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Video Editor/3D Animator

12/12/2014 4:34 PM | Anonymous

Highlands Consulting Group LLC (HCG), a consulting firm supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, is seeking an experienced Video Editor and 3D Animator to fill an interim part-time position that has potential to become a long-term position. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the DHS S&T Director of Corporate Communications. Most work will be performed off-site rather than at the DHS S&T facility, and candidates must have their own workstation/equipment, software, and other necessary tools. The successful candidate will be required to attend planning and review meetings and similar activities at DHS S&T headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The anticipated start date for the position is January 12, 2015.


The Video Editor/3D Animator will be required to:

  • Edit polished video programs from raw b-roll, taped interviews, audio narration and other elements provided by S&T, adding graphics, visual and audio effects, music, etc. as required
  • Design and produce digital 2D/3D animations depicting characters, objects and environments that accurately convey specific technical information and match the aesthetic context of the videos and other media in which they appear


  • Edit polished videos that meet S&T content requirements and production standards
  • Work with the OCC team to support videotaping, as necessary, to ensure that studio and location shoots obtain all footage necessary to ensure complete, consistent, high-quality video products
  • Work with S&T program managers and producers, videographers, photographers and designers to develop graphics and animations that accurately and attractively convey technical concepts and information
  • Produce storyboards that give project team members a clear vision of how proposed illustrations and animations will look
  • Create original 2D and 3D animations and graphics, with appropriate texture, lighting and motion techniques
  • Manage all technical issues related to video graphics and animation, including rendering, performance, streaming, memory management, and storage
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment


  • BS/BFA/MA in Animation/Motion Graphics or a related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience
  • Strong storyboarding skills
  • Ability to produce kinetic typography animation, motion graphic animation, 2D and 3D animation
  • Demonstrated mastery of video and audio editing
  • Working expertise in 3D suite (Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Autodesk Flame, Smoke, etc.), as well as compositing and photo manipulation
  • Proficiency with Adobe® Creative Suite/ Creative Cloud (Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator). 
  • Proficiency in Maxon Cinema4D
  • Photography expertise a plus
  • An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates both creativity and mastery of video animation and editing


The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.


Each applicant must submit a complete application package which includes: (a) a cover letter explaining how the applicant’s abilities and experience qualify him/her for the described position; (b) a current resume; (c) the names, titles, mailing and E-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Application packages should be emailed to:

Robert Epper, President

HighlandsConsulting Group, LLC


All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm MST (7:00 pm EST) on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Finalists will be required to attend a personal interview and provide a collection of work samples that demonstrate proficiency and accomplishment in the areas required.

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