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Senior Video Editor - job post

Focus Agency Group Limited
£40,000 - £45,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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  • £40,000 - £45,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



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  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Store discount

Full job description

Job Overview:

As a Senior Video Editor, you will be a highly talented and experienced professional integral to crafting compelling video content for our diverse range of clients. From short, impactful social media edits to sophisticated Online/TVC/VOD productions, your role will be pivotal in delivering projects of the highest quality, adhering closely to briefs and deadlines. Collaborating closely with the Creative Director, Head of Video, Producers, and Client Services team, you'll ensure seamless execution and client satisfaction.

A positive 'can do' attitude and the ability to thrive under pressure without sacrificing attention to detail are paramount. Your commitment to excellence will reflect the standards of our dynamic creative team, fostering an environment of continual growth and achievement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Head of Video, Producers, and Client Services team to grasp project briefs and objectives thoroughly.
  • Transform raw footage into captivating edits that effectively convey a compelling visual narrative.
  • Edit diverse video content, spanning social media clips, explainer videos, TV commercials, and VOD pieces.
  • Utilise Adobe Premiere Pro for all editing tasks, with proficiency in After Effects for motion graphics and animation being a desirable skill.
  • Enhance video content with music, sound effects, and voiceovers to elevate viewer engagement.
  • Employ colour correction tools to achieve consistent and visually appealing aesthetics.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, ensuring timely delivery under tight deadlines.
  • 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, ensuring completeness with purchased stock once approved.
  • Collaborate on video amendments as necessary.
  • Ingest and organise footage captured by the video team.
  • Adhere to creative direction from the Head of Video and Video Producers, ensuring output always meets the highest standards.
  • Effectively communicate with the Production Manager and wider team, seeking clarification on briefs to facilitate project completion.
  • Maintain organised project files to optimise workflow efficiency.
  • Coordinate with the Production Manager to ensure project briefs and allocated hours align with budgetary constraints.

Person Specification:


  • 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, including short-form and long-form pieces.
  • Strong familiarity with the wider Adobe Creative Cloud suite is advantageous.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to exceed client expectations through creative and engaging video content.
  • Proficient visual storytelling skills, effectively conveying messages through compelling edits.
  • Passion for film and video, coupled with a discerning eye for detail and aesthetics.
  • 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 and implementing current trends in video editing.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to thrive under pressure and meet client needs effectively.
  • Highly ambitious and driven individual committed to working efficiently and accurately.
  • Capable of working collaboratively as part of a team while maintaining motivation when working independently.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and go above and beyond to gain experience.
  • 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, social media, and digital advertising.
  • Firm belief in design as a continuous learning journey.

***A portfolio is a requirement for this application process.

***You need to be a reasonable distance from our office - this is non-negotiable.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Store discount


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Colchester: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor's (required)


  • Video Editing: 3 years (required)
  • Colour Grading: 3 years (required)
  • Sound Design: 3 years (required)
  • Motion Graphics: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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