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Yiddish Book Center

1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Company Description:
The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to rescue Yiddish books, and to recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture. Since our founding in 1980, we have launched a wide range of bibliographic, educational and cultural programs to share these treasures with the modern world.
Salary Range:Location:
AMHERST, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeTelevision/Film/Video Production
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Nice to have
3+
Preference: Preferred
Description:
The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project seeks an experienced and committed full-time Assistant Video Editor to provide on-site technical support for the ongoing processing of the Wexler Oral History Project’s rapidly expanding digital collection of one- to two-hour in-depth oral history interviews about Yiddish language and culture.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Process and edit video oral history interviews
- Manage on-site and off-site storage and back-ups of large and expanding digital video archive to ensure long-term preservation and access
- Train post-production oral history interns in video editing and Project-specific workflow
- Supervise oral history interns in daily work
- Videography and technical support for recording of on-site oral history interviews
- Coordinate day-to-day priorities within post-production and archival processes, in conjunction with Project’s long-term goals as defined by Project Director

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture. The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is an expanding collection of in-depth video oral history interviews about Yiddish language and culture. Since 2010, over 1,000 interviews have been recorded with people of all ages and backgrounds. The full interviews, highlight excerpts, and other short films produced by the Wexler Oral History Project can be accessed on our website: yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
Requirements:
Requirements:
- Minimum three years of video editing experience
- Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multitask
- Proficiency in Adobe Premiere
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, GoogleDrive, and electronic communications
- Experience working in Mac environment
- Ability to update and maintain integrated tracking system for a complex workflow and expansive project
- Ability to work independently, with low-level supervision
- Curiosity about secular Jewish culture and Yiddish
- Commitment to Project mission
- Flexibility and sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous work experience with digital collections or archives
- Film production experience
- Supervisory experience
- Familiarity with Yiddish, Jewish history and culture
- Proficiency in any of the following software programs employed by the Project: Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro 7, FileMaker Pro, Compressor, Handbrake, DVD Studio Pro, ProTools, Avid, Drobo Dashboard, Carbon Copy Cloner, BagIt, DiskTracker, TeamViewer, Amazon Glacier, MPEG Streamclip

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