Video Editor / Producer

Southeast Iowa Union

The Southeast Iowa Union, based in Washington, Iowa, is looking for a video editor and producer to create video segments that will be distributed across the community on digital platforms. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable thinking about how to tell the story, but will also be well-versed in the technical aspects of making it happen. We want someone who is comfortable with shooting and editing video into short packages, and is comfortable envisioning what’s needed for compelling and longer-form community conversations.

Help us grow the streaming video branch of our established business. Produce, shoot and edit video – both live and previously recorded – including live sporting events, “television style” programming and advertising spots meant for viewing on our internet based platforms.

Our ideal candidate enjoys the challenge of building an audience and is passionate about community journalism. You’re comfortable with trailblazing rather than simply executing directions left by the person who had the job before. We want a strong communicator with good planning skills and someone who stays cool under pressure.

We want someone who has good technical chops, and finds themselves comfortable working video switchers, audio, editing and production software as part of the process. We’d like you to understand basic broadcast graphics, and be comfortable voicing as well. As with all media, there will be schedules and deadlines, and we want someone who can plan for and meet deadlines and work within production schedules.

Our ideal candidate isn’t afraid to dip toes into live broadcasts, and is comfortable with the technical needs of doing so.  Drone licensure, or other non-traditional news broadcast video techniques are also a bonus.


Employees at The Southeast Iowa Union receive competitive benefits including

  • Health, Dental insurance
  • 401k match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • a comprehensive wellness program
  • 100% Employee owned.

Video Editor/Producer

Summary:  Produce, shoot and edit video – both live and previously recorded – to create “television style” programming and advertising spots meant for viewing on our internet based platforms. This position works to collect, produce and edit video on an array of topics. Lead role in live production of news, sports and entertainment programming ranging from a few minutes to one hour or more. Need to be able to collaborate with reporters, editors and show hosts to identify ways that visually enhance and tell stories in an effort to establish, grow and retain an audience. This position works to create compelling video, and can also work on some self-directed work as well as medium- and long-range in-depth projects. The video editor and producer is skilled in video and video editing functions, including video techniques. 


  • Works as a producer, editor and board operator on live and pre-recorded video programming to create engaging and relevant video content that is published on our branded digital platforms.
  • Collaborates, coaches and suggests new angles or techniques on existing programming, ways to enhance or further grow audience reach and to suggest ideas not yet covered.  
  • Maintains awareness of the community and regularly contributes story ideas.
  • Edits audio, video and other elements as needed to create visually compelling and engaging video stories.
  • Produces video packages using appropriate production techniques, writing and editing as appropriate and finding contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material. 
  • Acts as a field producer, briefing reporters, on-screen talent and editors as appropriate and assisting them in the preparation of both live action and recorded experiences.
  • Uses available technical resources to realize video ideas as effectively and efficiently as possible, to highest professional standards and within budget.
  • Develops and manages overall production calendar and pipeline of projects.
  • Responsible for maintaining company-issued audio and video production equipment. 
  • Adheres to all professional and company policies and ethical standards.
  • Sets annual goals to add or improve skills.  
  • Remains current on best practices of digital journalism and recommends ways to enhance digital opportunities.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in using existing and new tools to gather, edit and display visual details in proper context.

Job skills and attributes:  Ideal candidate will be a flexible, self-motivated, creative go-getter and problem solver who works well on a team. Strong video producing and editing skills are required. Ideal candidate will have strong ability to generate ideas and turn those creative ideas into reality, and have excellent planning and organizing skills. Ability to work under pressure/deadline. Candidate must be committed to accuracy. 

Minimum requirements: 

  • Candidate must demonstrate ability in video production, as well as aptitude in planning/scripting/editing and voicing video material. Should have strong knowledge and interest of internet videos and understand producing events into video. Should have thorough knowledge of production methods, including audio and graphics.
  • Must be able to edit at speed using video editing software and be passionate about storytelling in an ever-changing landscape. Candidate regularly demonstrates excellence in video work.
  • A bachelor’s degree in digital or multimedia journalism, video production or related course of study is expected, or in lieu of degree, candidate must have equivalent technical experience.
  • Candidate must be company insurable and maintain acceptable driving record and be willing to work occasional nights/holidays/weekends based on programming needs and schedules.  

EOE. Pre-employment background check, MVR, and drug screen required.

Our organization:

Our news team is focused on the southeast Iowa communities of Washington, Mount Pleasant and Fairfield and surrounding communities. Our company is employee-owned and has a strong tradition of independence. We’re also affiliated with The Gazette, the state’s second largest media organization. This position is focused in Washington, a town of 7,400-people about 40 minutes south of Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa. Washington is the county seat. The region is rich with things to do outside of work hours.

Job ID: 98157

Posted 26 days ago

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