Freelance Video Editor

United States
Job Type:
Date Posted:
April 19, 2024

About Us

We are a strategy and innovation consultancy that helps organizations thrive in the face of change. Thorny problems are our strong suit.

We’re a team of consultants who are energized by big, messy problems. We are strategists, analysts, designers, and editors who bring agility and flexibility to projects focused on stemming chronic disease, closing the skills gap, rethinking the future of work, supporting digital transformations, using data to make smart cities safer, developing sustainable business models, and making moonshot investments.

We help companies thrive in the face of change. Our clients are “innovation mavericks” — leaders inside global corporations, nonprofits, and federal agencies who are tasked with helping their organizations adapt to the technological, economic, political, and social norms of the 21st century. We’re the strategy and innovation consultants they call when there’s no playbook for the problem they’re trying to solve.

Our open innovation practice was established in 2011. We are particularly focused on open innovation for impact, making use of incentive prize mechanisms to accelerate innovations such as artificial organs (Artificial Kidney Prize), early biothreat detection (DHS Hidden Signals Challenge), access to career and technical education (the Ed Prizes challenge series), and improving our understanding of Earth’s magnetism (NGA MagQuest).

We have an equal appreciation for strategy and execution. We offer our clients the upfront thinking that goes into careful strategy development and can become partners in execution to ensure those strategies are implemented.

We believe that career choices are not binary; you can have a challenging and rewarding career as part of a high-performing team and also live your life. Our clients appreciate that we bring the highest level of excellence to everything we do, and our team appreciates that we are extraordinarily efficient so that you aren’t expected to be online later.

Please note: for employment at Luminary Labs, you must be fully vaccinated (including booster) for COVID-19 to ensure compliance with enhanced health and safety protocols.

The role

Luminary Labs seeks a freelance Video Editor to support the development of video content for select client projects. This is a remote, project-based engagement with the potential for future contract work. This contract would require 2-3 days of work per week for 3-4 weeks.

This work involves storyboarding and editing video content for use across a range of digital platforms. The initial project for this role will consist of curating and cutting a selection of short clips into promotional reels to help promote upcoming challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Luminary Labs team to develop initial storyboards for approval
  • Collect and curate source media, ensuring that footage is in the correct format and resolution
  • Create title cards, titles (static and/or kinetic), and captions to support content
  • Edit selected source media into short and longform video formats as needed
  • Produce revised cuts based on updated storyboards and client feedback
  • Ensure final videos meet Luminary Labs marketing guidelines and client technical requirements, including specifications around exporting and video file encoding standards
  • Ensure that final videos meet 508 compliance standards

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5+ years of experience producing both short and long form video content for a range of audiences and platforms
  • Experience working as a freelancer or independent contractor
  • Experience producing content that adheres to ADA and WCAG accessibility guidelines, including Section 508 compliance
  • Familiar with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro
  • Experience developing video projects using storyboards and/or other planning tools
  • Experience working with multi-track audio, music, and transitions. Interest in sound design is a bonus, but not required
  • Familiarity with aspect ratios, video transfer tools, and encoding formats
  • Strong project management, people management, and communication skills. Experience articulating storylines and design decisions to teams and clients
  • Working knowledge of typography best practices
  • Experience in motion graphics and/or animation is an asset, but not required

Does this sound like you?

Apply with a resume, a cover letter, and a thoughtful selection of your work in a portfolio.

No recruiting agencies, please.

To be considered for this role, please submit your application materials by April 26th, 2023.

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