Video Editor

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Sea Point
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Company:Cardova Productions / Expresso

Job description

Expresso, South Africa's feel-good breakfast show on SABC3, is looking for a video editor to join our awesome team at Cardova Productions. The right person for the job will be a storyteller and have an excellent grasp of Adobe Premiere Pro. 

He or she will need to have a flair for creativity, a credible interest in video effects and editing trends, and a strong desire to employ latest treatments and cutting techniques. The video editor should also possess strong organisational skills, pay close attention to detail and be deadline driven.

Responsibilities and duties
  • Edit a variety of inserts for Cardova’s broadast and digital platforms.
  • Handle feedback from producers and clients, and implement changes efficiently.
  • Work in conjunction with segment producers and graphic designers.
  • Maintain media mamagement, editing system and archives.
  • Work with edit assistants and be willing to mentor them in assistant responsibilities.
  • Give input into pre-production concepts when necessary.
  • Take responsibility for consistent and accurate data management through media asset management, data storage, back-ups and archiving.
Application details
Apply with a CV, a showreel of video editing work and a cover letter motivating why you are a good fit for the Expresso and Cardova team.

Submit application via email to
Use email subject line: VIDEO EDITOR.
Only applications addressed correctly will be considered.
CLOSING DATE: 18 August 2017.


  • Matric and relevant tertiary qualification such as a degree or diploma in media.
  • Three to five years of experience in video editing for broadcast or high-end projects.
  • Showreel of recent video editing work.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Additional language ability (Xhosa / Zulu / Setswana / Afrikaans) 
  • Video production skill (directing / camerawork)
  • Motion graphic design skill
Personal skills/attributes
  • Hardworking
  • Team player
  • Handle criticism
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach
  • Willingness to work unusual / long hours from time to time
  • Good communicator
  • Takes initiative
  • Deadline driven

Posted on 11 Aug 13:13

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