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Audio and Video Editor

at Whiz Kids Workshop
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 1, 2019
Category Journalism/Media
Job Type Seasonal


Background Information WKW

Whiz Kids Workshop is an Ethiopian-led and innovative social enterprise that focuses on improving reading fluency and engaging youth in education. We believe that mass media is the most cost-effective and immediate way to spark young imaginations and make an impact on education. We use existing research on mass-media education, new lower-cost technologies for media creation, and booming growth in the reach of television to put that belief into practice. WKW has produced three television series that inspire, engage and empower Ethiopian youth from age 3 to 17, including Tibeb Girls, Involve MeLittle Investigators, and the award-winning show Tsehai Loves Learning. Visit our website at to learn more.

Job Specification

The video editor is responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting. The material may consist of animation footage, camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects. This is a key role in the post-production process and the editor's skill can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. The editor will be part of a team and will usually work closely with the director to achieve the desired end result. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in customer service and will be able to work in a fast paced environment with strong attention to detail. The individual will report directly to the Production Coordinator.

Job Requirements

Specific Responsibilities
• Planning, organizing and coordinating the overall audio editing.
• Read and understand each story and analyze how it should be produced before beginning production.
• Guide the voice talent and record audio with the highest quality possible

•Ensure all video files of each episode are organized according to WKW file organizing system.

• Prepare backgrounds in Photoshop according to the shots on the storyboard and the storyline.
• Ensure the show is high-quality and editing should include, but not limited to, SFX creation, narrations, visual effects creation, titles, and animations.
• Edit the video according to the audio and storyboard.
• Edit each shot with as many details, smoothness, and excellence as possible.
• Revise edited shots to correct mistakes, finalize editing with appropriate effect and present it to the Production Leader.
• Complete each task with high perfection in a timely manner.
• Respect deadlines and submit works according to the sprint plans.
• Perform voice acting and other creative activities as the need arises.
• Master the editing software and train other staff members on how to use it.
• Learn to use other software used by WKW, such as After Effect, Adobe Premiere, ToomBoom, Protocol, Flash, and other new or improved way of editing and compositing.
• Present the final approved episodes on TV to production staff.
• Be responsible for asking any missing video project input from the Audio Editor, Animator and Camera Operator.
• Back up each episode and resources used during the video/ audio project.
• Perform other duties as the need arises.

Required Skills
• Professional experience with video production and understanding of the etiquette and protocol of working on a professional set and as part of a professional crew.
• Highly skilled in industry standard editing software such as  Adobe Premiere
• Proficiency in design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Experience in SFX creation, narrations, visual effects creation, titles, and animations.
• Strong working knowledge of video production equipment, including digital video cameras as well as lighting and sound recording for studio and location productions.
• Ability to meet strict deadlines while focusing on details and maintaining quality.
• Good written and verbal communication skills in both English and Amharic.

- Recognized certificate in a related field of study is required.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a production setting

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to Apply

To submit your application, please send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to [email protected]

We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. EOE/M/F/D/V

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Only local candidates will be considered.