Production Coordinator

Cortina Productions is seeking a full-time Production Coordinator to support the content development and production of video & interactive experiences for a new African American and African diaspora museum that opens summer 2022. This is a unique opportunity to work on a significant museum project that tells the story of the African diaspora and African American experience.

Job Summary:

The Production Coordinator (PC) will work directly under a Senior Producer to provide support and coordination in the creation of films and interactive media experiences for this new museum. The PC will be responsible for providing image/video research, image licensing, shoot planning/coordination, media organization, administrative tasks (such as copy editing, meeting notes, etc.), creating caption scripts, transcribing footage, and providing overall support to a project team. Candidates must have experience/knowledge of African American history, culture and/or African diaspora.

This position is currently remote through the end of June, but all applicants must be local to the Washington D.C. area. The Production Coordinator will be required to be in the McLean, VA office as needed to manage media and work directly with the editing team. Work hours are to occur within standard business hours. Cortina’s office operating procedures are based upon CDC guidelines and follow state and local recommendations

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides stock footage/still image research, identifying media assets that visually represent the story being told and can be licensed for use in films.
  • Organizes and manages project media inventory.
  • Coordinates all media acquisition & licensing. Is responsible for negotiating stock media contracts, and confirming all media is licensed for use.
  • Supports original shoot planning, including but not limited to: assisting with shoot logistics, identifying and procuring catering/craft, travel coordination, creation of deal memos and call sheets
  • Provides support to the overall team as tasked by Producers.
  • Organizes project meetings (client & internal), including developing agendas and maintaining meeting notes
  • Assists with all client deliveries – creating documentation, copy editing all deliverables. 
  • Performs additional duties as assigned to support development of interactive exhibits such as interactive software testing, hardware setup, etc.

Requirements: 

  • Experience/knowledge of African American history, culture and/or African diaspora
  • Bachelor’s degree in the study of media, museum studies, or African American history.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience with the production process.
  • Basic knowledge of copyright laws and licensing. Experience with rights and clearances (preferred).
  • Excellent organization skills, especially in regard to media and data management.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new software and tools.
  • Clear, succinct communicator.
  • Self-motivated with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize needs on a daily basis and quickly adapt to changing requirements.
  • Experience with Google G Suite apps and other productivity tools.
  • Licensed driver

Compensation And Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $45,000 – $50,000 per year. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Generous health and dental program.
  • Company sponsored 401K.
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays, and floating holidays.
  • Maternal/paternal leave.
  • An in-house committee that plans amazing cook-offs, ‘museum madness’ fun, picnics, games, health initiatives, spontaneous dance parties, and volunteer events to give back to the community.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to jobs@cortinaproductions.com. Please include the position title within the subject line.

Job Type:

Full-time