The Senior Producer and Editor creates public-facing content that engages audiences, both onsite at The Met’s NYC venues and globally via online channels and platforms. The role is ideal for someone who is a creative thinker with a talent for storytelling and a demonstrated commitment to telling diverse stories. This individual works in collaboration with other producers, project managers, and stakeholders across the Museum, including Curatorial and Education, to develop content that is compelling and relevant to visitors, leading to deeper engagement and impact.
This individual focuses on relatively large-scale capital projects, working closely with the Capital and Infrastructure Planning staff and the Digital Product team, for both short-term and long-term initiatives that involve digital content and technology components. A capital project helps maintain or improve Museum infrastructure, and may involve new construction, expansion, renovation, or be a replacement project for an existing facility or functional area. The Senior Producer and Editor reports to a Managing Editor and Executive Producer, as part of the Content team in the Digital department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Serve as the digital content producer for all Capital projects at The Met.
- Develop, scope, edit, and produce original content for The Met’s digital channels, including editorial content, video and audio production, and online features. Ensure quality, consistency, and brand integrity across platforms.
- Oversee digital content production efforts from conception through completion, working in collaboration with internal and external partners, including diverse perspectives and multiple voices.
- Manage capital projects and timelines for the Digital department to ensure that critical milestones and deliverables are clearly understood and successfully completed.
- Develop and implement digital content project schedules, track project status and manage team deliverables.
- Create and implement digital content project proposals, specifications, and budgets.
- Serve as team manager for digital content projects, working with and scheduling other content creators, designers, external contractors, writers, copywriters, and production teams.
- Work collaboratively with staff across the Museum on digital outreach and distribution efforts.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Skills:
- Five or more years of experience creating content for public-facing digital technologies, cultural journalism, media and video production, digital communications, or similar experience in a related field. Experience with interactive media and experiences considered a plus.
- Strong creative and editorial skills; skilled at writing, editing, and proofreading.
- Demonstrated abilities in project management, including the ability to effectively balance and prioritize multiple complicated tasks, manage budgets and deadlines.
- Ability to supervise and work closely with production teams, video crews, audio engineers, and editors.
- Strong collaboration skills and a capacity to communicate clearly and professionally with staff in various functional areas and departments.
- Enthusiasm, initiative, and a strong sense of self-motivation and follow-through are key qualities for this position.
Knowledge and Education:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
- Knowledge of – or interest in learning about – new developments in digital storytelling, technologies, and content delivery.
- General skills using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Additional knowledge that is not required but considered a plus:
- Knowledge of – or interest in learning – project management platforms, such as MS Project, Asana, or Basecamp.
- Technical skill with media editing tools and software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Premier, or Final Cut Pro.
- Advanced degree or training, with a concentration in media production, digital communications, journalism, visual arts, or moving image arts.