Video Editor and Graphic Designer

Job Title: : Video Editor and Graphic Designer
Reporting to : Head of Acquisition (Marketing), with a dotted line to Research Director
Location : London office
Job status : Full time
Placement : Permanent
Salary : Entry level
Start Date : Immediately

Your opportunity

We're looking for a dedicated and reliable multimedia editing wizard, with a love for impeccable logistics and good planning to join our growing digital company.

As our Video Editor and Graphic Designer, you will be supporting all multimedia projects, including the execution of all on-set production tasks (lighting, videography, audio, talent/team wrangling) and all post-production tasks (editing of video, audio and colour). Most of your time will be spent recording and editing webinars and voice-overs, devising motion graphics, creating images and designs for web and for learning materials, recording creative team meetings, taking editing notes, and maintaining all multimedia file systems well-organised and up to date for sharing.

This is an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for digital technologies, video editing, graphic design, and file management whilst learning all aspects of what makes a great team-player in a multicultural, fast-paced educational environment.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Familiarising yourself with our office’s film studio and equipment as well as our online workshop software
  • Leading all on-set shooting, webinar and voice-over recording activities
  • Preparing all on-set production needs before shooting, including lighting, audio, batteries, camera, memory cards, props, teleprompter and talent/team wrangling
  • Managing and uploading text files for teleprompter and readjusting font size, speed and other settings
  • Executing all post-production tasks, including video/audio editing, colour grading/correction, subtitling and adding animations
  • Creating motion graphics and designs that are on-brand
  • Recording, editing and uploading webinar videos across all relevant platforms and supporting logistics while recording
  • Engaging in graphic design activities for marketing ads, email campaigns, web pages, PowerPoint presentations and learning materials
  • Controlling the quality of all deliverables, including proof-reading any typography used
  • Maintaining excellent communication with all teams on a day-to-day basis to plan ahead, schedule recording dates and creative meetings, arrange and share files
  • Archiving and indexing raw and completed projects, and sharing with the team in a timely and structured manner
  • Leading document management activities and organisation of multimedia files such as videos, images, data compilations, meeting notes and digital scrap books
  • Tagging, naming and cataloguing videos and other files
  • Taking notes during production, creative meetings and peer-review meetings, and digitalising those notes for team sharing
  • Tracking and tagging meeting recordings and video classes
  • Managing and maintaining filing systems and data centres, including coherent and easy-to-find folder structures
  • Managing and working across multiple projects to reach assigned deadlines

Other activities:

  • Working with our marketing team members, science educators and writers:
    • to plan, schedule and deliver your recording, editing and graphical projects
    • to update, improve or redesign existing creatives, including images, graphs, iconography, charts, tables and other visual elements
  • Documenting and sharing best practices and “working knowledge” with others in the team (and company)
  • Engaging in various aspects of office management, team-meeting scheduling and note-taking

The work WILL be challenging… but it will NEVER be boring!

Your qualifications and experience:

  • Video editing experience
  • Graphic design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree student or recent graduate from a top university

NOTE: While we take into consideration your education, it’s not the only thing that describes your talents. If you think you can do this job, and you can demonstrate it in something you’ve done (previous editing projects, an animation you created, your own videos), then we want to hear from you.

Your strengths and competencies:

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Experience with video editing software (e.g. Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, Lightworks or similar) and graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge in animation and motion design
  • Basic experience with professional cameras
  • Ability to troubleshoot, manage and maintain work processes and procedures
  • Fast-learning abilities and eagerness to expand your skills
  • Extremely organised and able to work both with a team and independently
  • Effective collaborator with natural planning and cross-checking tendencies
  • Outstanding command of both oral and written English
  • Excellent attention to detial (i.e. did you spot the typo?) and impeccable spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to quickly spot and fix inconsistencies in any form of content
  • Both methodical yet creative thinking
  • Ability to adapt and improve methods of working so that any mistakes identified are not repeated
  • Love for science education is a ‘plus’!

Your profile

To be most successful in this role:

  • You love introducing order and structure into everything you touch.
  • You enjoy coordinating logistics and planning things in advance. You actively seek input and ideas from others.
  • You’ve got an eye for beautiful layouts. You know what works and what doesn’t, and which graphs, images or tables go well with different pieces of content.
  • You talk in HOWs, not ifs, buts or maybes. You get things done. And you work with a smile.
  • Your attention to detail is second to none. You spot that needle in the haystack (or a typo) from a mile.
  • You’re passionate about helping others. You help your family, friends and always want to make time for others where possible.
  • You love collaborating and feedback (however harsh) is always welcome, either from your boss, a professor or peers.
  • When given a target or goal, you’re able to define the steps needed to make it happen AND you’re able to implement those steps yourself – even if everyone is on holiday.
  • When you have a deadline, you respect it. Because others depend on your work.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, you try again. And then again.
  • You love sharing knowledge and new learnings with others in the team (and company).
  • You thrive with variety, and see it as an opportunity to learn even further.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learning directly from some of the most brilliant minds in science education, digital pedagogies and direct response marketing
  • Professional development alongside our talented scientists, researchers, writers, developers and team members who are also keen to learn, grow and share their knowledge
  • High-impact role where you’ll participate in a variety of multimedia projects
  • Making a meaningful contribution to thousands of students – plus their clients, families and friends!

What we offer

  • Working in our brand-new, riverside London offices
  • Having your own desk and office equipment
  • Mentorship from leading experts who are pioneering digital technologies
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Career progression within the organisation
  • The chance to truly make a difference

Next steps

If you have the required expertise and wish to be considered for this exciting position, please apply with your CV and a personal statement explaining why you would like to become our Video Editor and Graphic Designer.

Highlight your passions, skills, and motivations for applying. Tell us how your skills and expertise would contribute to this stellar team. Also include links to any projects or work you have created so we can see proof of your talents.

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Important: This is an in-office position, so please do not apply if you are not already living in or are willing to relocate to London.

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