Multimedia Producer (9-Month Contract)

Closing Date: Sunday April 18, 2021


The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate. Our global network of multidisciplinary researchers and strategic partnerships provide policy solutions for the digital era with one goal: to improve people’s lives everywhere. 

CIGI has an opening for a Multimedia Producer (9-month contract). Reporting to the Manager, Digital Media and Software Development, the Multimedia Producer is responsible for the creation of multimedia content for CIGI’s channels including and social media accounts.

The Multimedia Producer will arrange the logistics for shoots, create and edit content, log and manage multimedia assets, and support all technical aspects of virtual and in-person event production.



  • Video, photo and audio production for CIGI, including pre-production, storyboarding, shooting and/or audio recording, editing, post-production (GFX, Animation, Sound Mixing) and sourcing freelance talent as necessary
  • Coordinate and communicate with AV technicians, organizers and event staff to ensure requirements and expectations are being asserted and met for AV event execution
  • Provide the day-to-day operational support for the CIGI Broadcast News studio
  • Work across the Public Affairs department to produce multimedia content consistent with editorial, promotional and engagement strategies
  • Publish content to multiple platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.), including internal archiving system
  • Coordinate multimedia projects with outside production companies and freelance filmmakers
  • Collaborate with CIGI Fellows and experts about their research and pitch multimedia productions that will communicate their research in an effective and informative manor
  • Assess online video trends and propose strategies for video distribution;
  • Research and recommend new production tools and technology options
  • Maintain good working condition of AV equipment in CIGI’s auditorium
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Digital Media and Software Development



  • Ability to set up, operate and maintain professional audio and/or video recording equipment;
  • Expertise in video and audio editing (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition), ability to edit raw images (Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop), proficient ability in motion graphics and animation is considered an asset
  • Understanding of multimedia archiving systems, including cataloguing and key wording
  • Knowledge of news media operations and distribution
  • Collaborative and a good communicator who works well in a team
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of copyright and licensing
  • Experience in working effectively to tight deadlines with multiple projects



  • Diploma or degree in video production, broadcasting or AV industry-related program
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in filming and editing (must provide a link to portfolio), preferably in a newsroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. of equipment and stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Candidate must be based full-time in Waterloo, Ontario and have the ability to travel and work nights or weekends as required by CIGI activities


Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to [email protected] by April 18th, 2021. We appreciate all candidates’ applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Although currently working remote due to Covid-19, this position is based in Waterloo office and ideally the person in this position will reside in Waterloo Region in order to regularly work from and access resources at CIGI’s head office in Up Town Waterloo and interact with key team members located in that office.


CIGI is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. Our goal is to attract and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are committed to providing accommodation to applicants throughout the recruitment and hiring process.