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Video Editor


Video Editor

• Intermediate Level


Los Angeles Lakers: The ideal candidate is an experienced editor with a passion for creative storytelling — with a technical expertise in all aspects of post-production, editing both short and long format content.

Category Video Editor 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 24, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):
  • Complete post-production tasks including video editing, color correction, audio editing and mixing
  • Collaborate with the social and content team and video team to develop platform-specific social media and digital videos from conception to completion
  • Contribute and collaborate in the creation of original content 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally within the organization — including but not limited to Corporate Partnerships, Basketball Operations, Game Entertainment, Ticketing, Marketing, and Community Relations
  • Ability to work seamlessly across multiple team requests (Los Angeles Lakers, South Bay Lakers, Lakers Gaming, and Laker Girls)
  •  Edit video ranging from short-form social pieces to long-form YouTube 
  • Collaborate on optimizing a post-production/archival workflow 
  • Formulate content ideas that fit into larger campaigns and day-to-day social operations
Previous Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a video editor within a collaborative environment

Technology Capabilities:
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite; specifically Premiere, After Effects and Media Encoder
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Knowledge Skills, Abilities:
  • Share editorial judgement and strong visual aesthetics
  • Deep understanding of visual storytelling, with an ability to adapt to a variety of visual styles
  • Strong understanding of brand campaigns, art direction and social/digital media ecosystems
  • Strong attention to detail and project organization
  • Willingness to learn, accept feedback and experiment
  • Ability to work fast, without sacrificing quality, for quick turnaround projects
  • Can work under pressure and within tight deadlines on multiple concurrent projects while being flexible to changing conditions
  • Be able to work on a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  •  Willingness to learn brand identity and apply learnings to content creation
  • Ability to tell compelling stories with little or no copy
  • Maintain and organize backups (structured archival system) of all current and ongoing projects
  •  Must be knowledgeable on the game of basketball, the NBA, and The Lakers
  •  Act as an ambassador of The Lakers brand standards in all aspects of creative work
  •  Must provide a current reel or portfolio link showcasing previous video editing work
Location: El Segundo (office M-F), downtown Arena (for home games)
Travel: Up to 10% of time
Hours: This position requires constant attention due to the continuous nature of the news cycle. Regular office hours (9am-5:30pm M-F); must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays to complete deadlines as needed

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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