Video Editor – Video Production Company Manchester & Liverpool

Video Production Company Manchester – Video Editor Role

Thinktank Video Productions Manchester, is currently looking a Freelance Video Editor to work alongside its in-house production team. Our editing team is run by a RTV award-winning craft editor who has worked on many broadcast television productions, from documentaries, TV series and TV adverts. We are always on the lookout for individuals to fill our freelance video editor job roles as we have a diverse and established local and international client-base. This role is particularly suitable for individuals who are good at editing corporate video productions.

This role will be particularly suitable for editors who are proficient at making corporate films eg within Healthcare, The NHS, Manufacturing, Education, Public Sector, Charity, Finance and Technology – where a significant amount of our work is focused.

Thinktank Video Productions produces TV productions, Live Events and Corporate Videos and is part of the Thinktank Group of companies, which includes Thinktank Marketing Manchester.

Job Description

From time to time, Thinktank has exceptionally busy periods which requires freelance video editors as part of its crew. In addition to our well-established in-house video editing capabilities, generally we employ freelancer video editors to make films, mostly within our corporate video production company clients. You may be working with a team or under your own initiative as a video editor, depending on your skills and expertise.

For editors working remotely, eg from home, we expect that you have internet access and will own your own editing suite. Our corporate productions are mainly edited using Adobe Premiere Pro, however expertise in Premiere and/or DaVinci Resolve is what we are looking for.

The successful applicant: Video Production Company Editor

At thinktank, we treat everyone in a fair and equitable way. We fully embrace equality and diversity. Our video production company team here in Manchester, works in a way which embraces promoting each other’s positive values and beliefs.

The Freelance Video Editor Job involves:

  • You should have a good knowledge of Video Editing, and a full understanding of editing corporate videos. An understanding and proven experience using Adobe Premiere Pro and/or DaVinci Resolve is an advantage. You should be proficient in managing multiple projects, with the ability to follow production workflows.
  • Planning and Organising: We expect all of our staff be have good organisational skills and a reasonable sense of urgency so that meetings, timescales and deadlines are adhered to. Each film we make needs good planning, plus the flexibility to adapt to ever-changing environments, as you would expect, when making corporate video productions.
  • If you are involved in editing any sensitive materials, including editing any footage involving vulnerable adults or children – or working on any projects involving settings like the NHS or hospitals, care homes or similar settings, we would expect you to have valid DBS clearance and be willing to undergo any further security checks, as appropriate for the work involved.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: From time-to-time, projects involve unexpected events or circumstances. We work with individuals who have the capacity and capabilities to think on their feet and make common-sense adjustments to their working day and/or environment, in order to successfully fulfil filming duties.
  • People Skills & Teamwork: It’s essential that we treat clients, members of the public and colleagues with respect and dignity. Thinktank promotes working in a positive way and has a zero tolerance of discriminatory behaviours. If things are stressful during filming, we fully expect our freelance crew to remain calm, respectful and dignified. Thinktank has a zero tolerance of bullying, harassment or any kind of threatening behaviour and our Freelance crew are expected to behave in an appropriate way, whatever the situation.
  • Expertise & Skills: You will have proven ability to demonstrate that you are able to work independently, have a basic understanding of how to use and work with media formats from a variety of cameras and sources. you should also be competent at editing Social Media Video Content for Instagram, TikTok, Facebook,YouTube and Vimeo, including working with formats such as 1:1 square and 9:16 Portrait. It would be a distinct advantage if you had experience working with Open and Closed Captions within Adobe Premiere.

Qualifications & CV – necessary for working as a Video Editor

  • Any references to Broadcast Television work or Feature Film work, within your CV, should also be be able to be validated through IMDB‘s database.
  • Although formal qualifications may demonstrate a technical understanding of the Video Editing , you will be expected to provide evidence of previous project work within your CV.

How to apply for the Freelancer Video Editor Job Role

Apply online here, attaching your CV, along with a covering note.

Please state within your application your daily and weekly rate for video editing. Thinktank will not consider any application below the UK Living Wage rate. Applications for home-based workers (remote working) are actively encouraged.

For any suppliers who are VAT registered or are providing services through a Limited Company, you should state the legal name of the company, your VAT Number and your Company Number.

We treat information with the utmost confidentiality at Thinktank Video Productions and never share details of any employee or freelancer, unless we receive a valid request from a client – for example for Safeguarding or National Security reasons.

Pay: £TBA, depending on experience.

Job Category: Video Editor
Job Type: Freelance Part Time
Job Location: Liverpool Manchester

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