Creative Director, Video

Alexandria, VA /
Creative /
Full-time
Who We Are

We’re 522, and we’re on a mission to rid the world of cheesy videos. Behind every pixel we create exists an incredibly talented, highly motivated team relentlessly committed to producing incredible video content that elevates our clients’ brand.

About You

You're a filmmaker, shooter, and editor who's ready to lead a skilled creative team to create amazing video content. You've curated a diverse portfolio of videos that educate and inspire viewers to take action. You’re excited to work across industries, guiding brands through the creative process and developing concepts to fit their unique needs. You’re ready to leave budgeting and logistics behind, so you can focus on communicating your creative vision and bringing it to life. You're comfortable leading a crew of full-time and freelance team members through production and post, but you still shoot and edit your own work when the opportunity arises. Most importantly, you're organized, precise, curious, and relentlessly upbeat amid a fast-paced and challenging work environment.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio of recent and relevant videos. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. Direct links to Google Drive or Dropbox also will not be considered.

Core Responsibilties

    • Creative Direction
    • Provide extraordinary customer service and a no-bullshit client experience
    • Create engaging video marketing concepts and production documents within defined timelines, budgets, and other limitations
    • Develop a deep understanding of client preferences, pain-points, and aspirations within video marketing
    • Manage locations, talent, props, scripts, and other production elements
    • Work closely with creatives, video editors, production leads, and freelancers to ensure that all products meet 522’s standards for quality 

    • Filming & Production -
    • Direct production crews to execute creative vision on set
    • Manage clients, crew, and talent amid high-pressure production environment
    • Handle complex shoots with ease, overcoming unforeseen obstacles of light, audio, time, and space
    • Maintain production equipment and track expenses on local, domestic, and international shoots
    • Serve as director of photography, camera operator, gaffer, or audio technician under the direction of another Creative Director when needed
    • Seek out opportunities to improve and innovate 522’s production tools and processes 

    • Video Editing
    • Work closely with Producers to ensure that video deliverables are completed on time and without errors
    • Develop rough cuts based on client-approved creative direction
    • Provide direction to full-time and freelance video editors to advance creative vision
    • Communicate with clients and project managers to address feedback with precision 
    • Develop and quality control final video files for delivery to client

Qualifications

    • 3-5 years experience in documentary, marketing or commercial video production
    • Bachelor's Degree in Film, Broadcast Journalism, or equivalent
    • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere (bonus points for Adobe After Effects)
    • Proficiency with Sony FS7, RED, and similar digital cinema cameras
    • Ability to stay organized and on-deadline
    • Willingness to train and mentor less-experienced team members
    • Ambition to shape the future of a fast-growing video agency
What's Next?

Bringing the right people onto our team is one of our most important responsibilities. Our interview process, particularly for full-time work, may consist of multiple rounds of phone, video, and in-person interviews. We take our time to make sure the process is done right. We'll do our best to respond to each applicant, but please know that we appreciate your interest even if a position with us isn't an immediate fit.

If you want to be a big part of a growing business, if you want a team environment to collaborate on creative ideas, if you want to take the next step in your career–come talk to us.

At 522 Productions, we're made stronger by working with people with a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We're an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any applicant or employee with a disability.