Video and Film Editor, Temporary

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

ProPublica is seeking a talented video and film editor to join its audiovisual department for a two-year position.

You will work closely with ProPublica’s award-winning journalists and filmmakers to craft nuanced and stunning documentaries and video stories. In the past, we’ve done documentaries like this and this and explainers like these. We are in the process of doing more ambitious work. Your projects will range from editing short documentaries and snappy explainers to feature documentaries, long-form series and sizzles.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is a talented and versatile visual storyteller.
  • Has extraordinary editing skills on the technical and the narrative sides.
  • Has edited non-narrated, character-driven films.
  • Has 6 or more years of experience.
  • Understands ethical and editorial journalistic standards.
  • Has a creative mind and is interested in pushing the boundaries of what investigative journalism can look like on film.
  • Edits with Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects; Avid proficiency is a plus.
  • Has experience with color-correction software. Proficiency in DaVinci Resolve and audio software like ProTools and/or Adobe Audition are a big plus.
  • Has preproducing and producing skills (a big plus). A prior background in field producing and cinematography is also a plus but not required.
  • Has graphics, illustration and animation experience (a plus).
  • Has proven they can work with less-than-perfect raw material and make something amazing out of it.
  • Has, ideally, some long-form experience. Feature-length documentary editing experience is desired but not required.
  • Has empathy, a kind heart and little ego, and is a big believer in generous and happy team ecosystems and working together to tell the best stories we can.
  • Is a great collaborator and shares often but can also work independently.
  • Is willing to work on more than one project simultaneously.
  • Has trauma literacy and experience working with sensitive topics (a plus).

This job is a two-year, full-time position and includes benefits. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Remote applicants anywhere in the U.S. are welcome. For those who prefer working from an office, our headquarters are in New York City, and we have editorial offices in Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and Berkeley, California.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other status protected under applicable law.

We will accept applications until noon ET on Wed. Aug 31.

What you should send us:

The application form is here. The most important part of it by far is your portfolio website and/or work examples. Please include links to projects you’ve worked on or contributed to and describe your role and process in detail. Candidates without three samples that they have edited by themselves or have been the main editor on will not be considered.

Any questions? Email Executive Producer Almudena Toral at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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