Video Editor

Video Editor

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. They also must:

  • Assist in recruiting and training volunteers;
  • Hold weekly section meetings with volunteers and distribute requests;
  • Provide feedback to volunteers on a weekly basis;
  • Contribute a minimum of one editorial per year;
  • Be consistently up-to-date with the issues, concerns and events occurring within their respective field of coverage;
  • Be well versed in the issues, concerns and events of their respective section;
  • Attend weekly Editorial Board meetings;
  • Contribute no less than two video ideas per month; plan and execute them with the help of the Web Director;
  • Submit all stories and content to the Editor-in-Chief on a set deadline, unless otherwise negotiated;
  • Receive video requests from the Web Director, EIC or section editors;
  • Expected to cover on average two videos per week with the support of the Web Director and their volunteers;
  • Film, edit and upload The Cord Weekly Update every week;
  • 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;
  • Create video graphics using flash building software;
  • Collaborate with Multimedia Director to build a video idea bank;
  • Manage The Cord’s YouTube channel;
  • Create shortened videos and clips for Instagram page

Applicants are required to provide any two (2) relevant pieces of sample work.