Editorial Assistant, Video

US-CA-Thousand Oaks
3 weeks ago
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Editorial (US) - Online Products


As Editorial Assistant, Video, you will work with the Video Editorial team to support activities in securing streaming video content for video collections intended for the academic library market. Using a combination of effective organizational, administrative, relationship-management, communication and technical skills, you will be able to expertly work with a high volume of diverse tasks in an exciting and fast-paced area of the business. You will collaboratively work with other members of the SAGE Video team across departments, Editorial Advisory Board members as well as other external clients and academics to ensure editorial content and workflows are kept on track and that systems are up-to-date.

This position is part of the Global Video Editorial team at SAGE, working in a dynamic part of the business to significantly increase SAGE’s online product portfolio for our library customers. 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities


 Metadata Management and Content Tracking:

  • Working with content providers, authors and Video Editorial Team (VET) members to secure and ensure accuracy of metadata details for each video asset
  • Processing video metadata within internal systems to prepare video products for launch
  • Collaborating with VET and Global Digital Production members to ensure proper handover/ingestion of video metadata
  • Maintaining editorial content tracking databases and other internal recordkeeping systems


 Video Acquisition Support: 

  • Providing support for Acquisitions Editors in preparation of commissioning briefs for contributors or vendors as needed
  • Assist Acquisitions Editors with video commissioning activities (i.e. contributor research, outreach, providing necessary Audio/Visual release forms to contributors, and reviewing video content)
  • Securing necessary documents and processing all payments for video contributors, Editorial Board members, etc.
  • Processing, saving and organizing all video documents (i.e. Audio/Visual releases, Editorial Board contracts, licensing contracts) as needed
  • Regular correspondence with our author, editor and society networks as required
  • Reviewing and proofreading video outlines and interview scripts as required


Administrative Support for Video Editorial, including but not limited to: 

  • Maintaining editorial prospects documents and Editorial Advisory Board documents
  • Maintaining database of SAGE Video use across the business
  • Working with internal VET and other editorial colleagues to aggregate Video asset information
  • Taking minutes of key meetings involving Video Editorial colleagues


Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences required
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Consistent and proven demonstration of professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple colleagues in multiple offices
  • Ability to master in-house systems used in Video Editorial Acquisitions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Skype
  • Interest in Editorial processes and development strongly preferred


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