digital Communications Producer with video projects, livestreaming events, taking photographs, and more.  The Assistant Producer is also responsible for gathering, maintaining and creating content for posting on the Reagan Foundation’s social media sites, which includes archival research, campus photos, and tracking current social media trends. This is a position that will require energy, creativity, and an ability to manage multiple projects that range across different platforms and purposes. The successful candidate would be willing to roll up his/her sleeves to do the work in support of the team.  He/she needs to be enthusiastic, energetic and a reliable self-starter.  He/she should be able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, both individually and in a group dynamic with the rest of the creative team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with video production, video editing and photography of assigned projects while conforming to elements required within the established brand identity.
  • Assist with livestream events that require some evenings and weekends.
  • Update/schedule/maintain Reagan Foundation social media pages; including staying active by interacting and engaging with our following on various social media outlets.
  • Assist with duties and projects assigned to Digital Communications Producer.
  • Research and organize historical photos.
  • Participate in Foundation events – held occasionally on evenings, weekends and holidays – including the annual Reagan National Defense Forum (at the end of November/first weekend of December), in support of the Foundation’s mission, as needed.

Skills and Requirements

  • 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with photography and videography.
  • Must be able to tell compelling stories by researching from our photo/video database and researching files from the internet.
  • Must have experience editing long-form/short-form video content.
  • Must be comfortable ‘shifting gears’ at any given time.
  • Must be an “outside the box” thinker and go the extra mile when editing/filming.
  • Must be willing to learn new software and filming techniques.
  • Must be able to create/produce/edit the Foundation’s podcasts
  • Formal video and graphic design training or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have a good eye for typography and design layout.
  • Knowledge of operating DSLR and Mirrorless cameras (Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and/or Canon DSLRs), lighting equipment and audio recording.
  • Must have knowledge of different video codecs, frame rates, and aspect ratios.
  • Must know how to clean up audio in post and incorporate sound design to videos.
  • Must know/learn how to set up YouTube/Facebook live-streams with multi cameras and incorporate graphics and or video using Wirecast/ATEM software.
  • Ability to produce and film high-quality virtual events using Zoom Communications using an external video camera.
  • Knowledge of standard video production procedures/protocols.
  • Knowledge different video recording tools (Ronin S, Ronin M, and Sliders)
  • Understanding of the latest trends and social media features in order to maintain relevancy in digital platforms a plus.
  • Must show initiative and come up with new ideas that will increase engagement and follower base on social media platforms.
  • Upload podcasts and videos to our foundation website on a weekly-basis.
  • Must be able to create content days to weeks in advance for events/holidays such as photos, videos, graphics, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated understanding of various social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Hootsuite and other social media sites.
  • A minimum of 2 years digital media experience (video, photography, and social media).
  • Excellent knowledge of common industry applications [i.e. Final Cut X and Motion (Mac OS), DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Create Suite, PhotoShop and After Effects]
  • Must be able to create After Effects templates that can be used for future projects.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects at once.
  • Adhere to branding guidelines in order to create cohesive designs.
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of decision-makers.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Must be self-reliant and be able to troubleshoot problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to bend, kneel and crouch, as well as lift and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel by car for off-site errands/product pick-up.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays for special events.
  • Work and time management skills, including flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and adaptability.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • Initiative, integrity, flexibility and stress tolerance are essential.
  • Must be able to take constructive criticism.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters and that must be met while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Salary/Benefits/Work Location

This is a full-time non-exempt hourly position; eligible for overtime.  We are offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as excellent benefits, including paid vacation, health/dental plans, and the opportunity to participate in a retirement program.  The position is located at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California.

How to Apply

To respond to this opportunity, please send thoughtful cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: graphicsresume@reaganfoundation.org

 

 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.