Mission and Philosophy
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (SHI NA) is seeking a creative, talented, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to help develop our burgeoning audio and video production pipeline and produce/design audio and video content. In expectation of a significant increase in audio and video products over the next year, this person would have the primary responsibility for managing and developing the digital production schedule, coordinating internal and contracted audio and video production, as well as serving as an editor and sound designer of our existing and future podcasts, and video editing for our video products, to a more limited extent. The position will report to David Zvi Kalman, Director of New Media and Scholar in Residence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for SHI NA’s mission, creative vision, and experience creating superb audio and video content.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Produce excellent digital content products, especially podcasts, growing into other types of content over time, such as short-form video.
- Project manage the production and post-production for two existing podcasts, Identity/Crisis and For Heaven’s Sake.
- Project manage a portfolio of new digital content products from conception to pilot to full series. We have an existing pipeline of five or more new audio and video content products that we expect to pilot by Spring 2022.
- Edit and sound design complex narrative audio into compelling stories.
- Work closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders (staff, contractors, talent) to create content, get feedback, coordinate production schedules, and prepare for release.
- Provide technical assistance with audio/video recording for SHI NA staff and faculty.
- Develop a “house style” for audio production and ensure quality control.
- Work in collaboration with our team in iterating content.
- 3–5 years of combined experience with audio editing and/or sound engineering for podcasts or radio
- Excellent audio and video aesthetic sensibilities and a strong and unique creative vision
- Familiarity with the modern podcast landscape and contemporary YouTube styles
- Ability to work well under tight deadlines, occasionally outside of office hours
- Ability to receive feedback well and work with a team to refine products
- Previous experience working with audio production team
- Proficiency in audio editing software (Audition, ProTools, etc.); video editing experience is also strongly preferred
- Good sense of humor
- BA / BS or equivalent
While much of the work will be done virtually, candidates must reside in North America in order to work with the rest of the team’s time zones; residence in the New York area is preferable.
Salary and Benefits: $75,000 - $90,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.