COMM - Communications Department

Are you a creative and versatile video producer and animator who loves using your skills to craft compelling videos?

Do you relish iterating with diverse clients until their vision comes alive on screen?

Do you enjoy communicating with technical researchers and leading them through the video development process to ensure their message makes an impact?

If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at Johns Hopkins APL.

As a Senior Video Producer/Editor, your primary job responsibility will be to collaborate with technical staff and Lab managers to plan and develop video productions from script to screen for APL’s internal and external clients. This includes leading all aspects of concept creation, storyboarding, script writing, location scouting, graphics and animation, implementing/animating branding elements, and editing.  In addition, you will:


  • Passionately serve our clients, delivering the best final product by serving as project manager and educating them about the video production process, principals, and the latest industry trends.
  • Create visuals and graphics as needed to support highquality end products.
  • Collaborate with other producers, editors, and communications professionals, display designers, sound engineers and others to create engaging productions.

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.




You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a B.A., B.S or B.F.A. in film production or equivalent experience, with 5+ years experience.
  • Possess an exceptional reel of video projects demonstrating creativity and a deep understanding of film production principles, standards, methodologies, in addition to motion graphics experience creating custom broadcast packages and implementing existing templates.
  • Have experience effectively synthesizing creative direction, proposing solutions, and communicating your decisions to partners and team members.
  • Have solid written and verbal communications skills and the capacity to present a strong rationale for production decisions, receive constructive feedback, and push your film product to the next level.
  • Are a seasoned user of Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects.
  • Exercise integrity, flexibility, and exceptional judgement at all times.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have strong storytelling expertise with experience seeing and implementing a visual story
  • Have experience in graphic design, motion graphics, and compositing tools.
  • Have experience working with technical subject matter experts from academia and the government.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at




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