POSITION: Lead Editor & Camera Operator

REPORTS TO: Founder and Director, Nadus Films

FTE: 1.0

SALARY: $50k - $70k, with bonus opportunities


Under the direction of the Founder and Director, the Lead Editor & Camera Operator's primary role is to provide leadership, guidance, and their own creativity and personality to a project throughout the post-production process. In addition, this position is responsible for capturing compelling footage as a camera operator while on production.



  • Prepare gear for shoots, researching and renting gear when needed;
  • Stay abreast of trends and technology, specifically how it can aide in client deliverables;
  • Keep an eye toward competitive work and ensure the brand stays ahead and pushes boundaries.


  • Work with the Director and Producer to prep shooting locations and subjects;
  • Using an “editors’ eye”, serve as a camera operator, filming content that will drive great storytelling;
  • Assist with lighting and capturing quality audio when not shooting;
  • Support and help implement technical decisions such as cameras, lenses, lighting, composition, and blocking to ensure successful execution of project vision and goals;
  • Review dailies to confirm required shots are being captured according to the shot list and production schedule;


  • In collaboration with the Director, ingest, organize, and edit video footage, audio, and music tracks according to tight scripts and storyboards or loose production guidelines;
  • Facilitate and address all agency and /or client cut changes throughout the approval process;
  • Conceptualize and edit complex two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphics and animations when appropriate;
  • Prepare projects to be handed off to Second Editor for color grading and sound engineering;
  • Provide internal project leadership to Second Editor, ensuring successful color grading and audio mastering;
  • Concept and edit trailers, teasers, and marketing material;
  • Maintain proper file structure and approach allowing for future edits/adaptations;
  • Maintain all editing equipment, troubleshoots problems, and actively facilitates repairs;
  • Ensure the brand aesthetic is successfully translated into high quality visual assets.

Job Requirements

  • Relocation to Louisville, KY required
  • Excited to travel domestically and internationally and has the ability to be on production for extended periods of time;
  • Adventure junkie;
  • Proficient in DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and After Effects;
  • Experience working with RED and Sony cameras;
  • Proven track-record of working on big-budget projects;
  • Highly creative and an out-of-the-box thinker that has worked in both the documentary and commercial filmmaking spheres;
  • Experience leading a team of video professionals in a professional environment;
  • A team player that thrives in a collaborative environment;
  • Maintains a positive attitude and performs well in stressful situations;
  • Practices humility and is hungry to learn;
  • Mad ping-pong skills.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and a sample of your work showcasing your editing and shooting talent to info@nadusfilms.com. Include “Lead Editor & Camera Operator” in the subject line. Deadline for submission is January 11, 2019. Only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.