Video editor

Company Description

The Garden is a global Community of the Curious that connects people who love to learn with passionate experts and with each other. Our vision is to cultivate curiosity and conversation, enabling anyone to access and be inspired by knowledge and ideas.  We believe that learning should not be all about productivity and career development but that it is something that humans intrinsically do and need.  We believe everyone is innately curious and that everyone is welcome in The Garden.

We are currently in beta and are hosting live streamed Talks by academics and other experts (our fellows) from all over the world via our platform.  These Talks are filmed as a live stream and are also recorded locally so they can be made available for members to watch on-demand.

Job Description

This role sits at the exciting intersection of The Garden’s Programming and Marketing teams. Our Programming team is responsible for creating amazing content and interactive moments for our members, working with some of the most fascinating and pioneering experts in the world. And our Marketing team drives the growth of the brand and the business by winning the hearts and minds of new members and turning them into engaged, loyal subscribers across both paid and organic channels.

We are looking for an experienced editor to create all of our video content, both for our talks and also for all of our trailers and marketing materials. We’re looking for someone with a vision for how we can make our talks look incredible and who can liaise with freelance videographers around the world to get the footage that makes that vision possible. Some of the world’s foremost experts are part of The Garden, and we need your help to make their talks shine and to ensure we’ve got the best teaser material to get eyeballs on them.

This role is initially offered on a fixed term basis, but with the potential to be extended to full-time if the fit feels good for both parties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing raw footage content and cutting video sequences to ensure that concepts are translated effectively
  • Performing the full range of editing works, from editing sequences and audio balancing, to colour correction and colour grading
  • Shaping the look and feel of The Garden talks, and translating this into an effective Spec Sheet that ensures you are getting footage from freelance videographers that enables you to create the intimate and informal style we want, in the highest possible quality
  • Organising and managing all audio and video assets to ensure a smooth workflow
  • Sourcing freelance videographers to record and live-stream the talks and ensuring they have been briefed appropriately
  • Managing all post-production for the talks, from sourcing the raw footage from the videographers, to making the talks look their best, to managing the media library
  • Working closely with the Marketing team to produce video assets in varying formats, styles and lengths for use on social media channels and YouTube (either based on snippets from the Talks, or new footage that we have acquired elsewhere)
  • Working to tight turnaround times to ensure talks are available on demand as quickly as possible after they are live streamed

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience editing videos for commercial/branded purposes
  • Experience editing interviews and/or educational content
  • Experience creating teaser content / trailers for social media & YouTube
  • An eye for how to make slow-form / single-shot content pop
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at different stages simultaneously, including tracking and reporting back on progress, backing up data and managing a library of all media
  • A strong track record of meeting or beating deadlinesThe ability to balance accuracy and innovation with speed of delivery
  • Great attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC Suite or similar
  • Experience of creating motion graphics
  • A good understanding of audio and colour correction
  • Experience of directing videographers to get the shots you want
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience as a videographer is highly desirable, but not essential

    Please send CV and covering letter to by 10th December