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Assistant Editor

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5,000 – 7,500 USD per month
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SWAY—a Democratic TV ad-making firm—is looking to hire an Assistant Editor for the 2022 campaign cycle.

We are looking for an extremely organized video editor working in the Adobe Suite. Should be proficient in Premiere Pro with experience in collaborative editing and ‘assistant editor’ roles. A true editor’s editor: with impeccable project management, an understanding of the fundamentals, and an affinity for effective multitasking.

Must be comfortable with many rounds of feedback and working self-directed. The ability to occasionally ‘read between the lines’ on notes and offer novel solutions. Ideal candidate has at least a beginner’s working knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop & Illustrator. Looking for someone with good design sense.

Must be DC-Metro based and willing to spend some time in our Bethesda, MD office. Flexible about hybrid work-from-home if you have a capable computer. This is a contract position that starts in May and will run through late October.

To apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and three references to jordan[AT]swaydc[DOT]com with the subject line: ASSISTANT EDITOR APPLICATION [Your First and Last Name]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

About SWAY

SWAY is a strategic communications and multimedia production company that specializes in production of top-quality content for TV, radio and digital. At SWAY, we deliver break-out strategy and media that help win campaigns, build support for issues, and improve positioning and imaging of organizations and nonprofits.

SWAY is designed to be a smaller, more hands-on firm that delivers on what it promises: day-to-day strategic partnership and attention-getting TV ads, radio, and digital content. SWAY limits the number of clients we take on so we can really dig in and spend the time and energy it takes to craft strategies and ads that are singularly unique to each campaign.

Our clients include Democratic office holders from the U.S. Senate to state legislators and municipal officers, along with organizations like the DCCC, NEA, NARAL, VoteVets, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, and Democratic candidates across the country like Congresswoman Marie Newman and Gubernatorial candidate Nellie Gorbea.


  • Monthly salary rate of $5,000 to $7,500, based on skill-set and experience.
  • SWAY offers health care and cell phone re-imbursement.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

SWAY has a commitment both to working for diverse candidates and organizations, as well as to maintaining internal diversity. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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