Video Editor Job Description

Video Editor Job Description

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Video editor provides support and guidance in all production areas including, shooting, lighting, sound recording, teleprompting, photography and operation of such equipment as well as creative idea sharing.

Video Editor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective video editor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included video editor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Adobe 'After Effects' Adobe Illustrator as basic animation/infographic skills will be a desired bonus skill
Prepare the creative studio, checking that all equipment is functioning, setting up appropriate lighting
Experience in not just filming new footage but in also working with existing footage and stills is expected, as the candidate will be asked to produce/edit/shoot internal videos for the executive management team
Create innovative concepts for original video content for all areas of MR PORTER
Lead all video projects across the brand, from concept through to shoot and production
Be responsible for all shoot research, set-up and execution
Set up and film all video content for ‘The Journal’, behind the scenes, interviews and Fashion Week footage both on location and in studio
Attend editorial meetings, and work with wider Creative team, to produce viable video content ideas which will drive engagement and product sales in a visually beautiful and editorial way
Work closely with the Production team to plan and produce all video content within budget and to agreed timeframes
Take responsibility for direction of shoots, both on and off camera

Video Editor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Video Editor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the video editor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Communications, Video, Film, Education, Editing, Marketing, Video Production, Journalism, Technical, Television

Skills for Video Editor

Desired skills for video editor include:

Photoshop
After Effects
Lighting
Adobe Premiere
Codecs
Filming
Sound techniques
Photoshop and Illustrator
Illustrator
Adobe Creative Suite

Desired experience for video editor includes:

The editing of news and features material (interviews
Providing creative briefs to colleagues and working closely with a small unit to brainstorm new unique and innovative ways to tell a story
On occasion shooting of material for use in edited packages, both “B Roll” with talent
Editing, quality controlling, and mastering material for external distribution
Hands-on experience with Brightcove and YouTube Creator is a plus
Position requires sound video pre-production, production, and post-production skills, photography, both studio and location shooting

Video Editor Examples

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Video Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of video editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for video editor
  • Work flexibly and reactively to editorial workflow and shoots
  • Create, update and develop all graphic assets for video content, and liaise with the design teams on specific graphic and design needs
  • Improve where possible the department workflow
  • Ensure all video content is delivered on time
  • Organise and backup all video assets
  • Keep up to date and understand latest developments in shopable and interactive video across platforms and devices
  • Keep abreast of editing software and hardware developments, and ensure department is up to date
  • Work on regular live coverage
  • Provide support from behind the camera when needed
  • Attend annual kickoff meetings to record footage
Qualifications for video editor
  • Knowledge of codecs and encoding software, Adobe Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze
  • Experience with lighting and sound equipment required
  • Ability to shoot and edit in wide variety of video styles and aesthetics
  • Be comfortable with a camera and on a set as they are in an editing bay
  • The ability to take a project all the way through production to post production without support if needed
  • A master with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premire, Afeter Effects, Quicktime, RED CineX and Canon and RED camera workflows, video codecs and compression formats
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Video Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of video editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for video editor
  • Syncing audio and organizing footage within Premiere for editors and producers
  • Editing small assets (lots of growth potential here!)
  • Exporting and delivering Quicktime masters
  • Familiar with working on set of video shoots
  • Oversee project and budget timeline
  • Proactively identify areas for process improvement
  • Report to the Senior Video Producer
  • Work with our team of brand editors and publishers to create engaging and visually impressive short form video content
  • Create an average of five to six videos per week, so you should be comfortable in a fast-paced, quick-turnaround environment
  • Create motion graphics for videos
Qualifications for video editor
  • Deep knowledge of Avid Media Composer
  • Strong ability to edit music to maximize impact
  • Able to work closely with directors, producers, and with other team members and act as a calming influence at the center of the production
  • Technical and creative
  • Start-up mentality in a creative environment is a plus
  • Foreign language (French/German) a plus
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Video Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of video editor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for video editor
  • Inform technical team of any issues which may occur
  • Obtain producer needs for assignments and precisely execute deliverables to brand and style specifications and collaborate with clients to ensure they receive the highest level of service and satisfaction
  • Media management, asset organization, and file delivery for review and finishing
  • Work on the creative team developing and writing Brand stories
  • Interpret the project storyboards, script, outlines, and pertinent production notes to assemble the sequences of scenes into a complete movie or video presentation
  • Determine video workflow and communicate the process to the other artists involved
  • Manage and execute the post production process for getting video to broadcast
  • Manage projects and sometimes lead teams of people (internal and external)
  • Exhibit an ability to meet the demands of working on set
  • Must be able to shoot in a variety of weather elements depending on what the shoot calls for
Qualifications for video editor
  • Candidates with Frostbite or Unreal game engine experience and scripting cameras strongly preferred
  • A professional and creative approach to work with high quality and consistency in all videos
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a flexible, creative attitude to strict deadlines
  • Basic understanding of typography
  • A love of and passion for fashion
  • Established freelance crew of DOPs/sound/camera operators/sparks etc
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Video Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of video editor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for video editor
  • Order shooting kit (cameras, lighting, lenses)
  • Perform basic masking/blurring tasks in addition to applying overlays and standard focus (zoom, highlight, circles) techniques
  • Place in slides and processed audio for final movie exports
  • Review, evaluate, and upload assets to FTP for contractors/vendors
  • Check contractor/vendor assignments for completion and consistency
  • Enter contractor/vendor bug data for performance reports
  • Download, re-link, export movies, and manage multiple contractor/vendor projects
  • Prep multi-cam sequences for Lead Video Editor
  • Assist with editing notes and documentations
  • Review and assess finished movies when required
Qualifications for video editor
  • High technical proficiency with the ability to configure a variety cameras/equipment understanding best practice for capture, media formats, aspect ratios
  • Deep knowledge of Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Ability to operate smoothly in a Windows based setup is advantageous
  • Creative and able to brainstorm with the team
  • Interest in video games or motion pictures a plus
  • Must have experience as a non-linear editor – preferably in a local TV news department environment
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Video Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a video editor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for video editor
  • Work closely with the Team Lead, confirming when movies are edited and ready for export
  • Review and fix editing bugs logged from the Quality Assurance team
  • Communicate clearly with lead editor and key stakeholders (producer, director, audio engineer, graphics team) to ensure successful handoffs throughout the postproduction process
  • Review and assess each course upon completion using standardized review form
  • Assess and resolve technical and creative issues methodically
  • Maintain quality and continuity of multiple projects while working against set deadlines
  • Actively maintain awareness and education of the latest trends, techniques and tools related to post production
  • Participate in an ongoing process to ensure our training products are delivered at the highest quality and reflect the needs of our customers
  • Work with green screen, live action multi-cam
  • Create and edit simple PowerPoint slides
Qualifications for video editor
  • At least 8+ years experience in games, broadcast, film or related fields as an editor
  • A thorough understanding of current codec technology
  • Strong understanding of shot composition for video and screen captures
  • Strong understanding of signal flow and video editing technology
  • Ability to take direction well and request information or ask questions when needed
  • Passion for storytelling and movies

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