Video Producer / Editor

Menlo Park, CA
Job Terms:
DOE + Benefits
Start date:

Job Description:

The client is looking for an experienced Video Producer/Editor to create short-form video content for tech-focused websites, social channels, and other distribution points. You’ll be part of our client’s technology communications Editorial Team, which manages a bundle of digital content channels that collectively reach nearly 18 million people. This is a team of storytellers — a mix of trained journalists, video producers, and marketers. All of the content is tied to varying business objectives, but is mainly centered on elevating the client’s tech innovations, brand awareness, and recruitment.

The ideal candidate should have experience producing video content that showcases or explains complex material. You should be able to work effectively in a highly cross-functional environment to bring the client’s tech innovation stories to life on owned content channels, often under tight deadlines. You’ll edit and produce video content for a primary audience of AI researchers, engineers, and tech reporters. You’ll partner closely with the video producers, directors, and project managers in the client's Creative Department to build video projects that are beyond the scope of a single producer/editor. You’ll collaborate with other key internal partners and stakeholders, including the client’s broader Tech Communications Team, which guides messaging strategy; AI researchers and engineers, as well as legal and privacy leaders.

You’ll shoot, edit, script and produce short-form (30-second to four-minute) videos featuring AI researchers and engineers and their work. You must have strong editorial judgement; script writing, editing, and project management abilities; and a knack for translating and presenting complex technical concepts. You must build strong internal relationships with multiple stakeholders to tell compelling stories about the client’s work.

You must be able to work well in a fluid environment with multiple long-term and short-term editorial projects, often simultaneously.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Help manage the production of short-form video, from concept to distribution. This includes basic video editing work.
  • Help manage the video production process with multiple stakeholders–in particular AI researchers, engineers and other technical people, who will guide you on the technical details; and communications partners, who will guide you with the overall goals and messaging.
  • Interview AI researchers, engineers, and other technical people.
  • Partner with content distribution leads to package content for specific channels/moments/audiences.
  • Effectively work with the client’s Creative Department and external vendors to produce video projects.
  • Help write scripts and plan film shoots.
  • Propose new formats and methods to tell tech innovation stories through video.
  • Help manage a content calendar and oversee the internal reviews and approvals necessary to publish video content on schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years experience producing video in a newsroom or branded content studio.
  • 2+ years video editing experience, with knowledge of Adobe Suite–including Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Media Encoder.
  • Experience editing and mixing multiple tracks of audio, including voiceovers, music, and sound effects.
  • Solid production experience including camera, lighting and sound.
  • Demonstrated visual creativity and strong storytelling skills.
  • Experience with project management, editorial execution, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational skills and natural curiosity, particularly about technology.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and gracefully handle complex, diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle the complexities of creating content for a technology company.
  • Proven ability to anticipate and mitigate risk.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating video content that explains complex topics.
  • Experience managing multiple projects at once and mitigating feedback from multiple stakeholders
  • Familiarity with creating content about computer engineering, AI, and other emergent technologies.
  • Proven ability to think critically, plan, and execute resourcefully, both autonomously and as part of a broader distributed team.

Client Description:

Based in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. 

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:
• Be part of their mission of community building
• Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
• Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode
• Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.