Motion Graphics Video Editor

Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Video Editor to join our production team. Reporting to the Director of Commercial Video, the Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for producing and editing high quality motion graphics to be used in client videos, websites, social media and a vast array of other media.

About Pulse

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach - with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We're also a marketing agency, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

None of this would be possible without our incredible, passionate team who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content in many formats and across different channels, and delight our clients and partners with their creativity and talent for engaging their target audiences.

The Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for the job duties below:

  • Create motion graphics and other video content with high visual impact for client and other projects
  • Work to a brief, developing and pitching creative ideas and concepts, and choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives
  • Establish priorities while handling multiple projects and communicate accurate time estimates for each part of the process
  • Overall editing responsibilities for quality control - including proofreading and cross-checking facts,
  • spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.
  • secure appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage to protect our clients and Pulse from copyright infringement
  • Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs and their backups
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, 3ds Max, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other programs from the Adobe Creative Suite to ensure that Pulse remains on the cutting edge
  • Videography in-house and on the field and events coverage may sometimes be assigned
  • All around assistance with post-production activities
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for Pulse

  • Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

    • Experience producing motion graphics in a professional, post-production environment is preferred
    • Strong Adobe Premiere and After Effects skills and a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as it applies video post-production
    • Strong project management, time management and problem-solving skills
    • Great communication skills to keep the team up to date on project timelines
    • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team - you will work with a team of other video editors, producers, scriptwriters, graphic designers, account managers, web developers, etc
    • Highly organised, goal-oriented, and can drive results while multi-tasking priorities

    Working at Pulse

    We value creativity, curiosity and out of the box thinking, which helps us stay ahead of the curve. Our Pan African team collaborates cross-functionally and values each other’s unique perspectives and opinions - true to our core values of teamwork and collaboration. We also value trust as a team - both in how we work with each other and how we work with clients. Our editorial and content team lead with credibility in a world of fake news - which our audience values immensely.

    We’re a high performing and hardworking team. You’ll grow a lot at Pulse because you’ll be assigned responsibilities that challenge you and help you to acquire new skills. We will give you the right tools and support to do a great job. We offer you a competitive salary, health insurance and life insurance cover, and generous time off so you can take care of your wellbeing - we prefer our team energized and productive.

    As a digital media company, we work partially remotely and partially from the office - we think it’s important for collaboration and team building to still see each other and work together in person occasionally!

    Want to know more about what it’s like to work at Pulse? You can check out this video to see the team and our company profile to learn more about our vision and mission and the cool work we’ve done for clients. We encourage you to also check out our careers page to see what some of our team members have to say on why they chose to work at Pulse and the amazing projects they’ve been working on.

    How to apply

    If you would like to apply, please send your CV, a portfolio showcasing your motion graphics skills, and a cover email explaining why you’re a great fit for this role to [email protected].

    Applicants for this role may come from a range of backgrounds, although within the Digital/ Creative/ Marketing/ Advertising industry is preferred.

    If you’re passionate about this opportunity, but don’t have all of the experience we’re looking for, we would still like to hear from you - please apply and let us know why you’d make a great addition to the Pulse team.


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