Video consumption has skyrocketed over the past years. From social media and livestreamig to on-demand shows and OTT programming, a lot of brands now produce their own video content.
That’s excellent news for video editors — your skills are in high demand. Between now and 2030, the demand for video editors and camera operators is expected to increase by 29%. So if you are on the market for a new full-time job or contract-based gigs, it’s time to refresh your resume.
To help you out, we’ve created a sample video editor resume along with writing tips.
Video Editor Resume Sample (Word version)
Video Editor Resume Example (text version)
Videographer and Post-Production Editor
Senior videographer and video editor with past experiences in commercial, reality show, and advertorial shootings. Well-versed in content creation for social media channels – Instagram, YouTube, TikTok – and corporate training portals.
- Visual storytelling
- Web series production
- Training videos
- Video content creation
- Sound effects
- Color correction
- Adobe Final Cut Pro / After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom
Freelance Video Editor – Self-Employed
Operate under DBA “Marsh Video Mesh” and provide videography and video editing services to a range of clients in retail, professional training, and FMCG industries.
- Shot and produced a 10-series training course in employee safety
- Created an Instagram Reels which generated a 25% lift in brand awareness
- Produces a set of branded TikTok videos, totaling 4 million views
Portfolio and customer case studies available at [Portfolio URL]
Video Editor – Training Corps
November 2019-February 2020
Performed end-to-end video production: from transcoding footage and making selects to adding sound effects, doing color correction, exporting, and compression. Produced over 25 corporate training videos of varying lengths, as well as conference recording and webinars.
- Coordinated shooting days and ensured high engagement among c-suite stakeholders
- Worked in parallel on several video projects to meet the production deadlines at all stages
- Suggested ideas for follow-up training videos, as well as new approaches to gamifying the educational experience.
First assistant editor – VoX Studios
April 2017-November 2019
Was in charge of running the cutting room and offering proactive support to the post-production editing team for a popular reality show.
- Camera sheets verification and reporting on technical issues
- Reviewed raw footage and marked suggested selects
- Completed all special footage requests
- Logged shorts in the database for fast access
- Collaborated with visual effects team on post-production
Daytona Films School
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
- UCLA: The Art and Craft of Film Editing Course: 2018
- Midlands Technical College: IAdobe Premiere Advanced Course: 2016
How to Write a Winning Video Editor Resume
Video editors are more used to using visuals than words to tell stories. So resume writing might feel a tad challenging at first.
But don’t think about the medium – think about your story. What type of information do you want the reader to retain? Of course, your amazing skills, key specialties, and past projects. This information should be the focal point of your resume. Put your most marketable skills and a portfolio website link into a professional resume summary. Then consider making a featured skills section.
Once you are done with your resume header area, switch to writing your work experience section. Briefly explain what you did on the job, then add three to five resume bullet points, detailing your experiences.
Finally, round up your resume with an education section. List your main degree plus extra training you took. If you have any special certifications or awards, add another subhead afterward and list those too!
Next, switch to editing mode and extra some final corrections to your resume using these tips.
Mind Your Language
A resume is a professional document. As such, it should never have any spelling or grammar mistakes (duh, obvious!). But apart from catching typos, you should also pay special attention to your word choices:
- Be sure to add resume keywords — the exact words an employer used when describing a candidate’s qualifications in the job ad.
- Clean up jargon — your resume might land in front of an HR person first, so avoid using oddly-specific industry terms.
- Use strong verbs — these make your writing more concise and persuasive.
Emapsize Your Soft Skills Too
Video editors work closely with other members of the production team on larger television or commercial projects. Agency videographers interact with clients and marketing people a lot. In other words: most gigs require strong interpersonal skillssuch as:
- Oral and written communication
- Active listening
- Negotiation skills
- Empathy and emotional intelligence
Be sure to sprinkle some of these into your resume and cover letter.
No College? No Problems
A lot of video editors are self-starters and learned their trade through practice, rather than formal education. This fact doesn’t make you any less valuable than someone with a degree.
So don’t worry about your education section. Instead, you can list completed certifications, courses, and professional training programs.
For formatting tips, check our resume with no college degree example next.
Final Tip: Focus on Your Portfolio Too
A professional resume is a must-have, but so does a strong portfolio. To attract more clients and employers to you, curate your work on social media. You can showcase past client projects or share some behind-the-scenes footage to demonstrate your amazing video editing skills.