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Job ID: 2021-13652 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Communications and Public Relations
Princeton University’s Office of Communications promotes and protects the University’s reputation of excellence in teaching, research and service to humanity. The office produces videos for the University’s central communications channels such as YouTube, social media channels and princeton.edu. We are looking for a versatile and talented Video Editor who will have the opportunity to create compelling videos with high production values in a variety of styles, from research explainers and event highlights to documentary films, straight-to-camera statements, interviews, and commercials/PSAs.
Reporting to the Multimedia and Projects Editor, the Video Editor will work closely under the direction of the Multimedia Supervisor and will collaborate with all teams in Communications and campus partners. This is primarily an onsite abd in-person position based in Princeton, NJ.
**Candidates MUST submit a cover letter, resume and link to a portfolio.**
Serve as editor on video projects
Contribute during brainstorming sessions and pre-production planning
Craft a narrative from interviews and footage
Draft contextual text in videos
Select and edit to music
Create lower thirds, credits and other graphics/motion graphics
Color grade footage
Produce final audio mix
Export videos for a variety of resolutions/formats/channels
Organize and archive footage for video library at a project’s completion
Assist on video shoots
Assist on set: transporting equipment, setting up, positioning equipment, operating second or third camera, filming b-roll
Other tasks as needed
At least 5 years of experience in video pre-production, production and post-production
Proficiency in editing
Some experience with filming, lighting and audio
Strong storytelling skills and fresh visual aesthetics
Knowledge of trends in mobile and digital video
Positive outlook and good collaboration skills
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and ability to jump between projects daily
Strong communication skills
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly highly skilled in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in film/TV production
Valid permanent driver’s license
Must be willing to primarily work onsite in Princeton, NJ
Must be willing to work some nights, weekends and holidays
Ability to lift and handle equipment; ability to distinguish colors accurately for filming and editing
Must meet requirements for lifting/handling equipment, including: Stand or walk for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day. Sit for fewer than 4 hours during an 8-hour day. Lift or carry up to 25 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday) and up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday). Lift up to 50 pounds in a range of motion from floor to shoulder height. Push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday). Use hands for simple grasping, pushing, or pulling frequently (34-66% of the workday). Possess physical agility and full range of motion, and ability to maintain balance. Hold a camera and/or other relevant equipment to photograph multiple events per day. Sit at a computer for long periods of time while editing videos.
Higher education experience or marketing experience
Radio and/or podcasting experience
Proficiency in animation
Experience creating content about science and data
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.