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Video editors take raw video footage and transform it into a quality finished film. They use editing programs, like Adobe Final Cut Pro or Adobe Pro, to cut and splice scenes, add music and special effects, and create and add graphics, all with the goal of effectively telling a story. Video editors might specialize in editing different types of materials, such as commercials, feature films, music videos, and television programs. 

Job overview

We are seeking an experienced video editor to join our film production company. You will collaborate with our post-production team to transform raw material into a high-quality final product. You’ll be responsible for creating storyboards, producing short-form and long-form content, creating and adding graphics and animations, and adding music and special effects. A successful candidate will need to be able to work under deadlines, manage multiple projects, and collaborate with other production team members. 


A video editor with our company will have multiple responsibilities: 

  • Edit video content for multiple outlets, including social media, YouTube, and Netflix
  • Evaluate raw footage and review shot lists and storyboards
  • Use software to enhance video footage
  • Identify ways to improve and enhance footage
  • Implement effective storytelling techniques
  • Suggest and implement appropriate special effects and music additions
  • Collaborate with video production team members

Job qualifications and skill sets

Our ideal video editor will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in film studies, production, video editing, visual effects, cinematography, graphic design, or a related field
  • Relevant work experience focusing in the post-production process
  • Proficiency with video editing software, including Adobe Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, and Avid Media Composer
  • An advanced understanding of sound effects and special effects
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving talents
  • Communication skills that allow the editor to collaborate with other video production team members
  • Experience with digital video editing and motion graphics



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