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Videographer and Production Tech

Location: Dogpatch, San Francisco (on set / in office role)  ·  Reports to: Production Manager

Compensation Range: $68,000 - $73,000 + benefits (full-time, exempt)  · Start date: ASAP

BAYCAT is seeking a Videographer and Production Technician to support our production team with visual storytelling and equipment oversight for our award-winning, in-house Studio, working with socially minded clients.

 

THE ROLE

Videographer

  • Executes, supports, and/or leads camera work on set: designs, transports (vehicle required), sets up, and operates production equipment for in-person and virtual productions, including camera, audio, and lighting equipment, for field and studio productions and supports freelance cinematographers on BAYCAT shoots.

  • Manages the raw footage storage after each production: organize files, and upload to the server and Dropbox; coordinate with the Production Manager, Creative and  Post-Production teams to ensure the best quality footage/content for our clients.

  • Develops visual storytelling style: Attends required production check-in meetings and pre-production creative meetings, and is able to communicate ideas; elevates BAYCAT Studio’s visual style. 

  • Creates with a lens of critical media literacy: Thoughtfully incorporates anti-racist practices into storytelling structures to best represent talent and further BAYCAT’s mission and regularly monitors industry trends to stay up to date and continue pushing our techniques. 

  • Mentor: With support from BAYCAT Academy, facilitates occasional camera and lighting workshops, provides supervision and guidance to interns, apprentices and/or youth involved with projects you are working on and during professional presentations.

Production Tech

  • Maintains all equipment to optimal condition and organization: performs preventive maintenance on equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; updates and monitors equipment database; offers insight and suggestions on the latest industry technology. 

  • Gear lead on film shoots: gathers and tests equipment, responsible for care and safety during usage and is in charge of returning all gear.

  • Purchases equipment and is the lead advisor for Studio on the technical specifications and usage of film, video and editing equipment required to ensure Studio needs are met and that we are staying up to date with industry standards.

  • In office point of support: be available to support with checking out equipment on loan to other departments, maintaining databases, safety and accessing our server if our editors need footage remotely.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to work@baycat.org. No phone calls, please.

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