Current Open Positions with the NCF
The Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) at the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) is seeking a Multimedia Producer to join its Education Team. This position is a limited position for six sessions with the opportunity for additional sessions. The NCF's Education Program influences the education sector to consider careers in STEM and cyber-related fields. To advance that mission, the CCEI’s education programming provides youth, ages 11-18, with content and resources that promote cybersecurity awareness.
The Multimedia Producer’s primary role will be on the CCEI’s newest initiative: the #CyberChats Podcast. #CyberChats were formerly uncut interview and presentation-based videos that featured industry professionals. This new project will re-imagine #CyberChats as a podcast with multiple segments and will launch as a six-episode pilot. Ideally, we will also produce a video of each episode.
The Multimedia Producer will be the lead on all technical and logistical aspects of the #CyberChats Podcast audio and video recording and post-production. We will conduct interviews via Zoom and potentially integrate pre-recorded phone audio, so being able to level audio to produce high quality, consistent sound throughout the podcast is key. The Multimedia Producer will also support the podcast host’s operational responsibilities, like episode research and scripting, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with the host on new segments and other creative content.
This position focuses on all aspects of audio and video production with an emphasis on creative storytelling. While its primary focus will be to produce the #CyberChats Podcast, there are opportunities to produce creative stories in the form of videos, podcasts, and other assets.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Conceptualize and produce compelling stories for podcast episodes
- Coordinate the assets needed for smooth recording sessions, including preparing documentation for guests
- Manage each episode's remote recording (via Zoom), including video operations, ensuring program flow and cadence
- Manage audio and video editing - responsible for the overall sound of the show, including bump music, drops and any other effects that contribute to the product
- Mix the audio with the intros/outros, (potential) ad spots, and show music to polish each episode into a professional-grade piece of content
- Highlight high-quality segments for promotion from each recording and coordinate with other team members to provide what’s needed for distribution
- Partner with CCEI staff and other contractors to develop trailers and other social assets for the podcast
- Have a knack for storytelling. You can conceptualize both what needs to be included to tell a compelling story, as well as identify what might be missing.
- Proven professional experience conceptualizing, executing, and editing creative and compelling video and audio content
- Track record of shaping a story and producing polished media products, ideally for youth
- Technical abilities to lead and execute content capture and final edits, including sound leveling and other final polish measures as needed
- A basic understanding of cyber-related concepts and/or a strong interest in or willingness to learning
- Proficiency in video and/or audio editing software (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Logic Pro, Audacity, Adobe Audition, or Pro Tools), YouTube, Google Suite, Slack, and virtual meeting platforms
- Ability to work both cooperatively within a team and independently
- Proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools
- Experience telling stories for youth through media
- Knowledge of cyber-related concepts
- Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
* This position is fully remote for applicants who are experienced in managing the recording and production processes virtually. Applicants without this experience should be located in close proximity to our Glen Burnie office, where the recording studio is located.
Application Deadline: 7 October 2022
Start date: Mid to Late October 2022
Please include in application package:
- Portfolio or link to 1-3 work samples
We know that women and those from underrepresented groups apply to 20% fewer jobs than men and are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job description criteria. No matter your background, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications listed.
Director of Education
One of the major challenges facing our nation is the ever-increasing need for a range of cyber professionals. Attention is being focused on this challenge at the national, state, and local levels; and while progress is being made, there is a concerted effort of the many involved institutions to do more.
The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) is seeking a dynamic Director of Education to lead the efforts of the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) in supporting this national challenge. A major element of the CCEI mission is to help build the pipeline of the next generation of cryptologists and cyber professionals; as well as develop cybersecurity aware individuals, from elementary-aged students to senior citizens.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Leading the engagement of the cybersecurity education community to stimulate programs aimed at addressing the shortfall in America’s cyber workforce. Seek partnerships with academia, industry, and government for groundbreaking means to address cyber-oriented education. Develop innovative solutions across the full spectrum of cybersecurity work roles and seek the resources necessary to establish, implement, operate, and sustain these programs consistent with NCF/CCEI’s vision and mission.
- Curating partnerships and outreach with academia, government, and industry to leverage their expertise and experience.
- Cultivating the NCF relationship with the National Security Agency (NSA) to advance our mutual goals of academic engagement and outreach to students across the nation.
- Providing leadership in the development of partnerships with grades 6-12 school systems, both locally and nationally, to develop education programs that expose, explore, and establish the understanding of cryptology and cyber related skills and careers.
- Supporting virtual and in-person activities and engagements to develop youth (grades 6-12) into cybersecurity aware individuals. This includes integration with NSA’s K-12 and National Cryptologic Museum educational programs and capabilities.
- Assisting NCF Staff in fundraising activities supporting Educational Programs. Work closely with the Director of Business and Finance to ensure the development and management of all budgets, expenditures and data related to Education. Work closely with the Communications Team to promote education programs. Work with the Director of Development when applying for grants and raising donations.
- Supervising CCEI Education Program staff, contractors, and volunteers that help execute educational programs.
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (preferred) in education or experience in working with academia.
- Experience in education administration, teaching, arts education, and program development.
- Ideal applicants are organized energetic team players with outstanding multi-tasking abilities and a commitment to the NCF’s mission. Experience in education, government, private industry is preferred.
- Outgoing personality, able to relate to people of all ages, and from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Strong ability to interact with the public, senior executives, and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; high level of diplomacy and tact.
- Proven organizational skills, with strong ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and perform under pressure.
- Experience and/or background in cyber-related fields and/or the cryptologic mission.
- Experience in working with the NSA is desired, but not critical.
- Remote work is accommodated with a minimum of one day per week at NCF Office, 808 Landmark Drive, Suite 223, Glen Burnie, MD.
- Meet with NCF senior staff to discuss educational initiatives and current program progress. Help identify funding sources for educational programs.
- Coordinate ongoing programs with NCF/CCEI staff to insure smooth operation, response to inquiries, public information, and progress toward program goals.
- Meet with potential education program donors to explain NCF/CCEI programs, plans, and goals.
- Attend conferences and meetings, both virtually and in person, to propagate NCF/CCEI programs to educators, private industry, and government groups.
About the National Cryptologic Foundation
The mission of the National Cryptologic Foundation is to influence the cryptologic future by sharing our educational resources, stimulating and deepening intellectual curiosity, ideas and knowledge, while also commemorating our rich heritage. The three tenets of our mission include:
- Educate the public and inspire students to explore cryptology and cyber related fields of study.
- Stimulate and innovate by serving as a platform to bring big ideas to the table that support, educate, and communicate with the public on the next generation of the cyber ecosystem.
- Commemorate all “those who serve in silence” in the cryptologic mission with courage and distinction and whose contributions help enhance and preserve our way of life.
The National Cryptologic Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more in the About section and explore our site for more about what we do.