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Immersive Producer

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10013467 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Feb. 22, 2022

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsibilites:

  • Develop, oversee, and execute original immersive productions, including research, budget recommendation, planning, coordinating logistics, technical production, and video editing.
  • Scout, vet, assign and manage freelance and contract talent.
  • Guide internal producers to develop stories that follow the established tone and approach.
  • Manage editorial partnerships with external technology and media companies.
  • Ensure production is executed efficiently, on budget and meets established deadlines and deliverables.
  • Ensure editorial and visual consistency across multiple platforms.
  • Lead production meetings, brainstorm creative and innovative approaches and generate new ideas for immersive digital experiences.
  • Contribute to and execute digital visual strategy.
  • Keep track of editorial priorities, identify production alignment, and communicate with internal stakeholders at the Director and VP level.
  • Collaborate closely with audience teams and internal stakeholders on story promotion, audience feedback and analytics.
  • Stay up to date on immersive and XR technology and educate colleagues on advancement in the immersive industry.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA required, preferred in journalism or one of our topic areas (science, environment, history)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience in journalism, XR production or gaming
  • Ability to collaborate with team of writers, editors, designers, and producers
  • Proven ability to manage videographers, graphic artists, and producers
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and video editing
  • Familiarity with XR post-production software (Mistika, Reality Capture, Maya, Blender, Unity, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Spark AR, Apple ARKit)
  • Familiarity with a variety of immersive video equipment (camera rigs, ambisonic/spatial microphones, field photogrammetry scanning kits)
  • Familiarity with immersive platforms such as Spark AR and Oculus as well as digital platforms such as YouTube and Instagram
  • Well-defined editorial voice and a strong visual sensibility
  • Strong organizational skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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