Job vacancy-Senior Video Editor-Camera person

Our Senior Video Editor/Cameraman job is primarily focused on the editing of raw or pre-recorded material (video, audio and graphics) into a finished product suitable for broadcast within news bulletins, news programs and other products.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Collaborate with Reporters to develop stories
  • Shoot and record television programs, adverts, documentaries, news and sporting events
  • Check the sound requirements of product with sound effects editors.
  • Conduct camera shoot/screenings for directors and members of production staffs.
  • Review footage sequence by sequence to become familiar with it before assembling it into a final product.
  • After the packaging of the news is completed a final entire news cast prior to on-air broadcast
  • Organize raw film footage into a continuous whole
  • Collaborate with a director to determine the overall vision of the production
  • Discuss filming and editing techniques with a director to improve a scene
  • Select the appropriate equipment, from the type of lens to the appropriate lighting
  • Shoot or edit a scene based on the director’s vision
  • Edit films and videotapes, add inserts and covers shots, arrange stories into sequences, and correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Review the final Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
  • Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  • Set up and operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.
  • Confer with Editor in chief, client, technical directors concerning layout or editing approaches needed to increase dramatic effect or entertainment value of productions.
  • Record needed sounds or obtains them from sound effects libraries.
  • Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible.
  • Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end.
  • Program computerized graphic effects.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Editors can be deployed work at outside news related events and you will be responsible for editing and sending items back to the News Team for broadcast.

EDUCATION:

  • CXC or higher education
  • Graphics-Editing training

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working as a video editor in a television news environment.  Experience in long-form craft editing would also be useful

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS:

  • Adobe Suite
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • 3D software such as Maya or Blender;

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Fast, adaptable non-linear editing skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent sense of pace and timing
  • Ability to visualize the written word and express it in pictures and sound to achieve the client, director or journalist’s vision
  • Skill to edit creative or meaningful sequences from available footage.
  • Having an eye for detail
  • Having a high level of computer literacy
  • Fluent English language skills – written and oral

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must have a comprehensive operational knowledge of Photo shop editing software and hardware
  • Knowledge of the general systems, practices and broadcast standards within a wider news/operational environment
  • An understanding of voice-over recording and sound mixing
  • An understanding of how to use and incorporate graphical elements
  • A good knowledge of colour-correction and legalization techniques
  • Knowledge of news and current affairs

 

ABILITIES:

  • Creative editing
  • Handling criticism
  • Ability to work well with others or as an individual
  • Multi-tasking
  • Being highly organized
  • Foresight to recognize problems far before they happen
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in high-stress situations
  • A constant willingness to learn more and improve
  • The flexibility to deal with unexpected problems and varied personality types

 

If you are an experienced Video Editor, who is excited about being part of a leading television station that will challenge your skill-set, please get in touch.

Contact: Carol Felix at carolfelix@hgptv.com

To apply for this job email your details to carolfelix@hgptv.com