FilmAid International Film Editor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Film Editor
Duty Station: Nairobi Office
About FilmAid: FilmAid is an international development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies as well as promote social change through dialogue in order to protect the wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities around the world. 
Over the past 16 years, FilmAid has served displaced populations and their host communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Macedonia, Afghanistan, US Gulf Coast, Haiti and the Thai/Myanmar border.

FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, protection and environmental issues.

FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of access, creativity and participation, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact. 
Underpinning this approach is collaboration; working together is fundamental to achieving change. 
FilmAid partners with communities, creators, NGOs, Governments, and the private sector to ensure a collaborative approach to this end.
Job Purpose: To play a crucial role in the post-production process of films by digitizing and organizing raw footage into polished pieces suitable for broadcast and web and to work as an archive and data manager to make sure that all footage is on track.
Main Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Take a brief to grasp production team’s needs and specifications i.e. camera angles to take, create edit decision lists to correspond to the edge numbers.
  • Review shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity.
  • Trim footage segments and put together the sequence of the film.
  • Work with and manipulate raw camera footage, insert music, sound effects, dialogues, graphics, special-effects and color-grading.
  • Create rough and final cuts.
  • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running.
  • Consult with Producer and Director from production to post-production process.
  • Edit films, documentaries and promos.
  • Manipulate and edit film pieces to meet director’s specifications in a way that is invisible to the audience.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.
  • Work with the production team to create an organized archive and backup system following FilmAid’s procedure.
  • Be unfailingly sure that data has been downloaded and backed up in three parts.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Digital Media disciplines from an accredited institution and majored in motion graphic design, video editing or film direction
  • Minimum 3-5 years of video editing experience. Knowledge of digital photography, video production, post production and compression/conversation formats.
  • Experience in community media, communications for development, participatory education/media /development or related disciplines
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro/X, Avid and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Motion Graphics experience and proficiency required. Proficient knowledge of the following applications: Final Cut Pro/X and ADOBE Production Creative Suite. Proficient in production, animation and other special multi-media skills.
Key Skills and Competencies:
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to organize workload, manage priorities, meet deadlines and work well within a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Expert level experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro/X, After Effects and Adobe CC.
  • Extensive working knowledge of sophisticated editing software
  • Interviewing skills and ability to transform creative ideas and concepts into dynamic visual content.
  • Strong understanding of graphic design, color correction, audio mixing, and cutting music.
  • Highly collaborative and creative skills
  • Good presentation skills and ability to work with limited supervision
  • Script and/or voice-over writing
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and communicate progress and expected milestones.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines, keep schedules, manage costs and perform to target levels in a fast-paced production environment without compromising quality.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with a cover letter, CV and 3 references, and a link to a showreel of work done to Email address: on or before 12th February 2016 and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Video Editor’ stating clearly your expected remuneration for this role.
Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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