Assistant Video Producer (Hourly)

US-NY-New York
Position Type
On-going Hourly


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Ketchum Digital is looking for an Hourly Assistant Video Producer to join the fast-paced video and digital team in NY. This person will be responsible for all aspects of helping to manage the studio including; management of video production projects including all administrative needs, vendor relationships, booking film crews and/or freelance staff, and group project schedules. Additionally, this person will work on project ideation and scoping, to all aspects of production (including on-location producing), writing and budgeting.

About the Job

  • Provide strategic input and look at the big picture to effectively run the studio and ensure we’re doing production in the smartest, most cost-effective way
  • Ensure that shoots are staffed properly for client deliverables
  • Assist with developing scopes of work and budget parameters for projects
  • Effectively communicate ongoing project status with the SVP, EVP, video team, and account teams/clients
  • Oversee all PO/Invoice requests, vendor relationships and expense reports for multimedia team
  • Attend daily check-in team meeting and provide project updates to staff
  • Assist/lead selected projects through all phases of production including creative development, pre-production, and post-production. Projects might include production of sizzle reels, b-roll and additional branded content
  • Collaborate with production team and editorial team on creative development and post-production on all assigned projects
  • Stay abreast of new trends in content and technology in the motion graphic and video production communities and suggest new ways to implement these trends/technologies


  • A bachelor’s degree in video production or in journalism/communications
  • Creative thinker with 1-3 years of video production experience, experience as a field producer, and/or video/digital journalist required
  • Strong knowledge of crew roles and rates, and how to build a “right sized” crew for selected projects
  • Strong production skills in all phases of production; particularly field production. This is a role in which you wear many hats.  Experience across all phases of production is a MUST
  • Must have deep knowledge of the latest production equipment (cameras, digital/tape workflows, lighting, editorial)
  • Must be well versed in post-production capabilities, and be able to effectively guide a project through the post-production phase
  • Strong talent facing skills
  • Excellent client facing/interpersonal skills. You will be interacting directly with clients and account teams
  • High organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects at a time
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and be willing to be flexible (for travel, hours and weekends) when needed to complete client work
  • Must be team focused and work well in an edit suite with other editors, designers and producers
  • Must be prompt, positive, and responsible

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  


Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.




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