Assistant Editor / Media Asset Manager (through March 6)

Location: DC-Washington
Company Order Number: 1453
# of openings: 1


A well-established advocacy and lobbying organization with a focus on foreign affairs and national headquarters offices in Washington, DC is looking to bring an energetic assistant into the mix on it's in-house video team. We're ideally seeking an early career professional who can work independently and is interested in learning new tools and post production skills. All work will be focused on on the development of content for a major international conference taking place in Washington, DC during the first week of March. 

The organization's annual conference will welcome more than 15,000 participants, from all 50 states and all over the world. Guests and speakers at the conference have historically included world leaders, among them heads of state.  

This role will offer full-time hours and a guaranteed weekly wage. Please see more details regarding hours, the pay rate and wage terms below.  

Specific responsibilities include: 

* Ingesting and organizing video assets.
* Cataloging and archiving assets adhering to an existing workflow. 
* Assembling string outs and rough-cut edits.
* Organizing, encoding and uploading video assets to our web hosting site.
* Assisting field production crews on shoots.
* Providing quality control.

Ideal qualifications include: 

* Great communicator and team player. Must have a “can-do” attitude.
* Basic proficiency in Adobe Premiere pro required. 
* Familiarity with CatDV or other asset management program a plus. 
* Excellent spelling.

Brainstorm Creative Resources is recruiting for this position at the request of the hiring organization -- a group we have supported on an annual basis, on a wide variety of hiring efforts for more than ten years. We typically post salary and rate ranges in public-facing job descriptions (see below), but we do not typically include employer names. If you are interested in applying for this position, we hope you will allow us to represent you, rather than working independently to identify the hiring organization so that you can inquire with them directly. 

Finally, while this position is currently defined as “temporary,” and we are not actively offering it as a “temporary-to-permanent” transition opportunity, we can share that our client his hired temporary Brainstorm Creative Resources employees into full-time positions in years past. 
We are seeking well qualified individuals who are interested in the following work situation: 

(1) a temporary role starting immediately;
(2) that will offer full-time hours; 
(3) with services to be performed on-site Washington, DC;
(4) very close to Metrorail and Metrobus-accessible locations;
(5) continuing through the second week of March. 

As noted elsewhere in this job description, this role will feel like a full-time position for the duration of the assignment. All work will be done either (a) at the employer's workplace, which is in a contemporary, privately owned office building a short distance from Union Station or (b) on-site at the conference venue, which is the Washington Convention Center. Candidates must be interested in working roughly 40-hours/week -- typical full-time hours. Individuals who can only work part-time or who are interested in working from home should not apply. The workplace is easily accessible via car, Metrorail and Metrobus and there are many parking garage and metered on-street parking options.

We are suggesting a broad weekly pay rate range of between $850 and $1100. These weekly rates, when annualized, are the basis for salaries ranging from $42,500 to $55,000. Alternatively, when considered on an hourly basis, the weekly rates are equivalent to $21.25/hour to $27.50/hour.

Brainstorm Creative Resources strives to pay competitively. However, it is unlikely (but not impossible) that we will be able to pay early career applicants near the top of the stated salary range. Alternatively, highly experienced professionals whose resumes indicate substantial, relevant experience can expect that we will make a strong case to our client, to pay you at or near the top of the range. 

The actual weekly rate offered will be commensurate with your experience and will largely be based on the following factors: credentials as detailed in your resume, your interview experiences with Brainstorm Creative Resources and the client organization, and quality of reference providers and references provided.

This engagement is structured differently than most temporary assignments. Instead of being paid only for the hours you work (which is a staffing industry norm), you will paid for working 40 hours each week -- even if you actually work fewer hours. This policy extends to all days that the employer's office is officially closed for vacation and also to personal and sick days within reason, but not to long strings of days when you might be away from work for personal reasons. It's worth mentioning that the organization's offices are sometimes closed for the entire week between Christmas and New Year's Day. So you may have up to one full week of paid vacation over the holidays. The engagement also offers a limited overtime differential. Overtime will be calculated under a federally mandated formula that indicates different rates each week, depending on how many hours were actually worked during that week. We will gladly provide documentation regarding the overtime policy and explain the specifics of it to the most well qualified applicants. 

Brainstorm Creative Resources is a recruiting and staffing firm that has been focused on placing creative and editorial professionals into freelance and full-time positions with Washington, DC-area employers since 2003. 
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