Live Streaming Production Manager

Posted:                         7/10/2021

Closing Date:                 21/10/2021

Job Type:                      1-year fixed term with possibility of extension

Full Time / Part Time:    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Location:                      Canberra

Salary Classification:      Level 7(1) – 7(4) $102,162 - $110,390 including 17% super

About the Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and annually admits Australia’s leading scientists to its Fellowship. The Academy is an independent non-profit organisation that recognises outstanding contributions to science and research, provides expert advice to government, contributes to the development of science policy, promotes science education and public understanding of science, and fosters international scientific relations. This position is part of a Secretariat who work as a team to support activities undertaken by the Academy.

Employee Benefits

  • Free parking in the city
  • Work in a beautiful heritage site and surrounds
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Annual leave loading for all staff
  • Options to salary sacrifice
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Christmas closedown
  • Generous employee assistance program

About the Role

The Academy has amassed a significant digital audience including 2.5 million followers on social media, and more than 5 million annual website hits. Core to the Academy’s future outreach activity are events such as the Science at the Shine Dome conference, expert seminars, and roundtables. Over 2020/21, the Academy has developed a capability in livestreaming these events online including an initial investment into of hardware and software tools.

The Live Streaming Production Manager is responsible for providing broad technical support within the Communications and Outreach team. Of primary focus is supporting the delivery of in-person, online and hybrid events via livestreaming video technologies. The role requires a keen interest in computer, video and live-event tools, along with a solutions-focused mindset that facilitates rapid problem-solving under pressure.

As part of the Communications and Outreach team, the Live Streaming Production Manager will be working with a team of high-paced and high-performing individuals with diverse experience from journalism, science research, science communications, graphic design, writing and videography.

The successful candidate will be comfortable utilising various complementary technologies to deliver results of a high standard and will be able to support senior stakeholders (such as advanced academics who may have limited technical knowledge) to deliver their expertise to Academy audiences.

This position is available full-time on a 1-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension.        

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to Director of Communication and Outreach and working closely with the Events Manager, the Live Streaming Production Manager will:

  1. Support the delivery of livestreamed events to meet a broad range of objectives and technical requirements, incorporating local and remote guests and audiences.
  2. Advise and carry out procurement, management and maintenance of videography, photography, audio, lighting and other equipment used for the delivery of the Academy’s online and in-person events, along with providing training for other staff in safe and appropriate use of this equipment.
  3. Support Academy staff to tailor and deliver online meetings and roundtables using a variety of digital platforms to remove barriers of communication and facilitate collaboration.
  4. Conduct post-production tasks including media management, editing, distribution and publishing of video and audio recordings.
  5. Provide other videography, photography and audio support for Academy outputs including pre-recorded video interviews with experts, portrait photography of Fellows and key stakeholders, and podcast recording.
  6. Other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Skills, interest, experience and/or training in videography, photography and audio production, including light and sound setup for a variety of environments (studio, remote offices, outside, theatres). Both live theatre and TV experience would be relevant.
  • Experience delivering livestreamed events, including using software-based vision and sound mixing.
  • Background knowledge in relevant technology and platforms such as common archival and web video codecs (ProRes, VP8, VP9, H.264) and subsequent conversion (FFmpeg & Adobe Media Encoder); live vision-mixing software (OBS & Wirecast), video over network tools (NDI & vdo.ninja) and distribution platforms (YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Vimeo & EventsAir OnAir).
  • Capability in providing remote video, audio and internet technical support for a variety of computer platforms (MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux).
  • Fundamental knowledge in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite including Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop and After Effects. Awareness of how to use Final Cut Pro an advantage.
  • Proficient in the MS Office and Office 365 suite.
  • An interest in computer hardware and networking would be an advantage.

Selection Criteria

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to improvise and troubleshoot to overcome technology challenges or limitations under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects through to completion on time.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on projects with a wide range of people, including senior internal and external stakeholders, some who may have extremely limited computer or technical knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with several concurrent projects.
  • A commitment to workplace diversity, workplace participation, WHS and equity principles.

Contact Details

Further information on the position is available from:

Name:  Paul Richards, Director, Communications & Outreach

Phone: (02) 6201 9427 

Email:   paul.richards@science.org.au

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • Your Resume; and  
  • A cover letter summarising how you believe your skills and experience would be a good fit for the role (max 2 pages please)
  • Please apply via SEEK
  • Applications close 5pm Thursday 21 October 2021

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

The Australian Academy of Science values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.  The Academy supports and promotes flexible work practices.

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