Work for Hridaya

Photographer/Videographer

PURPOSE:

Hridaya Yoga’s Photographer/Videographer supports our mission to share the teachings of the Spiritual Heart by producing visually appealing and brand-aligned audiovisuals, thus increasing Hridaya Yoga’s visibility. Though in a paid position, the Photographer/Videographer performs their job in the spirit of Karma Yoga, selfless service for the benefit of others.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Photographer/Videographer reports to the Communications Coordinator, supporting internal and external communications with beautiful photographs and audiovisuals. They work mindfully, efficiently, and with a consistently high standard to showcase everything that Hridaya Yoga offers.

KEY OBJECTIVES:

  • Record and edit all Hridaya Yoga audiovisual projects for national and international campaigns as well as for internal use
  • Captivate our audience by creating videos that reflect the Hridaya tone, style, philosophy, values, and teachings
  • Create videos that demonstrate knowledge of the Hridaya Yoga audience and its promotional channels
  • Maintain a curious attitude in order to generate new ideas for projects
  • Manage all audiovisual files, saving and archiving them per the Hridaya Yoga Data Storage Guidelines
  • Ensure all work is completed following our standards, supporting continuity and stability, the transition to new staff, and the long-term use of audiovisual materials by freelancers
  • Adhere to brand guidelines in all audiovisuals, supporting the enhancement of the Hridaya Yoga profile

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Photographer/Videographer works with the Communications Coordinator to create audiovisual content and deliver it across Hridaya Yoga’s key media platforms.

This includes:

  • Filming/photographing Hridaya events and community life
  • Creating videos for the newsletter and other channels
  • Being aware of event schedules and coordinating with teachers, workshop presenters, and retreat leaders to shoot at appropriate times
  • Recording student testimonials
  • Producing motion graphics to enhance video content and to spread the teachings
  • Generating audio materials for instructional and advertising purposes
  • Editing audiovisual content to support Hridaya’s teaching program as well as our marketing efforts on social media and our website
  • Managing content on YouTube, uploading new videos as needed
  • Organizing weekly recording sessions to supplement our library of audiovisual materials
  • Creating captions to ensure all materials are available in required languages
  • Providing a weekly status report to the Communications Coordinator
  • Other tasks as required by changing organizational needs

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meditation and yoga practitioner (required), Hridaya Yoga experience (highly desirable)
  • Related professional education and at least one year’s experience working with audiovisual equipment (camera, microphones, lighting) and software (Final Cut, Adobe Suite Collection)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English (required), proficiency in Spanish and/or French (highly desirable)
  • Knowledge of industry standards for visually attractive projects (desirable)
  • Ability to make a 6-month minimum commitment to the position
  • Aspiration for excellence and keen attention to detail
  • Active listening skills, the ability to ask the right questions to fully understand the needs of Hridaya Yoga and the willingness to ensure that audiovisuals align with these requirements
  • Proven ability to:
    • Transform inspiration into visual concepts, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, attract, and captivate our audience
    • Work independently as well as in a team
    • Think critically, solve problems, and suggest creative solutions
    • Work in a structured yet flexible manner
    • Accurately estimate the time and resources required to complete projects, sticking closely to those predictions
    • Manage multiple tasks and coordinate multiple activities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Humility, maturity, discernment
  • Openness to receiving constructive and ongoing feedback
  • Willingness to balance creativity with efficiency and selfless service, not being attached to outcomes and personal preferences
  • A spirit of service, the ability to step up and perform whatever task is necessary for the good of the whole
  • The ability to work effectively, flexibly, and lovingly in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • The ability to meet deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Aspiration, the commitment to spiritual transformation
  • The ability to differentiate between supporting the work of Hridaya Yoga and personal objectives, in the spirit of selfless service
  • The yearning to be part of a blossoming spiritual community

WORK HOURS AND BENEFITS:

The Photographer/Videographer can expect to work full-time (5 days per week, approximately 6 hours per day) and will be open to working additional hours to support special events or when the need arises.