Join our creative team at the DSHS Office of Innovation, Strategy, and Visual Communications in the Office of the Secretary (OOS)! As a multimedia manager, you will be art directing and producing dynamic photography and filmmaking projects that center the stories of diverse Washingtonians, Tribal governments, community partners, and over 16,000 staff across the state. We are looking for a storyteller with a strong equity lens, an eye for modern and innovative strategies, and experience working with community members.
You must live in or be willing to relocate to Washington for this opportunity, however, it can be done remotely from anywhere in Washington State!
The multimedia manager will be creating photography and video projects on topics ranging from anti-racism, dismantling poverty, bolstering equity for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, advancing long-term and elder care, and de-stigmatizing mental illness. This role is an opportunity for a creative who wants to help drive social change through the art of visual storytelling.
We are looking for a producer who is both technically savvy with professional media equipment and software and who is experienced in working with individuals sharing vulnerable stories and life experiences during a production shoot.
The future of our creative approach is to feature more documentary-style storytelling with an authentic, modern voice. We are also interested in a producer who can develop dynamic video explainers, training video content, executive video communications, and strong social media video content. Experience in graphic design and motion graphics is a huge plus!
Some of what you’ll do:
- Working collaboratively with the visual communications team manager, creative director, and coworkers to build robust photo and video services for the department. The multimedia services include still photography portraits, documentary-style photography, and video, as well as building brand-new VR / 360 video services. (Previous experience and samples in VR filming is a plus, but not a requirement)
- Comfortably lead brainstorming and consulting meetings with executives, program staff, and community organization partners to build strong photography and video strategies and campaigns to meet their desired goals
- Developing key messages, scripts, storyboards, and project timelines to create clear roadmaps during project pre-production
- Independently managing scheduling, location scouting, and logistics for productions
- Collaboratively or independently managing a video or photoshoot, from equipment expertise to thoughtful rapport with featured interviewees
- Editing raw interview footage into dynamic stories, with a particular focus on documentary-style storytelling
- Producing branded and modern on-screen graphics, such as title slates and lower thirds. The ability to produce animations and motion graphics is a plus or a desire to learn on the job
- Managing media review cycles with customers to ensure their needs and expectations are fully met or exceeded
- Help build a library of media assets for communication managers and internal customers to utilize in various print and digital products
What we’re looking for:
- Photography and video freelancers or producers working at government agencies, nonprofits, healthcare companies, creative agencies, or private-sector companies are all welcome to apply!
- A producer with a strong equity lens with proven experience of working with diverse communities, partners, or video subjects
- Ideally, this position will help lead understanding of the history of photography and filmmaking as tools of oppression of marginalized communities and will propose methodologies to promote equity and justice in visual storytelling
- An early adopter of modern tools, technology, and techniques, who is on the lookout for and proposes creative strategies to the team and leadership
- Brings a strategic eye to how, where, and when video can be most effective for the department and is not shy about proposing effective alternatives
- Has a savviness of how photography and videos are produced and shared on social media platforms to engage with community members
- Is excited to grow a budding video team during an era of incredible re-invention of social services in Washington State
Completed applications should include the following:
- Please submit a link to a portfolio website or video playlist (include password if protected), with a variety of samples of your photography and video work
- If not identified in your samples, please share what roles you played in producing the portfolio pieces (For example, solo video producer, cinematographer, editor, etc.)
- In your resume, be sure to include your expertise with media equipment, software, and publishing platforms. Feel free to include both media-specific technology, as well as collaboration and project management tools you utilize in your workflows
*Higher education diplomas and certificates will not be valued over your portfolio, work experience, and cover letter in gauging your fit for our team. Please do not hesitate to apply if this opportunity is exciting for you!