Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Senior Editor, Producer

Senior Editor, Producer

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US-NY-New York
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Communications [102000]

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.  NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 450 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.


Position Summary: 


The Senior Editor, Producer is responsible for editing and producing video assets for multiple channels within the multimedia department.


The Senior Editor, Producer’s primary role will be to work directly with the Multimedia Director to produce evocative digital storytelling for NRDC’s multimedia department, serving multiple channels. He/she is an accomplished video editor who can develop original ideas for video as well as edit existing material into a compelling narrative. The successful candidate is a gifted storyteller and a versatile thinker. He/she is an accomplished producer, skilled project manager and has a comprehensive understanding of post-production and digital workflow. He/she is capable of working in a fast-paced, fluid, digital environment.


Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Work with Multimedia Director to develop, produce and edit video stories for multimedia department
  • Produce and edit engaging, topical digital video on tight deadlines
  • Administer creative, collaborative, solution-based communication to lead production
  • Edit existing content into compelling original content
  • Coordinate and produce multimedia shoots: execute project estimates and oversee budgets, manage scope of project, and assemble talent and crew
  • Generate production and post production project schedules and deadlines
  • Implement technical workflow and adhere to editorial strategic planning for video
  • Research and secure supplemental b-roll video footage
  • Manage and execute basic and complex video, audio, color correction and format conversion. Identify original and intelligent story telling opportunities and assemble main story lines for videos
  • Supervise and lead freelance editors to deliver on brand creative
  • Direct VO talent, composer sessions and music cues


  • Highly organized and efficient 
  • Pro-active with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in a team setting, as well as independently
  • Strong understanding of current digital trends, cinematography and editing principles
  • Capable of juggling multiple projects and ability thrive in a busy and dynamic digital work environment
  • Collaborative and solution based communicator
  • Accomplished video editor and exceptional researcher
  • Experienced in social media platforms as well as traditional video formats
  • Expert in Adobe Premier, Adobe Creative Suite and Cinema Cameras
  • Proficient in archiving techniques, key wording and metadata, digital workflow and digital asset management system
  • Experience with animation/motion graphics a plus
  • Strong understanding of NRDC’s missions and goals; environmental or nonprofit experience is beneficial
  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in video editing and production for environmental content focused websites, or the equivalent combination of experience and education required.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.