Jobs: Senior Video Producer/Editor

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Department: Communications 

Location: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY 

Reports to: Digital Director 

FLSA Status: Exempt/Full-time 

Union Status: Grade TBD 

SUMMARY 

Lambda Legal seeks a passionate storyteller who understands how video uniquely drives information and action in today’s media environment. The Senior Video Producer/Editor must love to consume content across all media – broadcast, streaming, online, social, mobile. The Senior Video Producer/Editor will manage the day-to-day production process (pre and post) and edit of original editorial and branded content for the Lambda Legal Digital Team. They will lead pitch sessions, video reviews, envision long term projects, and collaborate with digital, legal, social, development, and communications stakeholders to shape the video content at Lambda Legal. They can identify compelling stories, and the people. They will guide the process from conception to execution as the team’s Editor. The Senior Video Producer/Editor is a key member of Lambda Legal’s Digital Team responsible for the creative and strategic direction driving the storytelling initiatives of digital in support of the organization’s overall advocacy and fundraising goals. This position reports directly to the Digital Director, who is based in our NYC headquarters. 

WHO WE ARE 

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. 

We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, we must approach our work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, we recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Be the SME for digital video content, tools, technology solutions, and the vision to execute across multiple digital platforms. 

• Creatively run productions from start to finish – including, developing comprehensive production plans, detail-oriented plans, and timelines, ideating on the overall tone, look, editing. Cross every “t” and dot every “i.” 

• Apply your keen news judgement and creative aesthetic for long-lead and rapid response content production. 

• Effectively work, plan, and communicate with different teams cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment. 

• Edit video for digital, social, and mobile with an understanding of each distinct platform and how to diversify content. 

• Oversee all aspects of production, including crew and production team(s), research, post-production, timelines, and budgeting. 

• Lead edit and clearly receive and articulate a plans, notes, and revisions. 

• Create content for current and emerging social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc.) 

• Pitch and develop new series and formats to engage viewers and deliver an emotional impact, while working with Digital Director to achieve audience growth targets. 

• Manage budgets and negotiate rates with freelance crews and vendors when appropriate. 

• Lead pre- and post-production on set (virtual or IRL) in an interview setting, for social, and/or news clips. 

• Adapt quickly to rapidly changing situations, identify a Plan B, and be solution-oriented in approach to projects. 

• Be a data-driven individual with some audience development experience and/or understanding pf how videos work across different digital platforms. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Skills & Competencies

• Candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable and adept at working with a remote manager. Someone who can and likes to work on multiple projects at a time. 

• A qualified individual will have at least 4-5 years of experience in video production and editing. 

• Experience with and ability to edit in Final Cut Pro and/or Premiere, and proficiency in other video editing software such as After Effects. 

• A strong creative with a keen editorial eye who enjoys telling stories and talking to people. 

• A leader with attention to detail, and a collaborative nature. 

• Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the breadth of the communities that Lambda Legal serves. Prior work on behalf of the LGBTQ community and/or people living with HIV and/or experience working with other historically marginalized communities (in a professional or volunteer capacity) is preferred. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

N/A; May oversee vendors and freelancers. 

TRAVEL 

This position requires some regional travel; travel percentage of 40%. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has been postponed until further notice. 

COVID STATEMENT 

The health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones are of the utmost importance to us. During the Pandemic, we have chosen to close our offices temporarily. Our employees are mostly working from home, some employees have returned to work in the office voluntarily. We follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of employees who occasionally need to work from the office. We have an employee task force that is continually evaluating and assessing when we can re-open. 

COMPENSATION 

Salary is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Benefits include short and long-term disability, life insurance, basic medical and dental plan at no cost to the employee, with an opportunity to obtain additional coverage for themselves or their family including vision at a low cost. Option to enroll in a pre-tax health flexible spending account, dependent care account, and commuter transit account. Option to defer earnings to a 403(b)-retirement plan. Paid time off includes the opportunity to accrue up to 15 days of vacation, 3 personal and 12 sick. Lambda Legal observes 10 holidays per year and is supportive of observance of religious holidays. 

APPLICATION 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

Send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening with an edit test and/or portfolio/reel featuring examples of past work via email only to: careers@lambdalegal.org 

Application will also require an edit test and/or portfolio/reel featuring examples of past work. 

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and cannot notify all applicants of status. 

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and individuals living with HIV are encouraged to apply.