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Preditor (Writer/Producer/Editor)

Preditor (Writer/Producer/Editor)

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Amazon Instant Video Limited
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Job Description

Amazon Prime Video is changing the way people watch movies and TV shows. Prime Video is the first streaming service in the world to win a best TV series Golden Globe (we’ve won two) as well an Oscar (we’ve won three). Let’s not forget about that BAFTA. We’re not taking our foot off the gas in 2017 - we’re now available in 242 countries and territories and we’re dramatically increasing the selection of our original TV series and films with collaborators such as Ridley Scott, Matthew Weiner, and David O. Russell.

We’re seeking a Preditor (Writer/Producer/Editor) with a proven track record of delivering innovative advertising experiences across a wide range of media including digital advertising and traditional above the line channels.

The successful candidate will conceptualise, write, produce, and edit engaging and highly shareable videos for Amazon Video. This role will work in close partnership with the motion design lead and marketing team to develop video franchises that are engaging, saleable, and represent the Amazon Video tone and style. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of how people consume, share, and engage with digital video as well as having a strong sense of narrative, storytelling and script writing skills.

Basic Qualifications

  • Develops concepts, ideas, scripts, pitches, visual treatments, outlines for solid execution of spots.
  • Generate cut-downs, teasers, trailers, and loops of each program for various media platforms incl. social and out-of-home.
  • Edits own spots (may include graphics placement and preliminary sound design as needed)
  • Pitches concepts/scripts to senior marketing and design team
  • Oversees finishing of spots (final grfx, color correction and tagging) and distributes duplicates to all applicable parties
  • Once assigned a project, stays in contact with team leaders at regular intervals and milestones during project
  • Interacts regularly with other departments (launch planning, music/talent, marketing, 3P agencies, etc.) to determine promotional needs/concerns/questions
· Manage time effectively, meet deadlines and communicate needs and trade-offs if your schedule is in jeopardy
· Programmatically seek inspiration outside of the business, harvesting emerging and innovative practices and rapidly testing their impact
· Develop and consciously evolve templates that allow Prime Video to standardize and scale repeated processes and re-deploy time saved towards bold & innovative activity

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in video editing or equivalent professional experience required
· 5+ years of professional editorial experience in a film, television, or video game cinematics environment
· Strong understanding of digital and social platforms as well as their use within marketing
· Ability to work with highly technical teams and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
· Good sense of timing, pacing, and controlling story flow through editing
  • Must possess strong conceptual, writing and visual skills
  • Must be fluent in all aspect of post-production, including: creative concept development; scripting; overseeing development of graphic design and/or animation elements; supervising all creative aspects of audio and video post-production
  • Adobe Premiere, advanced editing skills
· An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating strong video editing skills in advertising experiences across a range of media including online and mobile is a requirement for application.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.