Film & Video Editors

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Editor, Film Editor, News Editor, Video Editor

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What they do:
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May work with a producer or director to organize images for final production. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.
On the job, you would:
  • Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.



  • multimedia
  • telecommunications

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • come up with lots of ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software

  • AJAX Hot Technology
  • Cascading style sheets CSS Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • Screencastify
  • YouTube

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects Hot Technology In Demand
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud software Hot Technology In Demand


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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