Videographer

Job

  • London (Remote)  
    perm, from remote  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    Pearson PLC  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    10 July 2022  
    Posted on
    10 May 2022  

Our Organisation:

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high-quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. 

At Pearson (FTSE 100) we believe in the power of difference; harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse - and where our people can be themselves - so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

We are delighted to be awarded Gold against the Investors in People standard in the UK; we are confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 LGBTQ+ UK employers; we were featured on The Forbes List of Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs 2022 and The Forbes List of Best D&I Employers; we are a Disability Confident committed employer and committed to the Race Charter; we were also recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards; we are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer. Pearson is a truly global family and listed on the London and New York Stock Exchanges. We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career! 

About the team:

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an innovative division within Pearson: Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) International. Working in partnership with universities across the country, the POLS team provide marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support to universities and students alike.

About the job:

We are looking for a proactive, creative and self-motivated Videographer to join the POLS (Pearson Online Learning Services) team. Reporting to the Digital Production Manager, with project direction from the Senior Digital Producers, you will be responsible for the production and delivery of online learning content and assets for our online and blended course development projects and service development opportunities from handover of casting and scripting briefs through to filming, editing and delivery.

The role will cover briefs sent in for any of our 8 partnerships and 30+ programmes and will cover a range of creative needs – from producing animated explainer videos to filming interviews onsite across the UK and managing agency work.

The ideal candidate will have a background in video production and/or digital production, with experience of creating online learning assets. You will need excellent project management skills and the ability to collaborate within cross-functional teams and external suppliers to deliver learning experiences of outstanding quality.

The job description reflects the current priorities of the company. It may need to be configured differently over time if these priorities change.

Applicants must have a digital example of professional work to share.

Key accountabilities:

Creative:

  • Answer creative briefs from multiple stakeholders within the POLS division.

  • Ability to produce varied and exciting creative concepts and present these back to stakeholders.

  • Create static and motion-based graphics for various digital channels, including virtual learning platforms, learning interactives and social platforms.

  • Provide best practice solutions to varying design and creative problems faced by the Digital Delivery team.

  • Create suitable video templates for straightforward video edits for the rest of the team.

  • Create redraw artwork and assets across projects that are didactic but also adhere to accessibility guidelines.

  • Brief work where necessary to external creative agencies and work in close collaboration with them on final output.

  • Adhere to the brand guidelines for each of our partner universities.

  • Adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as published by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Organisational:

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple creative briefs at once, and adhere to strict deadlines and process footage in a timely manner.

  • Manage and maintain working asset files, including video and design work, image libraries, logos and audio files.

  • File management, maintaining contacts lists, shoot/filming notes and release documents.

  • Be confident in arranging all pre-shoot arrangements such as booking locations, filing location releases and co-ordinating scripts, stakeholders and travel.

  • Liaise with all stakeholders involved in creative projects accordingly - including our UX and Design Manager and Project Managers.

  • Work closely with the Digital Producers to share workloads and provide some training/upskilling.

  • Be comfortable and confident in deciphering creative briefs and collaborating on brief development with internal stakeholders.

  • Be comfortable and confident in briefing external agencies or freelancers if required, such as working with voiceover artists or presenters and providing feedback.

  • Must be flexible in travelling to filming locations around the UK (not applicable during pandemic).

Essential:

  • Experience in filming on site pieces to camera and interview filming, confident in setting up and staging filming equipment on location including lighting, microphones, autocue and cameras.

  • Experience in booking appropriate filming site licenses and gaining talent release approvals.

  • Proficiency in using the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition.

  • Proficiency in video editing, mastering and optimising.

  • Proficiency in expertly interpreting design and branding guidelines and applying them.

  • Proficiency in creating closed captions.

  • Proficiency in animation and creating GIFs.

  • Experience in designing for various video player outputs.

  • An understanding of typography - specifically digital typography.

  • An understanding of basic design principles.

  • An understanding of WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines for digital work.

  • An understanding of UI and UX, and related best practice across a range of assets and channels.

  • Able to produce high quality design in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be a direct, articulate and thoughtful communicator, in both verbal and written communication.

  • Must be commercially aware. Interprets internal/external business challenges and creates commercially practical and innovative improvements to products and services in response.

  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape to inform decision making and (take advantage of opportunities to) reduce costs or generate growth.

  • Continuously improves; proactive and challenges the status quo where opportunities for improvement are identified. Develops ideas for improvements into actionable proposals, demonstrating why and how suggestions result in improvements. Executes and follows through improvement initiatives.

  • An excellent attitude and desire to develop within a growing team.

Your Benefits & Reward:

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! Along with learning, development and mentoring opportunities, our range of benefits can support the different needs of our diverse colleagues, and their families too. Joining our Pearson family can provide you with unlimited and truly global career progression options, and you can also look forward to exploring our impressive benefits, such as:

  • Flexible options for work from home days.

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays, and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.

  • Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.

  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.

  • Shares and stock purchase options.

  • Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.

  • Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.

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