Video Editor

Job Purpose:

Be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that’s suitable for broadcasting. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects. To work closely with the director/producer to achieve the desired end result.

Variety of productions including:

  • Commercials
  • Corporate training videos
  • Short films
  • Music videos
  • Television programmes

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay
  • Assembling all raw footages, with camera shots either recorded or transcoded in preparation for ingesting into the computer
  • Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising and storing them into files on the computer
  • Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable
  • Creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages
  • Reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video
  • Familiarising yourself with the style of specific directors
  • Consulting with the director, producer, and/or client throughout the post-production process
  • Selecting the most effective shot of a scene in terms of drama, story relevance, or continuity

Additional tasks may include:

  • Overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing
  • Experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements
  • Writing voiceover/commentary
  • Suggesting or selecting music

You may also carry out online editing duties, which involve finalising technical aspects such as correcting faulty footage, grading and colouring, and adding special effects.


Education/Professional Qualification

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in the Fine Arts, Film, and Video Production

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • A good sense of timing and visual awareness
  • A mixture of practical and creative skills
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Patience and concentration
  • Creativity and the ability to communicate effectively and work well on computers
  • Must also have a good eye for detail along with strong visual skills, coordination, and time management skills

Working Conditions:

  • Working hours will depend on the production you’re working on
  • May work standard office hours or shifts
  • Need to be flexible and work at short notice if necessary
  • May also work much longer hours to meet project deadlines
  • May work over weekend

To apply, download application form and email the completed form together with a comprehensive CV (attached with a recent photo) to:

All applications will be kept in strict confidence. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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