Multimedia Producer

Wespath Benefits and Investments

About Wespath:

Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) has been serving The United Methodist Church for over 100 years. Wespath and its subsidiaries maintain one of the largest faith-based pension funds in the world, serving more than 100,000 active and retired clergy and lay employees of the Church. As a sustainable investor, Wespath incorporates consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment decision-making and aspires to make a positive impact on the environment and society.

Position Details

Multimedia Producer
Northern Illinois
Glenview, IL

Do you want to work for a company who lives into their values of integrity, mutual respect, and teamwork?

Do you want to help others while working for a company making an impact on environmental, social and governance issues?

Wespath Benefits and Investments, recognized as a 2017-2022 Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® and a 2018-2021 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, has an opportunity for a Multimedia Producer who manages video production and virtual meeting production for Wespath Benefits and Investments. The multimedia producer is a tech savvy storyteller who supports Wespath’s and the Communications department’s goals and objectives with a focus on enhancing our brand and creating strong emotional connections between Wespath and its audiences. Serving as the organization’s expert in video and virtual event production strategies and techniques, they will help the organization deliver high-quality, engaging videos and virtual/hybrid events, both livestream and recorded (webinars). They will also oversee all virtual and livestream content for the organization, creating and maintaining a consistent production standard across the organization for Wespath livestream and virtual/hybrid events.

The multimedia producer is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and excellent collaborative and consultative skills. They value teamwork and partnership and are willing and able to contribute at both the individual and team levels. They are creative and work within brand standards, provide guidance in revising those standards as appropriate, all to help Wespath put its best foot forward through video and virtual meeting content.

More specifically, as a Multimedia Producer you will have the opportunity to perform the following:

Video Production:

  • Fulfill duties relevant to the entire lifecycle of the video production process, including storyboarding, planning, shooting, processing, uploading, editing, and managing video output for a variety of distribution channels. 
  • Collaborate closely with Communications team partners to create multimedia project recommendations, plans, delivery options, cost, and estimated timelines to ensure optimum multimedia delivery. 
  • Storyboard video concepts in a manner to gain alignment from the business and Communications team to streamline the production process and ensure content accuracy. 
  • Support social media strategy with video content for Wespath channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube), collaborating with the social media manager in the creation of relevant content including videos, animations, and GIFs. 
  • Manage pre-production of videos including location scouting; selecting lighting; sourcing voice over and on-camera talent; music; and complying with usage rights requirements. 
  • Create and manage a strong production and workflow schedule, with key production and review dates and deliverables outlined.

Virtual/Hybrid Event Production:

  • Manage virtual, livestream event and webinar production – from concept to completion – for various cross-functional teams, using various external and internal platforms. 
  • Review and update Wespath’s current standards for virtual event and webinar production, communicate and manage compliance to production standards to ensure a consistent look/feel and quality across the organization. 
  • Provide virtual event and webinar education (including vMix capabilities) with key business areas to ensure those teams hosting their own virtual events do so in a manner consistent with current standards. 
  • Provide technical direction and support for webinars and live or production style events. 
  • As a vMix operator, build, facilitate, and execute pre-recorded and live programs utilizing the vMix platform. 
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical issues proficiently.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Video/Film Production, Cinematography, Fine Arts (film, television, digital specialty), Communication, Digital Design, or related fields. 
  • 5+ years of video shooting and editing with fluency in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. 
  • 3+ years of virtual/hybrid event production. 
  • Working knowledge or vMix live video production software, as well as livestream meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, GoToMeeting). 
  • A reel/portfolio of work demonstrating exceptional video storytelling produced for client-oriented projects. Examples of virtual event production also requested. 
  • Working knowledge of third-party social media tools and websites as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, etc. with ability to effectively create for these platforms.

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Podcast production platforms a plus. 
  • Photography and graphic design a plus.

Multimedia Producer Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision and well-being benefits from our HealthFlex Exchange on day one. 
  • 8% employer contribution to retirement plan with an additional match up to 2% on day one. 
  • 22 days of PTO + 12 paid holidays. 
  • Hybrid work environment.

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