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Technical Manager, Public Affairs

General Description. Hudson Institute seeks a Technical Manager to assume principal day-to-day responsibility for: 1) camera, microphone, Internet streaming operations, and all other technical aspects associated with Hudson-sponsored public and private events and media-outreach efforts; 2) audio, video, and photographic creation and related software for general Institute use; and 3) website CMS management and day-to-day operation. All aspects of this job demand an individual who is highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented, technologically sophisticated, and comfortable balancing simultaneous and competing demands for time and attention.

About Hudson Institute. Founded in 1961, Hudson Institute is a research-focused public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute’s mission is to promote American leadership and global engagement for a secure, free, and prosperous future. For more than half a century, Hudson Institute has been challenging conventional thinking by developing new ideas and practical solutions to shape critical foreign and domestic policy decisions.

Primary Duties
Under the supervision of Hudson’s Vice President of Public Affairs, the Technical Manager will:

  • Oversee and operate all still-photography, microphone, in-room or remote camera systems, and software programs employed (such as video conferencing) during public and private events, to include the monitoring and processing of viewer questions received through Hudson’s Twitter accounts when applicable;
  • Oversee all post-production work associated with these events, as necessary (video and audio editing, highlight clips, standalone scholar interviews and podcasts, etc);
  • Oversee and maintain Hudson’s podcast studio, including the recording, editing, and posting of Hudson podcasts to the website and various podcast services (iTunes, Stitcher, etc.);
  • Manage the Institute’s YouTube, Ustream, and events Twitter accounts (posting and organizing videos and monitoring comments);
  • Select, edit, and publish stock photos for inclusion in andreports, produce shareable infographics for social media and email, and manage all website postings including articles, reports, and media appearances;
  • Coordinate and communicate with A/V consultants and outside vendors about A/V hardware, software, support, and repair;
  • Maintain and refine Hudson’s extensive photo and video archives; and
  • Participate in the general work of the Public Affairs office, particularly where event setup and publication-related photo editing is concerned.
    • Qualifications

      Successful performance in this position involves consistent, high-level fulfillment of each and every duty described above. Additional requirements and/or qualifications for the position include:

      • Commitment to Hudson Institute’s mission and supporting the work of the Institute’s scholars and staff.
      • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years professional experience
      • Ability to work closely and effectively with others—including Hudson’s senior management, trustees, research staff, and support staff;
      • A/V proficiency demonstrated by experience and familiarity with major audio and video editing software (Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, ProTools, etc.).
      • Demonstrated website content-management experience
      • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management a plus
      • Commitment to acting with integrity and the utmost professionalism

      Application instructions

      Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. A competitive salary and generous benefits package are offered.

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