The Assistant Editor/Jr. Animator will work closely with our Senior Editor and assist the media department in all aspects of producing media for the Festival, including editing, animating, media management, research, transcription, field and studio shoots. He/she will report to the Senior Manager of Production.
• Assist editing team to produce media for World Science Festival live events, web content, digital education, public service announcements and marketing materials.
• Animate text and graphics for Festival media.
• Obtain usage rights for media from outside sources.
• Assist Senior Media Manager with organizing media files and maintaining backup files.
• Assist on shoots, in studio & on location.
• Along with the entire video editing team will be responsible for meeting deadlines for delivery of all Festival media.
• Conduct screenings for directors and members of production staffs.
• Interface with editorial producers and editors to determine media needs.
Qualifications And Special Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Video Production, Communications, etc.)
• Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
• Strong research and organizational skills.
• Able to handle multiple projects at once.
• Able to function well in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment.
• Background and/or strong interest in science.
• Studio and field production experience and/or live event experience a plus.
About The World Science Festival:
The World Science Foundation (the “Foundation”) produces original live and digital content that brings scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.
Our flagship live event, The World Science Festival, is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. Through programming that spans a broad range—from vibrant discussions and debates to works of theatre and film—world-class scientists, leading thinkers, and renowned artists take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The week-long New York Festival has drawn more than a million and a half visitors since its launch in 2008, with millions more viewing the programs online.
The Foundation’s live events and theatrical productions tour nationally and internationally. In March 2016, the Foundation launched the World Science Festival Brisbane, bringing its distinctive programming to new audiences and establishing the first annual Festival outside of New York.
World Science U is the Foundation’s online education initiative, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
The World Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.