Audio Visual/Media Producer

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entirety of the cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

Supported by the Manager, Infrastructure and Desktop Services the Audio Visual/Media Producer is responsible for supporting the Institute’s varied audio/video needs, as well as the production and creation of media content.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Lecture Capture

  • Recording and uploading of scientific lectures
  • Operate Tri-Caster with five video and two audio feeds
  • Assist with presentation and audio set-up with lecturers
  • Route and capture content across a Crestron Control System

Event Support

  • Assisting with A/V needs for events within the Institute
  • Contribute as a technical crew member for live broadcasts
  • Lighting, staging and A/V set-up and tear down for on-site events
  • Operate ENG and robotic cameras in a live-steaming environment
  • Work with outside A/V contractors and broadcasters

AV Support

  • Assisting with all other Institute activities requiring A/V support (such as videoconferencing, presentations, self-recording))
  • Operate A/V equipment (ENG camera, audio capture) both on and off site
  • Provide solutions for A/V help tickets on short notice

Media Production

  • Record and edit interviews with faculty and visiting scientists
  • Produce high quality video content for various platforms and audiences to ensure alignment of vision, branding, and implementation
  • Design and animate dynamic motion graphics and creative assets
  • Ability to develop and construct a focused narrative

Administrative Support

  • Provide guidance and supervision of required volunteers, co-op students and casual employees
  • Monitor and maintain technical inventory for the Institute  
  • Other duties as required

Key Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary education in Broadcasting or Audio Visual field
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with audio visual equipment, preferably in a live environment
  • Ability to operate all audio visual equipment and perform minor maintenance
  • Switch audio and video sources through a multimedia production system
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of, and continued learning of Crestron Control Systems
  • Proficient in operating a digital sound board and audio processing
  • Comfortable working within a team in a live-to-web environment
  • Ability to listen and take direction during a live broadcast
  • Basic working knowledge on networks (i.e. IP, routing, switchers, etc.)
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Production Premium suite
  • Effectively manage self-directed production and editing schedules
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving skills

If we have described YOU in a nutshell CLICK HERE TO APPLY.  We look forward to learning more about you through your application so hurry as the posting closes February 26, 2016. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact for assistance.