Futuro Media Group seeks an experienced, bilingual Producer-Editor for an exciting, new multimedia project about racial equity and solidarity; it’s a new venture for our special productions department, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa (FUH). This project is highly creative and will include animation to illustrate re-imagined solutions to society’s complex challenges. This is a non-profit project that is underwritten by a grant. The position is full-time, and we estimate it will run from early February to the end of June or July, 2021.

We are looking for a candidate who possesses extensive video production and editing experience (4 years) with a strong background in dynamic and journalistic storytelling.  This includes a familiarity of the news standards and practices in relation to video production.  The candidate will work closely with the Senior Video Producer producing animation and editing video (this must be done remotely given the pandemic) as well as with the Senior Digital Producer in the editing of materials for social media platforms and marketing. 

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Possessing a professional editing system that can interface with Futuro’s systems and workflow. Our preference is for Adobe Premiere Pro, but we would consider working with a Final Cut system.
  • Editing short video segments in English and Spanish for distribution through digital media, websites and for use in possible live presentations, etc.
  • Deliver high quality and highly creative short video productions on schedule.
  • Coordinate edit sessions with the senior editor for main video production.

Preferred abilities and experience:

  • Highly adept with creating and editing video assets for digital distribution for varying social platforms.
  • Deep knowledge on specs and deliverables for videos on varying social media platforms including Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, etc.
  • Comprehensive experience with 2-D animation for the creation of digital video assets (animation to be created by a separate studio).
  • Ease with working on tight deadlines.
  • A sense of creative and innovative edit tools (e.g. title graphics, sound design/effects) to showcase compelling stories in unique ways.
  • Possessing a foundational understanding of the complex nature of racial equity and interracial solidarity that will enable you to distill multi-layered storytelling.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to UH_Contractors@futuromediagroup.org. 

The Futuro Media Group:

The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to telling stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Futuro Media produces Peabody Award winning Latino USA, the longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program; In The Thick, a political podcast from the perspective of journalists of color; Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet founded by Julio Ricardo Varela that reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts; and Futuro Studios, Futuro Media’s newest creative division, focusing on original podcasts and programming. Formerly, Futuro Media also produced PBS’s America By The Numbers and Humanizing America.