Video Editor

Proposed Salary: $50,000-$65,000/year (Junior-Standard Level)

Timeline: ASAP

Phoenix, AZ

Video Editor Job Description:

  • Ambient Skies is seeking a Video Editor, who is responsible for editing a variety of live action and animated projects in collaboration with Producers and Clients. It is the responsibility of the Video Editor to review all the footage and create the best output by cutting and connecting various footage, adding sound effects and graphics and fine-tuning the completed video or film. Position reports to the Post-Production Supervisor.

Video Editor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Problem solving in a fast paced environment to deliver numerous videos on a variety of commercial projects.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to think independently to add some extra creative spin on projects, but also able to follow a script, screenplay or outline
  • Very organized and collaborative, especially when working with a Producer on projects
  • Assembling raw footage and transferring or uploading to a computer
  • Inputting sound to enhance footage, which may include selecting music and writing voice-overs
  • Inputting graphics to enhance footage
  • Digitally splicing film and video and synchronizing them into one rough cut file
  • Improving and correcting lighting, coloring and faulty footage
  • Working closely with creative directors to present a final product that matches his or her vision

Video Editor Skills and Qualifications:

A successful Video Editor will be a creative individual with a background in media, art, communication, photography, videography and/or technology. An ideal Video Editor has a combination of all in order to understand all elements of producing a finished quality film or video. While a college degree is not necessary, it is helpful. A Video Editor must have experience in working with film and video and training in video production and editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, are extremely helpful.

Here are several skills and qualifications a Video Editor should have:

Training in multimedia and communications helpful

Proficiency in editing software programs

General understanding of computers and digital equipment and knowledge of new and cutting-edge technology

Ability to take and follow direction, while also having a creative eye for improvements

Video Editor Salary Expectations

The average salary for a Video Editor is $16.78 per hour. Video Editors often work long hours and may be hired full-time, part-time or on a contractual basis.

Additionally, all types of Video Editor salaries vary depending on where the employee lives and how much experience they have and can increase as they gain skills and experience.

Video Editor Education and Training Requirements:

Video Editors do not require a college degree but should have a high school diploma or GED. A Bachelor of Fine Arts in communications, media, visual art, film, television, multimedia or graphic design would be extremely helpful for a Video Editor to have.

Video Editor Experience Requirements:

Associate Producer experience requirements.

  • Experience of 3 years.

Ambient Skies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at 1+(480) 420-4368.

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