Video Editing Assistant at Department of Global Communications (DGC)

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Video Editing Assistant at Department of Global Communications (DGC)

Job Opening: Video Editing Assistant

Job Opening ID: 224932
Job Network: Information and Telecommunication Technology
Job Family: Media Technology
Category and Level: General Service and Related Categories, G-6
Duty Station: New York
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2024
Deadline: Apr 12, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is primarily located in the UN Video Section, within the News and Media Division (NMD) of the Department of Global Communications (DGC). The UN Video Section produces video content highlighting various priority themes and issues on the United Nations agenda, such as climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights, and gender equality. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Section.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, the Video Editing Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

  • Uploading videos as needed on various platforms and performing archival tasks of the Section’s productions into the media asset management system (MAMS) and other database systems.
  • Providing technical support, recording, and editing of TV and multimedia production and postproduction.
  • Creating links for download by partner broadcasters and assisting in the generation of statistical and other reports from various databases.
  • Reporting equipment problems, performing emergency repairs or troubleshooting, and ensuring necessary repairs are made.
  • Creating, reviewing, maintaining, and editing technical documentation.
  • Coordinating with TV producers, “on-air talent,” and correspondents to edit and assemble news programs and studio shoots.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of policies, processes, and procedures related to communication, production, and dissemination of public information. Ability to research and gather information from various sources. Demonstrates professional competence, efficiency in meeting commitments, and persistence in facing challenges. Committed to implementing the goal of gender equality.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology, understands its applicability and limitations, and actively seeks to apply technology to tasks.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, values others’ ideas and expertise, supports team decisions, and shares credit for accomplishments.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public communication, audiovisual library and archives, or related area.
  • Experience in video production including digital video editing.
  • Experience in working with digital audiovisual and multimedia archiving formats and standards, metadata management, and quality assurance.
  • Experience in database management systems and digital asset management systems.
  • Specialized training in media archiving and preservation as well as comprehensive knowledge of media formats and characteristics.
  • Experience in working with social media and digital communication platforms is desirable.
  • Experience with cataloging standards at the United Nations or equivalent international organization is desirable.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
  • Recruitment is subject to local recruitment rules. Candidates must be recruited within commuting distance of the office.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The appointment or assignment and renewal are subject to the availability of the post or funds.
  • The United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct.
  • The deadline for applications is April 12, 2024.

No Fee
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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