Freelance Video Editor

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #43805 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Video Editor to join our corporate client in downtown Atlanta for a freelance/project-based contract opportunity!

Job Summary:

  • Assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches director’s vision and is suitable for broadcast. You should be able to bring sight and sound together in order to tell a cohesive story.

Job Functions:

  • Manipulate and edit film pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience
  • Take a brief to grasp production team’s needs and specifications
  • Review shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity
  • Trim footage segments and put together the sequence of the film
  • Input music, dialogues, graphics and effects
  • Create rough and final cuts
  • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running
  • Consult with stakeholders from production to post-production process
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience as a Video Editor, preferably in a corporate environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in film studies, cinematography or related field, preferably from a school focused on design and the arts (SCAD, AIA, Creative Circus, etc.)
  • Experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity
  • Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Energetic, outgoing, positive, personable personality with a customer-centric philosophy; a sense of adventure and a desire to learn and grow is a must-have
  • Must be comfortable working in a corporate, business casual environment
  • Ability to operate within tight deadlines and rapidly changing schedules
  • A desire to join a creative, experienced, personable, talented, and demanding team of creative geniuses that settle for nothing but the best on their team!


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V