The Video Editor must have knowledge of using camera equipment and editing software and should be enthusiastic to broaden that knowledge. They must exhibit creativity in their filming and recognize the difference between more arts-based stories compared to news-based. They must also train and manage a set group of volunteers, so team management skills and communication is vital to this role. Candidates for this position must:
- Receive video requests from the Web Director, EIC or section editors;
- Expected to cover on average one to two videos per week with the support of the Web Director and their volunteers;
- Film, edit and upload The Cord Monthly Update every month;
- Collaborate with the Web Director and section editors to cover stories and use the editor or writer as a resource and “reporter”;
- Collaborate with editors to ensure videos exhibit the appropriate tone and information for the story;
- Edit videos using Final Cut Pro for their volunteers and section editors who shoot their own footage;
- Train video volunteers to help in the editing process and filming of events to get multiple angles;
- Provide feedback weekly to volunteers;
- Create video graphics using flash building software;
- Collaborate with Web Director to build a video idea bank;
- Contribute at least one editorial per year;
- Manage The Cord’s YouTube channel;
- When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the editor is expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner;
- Attend Editorial Board Meetings once a week.
Applicants are required to provide any two (2) relevant pieces of sample work.