Landon Schoolseeks a Visual Storyteller. This position is for you if you are passionate about education, you have photography, video and social media experience, and you find a compelling story in any situation.
Landon is an independent school for boys in grades 3–12, located on a beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Our mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor, and fair play.
Since its founding in 1929, Landon has encouraged boys to become their best selves with our commitment to a teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and our robust co-curricular program.
As the VisualStoryteller, you play a pivotal role in telling authentic stories about the day-to-day curricular life of students, teachers and other members of the Landon community – from Lower School TED Talk presentations to Middle School robotics, from Upper School architecture and Humanities classes to drama productions and athletic contests. No day is the same for the Visual Storyteller, who will capture these visuals through compelling and creative video and photography and then bring these stories to life on our social media channels, school website and other publications. You are a photographer, videographer, editor, and producer all rolled into one.
Shoot, produce and edit video and photo stories from conception to publication
Develop and maintain production and editorial calendar in conjunction with advancement team
Ensure that quality and aesthetics are consistent with brand standards
Follow best practices in asset management and organization of videos and photos
Share evolving trends and technical requirements in video, photography, and social media with the school community
You are collaborative, curious,enthusiastic, and cool under pressure. You must have a keen understand of story fundamentals including newsworthiness, authenticity, hook, and calls-to-action. You should know how to ask effective questions and develop trust with members of the school community, as well as have a well-developed eye/ear for best practices in the areas of visual, audio and content creation. We appreciate self-starters and idea-generators who are equally adept at leading and following. It is also incredibly important to be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
Your technical skills should include a working knowledge of intermediate-to-advanced level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio equipment, lighting, microphones, etc.), experience using digital video and photography editing software suchas the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro and Photoshop), and comfort with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and measurement tools.
You are able and willing to work some nights and weekends. Reporting to the Director of Communications, you join a team of four including a digital media/marketing manager and database/website manager. The ideal candidate has some professional experience or abachelor's degree in photojournalism, video/film, new media or a related field.
About Landon School
Landon School is an independent day school for boys (grades 3-12) located in Bethesda, MD. The school's Code of Character promotes the values of respect, honor, and civility throughout campus life. Landon faculty and staff build meaningful relationships with students and colleagues through the school's Teacher-Coach-Mentor philosophy, where faculty and staff teach, coach, and advise students in a variety of settings.