Southwestern Law School seeks a creative and tech-savvy professional to join the team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in video production for education, graphic design, and multimedia content creation to assist in developing engaging, innovative course content for online law school courses. Core duties will include creating and editing explainer video content (lectures, roundtable discussions, narrated slide decks, etc.); creating graphics and other multimedia content; and working closely with faculty and our instructional design team to ensure that course objectives are met.
The Media Production Specialist position reports to the Technology Team Leader. The position is full-time, hourly and in-person position, with some hybrid work possible. The ideal start date is February 2024.
- Collaborate with instructional designers and faculty to design, develop, and produce high-quality video content for online courses.
- Operate and maintain video, audio, and lighting equipment to ensure optimal recording quality.
- Edit video content using professional editing software, including color grading, sound editing, and visual effects. Also edit longer videos into “bite-size” (10-15 minute) classroom videos.
- Handle post-production matters, such as voiceovers.
- Create video motion graphics, animations, and other multimedia elements to enhance course content and engage learners.
- Assist faculty in digitizing and curating film clips and lecture presentations for asynchronous instruction.
- Assist in managing media assets, including proper organization, storage, and archiving.
- Assist faculty in developing and delivering screen capture videos, recorded video lectures, and narrated slide decks.
- Advise faculty on various aspects of pre-production (script review), production (filming), and post-production (editing and graphics).
- Provide on-camera coaching and direction to faculty members to ensure their comfort and effectiveness in delivering content on screen.
- Stay current on industry trends, tools, and best practices in instructional media production and provide recommendations for improvement and innovation.
- Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to faculty and staff in using media equipment and software.
- Collaborate with the instructional design team to ensure all media content aligns with established learning objectives and accessibility standards.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Film Production, Media Arts, Graphic Design) or equivalent experience.
- At least two years of experience in video production, editing, and multimedia content creation.
- Ability to demonstrate video editing ability with a strong portfolio.
- Proficiency in video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Camtasia, or Avid Media Composer.
- Expertise in PowerPoint, Canva and other presentation tools.
- Proficiency in graphic design and motion graphics software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects) or equivalent tools.
- Strong understanding of audio and video equipment, including cameras, microphones, lighting, teleprompters, and other production gear.
- Proficient in chroma keying techniques, specifically utilizing green screens, to composite backgrounds seamlessly during post-production.
- Experience in handling and producing a high volume of video projects at once, with strong organizational skills to maintain quality and meet deadlines.
- Experience using a learning management system (LMS), particularly Canvas.
- Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively present ideas and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
- Experience in e-learning, instructional design, or a related field is a plus.
For consideration, please submit your application, including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, via email@example.com. In your cover letter, please highlight your instructional design experience and your interest in developing the Online J.D. program. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Nondiscrimination:
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in legal and higher education.
Founded in 1911, Southwestern was the second law school in Los Angeles. We started as an evening program designed to provide a legal education to individuals who had work obligations or who were not welcome at other law schools. Our first graduate, in 1914, was a woman. Our amazing alums include a long, diverse list of trailblazers, including Mayor Tom Bradley, the first Black Mayor and longest-serving Mayor of Los Angeles. Southwestern remains committed to its original mission and currently offers five pathways to the J.D., including a two-year accelerated program (SCALE), a full-time day program, a part-time day program designed for parents and caregivers (PLEAS), a second part-time day program designed for those with greater scheduling flexibility, and a part-time evening hybrid program. Southwestern’s student body is more than 50% racially and ethnically diverse and more than 66% diverse when counting our Middle Eastern and North African students. Approximately 59% percent of students identify as female. Close to 50% of our students are First Gen, which we define as being the first in their family to attend college.