VIdeo Producer/ Editor

San Francisco Ballet in San Francisco

Job Description

POSITION: Video Producer/ Editor

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Marketing

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time Regular, Non-Exempt

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience



Video Producer / Editor serves as SF Ballet's video producer, cinematographer, and editor and manages day-to-day operations of SF Ballet's digital video efforts including leading the planning, filming, editing, and posting / distribution of video projects.


Leading the conception of video projects

Leading pre-production planning including but not limited to writing up project briefs, drafting scripts, scheduling, music and film rights, equipment rental, and storyboarding / treatment execution

Leading production process including directing, lighting, filming, and editing video and audio projects. Managing external production vendors, as needed

For every video project, acquire all necessary approvals from choreographer's trusts, dancers (per AGMA agreement), and the SF Ballet Artistic Director. Pursue approvals from other internal constituents, as needed

Manage music rights acquisition, including fee negotiation

Manage requests for archival video material with Public Relations staff. Assist with managing audio and video archive organization in collaboration with Digital Asset Manager. Uploads, manages, and updates YouTube and additional content channels

Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor


Education and Experience

Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in film, film production, or equivalent

5 years proven experience with all aspects of the video production process (planning, filming, and editing) for Internet and broadcast television.

Experience with the legalities surrounding the use of published music and other copyrighted content

Excellent ability to communicate, collaborate, organize, and multi-task

Understanding of ballet technique

Technical/Professional Competencies

Utilizes digital video and audio devices (including cinema and DSLR cameras) to record material. Experience with the Sony PXW-FS7 is preferred

Effectively works with a range of video, image, and audio editing programs, including Premiere, After Effects, Encoder, Photoshop, Audition, and other video/audio software

Familiar and comfort with color grading

Uploads, manages, and updates content in video CMS / channels

Applies creativity and innovation to work processes

Solves problems and resolves issues

Demonstrates ability to work successfully in a team environment by building rapport and developing effective, collaborative relationships internally and externally

Demonstrates diplomacy and tact in all interactions

Produces work products in a timely manner

Demonstrates sound project management skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Reviews and edits information to catch errors and omissions and to ensure excellent work products

Maintains organized archives to meet department standards

Effectively demonstrates a consistent and sustained commitment to Lean Ops practices through the active pursuit of the elimination of waste from every process with the ultimate goal of providing world-class quality, delivery, and service at the lowest possible cost. Regularly participates in the organization's Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Physical Demands

Must be able to move and operate audio/visual equipment. Lift up to 30 pounds and maneuver around obstacles and tight spaces

Special Equipment Used

Sony PXW-FS7 camera

wireless mics and booms

LED lighting

MAC hardware and software: Premiere, Photoshop, Audition, Encoder, After Effects, Camera RAW

Other video/audio software


As America's oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic "firsts" since its founding in 1933. It performed the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first production of Coppélia choreographed by an American choreographer. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances a year locally, nationally, and abroad. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world.


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San Francisco Ballet Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a diverse staff.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO).

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