Position Detail Videographer, FPI's "Four Minute Foreign Policy" Series

JHU Foreign Policy Institute
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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 4 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $15.00
    Expires: May 22, 2020

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • spapa2@jhu.edu

Videographer, FPI's "Four Minute Foreign Policy" Series Position

Job Description

Application: In a single PDF attachment on SAIS SEAL, please submit your resume and a brief written summary (1-2 paragraphs) of your relevant skillset and interest in this project. (This write-up need not be a full cover letter.) If you have examples of previous work, please email them to Stephanie Papa at spapa2@jhu.edu.

Description: The Foreign Policy Institute is seeking a part-time videographer to conceptualize, produce, record, and edit its “Four Minute Foreign Policy” (FMFP) video series. FMFP features interviews with FPI fellows and visiting scholars across disciplines and professional backgrounds. Each video provides a concise yet penetrating view into a single pressing issue area of the scholar's expertise. Through this series, FPI strives to foster deepened connections across perspectives and to help integrate national conversations on the role the United States can and should serve on the global stage. Previous episodes can be found here: https://www.fpi.sais-jhu.edu/four-minute-foreign-policy.

The videographer will be responsible for every aspect of the series: contacting FPI fellows, determining interview questions and topics, recording and editing, and creating any associated graphics/design. We anticipate that the videographer will work an average of four hours per week through May 2020 to develop one episode every 1-2 weeks.

• Experience in video production
• Familiarity with a variety of software or deep understanding of a single program for videography
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interview skills
• Creativity, with an eye for design
• Comfort working independently, with little direction
• Interest in bridging the gap between policy and academia; interest in FMFP’s mission to help bridge perception gaps on salient topics through detailed yet accessible discussions

For more information on this position, contact Stephanie Papa at spapa2@jhu.edu.


The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) unites the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world. FPI serves as a platform for the Johns Hopkins SAIS community of students, faculty, and staff to connect to the broader Washington, DC policy community.

FPI seeks to bridge the worlds of policy and scholarship through research, education, and outreach initiatives for the Johns Hopkins SAIS and broader policy community. To this end, FPI manages research programs on issues shaping geopolitical change and global and national responses to that change; hosts special, fellow-driven projects on understudied and timely issues in international affairs; runs educational initiatives such as skills courses and executive education/professional development courses; and provides support to the Johns Hopkins SAIS community through a robust fellows program, a prestigious research assistant program, and special events.