Senior Video Editor

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Posted: 15 August 2022

Department: Production

Contract: (12 months fixed term)

Salary: £37,000 depending on experience

Twig Education creates incredible, inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences full of aha! moments that students remember forever. We couldn’t do this without creative and passionate people who challenge and inspire each other. We are now working as a part of Imagine Learning, where Science meets Math, ELA and more! 

At Imagine Learning we ignite learning breakthroughs. It drives everything we do. We innovate together to support educators in creating those special moments when students experience the joy of learning at its best. We serve more than 10 million students and partner with more than 7,500 school districts nationwide.

That’s where you come in! Working for Twig means getting the chance to use your talents to the fullest, doing work that makes the world a better place in an environment where your contributions get noticed. 

We hire talented individuals, give them the chance to shine, and recognise the impact they make on Twig and on the lives of students across the globe. We’re here to change the world of STEM education. Want to join us?

If you want to see just some of what we do then watch this film.

Key tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Editing short films in Adobe Premiere to a high creative and technical standard reflecting the quality, accuracy and engagement aims of Twig

  • Work alone, and with the Lead Motion Graphic Designer, to produce motion graphics and graphic representations of STEM concepts and processes in After Effects

  • Working with Producers and Senior Producers to deliver the highest standard films, to time and budget

  • Digesting and acting on film feedback from Producers and the Head of Film Production (and other internal and external stakeholders)

  • Understanding and adhering to technical and best-practice requirements, when delivering to Post-Production – developing alternatives and devising solutions

  • Taking responsibility for your individual projects

  • Raising risks to quality, schedule or budget

  • Interrogating archive paperwork, and liaising with our archive and rights team to ensure archive is clearable 

  • Work with the Lead Motion Graphic Designer and Lead Editor, to develop and produce project style guides

  • Formal line management of the edit team (incl. ongoing performance reviews, one-to-ones, mentoring, holiday scheduling etc)

  • Working with the Production Manager and Lead Editor to help schedule productions appropriately and realistically 

  • Sharing experience, knowledge and encouraging the edit team to develop their edit and graphic skills through day-to-day support and informal training sessions

Essential skills and experience
  • At least 5 years professional experience editing children’s, factual, and/or online content 
  • An understanding of how to be direct and efficient in you and your team’s story-telling. The ability to recognise essential information, identify clear narrative paths and translate complex ideas into engaging films is critical
  • Extensive Adobe Premiere and After Effects skills are essential as we only use these programmes
  • You must be motivated and enthusiastic, with an eye for detail and consistency 
  • Ability to work with high volumes of material effectively to deadlines 
  • Excellent organisational skills – managing multiple films at a time, maintaining and archiving sensible and clearly set out projects 
  • Understanding of the importance of process and workflows, to maintain an efficient flow of films from edit to completion
Desirable skills
  • Line management experience – setting objectives, appraising team members. An ability to mentor and guide edit staff

  • An ability to create an atmosphere of cooperation and communication between production and post production

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to lead editor meetings, keeping all team members updated on production progress

  • Scheduling experience or having worked with with a Production Manager or Post Production Manager to schedule post production effectively 

  • Experience using Cinema 4D 

What’s in it for you?

Your job will offer diversity and fulfilment as well as professional and personal development.  Twig has an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded.  Benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are competitive

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Health Shield cashback plan

  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off

  • Office in an attractive location

  • Being part of a lively, fun team

Work Environment

We operate a hybrid working model with three days spent in the Glasgow office and two working from home. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring they have a suitable working space which supports high performance.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Twig is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Think you might fit this role?

To apply, please complete the online application form attaching a CV and covering letter, demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role. 

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