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Video Editor

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Calabasas Campus
Categories: Communication/PR/Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications

The Video Editor is responsible for providing video post-production on all Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) videos created for Pepperdine University. The Video Editor will demonstrate advanced video design principles with a comprehensive understanding of industry practices as an experienced digital communication professional. The role will be responsible for producing, designing, and delivering moderate to complex videos that tell the Pepperdine story while maintaining brand and voice. The video editor will possess a clear command of the complete video production process, specializing in post-production editing and motion graphics. Candidates will have a high level of brand & design sense, self-sufficiency, and strong communication skills and be able to take creative direction in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.


  • Video Post-Production: Execute expert level video editing including color grading, audio editing, titling, graphic design, 2D/3D motion graphics, sound design, encoding, and image handling to achieve optimum results. Maintain brand standards and aesthetics and export final products to adhere to industry standards for quality and compatible codecs.
  • Media Logging: Capture, transfer and log all selected video files into a shared storage device. Effectively determine and filter the best shots. Help maintain organizational system. Perform audio and video conversion and encoding. Help manage transcription services for production review and closed captioning.
  • Motion Graphics : Perform 2D/3D motion graphic design and export rendering for optimized presentation.
  • File Management and Archive: Maintain file/folder organizational structure on shared storage. Prepare and package files for long term storage with IMC Archivist.
  • Video Production Support: Assist in video productions as needed, including transport, setup, strike, on-site note-taking, and media management (card offloading).
  • Provide mentoring for student interns as assistant editors. Assign tasks, provide training, direction and oversee the quality and effectiveness of their work.
  • Research and develop new technologies/tools, creative trends, and skills. Implement & train team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Media Production, Journalism, Film, Video Editing or appropriate professional experience in related field required. 3+ years demonstrated professional experience working as a Video Editor utilizing FCP, Premiere and/or AVID. 3+ years experience with Adobe suite of products, including Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. 2+ years experience working with a shared/network storage device. 2+ years experience with audio editing & color grading. 2+ years experience with motion graphics and effects. We are looking for a hands-on professional well versed in the working in a collaborative team environment with excellent video editing skills and experience creating various forms of targeted video projects. Experience with industry standard video editing, color grading, audio editing/mixing, and motion graphics software. Must have a strong knowledge and experience with different video formats, codecs, frame rates, audio compression, and standards for multiple viewing platforms (broadcast, web, presentation). Knowledge of production techniques and workflows including videography, compression, asset management, and file delivery. Experience with adhering to established project file management systems.
Ability to manage changing priorities, deadlines, and customer needs. Highly creative, organized and able to work independently with little direction. Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced production environment. Passion for visual storytelling with a strong sense of design. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines consistently. Aptitude for learning and applying new technologies quickly and effectively. Highly experienced with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, Final Cut Pro, Color Grading Software (DaVinci, Lumetri, or Speedgrade), Acrobat, Illustrator, Motion Tracking/3D software, PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Media Encoder/Compressor, Google Docs, and MPEG-Streamclip is required.

Preferred: Master's degree or advanced professional certificate in Communications, Media Production, Journalism, Film, Video Editing preferred. Knowledge of Mac OS X. Experience using advanced motion graphics and 3D rendering is a plus. Experience using DaVinci Resolve or Speedgrade. Experience using Audition. Experience working in marketing and higher education preferred. Present a professional demeanor and be able to work and participate in a team environment as well as independently. Understanding key trends and issues in video post-production; comprehensive awareness and interest in new trends, platforms, and technologies for the emerging digital landscape. Proven artistic and creative ability with related portfolio of recent work samples. Experience working with Project Management Software. Very strong organization, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to apply video theories and put them into practice with in-depth understanding of visual communications. Knowledgeable about legacy video systems and technology is preferred. Advanced knowledge of job-required 2D and 3D software applications such as After Effects, Maya, or Cinema 4D.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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