2024 Political Cycle Role – Senior Video Editor / Motion Designer

We are looking for new team members with a  passion for progressive politics to join our electoral team this cycle. We are working with some of the largest persuasion, voter registration and GOTV clients of the cycle. A majority of this position’s time will be assigned to those electoral accounts, but the remainder will be allocated to support our other non-profit, advocacy, and retail clients through our collective sprint during the election.

This is a temporary position through November 30, 2024 and includes outplacement assistance. Cycle-hire employees who are interested will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of permanent positions at the conclusion of this role.

Candidates looking to have a significant professional impact on the 2024 elections should apply for this position.


This person will help create short- to mid-length (< 60-sec) videos as part of our post-production workflows, as well as design other creative for digital and traditional advertising campaigns for our progressive political and responsible corporate clients. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Have a great attitude, a willingness to learn, and to work hard
  • Collaborate with the creative and strategy teams to brainstorm, conceptualize, and execute impactful, client-ready advertising creative, often on tight deadlines
  • Work on every phase of the video production workflow from scripts, style frames and storyboards, color-correcting selects and stringouts from raw footage, to rough and final cuts
  • Assist in the day-to-day organization, logging, and media management of new content
  • Design motion graphics including kinetic typography, animation, and data visualizations
  • Translate scripts/storyboards/creative direction into engaging, effective motion and audio
  • Generally, assist the creative team in creating assets for digital and traditional advertising campaigns


  • 4+ years of motion design and video editing experience, preferably at an agency
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current 2D motion design principles, trends, and best practices
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback in a positive and constructive manner
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with the post-production video workflow, including content sourcing, organization, editing, color correction, sound mixing, and delivery
  • Experience working with both raw footage and stock
  • Strong sense of timing, typography, and color
  • Experience working independently or with a team on multiple competing tasks and demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience designing advertising creative is a plus, especially in progressive politics or advocacy

Compensation + Benefits

  • Salary: $6,667-$7,400 per month
  • +$7,500 election bonus paid at end of cycle

C+K offers a full benefits package which includes: 100% subsidized Platinum-level healthcare insurance, options for dental and vision insurance, 401k with a guaranteed company 3% contribution, short term disability, flexible spending accounts, transportation benefits, bikeshare membership, high speed Internet reimbursement, paid time off and several paid holidays. C+K is an equal opportunity employer.

C+K offers employees the opportunity to work remotely, work in the DC office full time, or work out a partial-week, in-office flex schedule. We do not force people to go into the office, it exists as a benefit for those who want an office to go to. 

Chong + Koster provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, status with regard to public assistance, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Chong + Koster also fully complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate, including with regard to recruiting, hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.