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Practising Law Institute Multimedia Production Specialist (On–Call) in New York, New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, seeks an on-call Multimedia Production Specialist. This position requires relevant experience due to the fast nature of our live events. The Specialist is responsible for managing multiple projects and keeping them organized. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies.

On Call shifts are typically scheduled one month in advance by the Associate Director, Multimedia Services. We are currently recruiting for the 2022 program season. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys a variety of video production responsibilities while working in a business environment.

Due to the pandemic, some of our programs will continue to be presented virtually, while others will be available for on-site attendance. Experience with Web Conferencing Applications in addition to live-streaming production experience is strongly preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

The Specialist is expected to learn and rotate through the following roles:

  • Technical Director: Cuts and directs the show for the conference room and web audience. Creates and tags lower thirds, syncs PowerPoint Events for Web Audience while closely working with a team of Multimedia Production Specialist to ensure that all audio visual components are implemented in such a way as to provide a solution that meets the demands and also the goal(s) of the particular event.

  • Audio Technician: Mixes the show live and communicates with Floor Manager to provide the best sound for the in room audience and online audience. Set up and test Video Conferencing (Zoom or WebEx) & Audio Conferencing as needed for remote participants. Loads presentation materials for the Faculty and monitors an inbox for last minute materials and updates.

  • Video Operator: Syncs webcast stream and local records. Observes live Webcast stream for any noticeable audio/video issues. Logs Program Metadata in our Media Asset Management system, catDV. The video operator tags fields and creates sub-clips for product automation that creates our On-Demand Video Products.

  • Floor Manager: Sits In and monitors the live event and communicates with the Program Attorney and Faculty Members who are presenting. Help faculty settle into their sessions and review microphone, presentation and best practices for presenting. Be ready to assist Faculty if any technical difficulties arise during the live program while communicating with control room technicians to keep the event moving forward.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain effective and professional relationships within the Multimedia department and through the organization.

  • Communicate effectively with Multimedia management.

  • Communicate with Vendors and Engineers as necessary.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 4+ years of production experience in entertainment, web, broadcast or cable television required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video Production strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency is necessary in Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Production Suite. Candidate must have the ability to edit, upload and display PowerPoint presentations.

  • Experience using Prezi & Keynote is a plus.

  • Must have “Live” corporate event experience.

  • Must be able to work responsibly on own, but also to interact professionally with a wide range of internal clients.

  • Newtek Tricaster TC1 Production Switcher Experience a plus.

  • Must be familiar with Newtek NDI Tools

  • CatDV, Cinedeck, & Telestream Vantage Experience a plus but not necessary.

  • Yamaha CL Series/Dante Audio experience a plus.

  • Must display a willingness to juggle multiple projects and calmly meet challenging deadlines.

  • Willingness to work overtime is required.


Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.

Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website

PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.

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