Full Time Job

Video Editor


Alexandria, VA 09-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Video Editor II

Department: Post Production Operations

Corporate Area: Technology and Operations

Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt

Supervisor: Senior Director, Post Production Operations

Under limited instruction, utilize industry standard hardware, software and third-party applications and appliances to edit products for PBS clients that meet and/or exceed their expectations while meeting the PBS Technical Operating Specifications.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Apply creative, technically sound and quality-oriented skills to consistently provide excellent editorial solutions in a client driven, deadline-oriented environment.
• Utilize non-linear editing system in conjunction with various professional broadcast equipment to edit required materials

• Perform craft editing services for PBS departments and ensure that the final material is delivered on-time and error free

• Follow established procedures to package programs, making sure the final product meets all PBS Technical Operations Specifications

• Create some original short format material such as featurettes, video presentations, online features, breaks, fillers, clip reels, event reels and mid-level effects

• Create mid-level effects and composites using applications such as Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator

• Work within template graphics packages to update and deliver a finished error free animation or graphic product

• Utilizeindustrystandardprotocolandorganizationalstrategiestocreateprojectand simple graphic templates to be used by fellow editors

• Repair programs, including but not limited to replacing under writers and credit beds o Prepare materials offline for finishing and delivery such as mixdowns, conforms, embedded AAFs, etc.

• Operate industry standard production gear, such as test and measurement hardware and Captioning applications, in support of program deliverables per SOPs and guidelines

• Perform technical evaluations to ensure that the final product meets all PBS Technical Operations Specifications

• Apply knowledge of different codec, formats, and compression to produce desired end product for both broadcast and digital distribution

• Manage their portion of the shared storage environment

• Report suspected equipment failures in a timely manner

• Keep management informed of client concerns, requests, suspected billing, work

• order or scheduling adjustment issues

• Complete all required task management software work orders daily

• Complete all work associated with specific assignments

• Assist in researching, implementing, and documenting all in-suite processes and procedures

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for success:
• Undergraduate degree in Broadcasting, Art, Design, Film, Communications, Digital Media or equivalent experience in television or broadcasting

• Formal editing, animation and sound design classes and certifications preferred

• 4-6 years editing experience in a television or post production facility

• Demonstrated advanced experience with AVID and/or comparable editing systems

• Design and animation experience

• After Effects experience

• Some broadcast writing and producing experience

• Advanced broadcast technical knowledge

• Basic knowledge of design principles/compositional style for television, OTT and web distribution

• An extensive understanding of third-party plug-ins, multiple file formats and conversion techniques

• Working knowledge of audio production and monitoring including but not limited to mixing and recording both stereo and 5.1 material

• Ability to perform mid-level and some advance edits and corrections to material for distribution

• Working knowledge of test and measurement equipment (digital waveform and audio monitors)

• Knowledge of public television, including the needs of PBS internal clients and producers.

• Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

• Ability to work quickly and efficiently without any loss of quality

• Ability to adapt to an ever changing and dynamic environment

• Ability to prioritize and multitask without making clients feel excluded

• Ability to make informed decisions under pressure and meet all established deadlines

• Ability to act on direction and consistently deliver a quality product.

• Excellent client management skills with strong attention to customer service

• Excellent time management skills

• Very strong project management skills

• Good judgment and follow-through skills

• Good stress and crisis management skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Excellent attention to detail

• This position requires some evening and weekend work

• Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwnqek-3-235-179-111-42 in your application.

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PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.