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Video Editor and Motion Graphic Artist-SLC Office

Western Governors University

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

At WGU, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is:

Pay Range: $58,000.00 - $87,000.00

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Use creativity and artistic vision to tell compelling stories by producing videos utilizing video editing, color grading, motion graphics and titles, 2D and 3D animations, audio post-processing, music, effects, and foley.
  • Participate in the entire video production process, including concepting, directing, shooting, interviewing, location sound capture, editing, color correction, audio post-processing, motion graphics, animation, exporting final deliverables, thumbnails, caption files, links/embed codes, and backing up projects using studio guidelines for organization and meta data tagging.
  • Responsible for maintaining a library of content and assets with a high level of detail.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends to identify opportunities for process improvement, social media best practices, and platform-specific requirements.
  • Responsible for communicating and effectively collaborating with team members and stakeholders at all levels to ensure a smooth transition from initial concept to final deliverable.
  • Train and assist staff in the operation of video equipment and systems.
  • Assist other departments as directed, including live-broadcast and events, podcasts, and more.
  • Create storyboards and animatics to scope animation projects and communicate milestones with team members, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Effectively visualize data in marketing and editorial videos to make complex concepts compelling and understandable.
  • Design, illustrate, and animate world-class motion graphics, 2D and 3D animations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Proficient in the entire video post-production process, including video editing, color correction, audio sweetening, motion graphics, animation, and exporting final deliverables.
  • Ability to transform raw video footage, audio assets, still images, and graphics into compelling stories through creative editing, color grading, motion graphics, animation, and sound design/mixing.
  • Highly skilled in all technical facets of video editing and color correction: advanced video and audio editing, RAW/LOG footage manipulation, resolution, frame rates, pixel aspect ratios, encoders, bitrate, delivery formats, camera audio/sync, color space, LUTs, advanced color correction, creative grading, motion tracking, and round-trip best practices between software.
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition and Davinci Resolve. Experience in Avid Pro Tools is also helpful.
  • Ability to export media to a variety of distribution platforms with the appropriate video format, audio format mapping, and closed captions.
  • Understanding and ability to implement best practices related to media organization & backup and video engagement.
  • Skilled in visual & interactive design, including typography, layout, color and motion.
  • Highly proficient in motion-graphic implementation ranging from lower thirds and descriptive titling to complex illustration, animation, character rigging, and more.
  • Skilled in visual effects, compositing, motion tracking, matting, rotoscoping, chromakey, blue and green screen removal. Digital environment projection and photogrammetry a plus.
  • Ability to create educational, training, product demo, UI, and explainer animations.
  • Demonstratable grasp of fundamental drawing skills.
  • Skilled at converting Sketch, Figma, Illustrator, and Photoshop designs to refined motion graphics.
  • Mastery of Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, with a portfolio to demonstrate.
  • Proficient in 3D programs such as: Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, Cinema 4D or equivalent.
  • Proficient with rigging plugins such as Duik Bassel, Limber, Rubberhose or equivalent.
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to continually learn and adapt in a constantly evolving media environment.
  • High-level problem solving, high attention to detail, with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.


Organizational Impact:

  • Works to achieve operational targets within job areas impacting department, function, or office results.​
  • Work is performed independently on moderately complex projects and assignments with some guidance required for direction and complex tasks. Sets objectives for oneself to meet the goals of projects or assignments.​

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Responsible for employing adjustments or recommended enhancements to systems and processes to solve problems or improve the job area’s effectiveness while leveraging a systems-thinking approach.​
  • Problems faced may require an understanding of a broader set of issues and job areas.

Communication & Influence:

  • Collaborates with contacts typically within the job area to obtain or provide information requiring some explanation or interpretation.

Leadership & Talent Management

  • May provide guidance and assistance to entry-level professionals and or support employees.​
  • Demonstrates the WGU leadership principles in all aspects of service to students, employees, and partners of WGU.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film/TV Production, Communications, Multimedia, or a related field. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 3 years experience with an agency, in-house team, or post-production studio. Experience must be in video production, video editing, graphic design, motion graphics or similar, with a demonstrated focus on videography and editing.
  • Candidates without a portfolio will not be considered.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Physical capability to lift and transport production equipment as required. Up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends, based on production schedules.
  • Ability to travel to production locations with some out of state travel.

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.