Video Editor - Motion Designer - Multimedia Expert (21941)


Join Principal Directorate (PD) Communication at the EPO


PD Communication is at the forefront of corporate communication for the EPO, driving strategic events that shape and protect our corporate culture, reputation and brand. Our work is instrumental in achieving the EPO's strategic goals, engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders through multiple channels.


Led by a principal director, PD Communication consists of two directorates, Content Creation and Channel Management, which work alongside the visual communication team. We are currently seeking a talented video editor to join our visual communication team and who will report directly to the team leader.


With us you will:


  • contribute to the EPO's brand identity by providing expert video editing
  • edit event recordings
  • ensure the consistent application of corporate design standards across all videos and recordings
  • create animations and motion designs (e.g. animated typography, graphs and visuals)
  • develop 3D animation products
  • archive and store all video material accurately
  • perform any other relevant duties related to video production and event support


Apply if you have:


  • a minimum of five years of professional experience in post production or a filming agency (please provide references, i.e. portfolio)
  • proven experience in corporate filmmaking (please provide references, i.e. portfolio)
  • expert editing skills with Adobe Premiere
  • advanced animation skills with Adobe After Effects
  • proficiency in 3D animation and motion design (Blender or Cinema 4D)
  • in-depth knowledge of video material and media asset management
  • a solid understanding of branding and corporate style
  • experience in systematically clustering and storing video material
  • photographic and retouching skills
  • very good English language skills
  • basic camera skills are a plus


Why join us?


At PD Communication, you will be part of a dynamic team that values creativity and innovation. Your work will have a tangible impact as you support high-profile events and contribute to the EPO's strategic goals. We offer a collaborative and supportive environment in which your skills and expertise will be valued and developed.

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about video production and corporate communication, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your application along with references (i.e.portfolio) showcasing your work experience.


Our minimum requirements for this post

  • Diploma of completed studies at bachelor's level or – in exceptional cases – equivalent professional experience
  • Working knowledge of two official languages. Alternatively, working knowledge of one official language (in such cases, the willingness to learn the missing language and to reach level B2 within a set time frame would be required)
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation



Candidates are kindly asked to upload an updated CV and outline their motivation in the designated application field (character limit 4000). If so wished, the motivation letter can also be uploaded as a Word or pdf attachment under "Application document" in SuccessFactors. In this case, please indicate in the designated field "Please refer to attached motivation letter".

Portfolio: Please also submit the references (ie. portfolio) as a link(s) under the text field of the question "Please tell us about your experience in corporate filmmaking".


The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications, competencies, professional experience and language knowledge, supplemented as appropriate by interviews, tests and/or a personality questionnaire.


A reserve list may be constituted, should more candidates than required at this time be considered suitable following the selection procedure. Such reserve lists are valid for 18 months and reserve list candidates may be contacted, should a vacancy with substantially the same profile arise during that period.


More information on how we recruit can be found on our EPO jobs and careers site.




Key information

Job group: 5

Grade: G7 to G9 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 901 to 8 573, depending on experience and location) 

Duration of appointment: Five years with possibility of extension 

Career path: Technical 

Location: Office-wide 

Application deadline: 30 July 2024

Interviews planned for: September 2024


* after deduction of EPO-internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social security and pension schemes.


We welcome all applications for vacant positions. We consider each on its professional merits – regardless of your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.



Why join us?
✓ Be part of the EPO`s transformation and enable innovation
✓ Work with inspiring people from a variety of cultures
✓ Develop yourself and take on an intellectual challenge

What's in it for you?
✓ A competitive salary
✓ Family-friendly benefits
✓ A good work-life balance
✓ Generous flexibility options 
✓ Relocation benefits and various allowances
✓ Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
✓ 30 days' leave per year
✓ Free gym access
✓ Social activities and clubs

Who we are
We are the patent office for Europe. We are proud to deliver high-quality patents and efficient services that foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.

Our vision
We will empower and motivate our staff to set worldwide standards in intellectual property. Our Office will be effective and transparent, respond to the needs of our users and be agile in managing the changing demands and conditions of a dynamic global patent system. Our work will contribute to a safer, smarter and more sustainable world.

Our values
All our relationships within our Office and with partners around the world will prosper through trust, fairness, mutual respect, adaptability, collaboration and a commitment to excellence.

Our work environment
We believe that diversity is fundamental to our success. Our inclusive work environment respects, values and celebrates our individual differences. We want you to be yourself at work.Join us on this exciting journey to a more digital, collaborative and sustainable organisation.

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