The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States.
National Association of Manufacturers
Job Title : Video Editor and Motion Graphics Designer Department: Communications & Brand Strategy Division: Creative Content Reports to: Senior Director, Creative Content
The Brand Strategy division at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is looking for a video editor and motion graphics designer to complement our talented team of designers, writers and artists. NAM is seeking an intrepid, skilled and innovative editor and designer to execute the NAM's daily in-house video program. This is a chance to help tell stories, shape the brand DNA and design for the largest manufacturing association in the country, representing many of the most innovative and tech-leading companies in the world.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, creative, fun, expert storyteller with a deep knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier and Final Cut; command of SD and HD formats and digital spot delivery methods, including encoding, transcoding and compressing; and a proven proficiency in editing digital videos and creating motion effects. While not all projects are for social media, we're looking for someone who embraces the role of social media creator as much as video production and design--and looks to seize opportunities to standout. The right candidate should be able to work independently (but be a team player) in a fast-paced and always-evolving environment. Responsibilities Include The Following (Other Duties May Be Assigned):
Take the lead on video projects from concept to delivery--storyboard, design, animation, feedback, QA and production.
Conceptualize, produce and edit creative, engaging video pieces, motion graphics, rip-o-matic and animations that tell a compelling story with the appropriate narrative arc for the project, brand and audience. Examples of projects include everything from an animated explainer or something that relies heavily on existing b-roll or stock footage to scripted videos with newly produced content. Every project will be different, but this could be as complex as a full-blown, scripted video production with interviews of subjects, a short documentary or as simple as looping gifs or user interaction with a presentation.
Develop work that is on-brief and on-brand, raising the creative bar while meeting project goals.
Collaborate closely with creative, messaging and digital teams to establish desired editorial approach for all videos in development.
Gather and transfer all forms of media that might be necessary for post and optimize for final exports.
Manage all billable items (videographers, cameras, lights, etc.) and editorial suite maintenance under the direction of the Creative Content Senior Director.
Edit, design, mix and master audio for both video applications and for audio, like radio and podcasts, and correct and grade color for live-action projects.
Synthesize and implement multiple rounds of critical feedback from a variety of stakeholders throughout the post-production process.
Transcode footage to appropriate formats.
Arrange audio recording sessions and mixes.
Source talent for on camera and voiceovers.
Select stock assets (audio and visual) and ensure proper license is maintained.
Demonstrate the ability multitask and to constantly track loose ends and report issues to appropriate parties.
Maintain good file hygiene by keeping projects clearly organized and collected for achieving purposes with a meticulously organized file structure.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal partners and outside consultants and support, including videographers and ad agencies.
Efficiently manage in-house shoot schedules, video project-related travel, external studio use and project logistics.
Manage external vendors on larger productions and oversee shoot scheduling, travel, script and storyboard input, location logistics, editing coordination and assistance, final product packaging and distribution.
Help identify, assemble, operate and maintain optimal equipment for in-field, mobile, documentary-style video shoots as well as high-quality studio productions.
Thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
Supervisory Responsibilities (includes the number of employees supervised and the nature of the supervision): N/A
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An outstanding portfolio with a proven foundation in video editing/storytelling, motion design, creative strategy and concept ideation--and an awesome ability to match/select music for project goals and brand advancement.
Expertise in After Effects, proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro.
Basic 3D animation capabilities, including some experience with character animation.
Experience in creating pre-production materials including script, storyboard and animatic.
Strong knowledge of industry standard formats, and media management practices on Mac and PC and networked environments.
Ability to execute strong video editorial using filmmaking principles (story, timing, traditional use of perspective, etc.) and visual design for graphic integration (typography, composition, color, etc.).
Strong understanding of how best to leverage major social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Snapchat, to advance the NAM's video projects.
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines and urgent tasks.
Working knowledge of DSLR videography, lighting and sound design for both field and studio shoots is a huge plus.
Possess solid presentation, listening and communication skills. Must be able to collaborate effectively with internal and external clients.
Possess interpersonal skills necessary to interview a variety of subjects on camera.
Ability to work with teammates for constructive feedback and creative input while offering solutions to problems that arise.
Proactive in bringing new technology, processes and techniques to the "creative table" to ensure maximum use of our in-house studio as well as shoots in the field.
Must be willing to travel.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in communications, multi-media or broadcast journalism or related experience of at least two years. A background in advertising, politics, sports, trade association or non-profit subject matter is also preferred. Location: Washington, D.C., with occasional travel.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation's most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, generous vacation and sick leave, paid federal holidays plus floating holiday, paid monthly wellness stipend, complimentary on-site gym access and healthy snacks in the break room. Become part of a fast paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.