Producer, MIT Open Documentary Lab

Massachusetts, United States
27 Nov 2018
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27 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PRODUCER, MIT OPEN DOCUMENTARY LABComparative Media Studies/Writing (part-time, 75%), to be responsible for MIT Open Documentary Lab communications, event management, visiting fellows program, workshop and project logistics, and budgets. Will manage and create communications for a weekly lecture series, conferences, public workshops, reports, case studies, and other lab events/materials; create innovative methods of communicating lab content, including short videos and newsletters; use multiple communication platforms and methods to ensure that the lab’s activities are documented and communicated internally and externally; produce weekly guest lecture series, symposia, screenings, talks, workshops, and bi-annual spring conference including logistics, budgets, etc.; serve as liaison for visiting fellows program for fellows; manage content development for Docubase, a lab database of emerging documentary forms and practices; monitor lab budgets and manage visas, grant administration, and other operations; provide logistical and research support for Co-Creation Dtudio such as producing workshops, launch and report communications, convenings, and financials; and perform other duties as needed.  

The MIT Open Documentary Lab brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms, with a focus on collaborative, interactive, and immersive storytelling. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ project management, event management, media production, or communications experience; excellent communication, writing, design, video production, research, financial, and organizational skills; detail orientation; self-motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; knowledge of latest social media, communications, and production tools/platforms; interest in digital nonfiction storytelling and emerging technologies; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues.  Knowledge of and familiarity with immersive, interactive, and co-creative nonfiction storytelling preferred; as is knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, and video editing software.  Job #16795 

Evening and weekend work will be required on occasion to manage events. 

This is a temporary, 75% effort position through June 2021, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding.  


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.