Features Video Editor

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CGTN is looking for a Features Video Editor

Job Description:

CGTN is looking for an outstanding video editor for its Features unit. The candidate must assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches producer’s vision and is suitable for broadcasting. Experience in long -form is necessary.


  • Combine raw footage from various sources and shoots with other scenes to create a cohesive story.
  • Gather and transfer all forms of media into editing software and ensure each is in appropriate format (e.g. frame rate, frame size, field order etc)
  • Edit footage on timelines and adjust length of shots to create a more impactful pacing for the story
  • Combine visual footage with audio sound effects, dialogue, ambient sound and a musical soundtrack to create more drama in the story
  • Create and export rough and final cuts in appropriate formats 
  • Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running
  • Ensure video (luminance and color) and audio levels are seamless and unified throughout the edit (color correction, audio mixing)
  • Ensure video and audio levels are within legal limits for broadcasting.
  • Ensure the correct formatting and presentation for finalized videos according to different deliverable specifications
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven work experience as a Video Editor with at least 3 years’ broadcast news experience, preferably with internationally-renowned media organizations
  • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Edius, Lightworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Final Cut)
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, self-motivation and initiative would also be worthwhile strengths in the applicant.
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills.
  • Calm under pressure and a strong team player.
  • Ability and willingness to self-produce as needed, e.g. searching for/double checking relevant information, finding additional picture elements from available sources, ensuring used materials are properly licensed and credited.
  • BS degree in film studies, cinematography or related field
  • Native or fluent English speaker, with proficiency in written English.


TO APPLY SUBMIT RESUME TO: resumes@cgtnamerica.com

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