Senior Video Editor

  • Permanent
  • Colchester, Essex
  • £42000 - £45000 per annum USD / Year

Senior Video Editor

Our client based in Colchester is looking for an experienced Senior Video Editor as an addition to their team.

Candidate needs to live in commutable distance.

Reporting to Head of Video. From short, impactful social media edits to sophisticated Online productions, your role will be pivotal in delivering projects of the highest quality, and collaborating closely with the rest of the team. A positive ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to thrive under pressure. Attention to detail are paramount.

Job Description

  • Collaborate with the team to grasp project briefs and objectives thoroughly.
  • Transform raw footage into captivating edits.
  • Edit diverse all types of video content.
  • Utilise Adobe Premiere Pro for all editing tasks,
  • Enhance video content with music, sound effects, and voiceovers.
  • Employ colour correction tools to achieve consistent appealing aesthetics.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Stay abreast of the latest video editing trends and software advancements.
  • Produce social assets, both original creations and edits derived from longer video content.
  • Augment edits with relevant soundtracks and SFX,
  • Collaborate on video amendments as necessary.
  • Ingest and organise footage captured by the video team.
  • Adhere to creative direction from the rest of the team,
  • Effectively communicate with the Production Manager and wider team
  • Maintain organised project files to optimise workflow efficiency.
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager to ensure project briefs and allocated hours align with budgetary constraints.
  • Update administration systems as required and promote good housekeeping, including archiving old files.
  • Responsible for completing and submitting daily timesheets.
  • Support Head of Video with any requests outlined.
  • Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required in line with your main duties.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A degree in Film, Video, Animation and/or Digital Design
  • Essential previous commercial/corporate editing experience, with a portfolio or showreel showcasing relevant work.
  • Proven track record of editing various video content types,
  • Strong familiarity with the wider Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Demonstrated ability to exceed client expectations
  • Proficient visual storytelling skills, effectively conveying messages through compelling edits.
  • Passion for film and video, coupled with a discerning eye for detail
  • Comprehensive understanding of video codecs and colour spaces
  • Experience working with proprietary video file formats from Sony, Cannon, and Red cameras.
  • Expertise in Adobe Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, and Audition, with knowledge of After Effects and illustrator being desirable.
  • A broad knowledge in After Effects & Illustrator is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Davinci Resolve and post-production workflows in an agency setting is highly desirable.
  • Strong grasp of sound design, colour correction, and grading techniques.
  • Strong understanding of colour correction and colour grading.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Keeping up with current trends in video editing.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to thrive under pressure and meet client needs
  • Highly ambitious and driven individual
  • Capable of working collaboratively as part of a team and also independently.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and highly organised approach.
  • Genuine passion for film, video editing, and post-production.
  • Awareness of and interest in trends in video usage across commercials
  • Firm belief in design as a continuous learning journey.

If you feel you fit the requirements for this role and would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact the Pursuit Office on 01245 362 500

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