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Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga
Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga

Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking a Video Editor to join RFE/RL’s newly created Russian Investigative Unit based in Riga. You will support the social media video production of the newly created Russian Investigative Unit. You assemble recorded footage into a finished project that is high quality and suitable for broadcasting. Working together with investigative journalists on the team, you will brings sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive news story for maximum impact of an investigation or a special report. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edits raw video in a seamless style that enhances a story's impact and makes sure all elements in the rundown are ready for air. 
  • Quickly grasps the production team’s needs and specifications. 
  • Assembles rough video edits with logical sequencing based on drafts of scripts from producers. 
  • Smoothly inputs music, subtitles, graphics, and effects. 
  • Ensures sound levels for videos are within acceptable ranges and transition smoothly between sequences. 
  • Continuously discovers and implements new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximize efficiency. 
  • Consults with stakeholders from pre-production to post-production process. 
  • Creates flawless final cuts. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

• Higher education or certificate in film studies, a related field or the equivalent in experience is preferred.

Work Experience:

• At least 6 months of experience in non-linear video editing for a news- oriented media organization

• At least 6 months of experience with digital technology and editing software packages.

• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut, Photoshop).

• A strong portfolio that reflects video editing work and demonstrable ability to innovate and tell high-impact stories on a variety of multimedia platforms.

Competencies:

• Ability to work under deadline pressure and to use images and sound to achieve the vision of the investigative team.

• Sense of news judgment, pace, and an eye for detail.

• Broad knowledge of international events and politics and familiarity regarding the situations in Russia and neighboring countries.

• Creative mind and storytelling skills with proven ability to enterprise and innovate to create new ways to tell high-impact stories on a variety of multimedia platforms.

• A proactive, can-do attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills needed to build positive relationships within RFE/RL. 

Languages

  • Russian language (Mandatory) 
  • English language (Desirable) 

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