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Video Editor for Youtube Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Hey there! We are a YouTube Automation company and we are looking for a talented, hard-working, and experienced Video Editor to join ou…

Video Editor Audio Editing Video Intro & Outro Explainer Video Education Adobe After Effects Video Post-Editing Adobe Premiere Pro
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Video Editor for Video Ads Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$260
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled video editor to create engaging video ads. The ideal candidate should have strong video editing skills and…

Video Editor Video Post-Editing Adobe Premiere Pro Video Commercial
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Create a bold and exciting product launch video Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$50
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a talented video creator to produce a bold and engaging video to introduce our new packaging design. The video shoul…

Video Editor Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects Animation Video Commercial
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US$400
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

For my business I am looking to have a branded personal trading bot, that copies trades automatically to MT4/MT5, that I can send over…

Video Editor Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Pro
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Social Media Content Editor Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$200
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I am looking for an editor that is able to put together 30 pieces of content from footage and photos that I have already taken. They ar…

Video Editor Social Media Content
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Video Creator for Tutorial and Promotion Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are in need of an expert in creating videos for our brand. The job focuses on main areas: producing clear, concise, and easy-to-fol…

Video Editor Video Post-Editing
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Video Editor (History Niche) Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$30
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

Looking to hire an experienced script writer for a history YouTube Channel. Videos similar to: https://www.youtube.com/@TheFront/video…

Video Editor English Content Writing Video Post-Editing Audio Editing
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US$20
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I'm looking for an editor for my new Educational YouTube channel. I'm looking to fulfill this quality as my competitor: https://…

Video Editor Explainer Video
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Short time video editor Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

i am looking for someone to edit/create short time videos (10-30 seconds) you will have a video as background for copyrights and we wil…

Video Editor Adobe Premiere Pro
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Experienced Instagram Reels Editor Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Hey there, We are looking to take on a new editor who will be our main editor, you need to have attention to detail, knows the e-comme…

Video Editor Instagram Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Pro
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Video Editors on Upwork
can earn US$15–US$35/hr.
Learn more below about how you can earn a career on the world’s work marketplace.
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How to Become a Freelance Video Editor

Many video editors begin their journey with an interest in photography or video and a knack for compiling scenes to tell a coherent story. If you have this knack for storytelling and an interest in working with video, you may have what it takes to become a freelance video editor on Upwork.

What does a freelance video editor do?

A freelance video editor works with many types of clients, including individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, for the purpose of filming and editing events, advertisements, music videos, documentaries, television programs, and motion pictures.

As a freelance video editor, you may be called upon to handle a number of tasks associated with ensuring the final edition of a work is refined and ready to be viewed by the intended audience. Some of the tasks might include editing scenes to ensure proper story flow and adding special effects, sound effects, music, and voice-overs.

In addition to the above, a freelance video editor might also be asked to maintain video and editing equipment, ensure sets are configured properly for filming, test sound quality, and make recommendations regarding actor performance.

What skills do I need to become a freelance video editor?

Freelance video editors come with varied backgrounds, but most have either a bachelor’s degree from an accredited film school or extensive experience in film, television, or industrial video. Some freelance video editors began their careers taking on projects such as weddings or by simply using their smartphones to take and edit video.

No matter your background, if you have an interest in becoming a freelance video editor, you will likely need to possess the following skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of computer hardware used for video editing
  • Excellent ear for storytelling
  • Excellent eye for story flow
  • Extension knowledge of video production and post-production
  • Ability to work well with others under tight deadlines

What are the core freelance video editor job responsibilities?

While a freelance video editor’s responsibilities can include a wide variety of tasks depending on the client and the project, common responsibilities include the following:

  • Capture visual content as well as edit short- and long-form video content
  • Help maintain brand identity during editing
  • Work with producers, scriptwriters, brand managers, marketing managers, and public relations managers to ensure content consistency
  • Operate various filming and editing equipment, including cameras, video editing equipment, and sound equipment
  • Archive and retrieve video content as needed
  • Coordinate between studio and remote locations during all filming events
  • Collaborate with videographers and other editors on an as-needed basis.

Should I get a video editor degree or certification?

Becoming a freelance video editor requires a good deal of experience in addition to some education. The level of education you obtain may determine how far you are able to go in your career as well as the opportunities you might receive from potential employers or clients. Likewise, receiving a certification in video editing can only help your position as a potential freelancer.

For those interested in earning a degree, a bachelor’s in film and editing from an accredited university is an excellent starting point. Institutions such as New York University, University of Southern California, and Florida State University offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in digital media, film, and television.

Certifications for video editing are offered by organizations such as the American Graphics Institute and Adobe. Four-year degrees are more costly than certification programs. Which option you choose will be determined by your career objectives, your available time, and the budget you can apply to your education.

  • New York University— bachelor’s or master’s in film and TV
  • University of Southern California—bachelor's or master’s in film and TV production
  • Florida State University— bachelor’s or master’s in digital media production
  • American Graphics Institute—certification in video editing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro—certificate program

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