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Video Producer

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Reference: 11091-12/01/2019

What We’re Looking For:

The main purpose of this position is to create engaging and valuable video content that supports learning outcomes with a focus on quality, efficiency and innovation. This is achieved by managing and producing all assigned videos to the highest standard as primary VP, as well as supporting Senior and Lead Video Producers as secondary VP on high priority projects. The production of videos includes all stages of the production process, from pre-production (scripting, scheduling, planning), through production (filming in-studio or on-location) and post production (media management, editing, graphic and animation conception and briefing). Mid VPs will be required to travel globally to film courses and marketing content for university partners. 

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Perform course VP tasks to best ability at industry-leading quality (minimal supervision needed). Pre-production (scripting, scheduling, planning), through production (filming in-studio or on-location) and post production (media management, editing, graphic and animation conception and briefing).
    Manage timelines and deadlines of assigned projects.
  • Lead trips with Jr VP as second (at manager's discretion). This entails interaction with and direction of the convenors and logistical and technical management of the shoots.
  • Edit scripts (semi-supervised), as well as conceptualise complex graphics and basic interactive elements.
  • Effective, clear and professional communications with project stakeholders within and without 2U.
  • Drive and implement, along with Lead/Senior VPs, new and innovative practices and techniques.
  • Engage in team training to further personal & departmental development.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Excellence in at least one aspect of Video Production (Shooting/Lighting or Editing/Grading). 
  • Proof of conceptual ability.
  • Demonstrable regard and respect from colleagues/teachers/mentors.
  • Examples of initiative taken in the past.
  • 3+ years work experience.
  • Tertiary Education in relevant field or 5+ years work experience.

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Effective, clear and professional communication.
  • Ability to collaborate and manage relationships in a matrix environment.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Creative problem-solving and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback effectively.
  • Growth mindset to continuously learn and develop.
  • Being comfortable with ambiguity, pressure and constant change.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

At 2U, we power world-class online education and in-person boot camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help universities fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our university partners are there to help them succeed.Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. 2U, Inc. has acquired and integrated two companies broadening our portfolio of education offerings into short courses with GetSmarter and boot camps with Trilogy. This role supports our GetSmarter line of business.

About GetSmarter

GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., partners with the world's leading universities to select, design and deliver premium online short courses which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • 2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year
  • Subsidised medical aid with Discovery
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations

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Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.