Associate Editor

Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Associate Editor

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The Associate Editor collaborates with colleagues on the Media Creation and Production team within the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, engaging on highly creative digital media projects. The Associate Editor brings expertise in video editing capabilities to the team, to distill and refine concepts, help plan post-production timelines, and deliver completed media assets.

The Associate Editor will:

  • Collaborate with members of the Digital Media Creation and Strategy Team to distill and refine concepts, help plan post-production timelines, and deliver completed media assets.
  • Assist in the post-production of content including editing and adding slides and supplemental content, editing video, mixing audio, encoding video assets, and posting finished assets to internal or external video hosting platforms.
  • Log and organize footage.
  • Edit and create graphics and motion graphics.
  • Prioritize and produce projects to meet deadlines.
  • Manage media assets.
  • Ensure backups are maintained and organized on server.
  • May interact directly with faculty and academic staff to communicate issues and provide status updates.
  • May assist in filming in the studios or on field shoots as needed.
The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to manage a variety of complex, highly creative projects with changing priorities, deadlines, and needs.
  • A strong ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy; extremely detail oriented and well-organized.
  • Experience working on multiple projects concurrently, including a commitment to meeting timelines and proactively communicating delays or issues.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in video production, color correction, and audio and video editing capabilities - expertise with Adobe Premiere and proficiency with Audition and After Effects preferred.
  • The ability to create supporting materials such as titles and graphics.
  • Knowledge in production techniques and workflows including videography, compression, asset management, and file delivery.
  • A complete understanding of the overall production process including pre-production, script writing, storyboarding, field production, and studio operations.
  • Familiarity with commercially available screen capture programs such as ScreenFlow and Camtasia a plus.

Focal Core Duties:
  • Collaborate with clients to determine project appropriate medium and plan production.
  • Research, prepare and produce digital media for training, documentation, and other communicative purposes for both internal and external audiences.
  • May manage logistics, video shooting, music and sound effect licensing, computer graphics, animation, digital effect creation, editing and tape duplication.
  • May act as liaison with vendors ensuring scheduling, costs and requirements are met.
Other Core Duties:
  • Diagnose and resolve digital media system problems. May also perform various hardware, software, peripheral, and networking technical assistance.
  • Research, recommend, and implement hardware and software configurations to meet client needs and to help ensure compatibility with university systems and architecture.
  • Set up, operate and troubleshoot on a variety of equipment including but not limited to; laptops, video cameras, video projection, video conferencing, still photography, digitalization, analog and digital audio recording.
  • Maintain and ensure proper operation of all equipment and perform repairs and cleaning of digital media equipment.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated technical experience using digital media equipment, video creation, editing software, and/or digital media control software.
  • Knowledge in production techniques including videography, compression and file delivery.
  • Experience with live streaming events.
  • Knowledge of camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • Understanding of online video environment and online distribution.
  • Ability to adapt equipment setup and provide alternative setup or workarounds if necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills, judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broad audience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Effective time management skills. Certifications and Licenses: None
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Occasionally work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
  • May have exposure to high voltage electricity, noise > 80dB TWA, confined spaces, and working at heights above 10 feet. WORK STANDARDS:
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, ABOUT US:

    The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) promotes and advances the vibrant, intellectual endeavor of teaching and learning at Stanford. VPTL collaborates with faculty and departments to enrich the depth and range of Stanford learning experiences. We leverage digital technology to make Stanford research and scholarship more broadly accessible beyond campus. And we support the growing interest in extended educational programs, which provide meaningful learning opportunities to additional audiences around the world.

    Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. If you are an enthusiastic, lifelong learner inspired by achievement around you, self-motivated, passionate, agile, and not afraid of experimentation, then we're looking for you!

    To Apply: Submit a portfolio of work that highlights editing projects and your range of skills.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Communications

    Location: Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
    Schedule: Full-time
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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