The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) seeks a creative, collaborative Post-Production Manager with strong project management skills to join their Multi-Media and Production Team. Reporting to the Director of Multi-Media Development & Production, the Post-Production Manager supervises and provides technical support to a team of 8-10 video editors. Additionally, the Post-Production Manager works directly with members of the Instructional Development team and videographers to create effective, high-quality, high-impact media assets for use in online learning experiences. Highly collaborative, the Post-Production Manager balances these responsibilities and competing demands inherent in production to ensure that the post-‐production team delivers VPAL media content on schedule.
Provides day-to-day management and support for the Department's video editors.
Advises and mentors editors on visual storytelling and quality standards.
Collaborates with Director of Multi-Media Development and Production to review and provide ongoing, timely feedback on the technical and visual quality of media assets throughout all phases of production.
Defines and applies standard operating procedures for video solutions in a consistent manner across all projects.
Helps establish and enforce naming, formatting, and packaging processes to ensure reliable and timely delivery of VPAL media assets.
Establishes effective and timely post-production workflows in consultation with other VPAL managers
Ensures that multimedia, video, interactive and photographic content for VPAL courses and projects are delivered on time.
Oversees the status of project deliverables alongside various stakeholders
Assigns, schedules, and monitors editor projects
Advises the Director of Multi-Media & Production on team operations, and strategy recommends process improvements as appropriate.
Assists on video shoot as needed
Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and the digital landscape.
Other duties as assigned.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab. Cover letters are requested for this role.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
A creative, high- energy, collaborative environment
Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits starting on your first day
University-funded retirement plans
Tuition Assistance Program
Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute
Health and wellness discounts, memberships, and programs
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) is to create and catalyze engaging and scalable learning experiences that make a difference at Harvard and beyond.
VPAL partners with schools and faculty to amplify Harvard's impact worldwide. We deliver online courses on multiple platforms in the spirit of satisfying the widest possible range of student needs and interests. Our courses support both lifelong and professional learning, which compliments many other One Harvard initiatives related to online teaching and learning.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related media production experience, including experience working as part of a production crew.
Experience with Final Cut Pro X and Motion as well as familiarity with industry-standard video editing software
Excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated expertise managing and trafficking multiple and concurrent productions
Ability to function in and adapt appropriately to a fast-‐moving, cross-‐unit team environment.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to work effectively with a large and diverse group of team members, partners, and stakeholders.
Prior experience handling confidential matters with appropriate discretion
Ability to substitute for videographers on location and in the studio, including directing camera and lighting teams
Experience with institutes of higher education and/or online education
Experience with managing, training, and mentoring video production teams
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53815BR
About Harvard University Administration
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.