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Position: Director of Video Production
Company: Udacity
Location: Mountain View CA US

Udacity’s mission is to democratize education. We’re an online learning platform offering groundbreaking education in fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, virtual reality, and more. Focused on self-empowerment through learning, Udacity is making innovative technologies such as self-driving cars available to a global community of aspiring technologists, while also enabling learners at all levels to skill up with essentials like programming, web and app development. Udacity is looking for people to join our Learning Products team. If you love a challenge, and truly want to make a difference in the world, read on!

Udacity provides online education that bridges the gap between academic and real world skills. We create content with industry leaders from companies such as Google, Facebook, Cloudera, and AT&T. We are currently seeking a Director to lead our Video team.

This person will work alongside leaders on the Learning Team to define a vision in alignment with company goals, then create, communicate, and execute on a strategy that gets us there. If you’re an excellent candidate for this role, you’ll have a background in the film & video industry and experience managing large, distributed creative teams. You’ll also have a resume that reflects strategic thinking around developing creative teams professionally and technically, managing & improving complex operational workflows, and developing org-wide preproduction practices. We’re looking for a creative problem solver and compassionate leader with a knack for building internal relationships and the know-how to drive a creative team towards concrete business goals.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading a 50+ person creative team creating all media for Udacity’s course content
  • Developing people professionally, including new managers
  • Evaluating, aligning, and communicating vision & strategy for the team
  • Partnering with Product and Marketing Creative Directors to define quality in media
  • Executing against an ambitious roadmap
  • Codifying a flexible but well-defined pre-production process

You’ll be an excellent fit if you have:

  • 7+ years experience managing, building, and scaling creative teams in an agency or in-house studio
  • The ability to drive a team to deliver high-quality work.
  • An in-depth understanding of both technical and creative processes.
  • A proven track record in fast paced, dynamic environments.
  • Ability to communicate from a very high-level vision, to a very detailed level of implementation.

Preferred experience:

  • Creating content for online learning
  • Agency or production-house experience

If you’re interested in applying and meet the requirements above, please submit:

  • Resume or cv
  • Cover letter outlining why you’re a good fit for this role

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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