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Video Editor, Russian Investigative Unit, Riga

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BRUVE01-2201

We are looking a Video Editor to join RFE/RL’s newly created Russian Investigative Unit based in Riga. You will support the social media video production of the newly created Russian Investigative Unit. You  assemble recorded footage into a finished project that is high quality and suitable for broadcasting. Working together with investigative journalists on the team, you will brings sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive news story for maximum impact of an investigation or a special report. 


• Edits raw video in a seamless style that enhances a story's impact and makes sure all elements in the rundown are ready for air. 

• Quickly grasps the production team’s needs and specifications. 

• Assembles rough video edits with logical sequencing based on drafts of scripts from producers. 

• Smoothly inputs music, subtitles, graphics, and effects. 

• Ensures sound levels for videos are within acceptable ranges and transition smoothly between sequences. 

• Continuously discovers and implements new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximize efficiency. 

• Consults with stakeholders from pre-production to post-production process. 

• Creates flawless final cuts. 



• Higher education or certificate in film studies, a related field or the equivalent in experience is preferred. 

 Work Experience: 

• At least 6 months of experience in non-linear video editing for a news- oriented media organization 

• At least 6 months of experience with digital technology and editing software packages. 

• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut, Photoshop).  

• A strong portfolio that reflects video editing work and demonstrable ability to innovate and tell high-impact stories on a variety of multimedia platforms. 


• Ability to work under deadline pressure and to use images and sound to achieve the vision of the investigative team. 

• Sense of news judgment, pace, and an eye for detail. 

• Broad knowledge of international events and politics and familiarity regarding the situations in Russia and neighboring countries. 

• Creative mind and storytelling skills with proven ability to enterprise and innovate to create new ways to tell high-impact stories on a variety of multimedia platforms. 

• A proactive, can-do attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills needed to build positive relationships within RFE/RL. 


• Russian language (Mandatory) 

• English language (Desirable) 

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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