Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Careers

Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research is currently seeking suitable individuals for the positions listed below. If you are interested in working for Yaqeen please submit an application. Due to the volume of applicants, we will be unable to respond to each submission. If your application matches our requirements we will reach out to you for further discussions.

Video Editor
Type: Full-time employee
Location: Open
Department: Creative Services
Reporting to the Video Production Manager, the Video Editor is responsible
for assembling recorded film and video footage, applying artistic editing
techniques, and creating finished, broadcast-worthy projects that accurately
reflect the vision of the creative concept.
The Video Editor should have expert knowledge of modern video editing
techniques, be able to visualize directorial concepts, and work according to a
strict time schedule.
Responsibilities:
● Meeting with the Creative Director and Head of Video Production to
determine production vision.
● Reviewing raw material to determine shot list.
● Manipulating film and video footage using modern editing techniques.
● Maintaining continuity while moving shots according to scene value.
● Trimming footage and putting together the rough project.
● Inserting dialogue, sound effects, soundtrack, graphics, and special effects.
● Ensuring the project follows a logical sequence.
● Consulting with the Head of Video Production and production team
throughout the project.
● Creating the final cut for broadcasting.
● Add graphics, digitally improve picture quality, and ensure videos meet brand
guidelines.
● Work well in a team environment, and provide editorial guidance in pre-shoot
meetings, on site or set, and in post-production.
● Upload video to our YouTube channel and Facebook pages.
● Work with the Marketing team to broadcast live videos.
Required Skills:
● Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Film/Videography, Media Arts, Digital
Communication or a related field from four-year college or university;
or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
● Minimum of one to two years of full-time, professional video editing experience.
● Hands-on experience with editing software, including Final Cut Pro X, Avid
Media Composer, and Premiere.
● Creative and artistic skills.
● Familiarity with 3D composition and special effects.
● Portfolio of completed film productions.
● Ability to work to a tight schedule.
● Must possess advanced interpersonal and organizational skills to work
collaboratively and independently in certain circumstances.
● Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment to complete both short and
long term projects.
● Availability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends/holidays as needed.
● Ability to travel as needed.
● Be able to manage multiple projects while also meeting project deadlines
● Have experience creating video shorts, mashups, top 10 lists, digital snippets,
as well as long-form videos, commercials, and campaign promos.
● Possess outstanding organization skills. Your organization drives your ability to
successfully edit video and meet deadlines.
● Videography, storyboarding, 3D software, animation and illustration skills are a
bonus.
Motion Graphics Animator
Type: Full-time employee
Location: Open
Department: Creative Services
Reporting to the Creative Director, the Animator is responsible for the
creation, execution and management of motion graphics assets for Yaqeen.
The Animator will be responsible for animating videos and will be provided
with artwork, storyboard and creative direction. The role is ideally suited to
someone with a strong knowledge of motion graphic design principles and
design software.
Knowledge and experience of Adobe Creative Cloud:
After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a consistent visual identity across all videos.
  • Strong animation and motion graphics skills.
  • An eye for harmonic image compositions.
  • Good feeling for rhythm and editing.
  • Creating beautiful animations that flow well.
  • Able to interpret creative direction in provided storyboards.
  • Good knowledge of video formats, encoding.
  • Basic knowledge of sound design is preferred.
  • Knowledge of video production (gear selection, lighting, green screen, sound, shooting, and editing and implementing notes to create an engaging video asset) is a plus.
  • Understand brand, brand standards and how to apply to video.
  • Creating videos from supplied and/or self created graphics.
  • Working with a wide range of media, including photography, illustration, animation and video footage.
  • Managing the pace of the videos so they are easy to follow.
  • Maintain an organized workflow and complete assignments quickly and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate confidence and a collaborative attitude with all team members.
  • Take creative direction and design critique well and adapt design elements when required.
  • Love for creative text/typography animation.
  • Collaborate with marketing and creative services team on designing and editing motion graphics content.
  • Engage in every stage from the video creation process: concepting, scoping, storyboarding, production and post production.
  • Ability to take files from Creative Director and adapt and prep them for animation.
  • Ability to incorporate viewpoints and take feedback from multiple stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director on storyboard concepts for video animation.
  • Create templates for branding assets including logo animations, title cards, typography, text templates, subtitles, lower thirds.
  • Create animations for short videos strategized for publication on social media.
  • Produce conceptual animations (designs and final executions) that are engaging, unique, and reflect a cohesive brand aesthetic.
  • Able to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward.
  • Generate ideas, inspire your teammates, give and receive feedback, and critique respectfully.
  • Handle multiple projects at once and have attention to detail.

Required Skills:

  • Strong motion graphics portfolio with a minimum of 2 or more years of experience. Proven track record, showreel a must.
  • University diploma or degree in Animation / Motion Graphics or similar.
  • Animate graphics, characters, and text in After Effects.
  • Deliver quality work while adhering to the production schedule and deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge in the Adobe Creative Cloud package particularly
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects & Premiere Pro.
  • Advanced technical skill in video production, editing & motion graphics.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well independently, and collaborate well with creative direction.
  • Avid consumer of video trends on Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook etc.
  • Excellent understanding of typography, detail-oriented and able to maintain brand consistencies.
  • Adaptable to work independently, set and prioritize projects to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and work well with others and as part of a team.
  •  Must be able to visualize, analyze, and organize Islamic academic research through working knowledge of the basic beliefs, values, and practices of Islam.