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Multimedia Specialist, Producer (Fellow) (Hubble Space Telescope Video) in Greenbelt, MD at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Hubble Space Telescope Video Fellowship is a yearlong program designed for an early-career science video producer with diverse video editing and production skills. The fellow will support the Lead Producer for the Hubble Telescope through video editing, producing, and archiving. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Producing and editing outreach videos for displays, exhibits, and online streams (30%).
  • Assisting lead producer in recording interviews, logging footage, video editing, and processing final products for distribution (30%).
  • Supporting preservation work on the Hubble video archive - logging, tagging, entering metadata, ingesting footage, and uploading content to online video archives (40%).
  • Other job related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:



  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, video, filmmaking, science, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.


  • Completed some coursework in astronomy and planetary science, desired.
  • Experience or education in digital archiving, library sciences, or media asset management, desired.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects and motion graphics, desired.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Versatile video production skills: video editing, post production, camera operation, script and project development, and ability to format content for web and social media distribution.
  • Experience with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.
  • Familiarity with Adobe suite of creative software.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Interest in science or astrophysics.
  • Unlimited patience and open to construct criticism.

Working Conditions:

Work will be performed in an office or computer lab environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear.  Keyboarding for large time spans each day may be a significant part of this position.




Applicants should apply to the posting at and include a letter of interest, resume, or curriculum vita.  Review of candidates will begin immediately.  Additional information on USRA can be found at

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.