Video Editor

Indianapolis, IN
Job Type:
Date Posted:
May 2, 2024

Who We Are

We crave speed at The National Hot Rod Association. Racing the fastest cars at speeds over 300 MPH, with power exceeding 11,000 HP, NHRA is the most extreme sport on the planet. At NHRA, we believe in Speed for All, which not only provides competition opportunities on-track from street cars to the pros, but also offers professional career-driven opportunities off-track and behind the scenes. We serve content to our highly engaged audiences on-site at events, on the Fox broadcast and Fox Sports networks, at, through our live streaming service NHRA.TV, and within the pages of our publication, National DRAGSTER. Our team supports the infrastructure of local grassroots-level racing all the way up to the professional touring race series, all across the country, as well as our corporate offices and remote functions.

If you are looking to join a dynamic and high-speed organization in the sports and entertainment space, have the drive to innovate and the satisfaction of seeing your work in action, read on…

The Job

The Video Editor is responsible for assembling recorded footage into a finished project that aligns with the NHRA vision and is suitable for broadcasting. This position will primarily edit a variety of video production projects, be an independent superior visual storyteller, and be able to develop, create, and execute the highest quality television and digital productions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Offline/Online editing of long-format television shows in network format.
  • Edit, encode, and upload video and other digital assets in a timely fashion under shifting deadlines and pressures.
  • Tell visual stories through editing with pictures and sound.
  • Incorporate multiple cameras and shoots to tell a cohesive story.
  • Edit and design sound on long and short format videos.
  • Review audio and visual footage.
  • Use computer software to organize clips into a cohesive unit.
  • Add appropriate sound effects or graphics.
  • Review the finished product to catch errors before submitting it for review.
  • Assemble raw footage and transfer or upload to a computer.
  • Follow a script, screenplay, or outline.
  • Input sound to enhance footage, which may include selecting music and writing voice-overs.
  • Input graphics to enhance footage.
  • Review and correct lighting, color grading, and editing.
  • Work closely with directors to present a final product that matches their vision.


Minimum Skills/Experience/Education Requirements

  • A BS preferably in a media-related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of required experience editing and logging in a television production environment.
  • Proven work experience as a Video Editor.
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio.
  • Ability to manipulate footage, create graphics, and edit in Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects preferred.
  • Superior video storytelling abilities.
  • Familiarity with special effects, 3D, and compositing is preferred.
  • Preferred experience with multi-channel audio editing and sound design.
  • Some motion graphics experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation, and continuity.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Media Asset Management.
  • The ability to manage projects, build promotional relationships and participate within cross-functional teams is required.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Attention to detail with an ability to innovate and work independently with minimal supervision on a project-by-project basis, occasionally under tight deadlines.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbal with all levels of management.
  • A background in sports or motorsports racing is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work at a computer all day.
  • Ability to talk on the phone as needed.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to travel via air or car as needed to races.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefit package that includes health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) Plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, plus a generous paid time off policy.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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