Digital Production Specialist

Washington, DC
Full Time
Digital Productions
Entry Level

Title:                         Digital Production Specialist

Reports to:             Director, Digital Productions

Job Summary:        The Digital Production Specialist collaborates with all members of the Strategic Communications team, including those overseeing social media, video, media, graphics, marketing, and podcasts to produce a variety of digital content for The Heritage Foundation. The Digital Production Specialist supports the team in the operation and upkeep of studio spaces, creating compelling and distinctive stories, implementing strategy, and developing digital campaigns and digital products that align with the Heritage editorial and branding standards.

Job Duties:

  • Create unique, relevant, and high-quality content for Heritage’s digital properties.
  • Shoot and edit packages, multi-cam interviews, mini-documentaries and other Heritage Foundation enterprise videos, incorporating relevant b-roll (videos, graphics, photos) and music, on a tight timeline.
  • Ensure all content aligns with the Heritage brand identity and is consistent in style, quality, and tone of voice.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of Heritage’s studio spaces, managing schedules, supervising productions, and providing maintenance and upkeep.
  • Write scripts for Heritage products based off Heritage messaging and research.
  • Pitch, produce, and be featured in creative video products for The Heritage Foundation.
  • Keep up with current events and pull clips to create compilation videos for social media.
  • Write and maintain processes for various digital operations and resources.
  • Work with producers and experts to conceptualize and produce new audio/video content, with an emphasis on industry trends and quality control.
  • Observe new trends in digital journalism, video production, and podcast creation and work to incorporate them into existing and new products.
  • Provide constructive feedback and creative input to enhance the quality of video and podcast content produced by other members of the Heritage team.
  • Create video and podcast content that engages outside audiences and inspires sharing across social media platforms.


Education:             Bachelor’s degree in digital media, communications, or related field

Experience:           3-5 years of experience in shooting, editing, and producing videos and podcasts; in-depth knowledge of audio production and radio studios, industry trends in video and podcast production, and newsrooms and the workings of the Hill and/or think tanks; experience live streaming events

Communication:   Excellent video editing, audio production, and writing skills

Technology:          Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, professional audio recording, field videography, studio production, and other video capture scenarios; lighting, livestreaming, and podcasting

Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Promote policies consistent with Heritage’s priorities; speak with one voice.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative media environment.
  • Excellent project and asset management skills with concentration on producing quality audio/visual products on deadline.
  • In-depth knowledge of radio room, TV studio, audio/visual production process, podcast and video storyboarding and pre/post-production workflow.
  • Excellent news judgment and quick reaction to news developments, including a willingness to cover events across the country on short notice.
  • Attention to detail, hardworking, resourceful, reliable, creative and organized with the ability to meet tight deadlines and be goal-oriented.
  • Excellent grasp of political and policy news and a keen understanding of how they affect individuals.
  • Ability to provide and receive creative direction and feedback.
  • Embrace new digital products and innovative storytelling styles with a vision of future audience trends.
  • Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.
  • Willing to travel, as needed.



Benefits and Salary:

The Heritage Foundation offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, best-in-class health care, vision, and dental insurance, employer-sponsored retirement funding, “take what you need” PTO and sick leave, 14 weeks of paid leave for new moms and 6 weeks of paid leave for new dads, among other programs.


The salary range for this role is $52,000 - $62,000 annually. This range is a good faith estimate, and the final salary offered to a selected candidate depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, and other qualifications; internal and external market pay for comparable jobs; and level of hire based on aforementioned qualifications.


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