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Indiana DNR seeks videographer

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking a videographer for its Division of Communications.
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking a videographer for its Division of Communications.
The successful candidate must be comfortable with a journalistic approach to video-storytelling.
Assignments typically involve start to finish work, from initial concept through planning and development, site selection and staging, videotaping, editing, and final production.
The individual will work in a fast-paced environment, often outdoors and across the state.
The individual must be an effective team player with Division of Communications colleagues and with representatives of other DNR divisions. This is a full-time salaried position ($37,778) based in the DNR’s Indianapolis office.
To apply online, go to www.in.gov/spd/careers/, click on the “Search for Jobs” link at the top of the page and enter VIDEO in the keyword window.
For more information, contact Phil Bloom at pbloom@dnr.IN.gov or Jessica Sparger at jsparger@dnr.IN.gov.
Responsibilities:
• Produce, edit and distribute video content for the DNR and its various divisions that accurately portrays and explains the agency, its programs, products and people.
• Conceive and develop creative solution to address DNR initiatives through audio-visual assets.
• Execute shoots on site/on location, including lighting, audio, camera operation, and talent direction.
• Edit and assemble final visual/audio program material that is compelling and visually interesting while observing brand standards, ensuring consistency and relevancy, monitoring technical quality of end product.
• Create photo galleries and slideshows with audio.
• Work closely with DNR’s various divisions to determine content and format of productions.
• Conduct interviews with DNR management and staff to ensure valuable sound bites for use in traditional DNR communications formats (e.g., news releases, Outdoor Indiana magazine, e-newsletters, and other online publications).
• Scout and assess shoot locations.
• Maintain all equipment in proper working order, including troubleshooting and minor repairs as needed.
• Attend meetings and offer development and production insight based on requests.
• Work effectively in teams and independently.
• Manage time/priorities to handle both long-term projects and others that require quick turnarounds.
• Possess good planning and organizational skills.
• Contributes to DNR social media efforts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
• Ability to travel as assignments dictate.
• Willingness to work some nights and weekends as assignments dictate.
Preferred Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Multimedia Journalism or related field with 2-3 years’ experience operating video cameras and editing equipment in a professional setting; or 5 years’ experience operating video cameras and editing equipment in a professional setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
• Proven performance in visual storytelling through use of still images, video, Soundslides or other multimedia.
• Experience with mobile reporting tools.
• Proficiency with respect to website publishing tools and video editing software.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills.
• In-depth knowledge of visual communications principles, methods, and techniques.
• Effective research practices, including an ability to conduct interviews, gather and organize information and generate audio/visual material in a timely manner.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
Benefits:
• The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
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