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Job Opening: Call for On-Screen Host for Educational Videos

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Mallory Krieger
  • Business/Organization Name: Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS)
  • City, State: Lubbock, TX
  • Email: mallory@organicagronomy.org

Description

Application Deadline: July 21, 2024 at 11:59pm CT

Project Period: August & September 2024

Filming Location: Lubbock, TX

Compensation: $4,400.00

The Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) seeks to hire an ag industry member to appear as the “host” in a series of 6 educational short videos on organic agriculture topics. The host will work closely with the National Program Director, Videographer, and Script Writer.

Rehearsals will occur via Zoom over a 2-4 day period in mid-August. Filming will occur near Lubbock, TX, during one week in late August or September (exact dates to be determined). Filming will be located outdoors on working organic farms and in/around agricultural facilities.

The host will be responsible for supplying their own wardrobe, hair, and make-up (the style is rural ag. professional).

We are seeking someone who can bring a sense of authenticity and who can communicate technical content in an interesting and engaging way on camera. We are seeking a host who can bring confidence, accuracy, and entertainment to the delivery of the educational materials.

Examples of past OATS videos:

  • NOP-260 Organic Field Crop Practices Lesson 4.1 Offering Technical Advising Services
  • OATS Organic Field Crop Course Lesson 1.2 Introduction to Organic Agriculture
  • OATS Organic Field Crop Course Lesson 5.1 To Till or Not To Till

Timeline

  • Auditions, week of July 21 (via Zoom)
  • Rehearsals (via Zoom), mid-August
  • Filming near Lubbock, TX, in late-August or late-September (exact date to be determined)

Qualifications

  • Fluent delivery of content using a teleprompter
  • Engaging stage presence when delivering monologues
  • Ability to communicate complex information in an engaging way
  • Ability to work within a team on tight deadlines
  • Ag industry experience desired

Specifications

  • Project-based contract August 1-October 1, 2024
  • Estimated time commitment, 65 hours total:
    • 5 hours of rehearsals & filming prep
    • 5 days (12+ hours each) of filming on location
  • Provide own wardrobe, hair, and make-up
  • Transportation, lodging, and per diem reimbursement will be provided
  • Legal status to work in the U.S.

Proposal Submission

To submit a proposal for this contract opportunity, please submit the following by email to mallory@organicagronomy.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Headshot
  3. Work sample/sizzle reel, recorded examples of past presentations given

Organization

OATS is a collaboratively managed, programmatically independent consortium of universities, NGOs, and industry representatives who envision a future where families, farms, and ecosystems are viable, healthy, and resilient. Our mission is to train agricultural professionals in the practices and principles of organic crop production so that every farmer has access to science-based agronomic support. OATS is fiscally sponsored by the Organic Trade Association.

Our training programs focus on agricultural professionals who serve farmers on the organic spectrum, from considering, through transition, and maintaining certification. These professionals include agronomists, Certified Crop Advisors, agri-business and retail service, independent consultants, and university extension educators.

More information about OATS can be found at www.organicagronomy.org.

Call for On-Screen Host for Educational Videos