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Virtual Video Production Assistant/Remote Program Delivery Support Work Study Position

The Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) is a cross-disciplinary research institute spanning eleven faculties at the University of Toronto that produces cross-sector research and pedagogical resources aimed at exploring the complex relationships between information, technology and society, with the aims of advancing social justice and supporting human-centered design. Our current projects include multiple studies of the various social, cultural and political implications of everyday technologies, from 3D printers and gaming platforms, to touch devices and environmental data infrastructures. We are currently seeking a video production assistant to help us create and edit videos (of lectures, talks), conduct testing on a new video data transfer system (industry research collaboration), and explore new applications for video-based knowledge media, as we continue to research remote delivery models for educational content and associated programming.


  • Technical skills and experience with video production/videography
  • Ability to operate audio and video equipment
  • Knowledge of video editing and experience using video editing applications such as Adobe Premiere or Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Pro
  • Familiarity with other media/graphics programs (Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Audition)
  • Knowledge of video transfer/conversion
  • Ability to learn new technology equipment and applications
  • Self-motivated; takes initiative; pro-active
  • Committed, reliable, ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work remotely


  • Record and edit short videos of course lectures, research talks/presentations, and other content for promotional, pedagogical and knowledge mobilization purposes.
  • Provide tech assistance and guidance to members of the research team to help them record content remotely, and assist them with editing, post-production, and video transfer/conversion.
  • Provide technical assistance on cross-sector research collaborations, working with the KMDI Director.

Preference will be given to current KMD and Faculty of Information students.

The successful applicant will be offered a contract of 200 hours, to be completed over the course of the Fall/Winter, Sep 24, 2021 – Mar 30, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience. $25 – $32/hr.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, email a CV and cover letter to CLN, Job# 182177 by September 20, 2021, however earlier qualified applicants will be given preference. Questions be directed to Professor Sara Grimes (KMDI Director) at