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Curiosity Correspondent

Expectations for all MIT employees:

As a member of the MIT community, supports MIT’s Non-Discrimination Policy and respectfully interacts with others in the community, and continues to expand their understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices. Represents MIT with professionalism, ethics, integrity, and mutual respect towards colleagues and internal/external clients. Keeps current and proficient with necessary skills and knowledge, including computer skills. Self-identifies training needs relevant to work area and responsibilities. Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, openness to change, and accountability. Works within a team environment, providing support to and collaboration with colleagues. Is expected to know and follow relevant Environmental Health and Safety Requirements.

Position Overview:

The Curiosity Correspondent is an on-camera presence for the MIT Nord Anglia Collaboration in videos produced for an international audience of more than 70,000 K12 students. The Curiosity Correspondent is very comfortable on-camera and creates fun, lively video segments about research, academics, culture and special events at MIT. The position will be responsible for all aspects of the video production, including topic selection, storyboarding and scriptwriting, shooting video using Sony equipment, conducting interviews with MIT scientists and students, accurately translating the complex science being discussed in a way that engages children and teens, editing the video using Adobe Premiere Pro, delivering the final product and coordinating its release on several platforms. The MIT Nord Anglia Collaboration produces dozens of videos annually. The Curiosity Correspondent will be expected to develop and maintain relationships with MIT faculty, staff and students to stay informed on research, discoveries, and other STEAM news for the benefit of Nord Anglia students and teachers. The position will support logistics and operations for annual teacher and student trips and other big events, as well as perform other duties as requested.

The MIT Museum has a formal multi-year agreement with Nord Anglia Education to provide science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) programming to students and teachers at more than 85 Nord Anglia K12 schools around the world.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and researching STEAM topics to be the focus of video segments
  • Storyboarding video segments and writing each script in close collaboration with the Nord Anglia Collaboration team
  • Recording on-camera stand-ups and narrative voice-overs
  • Procuring on-camera interviews with MIT students, faculty and staff
  • Shooting and obtaining all footage needed for each segment
  • Logging and archiving all footage
  • Creating all special effects and post productions elements in collaboration with the video production assistant
  • Editing video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC and uploading videos for easy use
  • Collaborating to create a highly visible, active social media presence for the MIT Nord Anglia Collaboration
  • Supporting the delivery of three Nord Anglia academic trips to campus annually
  • Supporting the creation and delivery of three academic challenges each school year
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff and students at MIT, and keeping informed on research, discoveries and other STEAM news
  • During “crunch times”, provide additional support for large-scale MIT Museum engagement activities as needed, including the annual Cambridge Science Festival
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:

Reports to the Director of the MIT NAE collaboration and will work collaboratively with other colleagues at the MIT Museum.

Supervision Exercised:

No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills:

REQUIRED: Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a STEAM field, and a demonstrated record of producing video segments. Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, MS Word, and a variety of social media platforms. Should be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed, and travel internationally on occasion.

This is a term position with the expectation of renewal based upon funding. This position is not eligible for a fully remote work schedule.

PREFERRED: A working knowledge of MIT and an education and/or science background. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated. A flexible, adaptable, team player who, as a representative of the MIT Museum, demonstrates a passion for science and the ability to communicate effectively with academic and industry-based scientists, community organizations, and global corporations is preferred. Experience traveling internationally and a strong respect for other cultures desired.

This position is a Pay Scale 6. To apply please visit the MIT Career Portal.