Digital Content Producer / Editor (Multimedia)

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Full Time


The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by an Act of Congress in 1968 & headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center provides an essential link between the policy & academic communities by creating programs & communication opportunities that examine current & emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. It is a non-partisan/non-advocacy institution supported by both public & private funds.

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This position is located within the Wilson Center's External Relations Office. The position will work with the Wilson Center Vice President of External Relations, the Director of Digital Communications and Marketing and other communications staff, program directors and scholar experts to create video and multimedia content, assist team on website landing pages and social media posting and content as needed, write content for digital collateral as needed, and provide back-up to responding to the Wilson Center email account. Projects will include, but not limited to, program profiles to event videos to educational products targeting a general audience.

The Digital Content Producer / Editor (Multimedia) works with the External Relations team and will be responsible for the following major duties and responsibilities:
  • Researching, shooting and editing short videos and audio.
  • Taking photographs.
  • Writing scripts for video and audio that tell a story.
  • Creating multimedia projects such as podcasts, interactive timelines, maps, data visualizations and explainers.
  • Assisting team to post and cross promote content on Center's various platforms.
  • Updating website landing pages.
  • Provide back-up support for maintenance of the Wilson Center website and administration of the website content management system.
  • Assist team with broader digital marketing strategy and implementing projects as desired and perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate demonstrates creativity and flexibility in previous work experience with a strong interest in foreign policy and global affairs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • May be required to complete a probationary period.
  • You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit.
  • You must have a valid social security number to apply.

All Qualifications criteria must be met by the closing date of announcement.


To minimally qualify for this position, applicants must meet one of the following:

(1). Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the Grade 7 level (relative to federal and market standards). The specialized experience for this position are: experience and proficiency in a variety of photographic and multimedia techniques and processes; experience working with audio-video graphic editing software (i.e. Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, InDesign); experience in developing video scripts; and experience in producing video content in social media platforms (i.e. Faceboook, Twitter, YouTube); OR

(2). Education: Possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR

(3). Combination of Specialized Experience and Education described above that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. (Only graduate education in excess of the first full year may be used in this calculation.) The resume must support the experience and/or education criteria stated above.

Note: The "relative market standards" is defined based on the knowledge required to do the work, complexity of the work performed, independence in conducting the work, and regular/recurring contacts. Applicants are required to include the hours per week worked for qualifying experience. Your application will be rated INCOMPLETE/INELIGIBLE if you do not have the information in your resume.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at .

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications are evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant's total experience and/or education/training into a single category. Your application will initially be rated against the criteria outlined in this announcement.

Qualifying applications will be placed into one of the following categories:

1. Gold (Best Qualified)
2. Silver
3. Bronze

Applications in the Best Qualified category will be evaluated to ensure that the Specialized Experience and other eligibility requirements are met and supported/verified by the résumé and supplemental documents submitted.

You will be rated based on the following competencies:
  • Technical knowledge and application in photography and videography
  • Use and application of audio/video graphic editing software
  • Communication skills
  • Social media engagement

  • Note: Additional assessment/s may be included as part of the application, which may include, but not limited to, providing work samples, timed assessments and/or a panel interviews.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required:
    • A Résumé showing relevant experience including hours worked per week and month/year dates of employment.
    • Work samples (submission as an attachment or a link to your portfolio).
    • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire completed online.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents have been submitted.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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