Iman Childs

Professional Experience

Essence Communications, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Video Editor (Contract)Aug. 2021 – Jan. 2022
  • Created and edited videos daily for social media and related to pop culture, breaking news, red carpets, and Essence events, including Fashion House and Girls United Summit.
  • Edited long-form video interviews with celebrities, as well as press junkets.
  • Assisted with video shoots, including interviewing Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones and Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren.                                                               
Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY                                       
Producer & EditorJan. 2020 Aug. 2021
  • Produced and edited videos and other digital content for social media to support the Off-Broadway theater’s productions, virtual programming, and institutional brand, all while working remotely.
  • Provided technical support for live virtual events including the 2020 Master Class series and Playwrights Horizons Town Hall, which were held via Zoom.
Digital Media FellowJuly 2018 – May 2019
  • Produced, shot, and edited 14 videos to promote six theatrical productions and support the overall institutional brand. This included a fundraising video showcasing the Theatrical Fellowship Program, which was shown at the Spring Gala. The goal was exceeded and $60,000 was raised in 10 minutes to support the program.
  • Assisted with maintenance of the company website, including creating new pages, adding job postings, and updating images, and launching engaging campaigns for social media.
Reel Sisters Film Festival, New York, NY 
Assistant Festival Manager   Dec. 2018 – Dec. 2019
  • Responsible for managing the internship program, including creating job postings, recruiting and hiring two interns, and managing their daily tasks.
  • Created a volunteer application and schedule for 20 volunteers over the course of the 4-day festival.
  • Collaborated with the festival director to improve operations and create new workshops and partnerships.
Social Media Manager   Aug. 2016 – Nov. 2018
  • Led a team of 2 volunteers and managed the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the annual film festival.
  • Filmed video interviews with six filmmakers participating in the festival for publicity purposes and to boost ticket sales. Two of these interviews appeared in the online publication, BK Reader.
JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY 
Training Specialist CoordinatorApr. 2016 – June 2018
  • Provided pre-program planning and day-of-coordination for 10 training programs for the VP+ population within JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank.
  • Liaised with conference center event planners, course facilitators, and participants to schedule programs, maintain enrollment via the online learning management system, communicate all logistics, and answer any questions that arose.
  • Tracked expenses and pulled enrollment data reports for managers in the Investor Services and Markets departments.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Rome, Italy                           
Film GranteeSept. 2014 – May 2015
  • Filmed a documentary focusing on the lives of African immigrants in Italy and their integration into Italian society; the film is currently in post-production. Funding was provided by the prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board via a national competition.


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – March 2014

  • Bachelor of Science in Radio/T.V./Film, Magna cum laude

Syracuse University, Florence, Italy – Spring 2013

  • Study abroad program


  • Microsoft Office & Google Workspace
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Social/Digital: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WordPress, Mailchimp
  • Communication: Zoom, Google Meet
  • Project Management: Asana, Basecamp, Hive
  • Limited working proficiency in Italian

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