Chicago residency is required for this position.

Experienced Production & Media Manager sought for The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American national nonprofit organization located in Chicago’s South Loop ( This individual hired must be experienced with managing a small production facility with two edit suites, ordering equipment, migrating footage, checking equipment in and out, managing production crew and editing both live to tape TV interview programs with multi-camera shooting as well as documentary style programs. Knowledge of Premiere, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid as well as After Effects and Photoshop a must.

The Production & Media Manager will:

• Editing facility management and maintenance
• Migrate Footage and oversee operation of a tape retrieval system
• Manage Freelance Video Crews that travelled nationally to do talking head interviews for nationally recognized video oral history collection now housed at the Library of Congress
• Updating the database and developing procedures and writing technical documents and manuals
• Editing The HistoryMakers An Evening With…PBS TV program;
• Photo captioning photos using Photoshop;
• Making DVD dubs of The HistoryMakers' interviews;
• Editing the footage into TV, radio and online documentaries;
• Creating graphics and show opens using Photoshop and After Effects
• Data entry into The HistoryMakers database;
• Producing reports using The HistoryMakers database; and
• Troubleshooting equipment and software as necessary.

The HistoryMakers competitive benefits package includes 403(b), PTO, health, vision and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and school loan repayment assistance.

The HistoryMakers, a 501(c) (3) national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to recording and preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans. It is the largest video oral history archive of its kind, and the only massive attempt, since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s, to record the African American experience by the first voice. In 2014, the Library of Congress became its permanent repository. The HistoryMakers Collection now numbers over 10,000 hours (3,100 interviews) of first person testimony recorded in over 413 cities and towns including international locations like Norway, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The earliest memory in the collection dates back to the 1700s.

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