Senior Associate, Multimedia (Audio Editor/Podcast)

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington D.C.
Sep 11, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time



The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today's big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution's reputation.

The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew's reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew's resources.

Position Overview:
The Senior Associate, Multimedia located in Washington, DC, is a member of the Communications department and reports to the Associate Manager, Multimedia. This individual will be responsible for creating and editing multimedia content for external distribution and presentation by collaborating with the multimedia team and appropriate communication staff. This role works closely with Pew colleagues on all aspects of production as assigned, with a particular focus on audio/video post-production and motion graphics development. The primary responsibilities for this role focus on audio production and editing for Pew's podcast, After the Fact, with additional work expected to support other multimedia projects, including videos.


Multimedia Editor/ Communications

  • Serves as audio editor for Pew's podcast, After the Fact.
  • Serves as sound designer and sound mixer/finisher for all multimedia content.
  • Serves as a back-up video editor. Ensures consistency in style and tone, as well as high technical standards, to further Pew's communications goals.
  • Types of multimedia projects include short-form documentaries, explainers, animations, and socially-optimized shorts, among others.
  • Responsible for all technical aspects of post-production and delivery, including audio design and mixing, color correction, and final output of multimedia projects.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on multimedia content creation through all phases of production, including strategic planning and presenting ideas for compelling content.
  • Maintains multimedia assets in media asset management system.
  • Keeps up to date with trends in digital, video, and audio storytelling and works to incorporate them into new products.
  • Contributes and participates in tasks and special projects as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • At least four years of hands-on relevant production and post-production experience.
  • Proven ability to deliver professional quality video and audio content with demonstrated expertise in post-production.
  • Expert in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Audition. Experience with rotoscoping, motion tracking, and/or 3D animation is a plus.
  • Strong sense of storytelling and narrative skills.
  • Must be focused on delivering great work, no matter how big or small the project.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, manage deadlines, and follow post-production media management protocol.
  • Must be team focused, receptive to feedback, and work well in an edit suite with other editors, animators, producers, and designers.

Minimal travel anticipated.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.