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Video Editor

Content | Hybrid-Santa Monica | Full Time

Job Description

Edmunds offers flexibility to work fully remote, from our Edquarters, or a combination of both

At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier.  Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers.  When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back.  Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, millions of visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car.  For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars.  How do we do it,  you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology.  Want to join the team?  Read on to find out how!


What You’re Applying For:

The video editor will play a crucial role in the growth of Edmunds’ video team. You will work alongside the Manager, Post Production, shooting directors, producers and the rest of the forty-strong Edmunds’ editorial team to create industry-leading content for our channels, our partner CarMax and sponsored content. You will also ensure that content is compelling and relevant to a target audience, as well as aligned with brand style guides and best practices. The video editor will be responsible for taking the raw footage captured in the field and creating multiple pieces of video content that will live on YouTube, and various social media channels on a regular basis. This role will work both independently and collaboratively with various members of the Edmunds content team including writers and photographers.


What You’ll Do:

  • Work with producers to edit raw footage to create dynamic and compelling automotive video content
  • Work with producers and our social media team to create engaging social video content
  • Color correct, sound mix and create high-resolution exports for the web and other platforms
  • Work alongside producers to develop and implement new video editing and graphic styles and new formats for our video content
  • Troubleshoot technical issues that arise, as needed
  • Meet regularly with the production team as a representative of the post process and offer feedback on footage received from the field
  • Collaborate with video team members in the creative planning, scripting, and preproduction of upcoming projects
  • Make the full scope of creative and editorial decisions in collaboration with key stakeholders for assigned content
  • Drive projects through the post-production process to produce quality video content


What You Need:

  • 5 Years of experience working as an editor in digital, doc, advertising, or TV
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere
  • Proficient in Adobe Media Encoder
  • Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop 
  • Very strong storytelling skills
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in a fast-paced atmosphere
  • An eye for detail, pacing, and continuity
  • Ability to take notes from multiple sources and implement them in your edit
  • Self starter and a strong collaborator
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Ability and willingness to mentor and lead junior staff members.


Edmunds Perks:

  • Flexible time off

  • 13 Paid Holidays

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and disability)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Employees) and Health Savings Accounts (Employee and Employer Contributions)

  • 401K Plan with Company Matching at 50%, up to 6% of employee eligible contribution and vesting after 1 year

  • Up to 4 months Paid Parental Leave

  • HeartCash matches employee donations to the causes that are important to them 

  • 2 Days of Paid Time Off for time to dedicate to social impact causes

  • FitCash covers a portion of gym or fitness activity fees 

  • Well being sessions and events such as yoga, meditation and walking challenges 

  • On-going career development sessions and an annual learning event

  • Pet insurance

  • Sabbatical leave

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Pre-tax spending accounts for qualified transportation expenses

  • Plus a coffee bar, frozen yogurt and more!

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Meet the Editorial Team

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, Built in LA and Inc. Magazine.  We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans.  If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!


Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.