The Digital Media Associate Producer and Technical Lead for the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) is responsible for managing SIG video production, including covering all creative and technical aspects, from production development to filming, editing and other post-production and final delivery of video product for the Digital Media department. The Associate Producer is also responsible for overseeing all technical services and audio-visual system design, installation & production management (technical and stage direction) for CIA Conferences and Leadership Initiatives and their live webcasts. In addition, this position archives and performs system back-up for data on all SIG video and other Digital Media assets.


Manages overall video programming, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, pre-production, production and post-production, equipment management, encoding, hosting, web delivery, video production, video related-customer service and audience experience. Coordinates with outside video production agencies, freelance video resources, and technicians. Maintains video studio infrastructure and technical support for various digital media projects for SIG conferences.
Designs, develops, and manages all AV technical services, AV system design, AV contract staffing and production plans for SIG conferences and leadership programs.
Directs the technical systems that deliver the broadcast for the live audience and live webcast experience for SIG conferences.
Works with Digital Media team related to the sale and fulfillment of streaming video subscriptions.
Works with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Digital Media in developing new business proposals, production estimates, and other quotes for all video and digital media productions.
Researches potential program sponsors or partners for future Digital Media projects, conferences, and retreats.
Maintains and updates the web-based streaming video portal, and by sending monthly user activity reports.
Oversees organization, cataloguing and maintenance of online video inventories, CIA content affiliates, CIA ProChef website video updates, video archiving, and data back-up.
Stays abreast of current technology and content delivery formats.
Any and all other duties as assigned.

Experience / Skills


High School Diploma or GED.

Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience as a video editor, creating multi-screen productions.
Minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience designing and operating audio, visual, and computer support for live events.


Degree in Film/Television Production, Communications, or related field highly desirable.
Experience in a Digital Image Technician (DIT) role.


Demonstrated proficiency with designing and producing multi-screen productions using modern video post-production workflows.
Knowledge of After Effects, Motion, Compressor, Logic Pro, Photoshop.
Experience with web and mobile video content in multiple file formats (QuickTime, Flash, Windows Media, H.264, iOS, Android, Social Media formats).
Extensive knowledge of video file production, video projectors, robotic cameras and theater sound systems and designing live multi-media presentations for a live audiences and webcast viewers.
Strong creative skills across multiple mediums, ranging from written words to video and graphic design.
Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to show a high level of service responsiveness to customers.
Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills required. Must have demonstrated ability in organizational, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
Must have a proven, consistent track record showing the ability to work with all levels within an organization.
Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation.
Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to work effectively with MS Office suite products, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Occasional domestic and international travel.
Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs.
Regular work requires the use of a computer, sometimes in excess of eight (8) hours per day.
Ability to stand and work for extended periods of time during customary service hours.


At The Culinary Institute of America, it is important to us that we support our employees with a substantial and meaningful package of benefits. We believe in supporting our employees with benefits to assist with work life balance.

Benefits are offered based on the position type and status. Benefits offered may include:

Medical and prescription drug plan
Dental plan, Vision plan
Insurance: Life, Home, Auto, even Pet!
Short- and long-term disability plans
Generous paid time off programs, including paid holidays
Retirement savings plan 403(b) with company contribution
Employee assistance program
And more!

The CIA has implemented a policy requiring all employees, students and on-site contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants when legally required.