Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Entry-level
Job Category: Staff

Overview

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and creative production assistant to work on events and video projects, including “Atlantic Council Front Page”, our flagship interview program that features heads of state, government officials, and other newsmakers.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in foreign affairs and international news, and a sense of what makes a good story. They will thrive in a collaborative team environment and be excited about being involved in every aspect of planning, production, and post-production. They will be highly organized with strong attention to detail, and an ability to multitask and prioritize across overlapping deadlines. They will also possess video editing skills and a grasp of how to write posts and edit video for social media and digital platforms.

This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters.

Responsibilities

  • Research and pitch guests and discussion topics for Atlantic Council Front Page.
  • Work with the wider Engagement Team to plan and execute each episode from start to finish, coordinating logistics and content for in-person, hybrid, and virtual show, including the Events, AV, Editorial, and Media Relations Teams.
  • Book heads of state and government, business leaders, and other high-profile figures to appear on the show.
  • Coordinate with guests, moderators, experts, and other stakeholders to ensure success of the show.
  • Edit b-roll and photos, order graphics and other production elements for each show.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to write briefing memos and questions for moderators.
  • Write and update show descriptions for the website, email newsletters, and YouTube, ensuring a high-quality and consistent user experience.
  • Identify key moments and edit highlight clips for email and social media distribution.
  • The production assistant will also assist with other major events and video projects, including developing new video programming.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, International Relations, Foreign Affairs or related field.
  • Ability to edit video using Adobe Premiere. Video shooting capability preferred.
  • Strong research skills, organizational skills, news sense, and creativity.
  • An interest in international affairs.
  • Excellent English language written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well with a team in a dynamic environment and ability to work independently and proactively while balancing multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with senior officials, scholars, journalists, staff, and interns.
  • Familiarity with YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, and other digital platforms.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Eligibility to work in the United States is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.