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Video Production Specialist – Allegheny County Department of Human Services – Pittsburgh, PA

Company: Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Full Time

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

We are seeking a Video Production Specialist to work at the Department of Human Services (DHS) as a member of the video production team. The Video Production Specialist will work closely with the Video Production Coordinator and Assistant Deputy Director of the Office of Community Relations in creating video media from original concept to completed project.

The Video Production Team works closely with others throughout DHS to create videos to train staff and allied partners and educate client/consumers about new DHS methodologies. More specifically, the Video Production Team strives to inform and educate stakeholders and the general public about the Department and its programs, services, research findings and new initiatives, by identifying and developing creative ways to incorporate video into the overall DHS communications plan to showcase the Department and its achievements. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Shooting, editing, interviewing, writing and producing an array of content for DHS.
  • Working on projects, as assigned, by the Assistant Deputy Director.
  • Working on all aspects of video production from concept to completion, including researching and setting-up, shooting, interviewing, writing, producing, editing and interacting with clients.
  • Looking for creative ways and new approaches to tell stories.
  • Working with DHS Graphic Designer, web team and others, as well as the Video Production Coordinator and Intern on the Video Production Team.
  • Staying current, both in skills and knowledge, on new technology and trends, including equipment, software and shooting and editing techniques.
  • Working to develop creative ways to incorporate video into the overall DHS communications plan.

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with a major in TV/Film, Communications or related field, plus 3 years of experience in development of video productions, news/information/public affairs content creation in a corporate or organizational environment.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidate should have strong communication skills, both oral and written, and be able to clearly communicate with diverse stakeholders, including contracted provider agencies, staff, consumers and the general public. The Video Production Specialist will also be expected to professionally interact and manage clients and the production process from set up through completion, while demonstrating the capacity to work at a high level of independence with minimal supervision; functioning with flexibility and perceiving communications needs with a global view.

To be successful in this role, Candidate should also possess a strong knowledge of and experience in shooting, editing, writing, producing and content creation, in addition to having a clear understanding of communications goals, audience and usage of video, and be capable of conducting research on a wide variety of media and video topics including equipment, production methods and conventions. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro., software for image editing; digital file formats and analog and digital photography; Knowledge of compression tracks and techniques is also important. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle to navigate in the community for work-related assignments, as well as the ability to sit for long periods of time (2 plus hours), traverse the building and carry up to 25 pounds (camera equipment, files, books, etc.).

Salary range: $45,000 – $50,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

Cover letter and resume with a link to your work are required

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If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

DHS helps children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive—with the overall goal of improving the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. It serves more than 200,000 people a year through its staff and a large network of provider organizations. Its services include: Preventing unnecessary nursing home stays and supporting older adults in living safely and healthfully; protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).

DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.

It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

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