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Videographer

June 7, 2022

Know History is looking for a part-time Videographer to shoot video and edit media for a variety of exciting historical research projects, such as documentaries, interviews, educational and promotional videos, and more. Working closely with our team of researchers, the Videographer will be primarily responsible for filming and editing high-quality original video from conception through to post-production. They’ll coordinate and execute shoots on-location, troubleshoot and operate video and audio equipment, and help edit and assemble the final product to be delivered to clients.

The successful candidate is a visual storyteller and creative problem solver who is able to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Shoot high-quality original video content on-site/on location, including audio, lighting, camera operation and talent directions.
  • Prepare the production location by transporting equipment; securing permits; positioning people, props and equipment; setting up and adjusting lighting; placement of microphones and all other tasks related to a shoot.
  • Plan and perform video post-production tasks, including reviewing footage, rough cuts, audio adjustments, colour correction, and compressing/encoding video projects for output.
  • Perform editing work, including colour grading, adding pictures, audio and music to video; design and apply 2D graphics, animation, and motion graphics to video projects.
  • Edit material for television broadcast, social media, web applications, and exhibits.
  • Work with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop etc.)
  • Adhere to brand standards, ensuring consistency.
  • Assist with designing and scoping projects, including scouting shooting locations and other planning activities.
  • Assess possible obstacles in filming and provide solutions; make technical decisions regarding elements such as appropriate lighting, shooting angle and placement, and type of microphone.
  • Multitask and prioritize multiple projects.

Position Details

  • Hours: Option for part-time (20 hrs/week) or contract (40-60 hrs/month) with flexible hours
  • Compensation: Starting at $25-$35/hr, with paid vacation. Paid sick leave, health, and dental benefits available only for part-time positions.
  • Location: KH Ottawa Office
  • Travel Required: Occasionally. This may include evenings and weekends. May include travel to remote locations. Travel and accommodation fees will be covered by Know History, and a per diem will be provided.
  • Other: State-of-the-art equipment provided (e.g., laptop, dual monitor, peripherals, Adobe Premiere software, cameras, lenses, audio and lighting equipment, etc.). The videographer is expected to use Know History’s equipment; we are open to expanding our inventory. Team members are also provided other resources, facilities, and training to pursue their passions.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated video production experience which includes skills in filming, video editing, lighting and audio
  • Experience in graphic design and motion graphics
  • Proficiency with video equipment and operation, including but not limited to DSLRs, lighting, microphones, and audio
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop etc.)
  • Experience with producing documentaries/shorts and interactive video projects is an asset
  • Experience in digital photography and photo editing is an asset
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Video Production, or a similar field, is an asset
  • Understands and responds to feedback well
  • Experience working with First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit communities is an asset
  • Ability to work simultaneously on different projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities
  • English is the working language, however, the ability to speak an Indigenous language or French is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel are essential

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining Know History’s team for this role, please send your resume to resume@knowhistory.ca and a link to your portfolio by June 30th.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Know History is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We know that, in order to understand our collective history, we need to prioritize Indigenous and diverse voices across all aspects of our organization. We strongly encourage candidates to apply and self-identify if they are Indigenous, members of racialized communities and visible minorities, people with disabilities, and people of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Please note that you must be located and legally entitled to work in Canada.

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. If you have any questions or require accessibility or cultural accommodations, at any point in the application process, send us an email and we’ll work with you to make sure your needs are met.

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