Associate Multimedia Producer

The Salvation Army

Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army Central Territory Headquarters is seeking a motivated and experienced professional to join our Visual Communications Department as an Associate Multimedia Producer. The Salvation Army is one of the largest charities in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need.We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join our team to help support our mission by Doing the Most Good!

Position Details

Associate Multimedia Producer
Northern Illinois
Hoffman Estates, IL

Job Objective:

This position will be responsible for Producing Multimedia (audio, video, computer media and graphic arts resources with an emphasis on Video Editing and Camera Operation.Will communicate, consult and collaborate with project initiators to develop creative materials supporting the mission of The Salvation Army. The position will work with others to create additional media to support projects.

Essential Functions:

Multimedia Production:

  • Manage ongoing production of a large variety of multimedia projects 
  • Provide assistance to Visual Communications Director and Multimedia Producers on various projects 
  • Edit and post-produce videos using professional software and hardware 
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to ensure projects are completed on time and to the highest standard VR and 360 video production may be needed as the technology advances 
  • Promote and coordinate multi-media utilization, assist and consult with Territorial Headquarters (THQ) staff in the developing of productions to include planning material preparation, media selection/treatment, finished product & follow-up 
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in video production and editing to bring innovative and creative solutions to our projects

Videography and Camera Management:

  • Plan and execute video shoots to capture high-quality footage 
  • Operate a variety of cameras and equipment, including lighting, audio, and stabilization tools 
  • Maintain and repair camera equipment, including performing routine maintenance, firmware updates, cleaning, and troubleshooting issues 
  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of equipment before and after shoots 
  • Manage video files and ensure they are stored in a secure and organized manner 
  • Keep up to date with the latest technology and trends in videography and cinematography


  • Specific work assignments outside of those listed above will be assigned by the Multimedia Producer 2 and/or Visual Communications Director with the appropriate responsibility and authority

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in videography, film production, or a related field 
  • 5+ years of professional experience in videography and camera maintenance 
  • Experience with live streaming, virtual events, and social media content creation is a plus 
  • OR: Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities


  • Ability to speak and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, beneficiaries and customers and to perform the requirements of this job
  • Proven experience as a videographer and camera maintainer, with a strong portfolio of work Excellent knowledge of various camera equipment and software, including but not limited to DSLR, mirrorless, studio, PTZ, cinema, and action cameras. Experience with drone camera operation is a plus 
  • Experience with VR platforms is a plus 
  • Proficiency in the following programs: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), digital video editing and desk top publishing, graphic arts applications is required. Demonstrated skill in use of video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects. General interest in computers and an aptitude for learning new technology will be beneficial 
  • Ability to manage own time and the time of others to accomplish tasks 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines 
  • A passion for visual storytelling and creating compelling video content 
  • Requires excellent interpersonal relationship skills: listening carefully to a project initiator’s needs; interpreting needs into a design concept; ability to redesign concepts to satisfy the project initiator, without taking rejection of concepts personally

Supervisory Responsibility:

No supervisory responsibility. Will lead Assistant Media Producers as assigned, volunteers and interns as needed to complete projects.

The Salvation Army offers a competitive benefit package for Full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, hearing, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement accounts, a company-funded defined contribution (pension) plan and generous time off policies.

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