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Associate Creative Producer, IDEO U

In a nutshell:

IDEO U is looking for an Associate Creative Producer who can collaborate with teams to bring our voices, stories, and concepts to life. Being an Associate Creative Producer at IDEO U means you do a lot of listening, observing, brainstorming and collaborating with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team on all aspects of our creative process.

Once here you will:

  • Assist the Design Director with the day-to-day coordination and management of video production projects from initial project scoping, production, field production, completion, and budgeting.
  • Build​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​talent, writers, ​designers, and​ ​video​ ​production​ ​team members​ to create and capture content such as; ​live-action​ ​footage, voice​over​ ​audio​ ​files,​ third-party assets, ​​motion​ ​graphics,​ ​and​ ​still​ ​photography.
  • Coordinate with Content, Marketing and Product teams at the program level to​ ​manage​ ​incoming​ ​requests and content feedback, confirm​ ​dates​ ​and​ ​details​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​communications​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to meet​ ​production​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​timelines.
  • Provide creative feedback to the production team on video and learning platform content, and collaborate with writers and marketers to design visual content from creative briefs.
  • Help​ ​to​ ​support,​ ​communicate​ ​out​ ​and​ ​identify​ ​content ​to​ ​share​ ​with​ ​the​ ​IDEO​ ​U​ ​Marketing,​ ​PR and​ ​Product​ ​teams.
  • Help​ ​manage​ ​​the ​physical​ ​space​ ​and​ ​production​ ​equipment,​ ​including​ ​coordination​ ​of​ ​the​ ​IDEO​ ​U production​ ​calendar​ ​&​ ​logistics,​ ​gear​ ​upkeep​ ​&​ ​storage,​ ​data​ ​backup,​ ​disseminate​ ​deliverables​ ​and​ ​general organization​ ​of​ ​files.
  • Balance​ ​and​ ​prioritize​ ​daily​ ​tasks,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​managing​ ​requests,​ ​e-mails​ ​and​ ​team​ ​needs​ ​with​ ​appropriate tone,​ ​craft​ ​and​ ​delivery.

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you get to work alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

IDEO U is going into its fourth year as an IDEO venture and has helped bring design thinking and creative confidence to tens of thousands of online learners around the world. We are a diverse group of former teachers, online education specialists, writers, service designers, product managers and marketers who are passionate about helping others transform the way they solve problems through design thinking and creative leadership education. As a member of the IDEO U team, you’ll be working every day with a team that cares deeply about the work they do and are committed to creating rich & engaging online educational experiences that have a real impact. You’ll also have the chance to be a part of the broader IDEO ventures ecosystem (which includes great products like IDEO coLab, Open IDEO, and Creative Difference) as well as connect and work with the IDEO designers and consultants that provide the inspiration and content for the learning experiences that IDEO U brings to life.

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • 2+ years of previous experience managing video production projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, New Media or an equivalent degree
  • Creative strategy experience, working with creative briefs and storyboards, developing original concepts, scripts for course content and media marketing campaigns
  • An understanding for the value of design and brand within a business context.
  • Flexible nature with the ability to anticipate needs, problem solve, and prioritize multiple tasks and activities in a dynamic, deadline-driven work environment
  • Strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels.

Learn more about IDEO U:

IDEO U is an online school where anyone can unlock their creative potential through design thinking and collaboration. Check out our website to learn about our work, team, and network.

Application requirements and instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Bonus points for a portfolio (or link to) one with examples of projects. In particular, we want to hear about the process involved in developing the project work.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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