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Video Editor, Humankind

Company: Gannett
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Video Editor, Humankind

This position is specifically for video journalists, not those pursuing broadcast or film careers.

The USA TODAY Network is looking for a natural-born video storyteller to join Humankind's team to tell stories about acts of kindness, out of the ordinary triumphs and special relationships. If you can turn on feels at the drop of a hat through your video editing, we need you!

We need someone with passion to make Humankind's content full of emotion and powerful motion graphics. The Humankind Video Editor will work alongside Humankind's production staff to edit multiple videos per week for delivery on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Snap, TikTok and OTT. Their work will include editing for all the Humankind franchise brands: Humankind, Animalkind, Militarykind and Sportskind, sponsored content and new projects in development.

The right candidate should be familiar with creating short-form social content, as well as mid- and long-form digital videos such as show length episodes for OTT distribution. The ideal candidate should be excited about using various forms of content to evoke feelings and emotions from our various audiences.

We're looking for someone with the unique ability to mix video editing and motion graphics seamlessly into a finished product that works for OTT and a variety of social media platforms. This editor will work with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically After Effects and Premiere.

The ideal Humankind Digital Video Editor candidate will also dig into templates to optimize and change graphics as our brands evolve. The ideal editor candidate is excited to see their content go viral and passionate about the success of the entire Humankind franchise.

The right candidate will also be a team player with excellent communication skills, is quick to respond to requests and assignments, is receptive to feedback, and is a self-starter who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

There's enough bad news out there, join Humankind in telling the country's most positive, uplifting stories.

Humankind is seeking a full-time video editor in Atlanta, New York, D.C. or Los Angeles are preferred. Other locations or remote would be considered for the right candidate.


  • Editing original video and photo content using the Adobe Suite.
  • Create high end graphics creation using After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Finding and pitching unique story ideas.
  • Finding ways to optimize workflow, content creation, and brand identity.
  • Organize and manage media for the Humankind brand.Requirements:
    • Bachelor's or master's degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 5+ years' editing experience.
    • 5+ years' motion graphics experience.
    • Editorial storytelling experience preferred.
    • Some experience editing for news and/or digital media outlets is a must.
    • Excellent communications skills, online and in person, with the community and fellow journalists.
    • Works collaboratively with a passionate and highly motivated team of videographers, reporters, editors and producers.
    • Experience using After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop is a must.
    • Working knowledge of the best types of videos for variety of social media platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok.
    • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check.We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

      1. Your resume - one to two pages.
      2. A cover letter (or video) telling us why you want to work for Humankind.
      3. Links or examples of your work.

      It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


      Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.

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