Science/Media Producer

IBHS is seeking a multiplatform science producer to create compelling stories of our scientific research and company initiatives to foster greater resilience of our homes and businesses to severe weather.

 

Date posted

June 15, 2022 1:30 pm

Application deadline

July 15, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization supported solely by the property and casualty insurers and reinsurers who conduct business or reinsure risks in the U.S.

The mission of IBHS is to break the cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of severe weather. As the impacts of climate change are yielding more extreme weather events, the need to improve our current and future infrastructure is evident. Through our continued research, our team of scientists and risk communicators deliver strategies that are geared towards improving modern building codes, leading to safer and stronger homes and businesses. IBHS’s real-world solutions enable the insurance industry and affected property owners to prevent avoidable losses.

IBHS is seeking a multiplatform science producer to create compelling stories of our scientific research and company initiatives to foster greater resilience of our homes and businesses to severe weather. This position will be housed within our Product Design team and will work across the organization with the IBHS research and media teams. The successful candidate will generate compelling, dynamic visual content for multiple media platforms. These productions should bring viewers into the perils of mother nature, such as wind, wind-driven rain, hail, and wildfires, by highlighting IBHS research that studies their impact on our built environment. Content should also seek to share the people stories of those who have been impacted by disaster or who have benefited from education and mitigation strategies, such as those developed here at IBHS. The candidate should seek to engage a variety of audiences from members of the insurance industry to leaders in resiliency, and the public.

Potential candidates must demonstrate experience that can relate to one or more of these broad areas:

➢ Excellent ability to visualize abstract concepts and develop them into story ideas
➢ Informed interest in science and technology
➢ Experience with content management systems
➢ Ability to work with diverse teams to develop content
➢ Experience in short-form storytelling for digital platforms, long-form storytelling experience a plus
➢ Experience in a media production environment
 

Potential candidates must possess these core competencies:

➢ Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
➢ Experience in creating dynamic presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint
➢ Knowledge of the latest visual trends, editing techniques, and ability to develop new techniques
➢ Hyper social engagement and understanding the digital space and its audience
 
Qualifications:
 
➢ B.S. in Atmospheric Science or related field with broadcast and production experience. B.A. in Communications, Mass Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, Digital Media or B.F.A. with production and science and technology communication experience.
➢ Excellent time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
➢ Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements or current events
➢ Strong writing skills (broadcast and print styles, both a plus)
 
Benefits:
 
➢ Health Insurance
➢ HSA ➢ Dental/Vision
➢ 401k ➢ EAP
➢ Life Insurance
➢ PTO
 
The position is based in the Charlotte-metro area of the Carolinas and housed at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, SC. We are a fully vaccinated facility. Additionally, we do participate in the e-verify program.
 
Interested candidates should provide a resume and cover letter to Amanda Dotter (adotter@ibhs.org), and if available, please include links to your recent work.