There is a chance to join the production team for the upcoming National Geographic series Mission: OceanX, co-produced by BBC Studios, OceanX, and James Cameron. The series is looking for its new Digital Producer/Editor to join the group of ocean scientists, researchers, filmmakers, and ship crew living nine months aboard the OceanXplorer. The job offer remains active even despite the current situation around COVID-19.
OceanX, an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, is a mission to support scientists to explore the ocean. Documenting the research should educate and connect the world with the ocean and build a global community deeply engaged with understanding, enjoying, and protecting the oceans.
National Geographic Series Mission: OceanX
You have the chance to join the production team for the upcoming National Geographic series Mission: OceanX, co-produced by BBC Studios, OceanX, and James Cameron. The series is looking for its new Digital Producer/Editor to join the group of ocean scientists, researchers, filmmakers, and ship crew living aboard the OceanXplorer. OceanX claims it is the world’s most advanced research vessel filled with next-gen technology. The ship is about to explore the vast unknown Indian Ocean for almost a year.
OceanX recently released footage of OceanXplorer entering the water for the first time:
National Geographic and OceanX are seeking a filmmaker and editor with knowledge of social media and digital platforms for a Digital Producer/Editor role. The ideal candidate will have an editorial mindset, strong production/editing skills, and is comfortable both behind and in front of the camera.
The cruise itself is planned to happen from May 2020 to February 2021 and the show Mission: OceanX is supposed to air in 2022. It is a one-year contract position. The Digital Producer/Editor will be responsible for producing and editing top-quality video creative to support the marketing efforts for the network release of the television show and the ongoing social media efforts of the OceanX and Nat Geo accounts.
The creative work produced will include (but is not limited to): live/real-time social posts, BTS content, OTF-style interviews, and talent/crew profiles. For full lists of responsibilities, please check the job description website. This creative will be published on Nat Geo and OceanX’s social accounts and various digital platforms and will be distributed widely for use in their promotional campaigns.
The position requires a certain set of skills. For a full list of requirements, see the official job website. The most important requirements are:
- Expert knowledge and understanding of videography; basic knowledge of photography
- Excellent writing skills
- Expert video editing skills
- Experience with motion graphics, typography, and sound design.
- Independent self-starter comfortable with self-guided producing, finding and pursuing stories, and with experience interviewing
- Comfortable with being on-camera occasionally
- Deep knowledge of social media platforms, strategy, and expertise
- Familiarity/comfort with the subject matter (science, biology, etc.); Ability to translate complex concepts and stories so that a larger audience can follow
- Tech skills with Drones, 360 Cams, Live broadcasting equipment
- Scuba certified and experience with underwater photography
- US-Based (preferably NYC/DC)
How to Apply
You can apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume here. The deadline for the application is at midnight on March 25, 2020. The job offer remains active even despite the current situation around COVID-19.
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