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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $54,308 - $95,139* *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As a Videographer for the CIA, you will be supporting a diverse range of public affairs functional areas including internal communications, public communications, and media relations. You may also create metrics to measure the effectiveness of communications and advise senior leaders. You will be a member of a team and operate with independence and autonomy in creating and editing video content.

In the role of Videographer you will manage production resources; prepare production material; develop story concept/treatment; storyboards; and scriptwriting; video research; set design and lighting; camera operation and sound recording direction; non-linear editing; assembling production crew; collaborate with other technical multimedia staff to ensure the creation and incorporation of complex visual elements such as animation, chroma keying, and matte effects; oversee studio and equipment. You will create videos based on the CIA' strategic objectives, to communicate with internal and external audiences. Depending on the assignment, you may serve as production manager or unit manager and formally supervise and evaluate other unit personnel.

Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OPA advises and supports Agency leaders on all communications through long- and short-term strategies, message content, speechwriting, event planning and execution. OPA also educates external and internal audiences on the CIA's mission. Learn more about the Office of Public Affairs.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Television
    • Film
    • Videography
    • Or seven years of progressively responsible professional videography experience, three of which involve designing, developing, and producing complex, high-end interactive products.
  • Ability to develop products and create content that meet ADA 508 requirements
  • Expert knowledge of a wide variety of other multimedia software such as, but not limited to:
    • Adobe suite of products
    • DVD authoring and CD-ROM software
    • AVID editing systems
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Pro Tools audio editing
  • Knowledge of software for web production such as Dreamweaver and JavaScript.
  • Experience serving as a project manager or team lead for groups that may include video producer/directors or graphic designers.
  • Ability to design and develop engaging, targeted content and messages suitable for use across a range of channels
  • Ability to support the design and delivery of techniques to assess the effectiveness and impact of video communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to research and draft original content for a variety of channels and audiences
  • Have practical understanding of digital tools including Sharepoint and Wordpress content management systems
  • Have good understanding of accessibility and usability issues
  • Ability to advise on, analyze, and support the implementation of feedback mechanisms (quantitative and qualitative) to measure effectiveness of communication
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, accurate text and to proofread and correct English usage, spelling and punctuation
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
  • Familiarity with interactive multimedia production
  • Familiarity with web/mobile development.
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click "Apply Now" before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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