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Harvard University Educational Video Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

63268BRAuto req ID:63268BRJob Code:402041 Senior Media Technician Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Educational Video EditorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background and 3 or more years of experience in video production environments required.Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Exceptional judgment, keen eye for video, and strong creative skills with a focus on creating engaging and pedagogically sound videos for specific target audiences

  • Outstanding professionalism and communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to make both aesthetic and content judgments about video, to create engaging videos with effective educational value

  • Strong post-production experience including audio editing, audio mixing, and color correction with current post-production tools including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition, and iZotope RX

  • Experience with Photoshop is a plus.

  • Organized and proactive nature with exceptional attention to detail, familiar with task management software

  • 2D motion graphics experience and a strong grasp of graphic design principles including hierarchy, typography, and composition

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with varying timelines, and to consistently deliver high-quality media within deadlines

  • Capability to interface effectively with instructional design, biomedical visualization, and technology teams, as well as faculty members and subject matter experts

  • Ability to independently identify post-production process issues and help to correct those issues with suggestions for new workflows and technologies

  • Familiarity and comfort with remote post-production workflows is a plus

  • Comfort assisting with production in a medical setting with doctors and patients, as needed; or in studio settings with faculty and subject matter experts, as needed

  • Background or strong interest in medicine, science, and/or education strongly preferred

  • Links to examples of your post-production work, including examples of didactic content, are expected with your application.

Additional Information:Please include a cover letter.

This is a three-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Not ready to apply? Join our talent community ( ?formID=16341e35-cbc6-4904-88a3-09b35763307e) to keep in touch and learn about future opportunities!Department:External EducationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:​40 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Communications Position Description:Duties & Responsibilities:

The Educational Video Editor for the Office for External Education’s (OEE) Product Development Team contributes to a growing portfolio of educational products and programs designed for OEE's target markets of corporate learners, healthcare professionals, and general audiences. The Educational Video Editor will leverage expertise in visual communication, information organization, and storytelling in addition to video post-production skills to produce a broad range of video assets that bring healthcare education to learners in meaningful and memorable ways. They should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment and be comfortable working closely with world-class faculty, subject matter experts, instructional designers, illustrators, animators, and video producers, to edit video material in compliance with strategically set deadlines and guidelines for optimal media delivery. This position reports to the Post Producer within the highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary Product Development group.

Strong skillsets in video editing workflows, media management, team communication, and task management are essential. Curiosity, creativity, initiative, and exceptional attention to detail are a must, along with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to give and receive feedback graciously.

A successful candidate will be interested in what makes educational media effective and will possess a drive to support learning objectives and to solve visual communication challenges. A background in science or education is desired, and a commitment to excellence in educational media is expected.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Execute post-production of video projects, including editing, audio mixing, motion graphics, and color correcting video assets

  • Coordinate reviews with project stakeholders, assign tasks using project management software, and synthesize and address feedback received

  • Organize, ingest, and sync multi-cam footage

  • Create assembly edits, including take selection

  • Process recordings from screencast, voiceover, live-action, and animation assets

  • Leverage the use of project templates and conform to project style guides to ensure consistency across products and deliverables

  • Create or adapt motion graphics as necessary

  • Prepare and send files for transcription, along with additional file preparation work

  • Compress and upload final videos for publication

  • Interface with online video hosting platforms to deliver media and associated assets

  • Review videos for quality assurance

  • Manage digital assets from capture to archive, including consistent file-naming

  • Join team- and project-based meetings, contributing to discussions of video assets and processes

  • Assist with production for the in-house video production team, as needed and on a limited basis

  • Flexible hours may be required periodically to accommodate video productions and product launch schedules

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (

Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Remote