If you’re passionate about preserving and presenting our unique cultural heritage to a global audience, if you’re motivated by helping build a vital cultural community around the world to support New Orleans music, WWOZ is always looking for passionate and talented people to help the station grow and advance its mission.
Most station staff members began as volunteers and learned that they could fulfill their professional ambitions and do something they loved by working at WWOZ. Be sure to check out our Volunteer page to find out about volunteer opportunities.
WWOZ is seeking an Assistant Video Director.
WWOZ is the premiere media outlet for New Orleans music, and the video department supports WWOZ's mission to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.
Here’s a one-minute intro to the Video Department: https://vimeo.com/155601067
We document a wide range of local music and culture, from traditional to contemporary. We livestream and record performances from WWOZ’s studio in the French Quarter, as well as from other venues and festivals in New Orleans and the region. We cover the spectrum of local parade culture — 2nd lines, krewes, parades, Mardi Gras Indians, and more. We shoot with everything from large studio cameras to GoPros and handheld mid-size cameras, with support from a 10 foot tripod, gimbals, and a drone.
The Assistant Video Director supports the Video Director in all phases of production and post-production. We use professional video cameras, audio equipment and lighting, and seek someone who has at least some experience in these areas, and more importantly, is able and eager to learn all aspects of filming, editing, live streaming, and distributing video through social media. The ideal candidate is well-organized and can keep records and communicate well verbally and in writing; s/he is good at working independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with New Orleans music and culture is a plus.
The position is full time, 40 hours/week, but flexibility is a must, as we often film in the evenings, on weekends, and on holidays. The applicant must be able to spend eight to ten hours standing or walking, and be able to move equipment up 45 pounds. A valid driver’s license is required, and a functioning vehicle is a plus. Mileage costs are reimbursed.
Please send a resume and cover letter, and link(s) to videos that you have worked on, and with a description of exactly what your role was in producing each video. We do not expect applicants to be experienced with everything we do, but it would be useful if you mentioned experience in these areas:
Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 2 years successful experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills required.
WWOZ offers excellent benefits package.
Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Email application packet to: email@example.com. No telephone calls or walk-in visits, please. For best consideration, apply by Monday October 8, 2018.
WWOZ is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.