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Lumen Film Editorial Creative Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

We are looking for a Film Editorial Creative Lead, who will be the lead editor on short documentaries, animated explainers, and company-wide showcases. You will work closely with the director, producer, and other editors to shape the narrative, style, and tone of our projects. In addition to overseeing the film editorial workflow, you will be at the forefront, leading and managing the editorial team with a strategic vision. Your role will encompass not only the supervision of day-to-day operations but also the ownership of the overarching strategy, ensuring that the team's efforts align with the company's objectives and result in the delivery of high-quality final products. You will report to the Creative Director and collaborate with other departments such as marketing, design, and social media. You will be part of the creative team within Lumen Technologies Corporate Communications, a global leader in integrated communications solutions. This role is pivotal in blending tactical and operational duties while supervising the activity of others and being accountable for the team’s performance and results. If you’re ready to take on this challenge and make a significant impact, we’d love to hear from you.


  • This is a fully remote position open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Craft Unique Narratives: Utilize Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects to edit and create distinctive stories that resonate with our brand and audience.

  • Enhance Project Quality: Elevate visual and audio elements with your creative and technical acumen.

  • Lead and Mentor: Offer guidance and feedback to the editorial staff, fostering a collaborative environment.

  • Manage Editorial Excellence: Oversee the entire film editorial process, ensuring quality and adherence to schedules and budgets.

  • Strategic Communication: Liaise effectively with key stakeholders to maintain a cohesive creative vision.

  • Stay Ahead: Remain informed on cutting-edge trends and practices within the film editorial field.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Expertise Required: Training in film, media, or a related field, coupled with at least 8 years of editorial experience, preferably with documentaries or high-impact content.

  • Technical Proficiency: Mastery of film editorial software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • Storytelling Savant: A proven track record of crafting compelling narratives for diverse audiences.

  • Aesthetic Insight: A keen eye for aesthetics, pacing, and rhythm.

  • Detail-Oriented: Exceptional attention to detail, ensuring quality and precision.

  • Independent Leadership: The ability to work autonomously and lead under pressure, meeting tight deadlines.

  • Communication and Organization: Strong skills in communication and problem-solving.

  • Mission-Driven: A deep passion for our mission and vision.


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee's primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual's qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$94,420 - $125,890 in these states: AR ID KY LA ME MS NE SC SD

$99,390 - $132,510 in these states: AL AZ FL GA IA IN KS MO MT ND NM OH OK PA TN UT VT WI WV WY

$104,360 - $139,140 in these states: CO HI MI MN NC NH NV OR RI

$109,330 - $145,770 in these states: AK CA CT DC DE IL MA MD NJ NY TX VA WA

As with the pay range variety that's based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What To Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 334186

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. ( We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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