Director, Video Services

American Enterprise Institute
Washington, D.C.

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking a director of video services to play an integral role within the communications department, translating research from top policy experts into digestible online video for key AEI audiences. The director will collaborate with editors during all phases of production to help create more compelling and engaging content for our social media channels, including YouTube and other platforms. The anticipated start date for this position is as soon as possible.


The ideal candidate should understand how to use video to reach key policy audiences. Knowledge of and general interest in current events and public policy is required. They should have an exceptional eye for graphic design; the ability to translate public policy research into digestible video scripts and video projects is vital. They should be familiar with all aspects of video and film production: development, preproduction, production, postproduction, and marketing. They must be able to coordinate multiple individuals and personalities to work together on video projects, as well as able to set priorities and manage production schedules. 


The director will frequently assist with studio shoots in a controlled environment. Familiarity or prior experience with Canon C100s or C500s is preferred, and an understanding of 4K and RAW recording workflow is also preferred. Basic understanding of lighting techniques is required, and operation of jibs, sliders, and dollies is preferred. Applicants who are well-versed in the Adobe Creative Suite, with a strong focus on After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop within a Mac environment, are preferred. 


Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. All applicants must include a link to their website, and work samples and/or a reel to be considered.