CBS4 WHBF-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Quad Cities market is looking for a news editor. The News Video Editor operates editing equipment to produce images or scenes for newscasts and other programming.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Organizes and strings together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or instructions for newscasts and other programming.
• Reviews assembled footage on screens or monitors to determine whether corrections are necessary.
• Trims filmed segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments into sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
• Determines the specific audio and visual effects necessary to complete spots.
• Sets up and operates computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.
• Selects and combines the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
• Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, work product and desired effects.
• Maintains editing equipment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements & Skills:
• High school diploma.
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum two years' experience operating video editing equipment.
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Proficiency with video editing equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The News Video Editor must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the News Video Editor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.