Requisition ID R11564

Video Editor
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We are seeking full time and volunteer professional Video Editors to create screencast training videos. Use your creative skills to help linguists and Bible translators discover how technological advances can help them accomplish quality work in less time.

A Video Editor is responsible for reviewing audio and visual footage and using computer software to organize clips into a cohesive unit. Their duties include splitting or combining video clips, adding appropriate sounds or graphics, and watching the finished product to catch mistakes before submitting it for review. At SIL, you will create tutorial videos to reach thousands of field workers with the technology training that they desperately need. SIL International has developed dozens of software programs that facilitate and improve linguistic fieldwork and Bible translation. We host video tutorials for users globally via our websites.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities:

  • Assembling and creating videos and video tutorials
  • Following a script, screenplay, or outline
  • Inputting sound to enhance footage, which may include selecting music and writing voice-overs
  • Improving and correcting lighting, coloring, and faulty footage
  • Meeting with Language Technology staff and field personnel to understand their message and user community
  • Participating as an integral and enthusiastic part of the team, exhibiting ownership, follow-through, initiative, awareness, and effective communication with peers and management
  • Working with the team around a cohesive product roadmap

Minor Responsibilities:

  • Participate in regular project status, planning, partnership, and strategic meetings
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger development team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biannually to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated skills in producing videos, video tutorials, and online courses
  • Creativity, adaptability and the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate multiple solutions to the problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Video Editors need a background in media, art, communication, photography, videography and/or technology. A Video Editor must have experience in working with film and video and training in video production and editing software. Bachelor's degree in communications, media, visual art, film, television, multimedia, graphic design or equivalent work experience preferred.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

Job Application

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.