Media Instructor

  • MNN
  • Feb 22, 2023
Part time Digital Media

Job Description

The New York City Center for Media Education at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) seeks experienced and working creatives to teach a variety of media production workshops at our Midtown West and East Harlem facilities. Workshops include Video Editing (Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut), narrative & documentary production, television studio production, motion and digital graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite &/or Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve) and podcast development and production.

Media Instructors report to MNN’s Manager of Media Education. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Prepares class materials
  • Follows detailed lesson plans 
  • Provides instruction for in-person classes of up to twelve adults
  • Provides instruction for online classes, workshops, or webinars of up to 50 adults 
  • Provides instruction for in-person or online youth classes as assigned
  • Meets regularly with the Manager of Media Education to review curriculum and submit feedback on classes
  • Meets as needed with the Manager of Media Education to discuss performance and new initiatives 

Required Education and Experience

  • 4 + years experience in media or related field
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience
  • Expertise in field narrative and documentary production with digital video cameras
  • Demonstrated skills in a variety of production roles
  • Actively working in a creative or technical media production project preferred 
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Expertise with DaVinci Resolve; DaVinci certified trainers strongly preferred
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Cloud; Adobe certified instructors preferred
  • Experience working with a diverse public with varying levels of technical skill
  • Experience teaching in-studio video production and post-production preferred
  • Experience developing, producing, or editing podcasts
  • Experience with 3D programs (e.g. Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D)  
  • Experience with Visual Effects programs (e.g. Nuke, Houdini, After Effects, DaVinci Fusion) a plus
  • Experience with Emerging Media Technologies (e.g. UnReal Engine, Virtual Reality, Virtual Production, 360 Video) a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus

Compensation & Schedule

  • Flexible part-time position & schedule 
  • $40 to $50 per hour depending on experience
  • Classes are offered mornings and evenings during the week & weekends
  • Classes are one to three hours long  and may run one to six sessions
  • Instructors are paid for class time plus one hour of preparation per class session
  • Instructors will be offered a schedule of classes for a three to six month period based on their availability


How To Apply

Rolling application process. Submit resume and brief cover letter to In the subject line, please write “Media Instructor.”

In your cover letter, please specify the types of workshops you are interested in teaching, your availability for teaching and a link to a video reel of recent work. 

You are not required to meet all of the above specifications but those with a background in multiple disciplines may be prioritized. We will only consider complete applications. Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond individually to each applicant. No phone calls please. MNN will contact candidates for interviews on a rolling basis.

About MNN

Established in 1992, Manhattan Neighborhood Network is a media learning, production, and distribution hub that promotes creative expression, independent voices and community engagement. 

We operate two media production and education facilities in Manhattan and run community cablecast channels (Community, Lifestyle, Spirit, Culture, MNN HD, NYXT and MNN-FSTV), reaching some 500,000 cable subscribers in the borough.

CME offers low-cost training in video production, editing, and broadcasting to independent media makers.

Our vision is to empower local voices and diverse views.

Manhattan Neighborhood Network is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.