Sample video editor job description

Video content is a core part of [Company X]’s marketing strategy. Our videos both entertain customers and inform them about our wide product range. All of this is possible thanks to our behind-the-scenes video staff. We’re looking for a skilled video editor to work in both short and long formats, taking footage shot by production teams and editing it based on project specs. After showing a rough draft to stakeholders, they’ll be responsible for implementing project notes. The finished product will represent the best of the company and the video editor’s skill.

Objectives of this role

  • Set a high bar for video marketing deliverables

  • Ensure consistency in daily content

  • Enhance social media and overall marketing strategies

  • Identify and implement improvements in the video editing process 

  • Produce content for diverse audiences and platforms

  • Keep up to date with the latest video marketing trends


  • Edit short- and long-form videos for [Company X]’s website and social media accounts

  • Take charge of video ideation and creation

  • Ensure videos meet the marketing team’s specifications and guidelines

  • Implement creative notes from stakeholders

  • Offer customers peerless digital experiences

  • Evaluate projects for brand authenticity

Skills and qualifications

  • Familiarity with video editing software like Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro

  • Capacity to communicate effectively

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to pick out attention-grabbing shots

  • Excellent storytelling skills

  • Knowledge of basic editing principles

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to work with multi-track split audio

  • Knowledge of aspect ratios

  • Experience with high-resolution file transfer applications

  • Understanding of video encoding formats

  • Talent for sound design