Student Video Editor

Position Overview

Work with the KU Libraries Office of Communications and Advancement team to plan and produce storytelling photography and videos for KU Libraries. Your work will help share the latest news and information, connect audiences with resources and events, and help viewers visually experience KU Libraries through its various communications channels.

Job Description

  • 10% - Pre-production: scouting locations, assist with shot list, prep and load gear.
  • 30% - Production: assist with camera, set up lights and audio, help direct talent, operate camera, distribute and collect model release forms.
  • 50% - Post-production: ingest and prep clips, transcribe audio recordings, organize and identify footage for use, edit audio and video, color grading and correction, audio sweetening, export videos for various delivery methods.
  • 10% - Additional visual storytelling duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Premiere Pro.
  2. Working knowledge of Mac OS.
  3. Basic knowledge of grammar, AP style rules as demonstrated in the application material.
  4. Must be Reliable and Punctual.
  5. Enrolled in the required 6 credit hours at KU.
During the semester term of the appointment, the KU student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge or interest in using professional video equipment including lights, microphones, sliders, jibs, gimbals, etc.
  2. Experience and interest in social media videos.
  3. Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects.
  4. Strong video editing, cinematography and photography skills.
  5. Working knowledge of social media platforms, particularly Instagram and TikTok.
  6. Knowledge of lighting techniques and microphone placement.
  7. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete Application includes:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three work samples (link to portfolio, demo reel, etc.)
  • Three references

Contact Information to Applicants

Kevin McCarty

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

10 - 20 hours/week; start date is flexible depending on student's availability this summer

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 3, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27900BR
  • Department:  Libraries-General
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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