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Video Editor/Digital Content Creator

Position Responsibilities:
Typical responsibilities include recording, editing, and color grading multi-camera video of Marine Band concerts and events for use in our digital archives and public release via both streaming and broadcast platforms. Additional duties include creating custom motion graphics / lower thirds, 30-90 second promotional and intro videos for upcoming concerts and events, and developing and organizing a pool of B-roll for use in future video projects. In addition, this position will share responsibility for the Marine Band’s recording studio, to include the inventory and routine maintenance of all video and recording equipment and the preservation of the Marine Band’s recorded archive collections.
Position Qualifications:
Applicants for this position should have a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Visual Communication, Marketing, Communications, Film, other related fields or have equivalent relevant experience. Applicants should have 3 years experience with planning, shooting, and editing video for a professional brand or organization and adding custom motion graphics. They must be able to be independent and self-directed, while also being an excellent two-way communicator who can collaborate with others and receive and implement feedback. Successful applicants must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, planning and executing cutting-edge video products across various platforms and under varying timelines. They must be highly skilled in the entire Adobe Creative Suite, most specifically with Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. Applicants should have a background in classical music and be able to read musical scores. Applicants must have a basic understanding of stereo recording techniques and digital audio workstations. Advanced understanding of teleprompter operation and lighting techniques is preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
• $59,000 – $67,000 annually (Marine Corps rank of Staff Sergeant).
• 30 days paid vacation annually
• Medical and Dental care, plus medical care for immediate family members
• Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
• Educational benefits such as the G.I. Bill and tuition assistance
Enlistment Qualifications:
Those selected for “The President’s Own” are exempt from recruit training, are appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant/pay grade E-6 under a contract “for duty with the U.S. Marine Band only,” and are permanently stationed at Marine Barracks Washington. Current regulations authorize enlistment between ages 17 and 28. Age waivers may be granted in some cases; however the maximum age for which waivers may be granted to those with no prior military service is 34. Applicants must also pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and a complete physical examination, which includes complying with established height/weight standards both at the time of enlistment and throughout one’s Marine Corps career. Successful completion of an extensive background investigation is mandatory in order to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. This clearance is a requirement for the assignment of the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 5511 - Member, U.S. Marine Band. Due to the length and scope of the security clearance process, it is initiated following the member's enlistment onto active duty. Failure to obtain and maintain this security clearance may result in administrative separation from the U.S. Marine Corps. To learn more, please visit
Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit the following items no later than August 21, 2020:
1) A cover letter and résumé listing education, past experience, and current employment, as well as three references with phone numbers and email addresses.
2) Reel / portfolio including at least two video samples of one’s recorded work, to include detailed information regarding the techniques, equipment, and recording environment in which they were produced. This should also include samples of custom motion graphics / lower thirds. Samples will not be returned to applicants following the selection process.
All materials should be sent electronically using a cloud or web service to
Applicants will be contacted after the requested material has been received by the Marine Band. Qualified applicants will take part in a phone interview that will take place in late August / early September 2020. Those who advance to the next round will be notified early September, 2020 and invited to an interview that will take place in late September 2020 at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. Applicants are responsible for all of their own travel expenses. For further information, please contact:
Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey Higgs
Recording Lab Chief
United States Marine Band
8th and I Sts SE
Washington, DC 20390-5000
Telephone: (202) 433-3996
fax (202) 433-2221