Urban Planning - Video Producer & Editor

Planetizen and Urban Insight

Los Angeles, CA
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Who We Are

Planetizen is the most visited urban planning website in the United States providing training, news, jobs, and continuing education. Through Planetizen Courses, we are the leading online professional education website for planners and urban designers, with 250+ of the highest quality video courses available. We thrive on providing a rewarding environment where you continue to learn and grow.

The Opportunity

Planetizen Courses is looking for a talented Video Producer & Editor to join our team. The Video Producer & Editor  will be primarily responsible for producing, filming, and editing high-quality video training content, with a high degree of autonomy and ownership for all new courses published on the platform. Planetizen Courses publishes more than 25 new courses every year—each with direct relevance to real world issues like housing, transportation, and the environment. 

This is the right role for a resourceful, organized, and creative team player, passionate about the potential of video to educate and contribute to the process of planning a prosperous, sustainable, and equitable built environment. Successful candidates will have experience in the urban planning industry, or a closely related field, and will recognize and value the terminology, concepts, and personalities of planning. The Video Producer & Editor is a key member of the team at Planetizen Courses, working directly with the instructors, editorial director, and director of product to create educational content to inform the entire planning field—planners, designers, and citizens.

The Video Producer & Editor will also occasionally assist in creating videos for additional content, marketing projects, and client projects for Planetizen's sister company, Urban Insight. Urban Insight works directly with mission-driven clients, from leading cultural arts and non-profit institutions to local governments and planning departments. 

The Role

  • Develop and execute video production projects from concept to completion
  • Plan, shoot, and direct video shoots in-studio
  • Assist with recruiting, coaching, and supporting instructors 
  • Collaborate with content and marketing teams to plan, develop, create, and launch video content
  • Revise and prepare slide decks and and other materials for post-production 
  • Edit video footage and sound to create polished, engaging videos
  • Add music, video, images, motion graphics, as needed
  • Ensure that videos meet technical and quality standards
  • Manage and organize video files and backups
  • Create and manage content on website CMS
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Who You Are

  • A minimum of two years of experience related to video pre-production, production, and post-production
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Strong storytelling and visual communication skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages simultaneously
  • Creative problem-solving skills 
  • Experience with instructional content preferred 
  • Experience with urban planning strongly preferred 

Location & Availability

  • This is a full-time role 9am-6pm PT (with 1 hour for lunch).
  • Candidates must be local to Los Angeles. This position is available partially remote (with about 4 days per month in our Koreatown office for shoots in the Planetizen studio) or fully in-person in our office.

Your Career Path

The position offers multiple career paths within Planetizen and Urban Insight. Potential career paths for a high-achieving and results oriented team member include roles in video editing, video production, or creative direction.

About Planetizen and Urban Insight

  • Planetizen is the largest independent education and news resource for urban planners. 
  • Planetizen Courses is one of Planetizen's most successful products, with more than 300 courses published online and available to subscribers.
  • Planetizen Courses are generally available for continuing education credits. Planetizen Courses instructors include some of the biggest names in the field, like Donald Shoup, Angie Schmitt, Lance Freeman, Jenny Schuetz, and Emily Talen.
  • The Planetizen and Urban Insight team totals more than 30 employees working all over the United States.
  • Urban Insight works with some of LA’s best-known institutions, such as LACMA, The Broad, University of Southern California, City of Los Angeles, and the Japanese American National Museum. 
  • Urban Insight is the top-ranked web development agency in Los Angeles, according to Clutch, an independent analyst. See reviews at Clutch: https://clutch.co/profile/urban-insight
  • Planetizen and Urban Insight run on the Entrepreneurial Operating System

Why Work at Planetizen and Urban Insight

  • We collaborate to create a career path that works for you
  • Average employee tenure is 6.5 years.
  • We're stable. We've been in business for 22 years, and continue to grow each year.
  • We offer a casual and flexible working environment with plenty of opportunities for growth for the right candidate.
  • We believe in a reasonable life/work balance and enjoy 40-hour work weeks.
  • We allocate time for training and professional development.
  • We take on interesting, meaningful projects for appreciative clients.
  • Even more reasons: 


We offer a highly competitive salary which depends on your qualifications, experience, education, and certifications. Our salary package includes:

  • Paid time off (15 days increasing to 20 after four years)
  • Holiday time off (~10 days per year).
  • Health insurance (95% employer-paid).
  • Dental insurance (95% employer-paid).
  • Company-sponsored 401(k) plan with employer match (after 60 days).
  • Performance and compensation reviews annually.

To Apply

Please apply at https://careers.urbaninsight.com/apply/n7lu2qPYJt/Urban-Planning-Video-Producer-Editor. This position is open until filled

Thanks for your interest in working with us at Planetizen and Urban Insight.

Posted March 13, 2023, 10:29 AM PDT

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