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LEWIS

Date

1/5/2021

Region

US

Office

San Diego, United States

Department

Digital

Videographer


About LEWIS 

The company is an integrated creative marketing agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Digital Impact, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA and European Excellence. 

Purpose of the role

We wish to appoint a Videographer to provide an in-house solution to growing client and internal demand. Video is a key component of our creative services operation. This is a new position that will help establish and develop our video capabilities. The Videographer will work across the US offices, so some travel in the US region may be required. LEWIS has strong creative and video teams in the other regions and this role will work with the wider Creative Services team to complement and grow the LEWIS creative offering. 

This is an opportunity that will suit an ambitious professional who relishes the chance to help grow something, thrives on challenges and on working in a fast paced, international environment. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, you understand how to best apply this spirit to a growing global organization.

Purpose of the role

The Videographer will deliver excellent, creative, consistent video products for internal and external purposes. Filming will include interviews, case studies, events, and product videos. Animation will include kinetic typography, motion graphics, title animations, 2D animation. Creative skills, technical knowledge and strong organizational ability are important in this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Scope out and recommend the range of services offered, equipment required, resources needed, rate card; etc
  • Educate the account servicing teams on the services offered and the value/benefit these will provide to clients; advise on how and when to sell these services to clients
  • Come up with ideas for creative use of video and partner with account teams to pitch video work to clients
  • Manage video projects from conception to delivery, including production timetables and costings
  • Build a network of external production support capabilities and contractors that can be deployed on national video production opportunities
  • Interview and recruit key hires as required, helping to resource from your network
  • Provide guidance and recommend solutions on emerging video technologies, such as 360 video, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Create and develop multimedia (audio/video) content for customer stories, internal company announcement videos, external promotional social videos, product marketing videos, recruiting videos, corporate training and other enterprise-wide projects
  • Script and film internal videos for corporate updates, house marketing and new business pitches
  • Script and film client videos in accordance with project briefs
  • Set up lighting and audio equipment for shoots
  • Pre and post production editing (various formats); add 2D post production effects as required
  • Manage the video workflow in a logical and structured manner, delivering to deadline
  • Bring a high level of quality control to ensure that everything that is produced under the LEWIS name is striking, creative and professional. 

About you

You have experience of working at a management level in a video unit in a digital or PR agency, producing a variety of videos on a range of topics. You are ever curious, passionate and constantly strive to produce exceptional work. You are driven to continue learning about your chosen field to enhance and expand the work that you can produce. Inherently collaborative, you engage your colleagues to achieve success for employees, clients and the business. High energy and dedicated, you are able to work to tight deadlines to get the work done. Experience of working in a fast-paced and changeable environment is essential. 

Additional requirements

  • Understanding of digital media techniques, videos, formats and compressions
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software including editing and animating in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects is crucial; 3D animation (Cinema 4D) is a bonus
  • Experience in filming various styles of video, producing animation and combining the two
  • Professional editing experience
  • Experience of recruiting and managing ambitious and creative people; and of working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work with a client (internal and external) to develop a concept and a script/storyboard
  • Ability to source venues, talent and additional crew when appropriate
  • Prepared to travel to client locations, conferences and events to support video production opportunities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills: proven track record of meeting deadlines and budgets
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to problem solve, project manage and multi-task
  • A passion for video that extends to researching and staying at the cutting edge of video techniques and trends; connected within the creative community
  • Integrity, humility, self-drive/initiative

Remuneration and benefits

  • Basic salary dependent on experience
  • 20 days’ vacation per year
  • Health insurance; life insurance
  • 401k with 2% employer match (eligible after 30 days of employment)

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time.  

 

LEWIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating and fostering an environment focused on equality, empowerment and respect. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that supports and celebrates our diversity. We continue to invest in our efforts to ensure that LEWIS is a place where everyone can thrive.

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