Video Producer and Editor

Discovery Education - Silver Spring, Maryland - Part time

Who We Are:

As the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving more than 5 million educators and 51 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the UK, and more than 90 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

What You’ll Do:

The Video Producer/Editor will work under the supervision of a Senior Video Producer/Editor to produce high-quality work in a variety of styles and across a variety of platforms. This position will work collaboratively with internal and external teams to ideate and execute on video strategies that meet the goals of the marketing department.

Typical activities

The specific details of a Video Producer/Editor role will vary, but common activities include:

Create and develop multimedia (audio/video) content for an array of customer stories, for distribution across a variety of platforms

Record and edit video and sound projects, including shooting, directing video crews, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, titling, adding music/voice-over/sound effects, media management and archiving project media

Collaborate with the Senior Producer/Editor to schedule video workflow and execute video strategies

Work independently, as well as part of a team, to ensure that deadlines are met and that projects achieve creative cohesion across mediums

Manage a dynamic set of editing deadlines; multitask on various projects simultaneously

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and manage expectations on projects

Assist Senior Producer/Editor on video shoots, help manage scheduling and logistics

Assist Senior Producer/Editor as needed to hire crews, direct shoots, conduct interviews

When Senior Producer/Editor is unavailable, act as lead producer, including pre-production, field production, and/or post-production

Reserve and utilize in-house equipment, as needed

Manage video library and assets

Travel to offsite shoot locations, as needed.

Other video and event support tasks as needed

Who You Are:

The Video Producer/Editor needs a wide range of video and creative capabilities. These include:

Extensive experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud (detailed below), with a particular strength in video editing with Premiere Pro

Proficiency with standard “one-man-band” filming setups (detailed below)

Maintain professionalism when interacting with external partners, as well as with children

Communication skills – must be able to convey production concepts both internally and externally

Storytelling ability – must be able to create engaging/informative stories out of a wide variety of source material and subject matter

Demonstrated management of a full pipeline, delivering assets on schedule

Ability to work collaboratively within a creative environment; open to creative critiques and collaborative problem-solving

Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Years experience: 3+

Adept with Adobe Creative Cloud production software

Adobe Premiere Pro (mastery)

Adobe Audition (adept)

Adobe Photoshop (familiar)

Adobe After Effects (bonus)

Experience with standard, one-person filming setups (i.e.):

Prosumer-level camera (minimum)

Standard 3-point interview lighting

Standard lav and shotgun sound

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education serves more than 5 million educators and 51 million students worldwide. 

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