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The Manhattan Institute’s Multimedia Producer works closely with members of the communications and marketing teams to support, manage, and execute a range of digital media projects that raise the Institute’s profile among key stakeholder audiences, thought leaders, and the general public. In this role, the Multimedia Producer must be both strategic and creative; he/she must be capable of producing engaging content on a variety of platforms and be able to identify new opportunities for the Manhattan Institute and its online brand(s). This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Marketing and liaises frequently across departments.


  • Produce and edit a mix of short- and long-form videos for digital platforms 
  • Book and record interviews for our expanding portfolio of podcasts, in close collaboration with the communications and marketing teams 
  • Research, write, and prepare storyboards, scripts, SEO-friendly titles, and descriptive copy 
  • Brainstorm and pitch original project ideas to amplify our work and fellows 
  • Source and manage external vendors to develop and deliver new, high-quality content 
  • Shoot photos and video, when necessary, for events, indoor and outdoor interviews, and other creative projects 
  • Catalog and oversee the Institute’s inventory of audio, photo, and video equipment 
  • Advise fellows and other colleagues in best practices 
  • Adhere to strict editorial standards to ensure messaging and visuals are on-brand, accurate, and relevant


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3+ years’ experience in relevant communications, public relations, media, or marketing positions 
  • Demonstrated track record of raising organizational profiles with creative and thoughtful strategies 
  • Expertise or working knowledge of audio and video editing tools, graphic design, lighting, and professional equipment 
  • Familiarity with the policy and opinion-shaping community, especially in think tanks, media, academic communities, and on Capitol Hill 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with colleagues 
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with an unrelenting eye for detail 
  • Experience with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Adobe Creative Suite 


Applicants should email a cover letter that clearly lays out their interest in the position, how their experience would be valuable to MI specifically, and salary requirements. Please email the cover letter, your resume, and three references (names and contact info) in a single PDF or similar file to: and addressed to Aaron Ricks, Deputy Director of Marketing.