Video Editor

Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Job Type:
Full-time
Date Posted:
February 4, 2024

Position Title: Video Editor

Employment: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Location: Phoenix, AZ, Non-remote

Travel: 5-10%

Start Date: Rolling Basis

Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values. Since its founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on high school and college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 3,500 campuses, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest-growing youth organization in America.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled and creative Video Editor to join our dynamic team. The Video Editor will play a crucial role in transforming raw footage into captivating visual content that aligns with our creative vision. The ideal candidate should have a strong command of video editing software, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively with the production team.

As a video editor on our team you should have boundlessly creative energy and should want your work to be seen by millions. You must roll with a nonstop, exciting, dynamic production schedule. You must be able to learn on the fly and be technically adept at Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Raster Images (Adobe Photoshop), and Vector Images (Adobe Illustrator).

Our video team has one goal: make the most powerful videos on the internet. We’re a well-equipped operation that hustles to create timely, original narrative based videos for our tens of millions strong audience. We love freedom and free markets – and we believe that young freedom-lovers like ourselves deserve a better class of internet video. We will be making some of the most beautiful, artistic and original videos in the political landscape in the coming years.

Responsibilities:Assembling Raw Footage: Review and organize raw video and audio footage, ensuring all necessary assets are available for editing.Script and Outline Adherence: Follow provided scripts, outlines, or shooting documents to ensure that the final edit aligns with the intended narrative and messaging.Enhancing Visuals and Audio: Edit video footage by integrating sound, graphics, and effects to enhance the overall quality and storytelling.Color Correction and Lighting: Improve and correct lighting, coloring, and any faulty footage to achieve the desired visual aesthetics.Collaboration: Work closely with the Post-Supervisor, Directors, and Producers to understand and execute their creative vision while contributing your expertise.File Organization: Keep projects and files meticulously organized to facilitate seamless collaboration and future reference.Distribution Compliance: Export final video drafts in formats that meet distribution requirements, ensuring content is optimized for various platforms.Required Skills and Experience:

Proven Work Experience: Demonstrate a track record of successful video editing projects, showcasing your ability to create engaging and polished content.Editing Software Proficiency: Exhibit a solid command of industry-standard editing software packages such as Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Media Composer.Strong Portfolio: Present a compelling editing reel/portfolio that highlights your proficiency in storytelling, pacing, and technical skills.Timing and Continuity: Possess a thorough understanding of timing, motivation, and continuity in video editing, ensuring a seamless viewer experience.WOW Skills:

Special Effects and Motion Graphics: Familiarity with creating special effects, 2D/3D motion graphics, and compositing to add an extra layer of creativity to projects.On-Set Experience: Previous experience working on set provides valuable insights into the production process and contributes to a more cohesive final edit.Success Factors (Personality Factors that Enable Success):

Attention to detailWilling to take directionCreativeFlexibility, AdaptabilityCommunicativePassion for Production

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and its responsibilities. It is not an exhaustive list of all tasks and requirements. The responsibilities and qualifications may evolve in accordance with the needs of the organization.

Please provide your video reel in the questionnaire section. For each of the videos, please specify your roles and duties. Your resume will be rejected upon receipt if there is no portfolio provided.

Please note that wages posted on third party sites such as Indeed are auto generated and are not accurate.

All applicants will be subject to a background check and would be required to sign an NDA for employment.

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