Video Editor

Remote - Washington, DC

More Perfect Union  

Position Title: Video Editor

Reports to: Creative Director 

Salary Range: $85,000 full time 

Location: Remote

 

Applications will be accepted for this position thru October 14, 2022.  Please upload relevant work samples and/or include links to relevant work samples in applicable screening question. 

 

More Perfect Union, a new progressive media organization, is looking for a Video Editor to join our growing team. The Video Editor will work closely with other members of the video team as well as our reporters and producers to conceptualize, script, produce and edit news-driven videos — with a mission to change policy in our country — ranging from breaking news, opinion pieces, policy explainers, exclusive interviews and short field documentaries.

 

The Video Editor must be immersed in and excited about the process of telling stories through video, with the technical and narrative skills to create powerful stories that hook viewers and keep people watching to the end. The position requires a high level of self-sufficiency, strong collaboration and communication skills, and a desire to help develop and grow our brand.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, shoot, and edit up to 3 videos a week ranging from studio productions and text-driven narratives to field documentaries;  

  • Participate in meetings and collaborate with other team members to draft scripts, interview subjects, produce videos, and push creative boundaries; 

  • Execute best practices for achieving editorial and video excellence across the range of social platforms to which we publish;

  • Capture, source, and/or animate additional images, video, and assets as needed; 

  • Select appropriate music & sound effects and report appropriate music usage; 

  • Archive and organize projects to streamline productions; 

  • Meet video teams' publishing schedules; 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

 

 

Experience/Qualifications: 

  • Mastery of Adobe Premiere, experience with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus

  • Documentary, journalism, and/or political experience

  • Producing, scripting or development experience a plus

  • Meticulous organization and media management skills

  • Up to date knowledge of latest video editing software updates, presets and plugins

  • A passion for economic, social and racial justice

  • An excellent communicator and collaborator, with strong interpersonal skills

  • A self-starter who pays close attention to detail and is highly organized, capable of meeting tight deadlines

At More Perfect Union we strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, post-secondary educational status, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

More Perfect Union is offering a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package including: health, dental and vision benefits, flexible savings accounts, life insurance, short term/long term disability, monthly home office stipend, paid federal holidays and PTO.