Cinematographer/Video Producer

Alexandria, VA
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking an inspired, bold, multi-skilled video creator to join our creative team. The Video Producer will bring creative collaboration, cinematography, editing and design skills to support digital content across in-house and client owned properties.

We are looking for someone who brings creativity and the technical skills to concept, storyboard, produce, shoot and edit videos for a range of stunning, innovative content. This position requires expertise both in visual storytelling, video content creation and social media content optimization (understanding what is native for a platform and being mindful of content that facilitates audience growth). Working within a multi-disciplinary collaborative team environment to produce digital video, this role will be crucial in building audiences, promoting the brands, capturing all of the amazing moments.

This full-time position is located at Aptive's Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with marketing and other business units to define video project requirements and scope.
  • Create, develop and produce innovative digital video programming and marketing content across client owned channels (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) on a daily basis.
  • Participates in strategic planning for video storytelling across channels, including the website, newsletters, social media, as well as conferences and other in-person events.
  • Manage all aspects of video production and development, pre-production, production and post, including writing, shooting, editing, motion graphics, selection of music, and editorial.
  • Shoot a variety of styles of original and branded content, in the field and in the studio, including documentary pieces, commercial-style shoots, sketch, music video and long-form videos.
  • Create sizzle reels, pitch reels, case studies, marketing pieces, and day-to-day social videos for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as on-site videographer and/or photographer and capture footage from clients, external and internal events, and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • +8 years of progressively complex, relevant video/content editing experience at an agency and/or production house environment.
  • End-to-end familiarity with video production process, including concepting ideas, pitching ideas, preproduction, shooting and post-production/editing.
  • Bachelor's degree in film or video or related experience strongly preferred.
  • Reel and/or example links required.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting executive level clients.
  • Fluent in new developments in digital storytelling, technologies, and delivery.
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro, Creative Suite, audio mixing, lighting, and color correction/finishing.
  • Technical knowledge of production studio and on-location set-up to include shooting, lighting, audio equipment, teleprompter, transcription, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and passion for visual storytelling, concepting, treatments and storyboarding.
  • Strong background in creative digital photography and lighting. Experience with studio photography and event coverage, capturing corporate headshots, portraits and candid shots.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Strong project-management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time and identify resources for projects.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Experience with Section 508c compliance standards/related laws within the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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