Video Editor

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Reports to:
Executive Director, Creative
Grade level:
Post-production team, including junior editors (in-house and freelance) as well as other relevant vendors/freelancers, i.e. audio mixers, colourists and animators.
Job Summary:
<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Charged with end-to-end video editing, involving the assembly of recorded raw material into highly creative, world-class content in a variety of formats, suitable for broadcast, social media, web or mobile circulation and for all other mediums.

Collaborating with the creative team on the end-to-end development of creative concepts for the company and its clients, from ownership of the initial ideation and concept generation, through to the fleshing out and driving of the viability development, costing and actualisation of the video component.
Developing workflow and project management systems to ensure timely project delivery, and to ensure that creative and production teams are kept abreast of all editing project developments.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Brainstorming with creative teams, including writers and creative strategists to develop solutions for clients, as well as contributing to the development of in-house content, formats and properties.
<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Engaging in the development and production of creative content, including but not limited to website and social media content, event coverage, adverts, scripted shorts or mini-series, documentaries or feature length films; on time and on budget.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Processing briefs to grasp production/creative team’s needs and specifications.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Organising briefs into manageable workflows to facilitate seamless editing and timely delivery of the most basic, to the most complex, post production projects.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Creating captivating story-telling footage of the highest standard.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Creating motion graphics and basic animation.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Strong colour correction and, working with sound engineers, audio balancing.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Creating compelling finished video content for broadcast, social and web delivery.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Editing of all forms of short and long form video content from “rushes” to final cut.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Interacting with the creative strategists, content editors, writers, videographers and sound recordists, to ensure high quality presentation of the final product.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Managing the postproduction process and workflows from footage ingest to final delivery.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Developing, managing and overseeing an efficient quality control process and the Associate Producers and / or quality control staff.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Working with producer/director to incorporate feedback and provide creative solutions.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Working on multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>As needed, handling a diverse range of tasks including selecting sound tracks, researching content, conducting interviews, directing shoots or reshoots, re-recording audio and adding special effects.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Ensuring logical sequencing and smooth running of edits.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Reviewing shooting scripts and raw materials to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Overseeing the orderly archiving of raw and edited footage, and management of the visual content library, including maintaining backups of all digital assets.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Consulting with stakeholders from pre-production to the post-production project phase.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Continuously researching and implement new editing techniques, technologies and industry best practices to maximise efficiency.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Keeping up-to-date with new trends, latest and future industry software and tools and the most appropriate techniques to satisfy the needs of the company.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Advising on studio/software or production upgrades where necessary in order to optimise output quality.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Participating in internal and external communications which may include pitch, email, group chats, correspondence, phone calls and meetings.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Undertaking any necessary duties to ensure a first-class service is provided always.

<!– [if !supportLists]–>·        <!–[endif]–>Being an ambassador for the business always.
Qualifications, Competency & Skills Required:
Qualification in film studies, cinematography or related field and/or minimum of 8 years’ previous experience in a similar role.

Proven work experience as a video editor.Solid experience with digital technology and editing software and suites (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut)

Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio.

Basic working knowledge of camera operation, photography, videography, lighting and other aspects of production preferred.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Competent Internet, email and Google applications user.

Sound knowledge of the creative, experiential, production and entertainment industries within Nigeria.
Candidate Abilities & Personality Profile:
Combines creative and technical skills and capable of thinking outside the box.Strong creative instinct and knowledge of storytelling techniques.

Ability to design and animate graphical elements and GIFS.

Extremely well organised, adaptable, and patient.

Demonstrates leadership abilities.An organised and assertive individual who is proactive, creative, and resourceful.An outstanding team player and self-starter, able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills.Maintains a professional manner and approach at all times including an equable temperament, a neat appearance and neat handwriting.Possesses technical understanding of the postproduction process and workflows.Comfortable presenting to clients; and experienced in a client-facing role.

Able to manage own time and prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met and targets achieved, and take personal responsibility for own work & actions.

Able to work within a secure and confidential environment, maintain confidentiality and demonstrate tact and diplomacy at all times.Able to work accurately with excellent attention to detail at all times and maintain the highest quality output.

Capable of mentoring and training junior editors and other junior team members.

Keenly interested in the entertainment industry, especially film/video production; and understands the terminology and nuances of the sectors.
Key Performance Indicators:
Delivery of end-product on time and within budget.

Quality of end-product, footage that exceeds the ‘wow’ factor.

Internal and external client satisfaction.
Location:Lagos, Nigeria; plus other locations as required.
Office Hours:08.30 to 17.00 Mondays to Fridays.

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