Auckland Live is a leader in live arts and entertainment and an active contributor to the vibrancy and creativity of our city. We are seeking a creative, innovative and highly motivated Digital Content Lead to join our marketing team.
Who we are
Auckland Live champions Auckland internationally to secure big name shows and concerts, collaborates with national and international arts companies and festivals to present the best variety of performances, and introduces young people to the excitement of the stage. Our iconic venues - which include the Aotea Centre, The Civic, Aotea Square, Bruce Mason Centre, Queens Wharf and Auckland Town Hall - are our stages for presenting a programme of live arts and entertainment for the enjoyment and inspiration of Aucklanders and visitors to the city.
Auckland Live is a business unit of Regional Facilities Auckland. Our team is made up of around 100 permanent and 300+ casual staff.
The Digital Content Lead is an exciting, newly created role within Auckland Live, and will be responsible for curating, planning and producing digital content and videos showcasing the Auckland Live brand, as well as telling the stories of our shows and venues. The role requires someone who is digitally savvy, confident and verbally articulate. They will be able to showcase hands-on experience producing content, and understand the ins and outs of production from concept, scripting, shooting, editing to distribution.
Reporting to the Brand Design Manager, they will work with internal and external stakeholders to develop an ongoing series of well-produced videos that engage with our audiences and communities through our digital channels including Auckland Live's newest stage - the Urban Screen in Aotea Square, as well as developing a network of external partner channels.
The successful applicant will be self-driven but also perform well in a team environment, comfortable with transforming ideas into content, and able to work within tight deadlines. They will be able to demonstrate an appreciation for the arts and live entertainment, and aspire to tell the most exciting stories from within New Zealand's largest performing arts organisation.
To be a success in this role you will have:
* The ability to develop stories and story angles, and successfully tell those stories across various visual content platforms.
* Demonstrated up-to-date knowledge of best practice for digital media; digital technology and trends; and social media.
* A high level of technical understanding of digital equipment including camera gear, lighting, audio and editing software.
* A meticulous approach, coupled with creative flair, confidence and highly articulate.
* Demonstrated editorial judgement
* A proven ability to work under minimum supervision as well as within a team
* The ability to prioritise and manage concurrent projects
* The ability to build and nurture relationships
* A minimum of three years' experience in digital or media content production in New Zealand digital or broadcast environments, ideally in project management and/or line production.
* Expertise in the end-to-end process of video production: from concept, pitching, scripting, sourcing talent, booking venues, coordination, budget, timeline, to editing, colour grading, dispatch and distribution.
* Budget and timeline management.
* Working with a diverse range of internal and external clients and stakeholders, and coordinating freelancers, contractors and creative agencies.
If you are keen to seize a new opportunity within the dynamic and creative NZ live arts and entertainment industry, and deliver high profile results within a role you can make your own, apply today.
All applicants must supply a show reel or a link to an online portfolio showcasing their own work.
Applications close on 17 May 2018 at 10.30pm
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