Video Editor

Video Editor Responsibilities

We are looking for a seasoned video editor who at the very core, enjoys what they do and wants a creative atmosphere to keep on doing it. As a video editor, you'll be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that's suitable for broadcast, social media and traditional media, telling a cohesive story wihtin the pre-determined amount of time. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. You will work directly with the Art Director to ensure the branding and vision is in line with the goal of specific projects and work within timelines set collaboratively at the onset of each project.

About R&D Design

R&D Design is a marketing strategy development and implementation agency based in New Orleans. R&D Design works with businesses, organizations, and leaders focused on and open to the development and implementation of innovative marketing strategies that will pave the way for the future of enhanced customer engagement. R&D’s full service creative engine develops and implements everything needed to achieve success for their clients including media production, social media management, ad management, print collateral, web design, branding, media buy, internal systems consultation, innovative technology implementation (ie. VR video production), etc. R&D services organizations from Louisiana through the Gulf South and up through Virginia and DC, specializing in home improvement, agency support, public policy, non profits, tourism, hospitality, retail, music and dining.


  • Review shooting script and raw material to create a shot list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity and overall goal of the project

  • Take a brief and at times utilize storyboards to grasp production team’s needs and specifications to deliver with attention to detail within an established time frame

  • Manipulate and edit film into a cohesive story

  • 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 on the post-production process

  • Edit social media “episodes” and maintain consistency and brand standards

  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

  • 360 video editing (not a prerequisite) 


  • Extremely strong video editing ability with a proven track record and impressive portfolio

  • Expert experience with digital technology and editing software packages.

  • Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema 4d

  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity

  • Ability to find solutions to mistakes made during shooting, sometimes very creative

  • Must excel at ability to tell a compelling story

  • Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing

  • Creative mind and storytelling skills

  • Demonstrates comfort with an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback and constructive criticism

  • Brings innovative and interesting ideas to the project development process

  • Well organized and able to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with variety of team members

The Perfect Hire

  • BS degree in film studies, cinematography or related field

  • Positive attitude

  • Extremely organized, to a fault is not a bad thing

  • Process oriented

  • Highly Focused

  • Extremely Creative

  • Attention to detail

  • Self Sufficient once given direction

  • Efficient with Time

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Ability to work within a team and independently

  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism

  • Must maintain hygiene

  • Overall passion for video editing and the creative process

  • Sense of humor

Application to Include

  • Video Resume  

  • Work Portfolio

Little More About the Company and Why YOU Want to Work with R&D:

  • No Non-Compete clause

  • Competitive Pay

  • Unlimited vacation as long as you get the work done and communicated properly

  • 10% commission on gross for any clients you bring in

  • Top-of-the-line office equipment

  • Casual dress code

  • 401k and benefits to be rolled out in fourth quarter

Does this sound like a good fit for you? If you think you're the right fit for the team, please submit your resume, and links to 5 completed projects to Please put in the subject line, your name and the position (ie: "Video Editor Position- N. Cage").