Videographer & Video Editor

New York, NY
Job Type:
$74,000/yr - $82,000/yr
Date Posted:
March 31, 2024

DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Since 2000, more than 5 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. Projects range from art supplies to build the set for a school musical, to books and puzzles that affirm students’ identities, to bird seed for an at-home science project. We proudly serve all US public schools, public charter schools, and Head Start centers, and we combat systemic inequity by driving a majority of donations to schools that have been historically underfunded due to economic and racial inequity.

DonorsChoose has been recognized as a best place to work by GOOD Magazine and the Nonprofit Times, while Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World—the first time a charity has made this list. Our dedicated team works from across the United States bring classroom dreams to life.

Team Overview

As our Video editor + videographer, your role is to create engaging stories in collaboration with our marketing team. You’ll employ various techniques such as in-person recording, video conference capture, and user submitted videos to share the stories of our teachers, students, and donors. Beyond content creation and editing, you’ll be instrumental in shaping our video strategy, ensuring seamless planning, organization, and content optimization across all channels, with a strong emphasis on social media.


Own and execute our approach to video storytelling in long and short form content

  • Direct and manage video projects from start to finish, including but not limited to teacher and donor interviews, employer sponsored events,, and student based content
  • Complete post-production tasks which include reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, audio and music additions, and final editing
  • Manage setting up/taking down lights, cameras and sound equipment for live video and photo shoots as needed
  • Collaborate with our podcast producer to record and edit episodes for release

Strategize and standardize our long term approach to engaging different audiences in alignment with our equity focus

  • Develop approaches for social media and tailor the content for the specific needs of each channel, working in close collaboration with our content and social media teams
  • Create resources and guidelines to ensure consistency and scalability in our work
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with diverse teams, including marketing managers, content leads, and product designers to elevate and harmonize the way we share our mission and impact
  • Understand our audience needs and keep the work teacher and donor-centered

About You

This position may be a fit if you are:

  • Committed to our mission to support public school teachers and students and energized by sharing that passion with others. You’re passionate about equity and excited to learn more and engage stakeholders with our equity focus.
  • A content creator with a background in videography and editing with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Skilled in planning and executing multimedia campaigns, ensuring smooth post-production processes and end products high in both quality and impact
  • Able to manage project timelines, priorities, and design requirements.
  • An expert in editing high-quality image and video content, enhancing it with narration, sound effects, music, and graphics
  • Well-versed in social media best practices to captivate and engage new and diverse audiences, including an ability to anticipate trends and quickly adapt to platform changes
  • Someone with an elevated sense of aesthetics and a designer’s eye towards producing content that is dynamic and representative of our audience,
  • A passionate and detail-oriented collaborator who embraces feedback, provides constructive insights, and aims to problem solve creatively

Bonus points, but not required if you have experience working in any of the following areas:

  • Motion Graphics and Animation
  • Photography
  • The Educational space (K-12, EdTech, other nonprofits etc.

Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation philosophy ensures that we are both externally competitive with tech-forward nonprofits of a similar size and internally fair in our pay practices. The following ranges represent the target offer range given the scope and experience expectations for this role.

  • The hiring salary range for this role is $74,000-$82,000.

Once employees are hired, everyone at DonorsChoose is eligible to receive annual performance-based raises as they grow in their role. We are open to a variety of experiences, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If you don’t check every box listed here, or you know you’d bring additional experience to the table, we hope you’ll submit your application.

In addition, we offer full-time staff 25 paid vacation days per year and 11 paid holidays, a rich employer-paid individual and family health plan, a matching 401(k) plan (up to 5% of base salary), annual professional development stipend, and casual and flexible work environment. To learn more about what it is like to work for DonorsChoose, visit our careers page.

Hybrid Workplace and Other Details

This role requires regular on-site collaboration, so we’re ideally looking for candidates who are already within commuting distance of our NYC office. Please consider your ability to commute when applying for this role.

Our current expectation is that the Video Designer will work from the office at least 1-2 times a week. At times, you’ll work from the office more frequently to support the preparation, execution, and breakdown of your video and photoshoot work. In the long term, this role may also require travel to other states for visits to our equity focus schools.

DonorsChoose participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and answer the application questions online. Since we’re trying to get to know you through our hiring process, we ask that you please refrain from using AI writing tools to craft your response to our application questions. A cover letter is optional and may be addressed to [hiring manager], [title].

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

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