Multimedia Creative Strategist, New Orleans

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Love crafting creative videos?
Passionate about telling stories through visuals and design?
Ready to become more Optimistic?

Online Optimism is seeking a multimedia creative strategist, focused on commercial-style video. We are seeking detail-oriented, hard-working Optimists who above all understand the responsibility of handling storytelling for businesses large, medium, and small. You should have at least 2 years of experience working with video and photography. 

We are seeking individuals that live in New Orleans, LA.

If you’re looking for a place to grow where your work (and you) will be appreciated and rewarded, you’ll find a home at Online Optimism.

We require candidates to have:

  • At least 2+ years of experience working in film, or creative (at an agency or in-house).
  • A proven portfolio of video and photographic work.
  • Creative outlook on life, with an attention to detail.
  • Experience working within the Adobe Suite of tools (or similar software).

We are specifically looking for candidates that also have:

  • Previous work with digital marketing agencies.
  • Previous experience talking directly to clients.
  • Significant experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Knowledge of cameras, lighting, sound equipment, and composition.

While not necessary, any of these items would be considered a bonus as well:

  • Previous work creating template files to allow for optimization of video production over time for the same client.
  • Experience with animation
  • Experience with Adobe Character Animator
  • Experience with Adobe Audition
  • Additional Photoshop / Illustrator Experience

Job Description

As a Multimedia Creative Strategist, we expect you to produce exceptional creative work for our clients, and our agency. There will be a strong focus on commercial-style video in this role, with some photography/graphic design parts of the job as well. You will create content for websites, social media, SEO campaigns, digital ads, and more. Our clients range in industry from automotive to banking, logistics to healthcare. 

We expect the job to be around:

  • 35% Solo video-production.
  • 35% Coordination with outside video production teams
  • 20% Photography
  • 10% Account Executive Work

A breakdown of your expected job duties is below:

Solo Video Production:

  • Pre-Production Including:
    • Talent acquisition/management.
    • Prop management.
    • Storyboarding.
    • Script-writing (with assistance from our content team.)
  • Production Including:
    • Camera operating
    • Lighting
    • Sound recording
  • Post-Production, including:
    • Editing via Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    • Sound editing & basic audio mixing.
    • Color-correction.
    • Stitching in stock video footage.
    • Different edits for different marketing needs.
  • Making recommendations around equipment necessary to complete your projects.

Coordination with outside video production teams:

  • Logistics of larger film work.
  • Coordination of outside vendors.
  • Acting on-site as Online Optimism’s supervisor.


  • Photoshoots in our in-office studio
  • Photography at client locations.
  • Creating shot lists.
  • Talent acquisition/management.
  • Prop management.
  • Photo editing.

Account Executive Work:

  • Work directly with clients, acting in an account executive role for 1 – 3 of Online Optimism’s clients that are focusing on video campaigns.
  • Collaborate with our other departments to ensure that your campaigns have a consistent, cohesive strategy and message across all their channels.

Please note: because we do work for clients across the country, this job does require travel.

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Online Optimism here.

What’s It Like to Be an Optimist?

As a full-time employee, you’ll receive all the benefits that a career at Online Optimism gets you. They’re fully detailed on our Careers page, but an overview is below:

  • Annual salary paid weekly.
  • 28 paid days off per year: 15 days paid vacation + 13 holidays
  • 16 weeks paid maternity and 8 weeks paid paternity/adoptive leave after your first year.
  • Unlimited sick time.
  • Tech stipend.
  • 3 levels of Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance for employees and dependents, 50% covered by Online Optimism—no matter which plan you choose.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Insurance for you and dependents, 50% covered by Online Optimism.
  • Vision and Life Insurance, 100% covered by Online Optimism.
  • Summer Fridays (which, at our agency, are 4 extra half-days you get over the summer).
  • Simple IRA retirement plan, with 3% matching from Online Optimism.
  • Casual dress code.
  • Dog-friendly office space.
  • Endless office snacks. We’re not just talking about fun-size candy bars, either. Kombucha, lox, Red Bull, Clif Bars, organic fruit freezer pops, guacamole…if it’s available at Costco, we’ll get it for you.
  • Top-of-the-line computers to work on (in addition to our $30K annual software spend). We’ll get you the tech you need to do your job well.
  • Flexible work hours: 8–4, 8:30–4:30, 9–5, or 10–6.
  • We cover the cost of any networking groups or events related to your career or skills that you want to work on.
  • A half-day on your birthday, as long as you wear a birthday hat. Tiaras are allowed.
  • Lack of non-compete.
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