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Assistant Digital Content Creator - Contract

Assistant Digital Content Creator - Contract

companyRocket Lab
locationLong Beach, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/23/2024
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ABOUT ROCKET LAB

Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!

ASSISTANT DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR

The Assistant Digital Content Creator visual storyteller. Based in our Auckland Production Complex, this role will support the Senior Video Content Producer to tell Rocket Lab’s story through videos and photography. This role will conceptualize, produce, shoot and edit engaging video and photos for use on web, social media, webcasts, events/tradeshows, and internal presentations. The Assistant Digital Content Creator will also support the production of Rocket Lab’s live launch webcasts.

This is a six-month fixed term role designed to support Rocket Lab’s marketing and communications team through an exceptionally busy period across launch and space systems.

WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO: 

Content production

  • Plan, film, produce, and edit a range of video and photography products including rocket and spacecraft tests, launches, media events and employee events for use on social media, online and TV, conferences, presentations and events.
  • Coordinate and manage internal and external talent for filming, including coordinating shoot dates, briefing talent, and arranging contractor support as required.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to tell Rocket Lab’s story through visual content.

Launch Webcasts

  • Support the Senior Video Content Producer in delivering live webcasts for launches, product releases, investor events and company town-halls.

Photography

  • Photograph key Rocket Lab events, milestones, products and people
  • Photo editing

YOU'LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highschool Diploma/GED and 2+ years of experience in both video and still camera operation, production coordination and post-production
  • Experience using video and photo editing software (Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Media Encoder)
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex technical concepts into strong visual creative tailored to audience needs
  • Demonstrated ability to concept, script, produce, and edit compelling and impactful videos from start to finish

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must provide links to portfolio and/or previous video and photography work,
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.   
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing.  
  • Must be physically able to commute to buildings 
  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise.

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

Base salary is only one part of Rocket Lab’s compensation package for this role. You may be eligible for company stock, stock options, or cash incentives, and can purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab’s Employee Stock Purchase Program. Employee benefits may also include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; 401(k) retirement plan options; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; paid parental leave; and other discounts and perks.  

Base Pay Range (CA Only)$26—$32 USD

WHAT TO EXPECT 

We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.