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Job Req ID:  61799

Senior Videographer/Producer

Johns Hopkins University seeks a passionate, highly flexible and self-motivated Senior Videographer/Producer to create world-class, professional-quality video content for one of the world’s most recognized research, education and healthcare brands. Reporting to the university’s Director of Multimedia Strategy and Storytelling, this experienced and creative shooter and editor will serve as the primary videographer for the university’s highest profile branded video projects, media-focused storytelling and public-facing content, and will help shape our overall visual style and brand in video.


Your reel should demonstrate a unique shooting style or point of view and show advanced editing skills used to build compelling narratives with interviews, images, natural sound and music. A mastery of Adobe Premiere or similar is required. Experience in broadcast news or another deadline-driven production environment is a plus.


This role is ideal for the candidate who is a superstar shooter/editor but also has a desire to take on full projects, run with them, and deliver timely, high quality results as part of a small and nimble team. Our video work has been recognized with local, national and international awards and is regularly published online by high profile media outlets like The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, CNN, Smithsonian, Time, etc.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Serves as the primary videographer for video projects produced by University Communications; responsible for all technical aspects of in-field and in-studio videography including lighting setups, field and studio audio, teleprompter setup, and camera operation. Shoots both independently and as part of producer-led crews.
  • Proactively produces and catalogs an ongoing library of video imagery representing the full spectrum of the Johns Hopkins community and experience, with a keen eye for stories and visuals that reflect the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Generates ideas for capturing unique and compelling video moments, and works independently to make the shoots happen. Provides archive footage to internal and external clients, as needed.
  • Participates in day-to-day operations of an audio and video production studio, including production of live interviews for worldwide media outlets.
  • Plays an active role in the maintenance of the department’s collection of video and audio field equipment, video servers, and studio equipment. Provides expertise and solutions for video and audio systems within the department’s in-house video and audio studio.
  • Provides creative input and expertise on a wide variety of video projects and for the general style of video. Actively participates in brainstorming unique video concepts that meet client needs.



  • Produces and edits video projects, as assigned, from start to finish, often on tight deadlines. This can include: client consultation, needs assessment and metrics for success, development of treatments and storyboards, shooting, script writing, field producing, interviewing, and editing of the final product.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • 5-10 years of experience generating creative, compelling video content in a news, corporate, non-profit, agency, educational or other fast-paced, highly decentralized organization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A love for storytelling and a natural ability to do it well, including a well-developed ability to synthesize complex information and communicate it in an accurate and compelling manner, with a proven ability to build a narrative from unscripted dialogue.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while producing the highest quality work.
  • Thrives as an active part of a small team. Welcomes and benefits from creative feedback from managers, peers, and clients.
  • Excited about shooting video using a wide variety of tools, including ENG gear, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, handheld gimbals, drone cameras, action cameras, iPhones, etc. 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal clients and colleagues and to interact positively with people at all levels of the institutional hierarchy, including students, faculty, staff, and the highest levels of university leadership.
  • Ability to work in a hybrid in-person/remote environment, as needed.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A mastery of Premiere Pro, or similar, and experience using other Adobe Creative Cloud products. Motion graphics experience is a plus.
  • Licensed UAV pilot or willingness to train and obtain a license to shoot video using aerial vehicles.


In order to apply, please include a link to a resume reel. In your cover letter or separate attachment, indicate your specific role(s) in the projects included on your reel, including producing, shooting, lighting, audio, editing, color correction, etc.


Classified Title: Sr. Multimedia Producer
Working Title: Senior Videographer/Producer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F; 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: ​​​​​​​JH at Keswick 

Department name: ​​​​​​​University Communications 
Personnel area: University Administration


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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