Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Photonics, Physics: Physics
4 Year Degree
Thorlabs is currently seeking applications from individuals with significant hands-on laboratory experience to plan, develop, and manage the delivery of compelling video/animation content that educates the photonics community about our products and their applications. Within this role, you’ll work alongside our video, animation, and graphic artists, partnering with our worldwide product managers, design engineers, and application specialists. The Video Content Strategist must be a self-starter who can work through ambiguity to lead projects from start to finish, ensuring all content is technically accurate and meets brand standards.
Within this role, you will be working with management to help define and develop Thorlabs’ next generation of products and services. The successful candidate should be highly familiar with a wide range of photonics equipment and be able to see linkages between Thorlabs’ product lines. In addition to extensive laboratory experience, the role requires a highly detail-oriented individual with the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects in different stages of completeness. Candidates should have strong writing and presentation skills in English, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work under time constraints, and a desire to learn about new technologies.
The Technical Marketer, Video Content Strategist position is located at our headquarters in Newton, NJ, although certain projects may involve travel to other Thorlabs manufacturing locations, both domestic and abroad.
Proactively identifies opportunities where a video or animation would be the best option for communicating how a new or existing item works, or explaining a technical concept
Writes, edits, produces, and develops both short- and long-format tutorial videos, from brainstorming through final delivery.
Partners with a cross-functional team (including, for example, applications engineers, design engineers, videographers, and motion graphics) to deliver an effective, ready-to-publish piece that is technically accurate and engages the viewer.
Partners with management to determine the strategic scope and vision for enhancing Thorlabs’ digital content.
Defines and tracks metrics for videos/animations published on the Thorlabs website and hosted on Thorlabs’ YouTube channel to identify potential areas for growth.
In crafting presentations, aims to make customers efficient when it comes to making a buying decision or understanding tutorial information.
Manages multiple projects in different stages of production and consistently meets deadlines.
Reviews content prior to publication to verify accuracy of closed captioning, and partners with colleagues in other locations for caption translation.
Utilizes strong interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively collaborate in a team environment.
Partners with our Communications Specialist to develop Social Media posts tied to video content
Structures and organizes the job in close cooperation with business units and technical support staff, both domestically and abroad
An advanced degree in Physics, Optics, Lasers, Engineering, or a closely related field or a bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of equivalent work experience
Extensive laboratory experience
Prior experience leading video content development from ideation to execution, including researching, writing, editing, and producing content.
Great presentation and communication skills with the ability to understand the audience, to structure effective presentations, and distill key messages to effectively inform and persuade
An ability to flourish with minimal guidance, in a dynamic, fast-changing environment, and be proactive in times of ambiguity
Expertise in writing brand-consistent content that meets project goals and addresses user needs
Strong Organizational and Planning Skills
Native Language Writing Skills in English
Familiarity with SEO best practices
Ability to Multitask, Be Detail Oriented, and to Solve Problems, All While Under Tight Time Constraints
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
About Thorlabs Inc.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs seeks to accelerate the forward movement of scientific discovery and advancement! As a vertically integrated manufacturer of photonics components, instruments, and systems, our vast product portfolio includes over 20,000 items, ranging from optics and optomechanical positioning components to imaging systems, many of which are customer inspired. Photonics is the foremost technology driving innovation in science and engineering. As the number of technological innovations has grown, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.Headquartered in Newton, NJ, Thorlabs has grown to over 1800 employees with manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Brazil. As light-based technologies push into new markets, Thorlabs plans to enter early with the products and services required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.
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