Video Pre-Editor - Premiere

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #48323 |
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Our client, a premium streaming content provider, is looking for a freelance Pre-Editor to join their team. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. 

You will report to the Senior Video Producer/Manager within Video Production group.


  • Bring creative intuition, technical prowess, project management, and excellent communication to our video production team creating everything from content promos, product videos, and commercials, to company brand videos for recruitment and internal purposes.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Content Marketing team of producers, motion graphic designers, and other editors to create innovative, compelling creative to meet the needs of the marketing campaigns for the TV streaming shows.
  • Write, develop and pitch creative concepts for on-channel, digital, social and broadcast promos, and other short-form content.
  • Scope, plan, and budget for larger scale video projects.
  • Edit and sound design original and existing material into short-form content to the required specs.
  • Manage video projects and all deliverables from pre-production through post-production.
  • Manage client relations, approvals, and feedback throughout the production process.
  • Deliver projects on-time and on budget while maintaining the highest quality bar.
  • Work with colleagues to find creative solutions.
  • Attend and contribute to bi-weekly creative reviews.


  • 5-7 years professional producing/editing experience and a BS/BA degree.
  • Expert editor in Premiere CC with a portfolio showcasing expertise being a short-form video storyteller.
  • Experience writing, developing and pitching creative concepts.
  • Experience with directing talent comfortable in live-action shoots.
  • Experience managing a creative project from pre-production through post-production.
  • Experience managing clients, feedback, notes, and approvals.
  • Expert in giving and receiving critical feedback in a team environment
  • Experienced music editor and sound designer that understand emotional power and structure of music
  • Proficient in Soundtrack Pro, Pro Tools, After Effects, and Photoshop
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote
  • Comfortable with most video codecs and formats and the ability to transcode between them flawlessly
  • Must be meticulous, technical, organized and uber creative at the same time


  • Motion graphics and VFX experience.
  • Process-oriented with strong quality assurance and control skills.
  • Passion for the art of music editing and sound design.
  • Whip-smart, skilled, passionate creative to fill this role and join our quickly growing team.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • 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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