Media Producer

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Mexico City, MX

Company: Springer Nature Group

 

About Springer Nature Group

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.

 

About the Brand

Macmillan Education provides world-class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions in lifelong learning. Visit macmillaneducation.com and follow @MacmillanEducation / @MacmillanELT

 

Position: Media Producer

Company: Macmillan Education

Department: Editorial

Location: CDMX, Mexico

 

About the role:

This role will work closely with our Design, Delivery, Publishing Concept, and Content Development teams, providing vision and direction for researching and creating media assets including images, animations, and videos in a global work environment. 

You will also ensure that all assets are produced to the highest quality and are consistent and faithful to the brand, ensuring agreed schedules and budgets are maintained. 

You will be expected to achieve the above by effectively selecting, commissioning, and managing appropriate third-party vendors, while also providing creative input, support, and advice to both, internal and external teams.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work across different projects, from brand-new courses to new editions, adaptations, and updates which vary in complexity, scope, and size.
  • Prepare and manage budgets for all projects you work on, ensuring that the most accurate costs possible are submitted for Investment Approvals.
  • Provide vision and creative direction for the acquisition, sample, and creation of media assets, including animations, researched and commissioned photography, and videos.
  • Scope out the exact nature of work required through detailed discussion with project teams, helping the team to articulate and define all key requirements.
  • Develop a comprehensive video production plan from the inception of assets to achieve practical asset reuse across series, considering the English proficiency levels, scope and sequence, and market demands of each segment.
  • Follow best practices for supplier management ensuring consistent and comprehensive briefing, day-to-day oversight, performance tracking, reporting, and providing feedback to the Design and Media Development Manager.
  • Scrupulously maintain records, ensuring that all legal paperwork is filled appropriately against each project and can be easily located for reference.
  • As each project is delivered, archive all assets and support documentation in the agreed format and structure.
  • For photo and video researched projects, ensure that suppliers/freelancers obtain rights permissions for current and future editions.
  • As required, produce and direct video and photo shoots, ensuring that they comply with Macmillan Education standards.

 

Exprerience, Skills & Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level, preferably in media, photography, animation, or film
  • Good command of written and spoken English (mandatory)
  • Media production (verifiable experience)
  • Working in a content delivery and/or operations team in the publishing industry
  • Understanding of digital and conventional printing publishing processes
  • Project management – managing own (multiple) projects through to delivery
  • Able to manage budgets and schedules
  • Commissioning and managing suppliers and/or freelancers in a publishing environment
  • Strong and clear communication style (written and spoken)

Desirable:

  • Background in ELT publishing, preferably in content delivery or media research and creation 
  • Experience in commissioning and managing suppliers to carry out media research
  • Experience in commissioning photo and/or motion shoots
  • Experience in casting, location research, filming, and audio
  • Editing and post-postproduction skills
  • Knowledge of the animation process
  • Intermediate knowledge of Adobe suite: Photoshop, Illustration, Premier, After Effects.
  • Experience working with children, either voluntarily or on a professional basis
  • Experience with Intellectual Property, Photo rights, and permissions
  • Experience working in a global diverse environment

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At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

 

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

 

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

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