2189 - Lead Audio/Video Producer

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | GRPA | Full-time


The National Endowment for Democracy  (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Lead Audio Video (A/V) Producer. This position is part of the Government Relations and Public Affairs (GRPA) Department and is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary:

The Lead Audio Visual Producer works across the NED to manage and facilitate the production of all public and private events and meetings, both live and recorded. In this role, the Lead A/V producer will demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as a professional demeanor,  to build and maintain relationships and interface with distinguished/high-level guests.  


  • Lead technical production of all public and private events and meetings.  
  • Coordinate across departments to ensure event details and logistics are accurate.  
  • Work with non-technical stakeholders to explain capabilities of spaces and equipment, and direct on best practices, manage expectations on production challenges, and proactively provide solutions.  
  • Provide regular project updates and ensure that team management is aware of problems or issues which negatively affect productivity.  
  • Setup and operate event production equipment including but not limited to wireless microphones, lighting, presentation screens, and video conferencing cameras.  
  • Ensure equipment is functional, safe, and professionally presented.  
  • Operate software-based production and streaming platforms such as OBS and Restream.io.  
  • Monitor live streams and ensure any technical issues are addressed immediately.  
  • Assist with video file transfers and management.  
  • Provide equipment training for non-technical staff as needed.  
  • Coordinate with vendors and freelancers when necessary.  


  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.  
    • 4-7 years of experience in a technical event production environment.  
    • Full understanding of audiovisual, broadcast, and video conferencing technology and advancements including lighting, audio/video output formats, and streaming.  
    • Experience with video production and editing is desirable but not required. 
    • Experience working with the following equipment/tools is desirable:  
      • Canon SLR and video cameras;
      • Podcast and/or audio recording equipment;
      • Mixers, camera flashes/strobe lights, broadcast hardware, and remote camera controls such as Vaddio AV Bridge or similar. 
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Proficient in the technical delivery of high-quality events.  
    • Must have a good working knowledge of all types of audio-visual equipment including operation, setup, troubleshooting, and explanation of equipment.  
    • Adept at building excellent relations with the team, vendors, and key venues.
    • This role includes running occasional live events and streams outside of regular office hours and requires flexibility around traditional office hours and the ability to handle stressful situations in a professional and positive manner.
    • Authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as strong customer service skills. 
    • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain a positive, professional appearance and attitude. 
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.  
    • Must possess a high level of attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment, as well as independently.  

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.                               

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.