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Junior Video Editor – DCU (Leeds)

Posted: 5 Nov 2019 Closes: 15 Mar 2020
National HQ - Leeds City Centre Competitive
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Job Title: Junior Video Editor
Reports To: Digital/Social Video Editor
Department: DCU (Leeds)

The newly created Digital Creative Unit (DCU) will be the engine room for C4’s digital acceleration strategy, with the primary mission to create, adapt and distribute
content across the key social media channels.

The primary activities of the DCU will be to curate (existing) and create (new) short-form content and distribute it through actively managed social media channels. The DCU
will work very closely with key people and departments within C4, including the Head of Digital Commissioning.

The DCU will be based in C4’s new National HQ in Leeds and will be a key component of C4’s regional strategy, creating creative job opportunities outside London and expanding
the diversity of the company’s creative contribution.

In order to generate the world class social media content that is needed to make Channel 4 Corporation the market leader in digital presence and innovation, we need a world
class edit team. The successful applicant will be a core part of that team.

We’re looking for an exceptional individual with enthusiasm and fresh ideas in equal measure. Working alongside a dedicated team of social media creatives, you and your team
will be responding to and fulfilling briefs from the Marketing Department’s Social Media team, as well as responding to Branded Content briefs from our Commercial team.

You’ll be suggesting proactive ideas that build awareness and affinity for Channel 4’s channels and programmes through established and emerging social media platforms.

The Junior Video Editor requires a passion and knowledge of what works across the content spectrum digitally and on all social media platforms, and experience editing digital/
social content at scale. They’ll need to deliver projects on time, and on brief, working closely with the Digital/Social Video Editor to execute projects with varying scope and

This role is based in the Leeds office and the job holder will be required to liaise with the broad team on any given project including the Marketing team as well as with all
Channel 4 departments, to ensure as coherent an approach as possible.

• You’ll serve as the beating heart of our video team, working with the Digital/Social Video Editor to edit social video and assets at volume to support our linear programming.
• You’ll work closely with Digital Producers to edit together the most compelling, engaging and entertaining moments from an array of Channel 4 programming to create
everything from memes, to spoiler clips, compilations and beyond.
• You’ll ideally have over a year’s experience working for a digital media company, in social or digital video teams, and editing content at scale and with extremely swift
turnaround times. You may also have some experience of shooting.
• You’ll ideally also have experience creating content to meet Commercial briefs.
• Yes it’s a cliché, but you’re a ‘social native’ and you know the difference between a hit and a miss - your editing magic might even be able to turn a miss into
a hit. Maybe. You’ll know your Tik Toks from your Tumblrs, and understand behaviours of audiences online.
• We want to be seen as a cutting-edge brand. You must be abreast of developments in the world of social media and what the implications might be for us.
• You’ve got a string of social-firsts under your belt.
• Even though you’ve obviously won a load of awards, you’ll be motivated by performance rather than trophies.
• Channel 4’s remit-fulfilling programmes will make up the bulk of your viewing – everything from Gogglebox to Dispatches via Hollyoaks and Derry Girls.
• You can follow briefs very closely, but also take a loose brief and return work of an excellent standard.
• You should be familiar with the Ofcom code and broadcast regulations so that you don’t waste your time on great ideas that turn out to be illegal.
• You will need to be tonally versatile as your team will be making content for Channel 4, E4 and All 4 social accounts.
• Occasionally, you’ll need to make content for distribution by our on-screen talent, since they’re often our biggest influencers, so you’ll need the ability to remain calm
in the presence of your favourite telly person.
• At the same time as our BAU needs to be stellar, you will be required to help execute ground-breaking social media campaigns.
• Our target audience are a diverse bunch and Channel 4 exists to promote diversity. You will need to be empathetic towards this diverse bunch and be able to interact with
them in ways that feel natural to them – and most importantly, help edit packages to ensure their stories are being told as truthfully as possible.
• You will need to be curious and a voracious consumer of culture. We want to be a cutting edge, innovative and relevant brand, not a dads’ disco littered with old, dead memes.
• You will be required to manage the sometimes competing demands of key stakeholders. Cool under pressure and excellent powers of persuasion are required.
• You will need to have a good working relationship with Legal & Compliance. They are there to make sure we stay the right side of the line rather than to clip your wings.
Channel 4 was Born Risky.
• You won’t be responsible for reporting, but you should still be interested in results and be able to find out what’s done well and what hasn’t – this information should inform
your future work.
• You’ll work in our Leeds HQ as part of the DCU, and in partnership with multiple other stakeholders.


Technical & Professional Skills
• Must have some knowledge of all areas of online marketing and content creation.
• Proven experience working for a digital media company, in social or digital video teams
• Proven experience of editing content at scale and with strict deadlines.
• Must be socially native, with a strong understanding of what content audiences engage with online applying this knowledge to campaigns.
• Should have strong experience in editing creative projects in order to meet the creative brief.
• Important for the job holder to keep up to date with creative and digital / social media trends and have a passion for cutting edge creative and innovation.
• Must have a thorough understanding of processes, workflows, tools and methodologies.
• Should be a quick learner and curious about new technologies and solutions.
• Would ideally have an understanding of post-production processes including colour-correcting edits, exporting and delivering assets to a variety of technical specifications.
• Experience of using productivity tools such as Monday or Trello is preferred.

Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
• Works on broad variety of matters within the content spectrum, and will sometimes be required to help deliver an online campaign with limited time, talent and budget.
• Must be highly organised – not only in delivering BAU output, but also helping with archiving, investing and organising footage.

Relationship Management
• Must establish a close working relationship with Channel 4’s on-line / digital departments and suppliers, and be able to communicate with differing departments to meet differing demands.
• Works regularly with a mixture of people from managers, immediate team, and third party suppliers.
• Must be collaborative in their approach.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication.

Complexity/Problem Solving
• Faces a regular mixture of routine and non-routine problems in the role.
• Should be resilient and calm under pressure.
• Must be a proactive problem solver.

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