American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Video Editor
Communications Department

Based in Washington, DC


Video Editor
Communications Department
Washington, DC
USU Grade: 7
Salary: $73,366 – $110,048

This position is responsible for supporting the editing and production of high-quality live action and animated videos from concept to delivery, with a focus on editing and motion graphics. The incumbent assists in developing and maintaining standards for efficient editing workflows, file organization and sharing technologies. Collaborates with other team members and outside departments to help develop video ideas, write, and edit scripts and produce storyboards and other visuals.  Incumbent will also assist in the hiring and supervision of freelancers and will coordinate with staff and affiliates as needed. Performs additional media services such as, but not limited to, media monitoring, audio recording and engineering, event video production and related contractor management.


  • Assists in developing and maintaining visual standards for motion graphics, overlays and bumpers.
  • Assists in developing and documenting best practices and standards for efficient editing workflows, including file organization and sharing technologies, editing project layout and motion graphics templates.
  • Schedules, films and directs remote interviews with members and others.
  • Reviews rough cuts and work from junior staff and freelancers and makes recommendations to senior staff members.
  • Maintains calendar and task statuses in project management software.
  • Conducts staff and member video and editing trainings.
  • Assists in all video asset management and archiving activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of departmental and organizational objectives.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in film or electronic media production, journalism, communications.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in online communications or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Advanced multi-format video and audio editing skills using Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Proficient in motion graphics, brand design and multitrack audio editing.
  • Familiarity with creative tools for mobile platforms such as Premier Rush, Canya and Adobe Express.
  • Demonstrated creative style diversity, with the ability to create content for campaigns with various audiences.
  • Must possess the ability to think critically and raise questions about project concepts and requirements when appropriate.
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to make sound decisions about edits, cuts for time, aesthetic calls, etc. to produce high quality deliverables for final approval.
  • Willingness to work hours and schedule as needed to complete projects and support organizational campaigns.

Extended Hours and Travel:

  • Extended work hours may be necessary.
  • Some travel may be required.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to: recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date:  February 23, 2023

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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