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Standby Video Editor (Temporary, On-Site)


Standby Video Editor (Temporary, On-Site)

• Intermediate Level


The Standby Video Editor will provide temporary editing services for internal PBS clients for specific projects on an as needed basis.

Category Video Editor 
Location Virginia
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date May 06, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Utilize industry standard hardware, software and third party applications and appliances to edit products for PBS clients that meet and/or exceed their expectations while meeting the PBS Technical Operating Specifications.
Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Apply creative, technically sound and quality-oriented skills to consistently provide excellent editorial solutions in a client driven, deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Utilize non-linear editing system in conjunction with various professional broadcast equipment to edit required materials
  • Perform craft editing services for PBS departments and ensure the final material is delivered on-time and error free
  • Learn the procedures to package programs, making sure the final product meets all PBS Technical Operations Specifications
  • Create some original short format material such as featurettes, video presentations, online features, breaks, fillers, clip reels, event reels and mid-level effects
  • Create mid-level effects and composites using applications such as Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator
  • Work within template graphics packages to update and deliver a finished error free animation or graphic product
  • Utilize industry standard protocol and organizational strategies to create project and simple graphic templates to be used by fellow editors
  • Repair programs, including but not limited to replacing underwriters and credit beds
  • Prepare materials offline for finishing and delivery such as mix downs, conforms, embedded AAFs, etc.
  • Operate industry standard production gear such as test and measurement equipment and captioning applications in support of program feeds and records per SOPs and guidelines
  • Apply knowledge of different codec, formats, and compression to produce desired end products for both broadcast and OTT distribution
  • Report suspected equipment failures in a timely manner
  • Keep management informed of client concerns, requests, suspected billing, work order or scheduling adjustment issues
  • Complete all required ScheduALL work orders daily
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements for success:
  • 3-5 years editing experience in a television or post production facility
  • Demonstrated advanced experience with AVID and/or comparable editing systems
  • Demonstrated After Effects experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Broadcasting, Art, Design, Film, Communications, Digital Media or equivalent experience in television or broadcasting
  • Formal editing, animation and sound design classes and certifications preferred
  • Advanced broadcast technical knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of design principles/compositional style for television and web distribution
  • An extensive understanding of third party plug-ins, multiple tapes and file formats and conversion techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of television, video, audio, video servers, and other television equipment.
  • Working knowledge of audio production and monitoring including but not limited to mixing and recording both stereo and 5.1 material
  • Ability to perform mid-level and some advance edits and corrections to material for air
  • Working knowledge of component digital waveform and audio monitors
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently without any loss of quality
  • Ability to adapt to an ever changing and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask without making clients feel excluded
  • Ability to make informed decisions under pressure and meet all established deadlines
  • Ability to act on direction and consistently deliver a quality product.
  • Excellent client management skills with strong attention to customer service
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good judgment and follow-through skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • This position could require some evening and weekend work
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

Job Type Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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