Digital Content Creator Vacancy

Media Production with The United States Army Field Band

The U.S. Army Field Band announces the following vacancy:

DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
Submit materials by June 1, 2020.
Live audition September 9, 2020.

THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND is the Department of the Army’s premier touring musical representative. The Field Band has appeared in all fifty states and in more than thirty countries on four continents. The organization’s four performing components, the Concert Band, Soldiers’ Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Six-String Soldiers, each travel more than 100 days annually. Tours include formal public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, festivals, and radio and television appearances.


SALARY & BENEFITS ►

  • $59,000 – $67,000 annually (Army rank of Staff Sergeant)
  • 30 days paid vacation annually
  • Medical and Dental care, plus medical care for immediate family members
  • Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
  • Educational benefits such as the G.I Bill and tuition assistance


QUALIFICATIONS ►

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, or a related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of motion graphic design experience related to broadcast, advertising, or social media
  • Must be able to create original stand out materials beyond regular news graphics and templates
  • Must have a deep understanding of design principles including composition, visual hierarchy, color and typography
  • Advocate for great design through constructive critiques
  • Detail oriented with high quality/accuracy and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to produce, shoot, direct and edit cinematic mini documentaries and vignettes
  • Ability to travel up to 100 days annually and have no limitations on travel outside of the United States
  • Sound judgment, initiative, and the ability to work without supervision
  • Familiarity with print, graphics and publishing a plus
  • Ability to read music, play a musical instrument and follow a score is preferred
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet Army height/weight standards and maintain a generally fit appearance
  • Civilian applicants must be 17-34 years of age
  • U.S. citizen or other qualified resident

JOB DESCRIPTION ►


Tour up to 100 days per year in the U.S. and abroad; Position requires a minimum 4-year enlistment — the candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment; Other duties as required in service to the organization.

MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGN (50%)

  • Use LED displays as a canvas to accent and support our musical product by managing, creating and implementing video content for display on IMAG screens during live performances
  • Work with assigned producers while managing multiple shows and projects at the same time
  • Create new templates and reusable design solutions for a range of digital deliverables across multiple social and digital channels
  • Updating and enhancing existing design deliverables by working with established templates and existing documents

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AND STORYTELLER (30%)

  • Pitch creative video ideas and scripts
  • Produce cinematic video products for IMAG that tell the Army story
  • Work with small crews with limited resources
  • Manage large multi-day/multi-location productions
  • Post produce, audio mix and color correct
  • Repurpose products for social media

VIDEO ENGINEER (20%)

  • Manage and maintain video displays
  • Setup, teardown, and troubleshoot equipment on location
  • Trigger content live using Resolume Arena and Playback Pro
  • Interface daily with Technical Directors at host sites to link up video efforts to existing in-house infrastructure
  • Oversee crews of two to five people
  • Adapt content as needed to fit live broadcasts
  • Ability to fill in various positions of live multicam broadcast

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ►


Submit the following by JUNE 1, 2020.

  1. Recent resumé with physical address, phone, and email in PDF format.
  2. Reel/Portfolio (Suggested Pieces to be Included):
    • Motion graphic design portfolio. Please indicate your role on pieces selected.
    • Short films/stand-alone videos you have shot, produced, and/or edited. Please indicate your role and video reach.
    • Links to any social media pages or campaigns you currently manage or have managed in the past. Please indicate how much of the content you produced.
    • Links to videos of live shows that include any IMAG content you have produced.
  3. Upload all files to a folder on Google Drive or DropBox. Share the folder in your application with usarmyfieldbandauditions@mail.mil.

NOTE:
Please include all reel-portfolio links as a separate page in your resumé. Do not send any physical media such as DVDs or thumb drives.

Applicants selected from the screening of reels/portfolios will be invited for a personal interview and audition. Travel expenses will be paid by the United States Army. Military personnel must be eligible for permanent change of station and must submit an “Intent to Release” memo from their unit Commander and a Soldier Records Brief or equivalent. Prior service personnel should consult with their local Army recruiter concerning eligibility.

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CONTACT:

Attn: Auditions
The U.S. Army Field Band
4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330
Fort Meade, MD 20755-7055
Phone: (301) 677-2455 or 6586
Email: usarmyfieldbandauditions@mail.mil



THE UNITED STATES ARMY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


The U.S. Army Field Band

4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330

Fort George G. Meade MD 20755-7055

301-677-6586 | usarmyfieldband@mail.mil