SCAD seeks a Video and Film Writer and Producer to help develop narrative writing that communicates the university’s brand, goals, and stories on film.
In this position, you will conceive, write, and pitch story ideas, developing approved concepts into production-feasible, fully planned projects and finished products. You will conduct research for all assignments and projects as appropriate, conceptualize stories, and develop treatments and pitch decks for film projects. You will also present story treatment to leadership and stakeholders, preparing support materials for production such as background information, responses to interview questions, and remarks as needed.
Once film projects are approved, you will manage the story arc and work toward continued development, identifying set locations and hiring or appointing members of the technical crew and cast where appropriate. You will work closely with alumni, students, and internal teams to execute films at a high level, motivating actors or participants to produce their best performance and ensure strong imagery that supports the story.
As the point person on these projects, you will be expected to understand the story and narrative style to deliver the best product and provide on-set participants with needed information and on-screen coaching when necessary. You will coordinate the camera crew, art directors, costume designers, and musical composer to ensure a consistent creative execution while filming and with a film editor to complete the finished film.
The ideal candidate has experience working within budgetary constraints, adhering to production schedules, and managing culture and decorum on set. You should have exceptional interpersonal skills, respond positively to feedback, be willing to make changes, and be able to manage multiple project deadlines simultaneously.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- Experience in directing, managing film budgets, creative storytelling, strategic thinking, quality writing, research, and fact-checking
- Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills
- Creative mindset, strong confidence, and ability to motivate others
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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