Job Opening: Skilled Photo & Video Content Creator

Job Opening: Photo & Video Content Creator (Videographer, Photographer, Editor)

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a highly skilled, creative and artistic visual storyteller to join our tight-knit team as a Photo & Video Content Creator. The candidate will be in charge of transforming abstract ideas into original and unique visual content that enhances brand messaging and marketing initiatives.

The Photo & Video Content Creator is an integral part of our team and must be familiar with every aspect of delivering creative content — from pitching, storyboarding and production to color grading video and photo content for final delivery (2–3 years experience). The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of skills including cinematography, photography, video and photo editing (animation & graphic design skills will be an added advantage) — someone who is naturally independent, but also loves to work collaboratively with the Creative Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Creating visual content for a range of client marketing projects.
Determining and recommending well-defined artistic interpretation to best suit a variety of projects.
Setting all creative aesthetics – utilising advanced and specialised artistic knowledge of shot composition, scenes and sequences.
Capturing videography for marketing purposes (TV commercials, social media and digital billboard clips), and event videography for a wide range of internal and external events.
Capturing still photography: candid, studio, event, portrait, landscape, fashion, etc. for different clients.
Responsible for making decisions about aspect ratio, digital effects, image contrast, and frame rates.
Managing video and photo editing, assembling video and audio in non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro), and retouching images with professional photo & graphics editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud).
Designing and developing motion graphics and still graphics for videos when required.
Managing equipment inventory and recommending new equipment and software purchases.
Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Working knowledge of different professional-grade video and still cameras.
Demonstrated proficiency in video editing, visual effects and motion graphics.
Expert knowledge in lenses, filters, lighting techniques and camera movements to create dramatic effect and prompt different emotional responses from audiences.
Proficiency in lighting setups for studio and location shoots.
Ability to edit, retouch and resize images with speed and accuracy.
Ability to use initiative and come up with creative ideas.
Demonstrate creative flair in the presentation of work and development of creative ideas and design.
Ability and willingness to work within existing brand standards and guidelines.
Demonstrate understanding of consumer behaviour and knowledge about the future of how consumers interact with each other, consume and engage with content, and develop affinity to brands.
Knowledge of driving business impact from videos and images with ability to generate ROI.
Highly reliable, organised, efficient, and great at multitasking, successful candidate must be focused and deadline-driven.
Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects.
Excellent IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC.
Animation and graphic design skills are a distinct advantage.
Experience in drone videography not essential but an added plus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educated to diploma or degree level in the Film / Video / Photo / Media fields, or equivalent experience working in production.
2–3 years demonstrated experience in the creation and editing of original, innovative and artistic cinematography/videography.
2–3 years demonstrated experience in still photography: candid, landscape, studio, fashion, event, portrait, etc.
Must have a strong working knowledge of digital video cameras as well as lighting and sound recording for studio and on-location productions.
Advanced knowledge in the use of professional video and photo editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) or other editing suites and compression software applications.
Ability to transport, set up, and operate various heavy production equipment.
Flexible schedule to accommodate for off-hours events and completing urgent projects.
High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity.

Location: Harare
Role Type: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw.

IMPORTANT:
All candidates must submit a link to samples of their videography and photography or will not be considered.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2020