Video Editor Job Description

Video Editor Job Description

August 26th, 2019

Video Editors manipulate film and video footage to create a coherent and complete project that accurately depicts the film Directors envision. They use complex editing software to piece together stills, footage, sound effects, dialog, and animation effects.

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We are looking to hire a talented and experienced Video Editor to join our busy production team. As a lead Video Editor, you will be 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 Production Director.

To ensure success as a Video Editor, you should have expert knowledge of modern video editing techniques, be able to visualize directorial concepts, and work according to a strict time schedule. Ultimately, a top-notch Video Editor can perfectly translate a Director's idea into a beautifully crafted film or video piece, worthy of broadcasting.

Video Editor Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with the Director 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 dialog, sound effects, music, graphics, and special effects.
  • Ensuring the project follows a logical sequence.
  • Consulting with the Director and production team throughout the project.
  • Creating the final cut for broadcasting.

Video Editor Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, Cinematography or related field.
  • Previous work experience as a Video Editor.
  • Hands-on experience with editing software, including Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, and Premier.
  • Creative and artistic skills.
  • Familiarity with 3D composition and special effects.
  • Portfolio of completed film productions.
  • Ability to work to a tight schedule.
  • Ability to translate ideas into complete projects.

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