Video Producer

Marginal Revolution University - Arlington, Virginia or Remote - Full time

Most of us can vividly remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world – whether that person was in the classroom, speaking to us through a great book, or teaching via our computer screen. At Marginal Revolution University (MRU), we wake up each day to try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide.We're a growing startup project housed within a nonprofit (Mercatus Center at George Mason University) that is teaching the world economics using the latest technology. To us, it’s a calling, not a job.How can we best teach using video and other online tools? That’s the big question we tackle every day. Here's a playlist to give you an idea of our style.

Interested in remote work? We are a distributed team.MRU is seeking an educational video producer. If you have a combination of skills in both filmmaking and economics, we are looking for you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the creative process for the entire production lifecycle of a video, from concept development through post-production
  • Collaborate with talent to write educational and engaging scripts
  • Work with editors to achieve high quality teaching videos; set the bar on quality
  • Work with external contractors and production staff to produce videos on time and on budget
  • Plan in-studio and location shoots; direct talent on set

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A strong background in economics combined with the ability to communicate it in an intuitive and interesting manner (ideally video, but experience with other types of communication are ok too)
  • An understanding of various approaches to teaching using video
  • An ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like atmosphere
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF through our online application process.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Marginal Revolution University

Marginal Revolution University (MRU) is on a mission to increase economic literacy. We were founded by two George Mason University economics professors, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok. We make some of the best educational videos on the planet!

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