Video Editor - CNN


  • London  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    15 March 2022  
    Posted on
    13 January 2022  

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The Job:

As Video Editor you will be expected to play a key role in CNN London’s news edit department, collaborating with all the producers on the creative and editorial direction of their stories, as well as advising on aspects of shooting and post-production techniques that will enhance their end product.

The Daily:

Package Editing:

Edit daily news content including news packages and longer format news programming, using software such as Adobe Premier and Adobe After Effects. High quality and time-efficient video editing to create quality stories that meets the high standards for broadcast on CNN International, generating revenue for the company.

Media Management:

Take responsibility for the housekeeping of numerous projects. Making sure project media is easily accessible to team members. Enable media to be efficiently shared across multiple locations.


Collaborate with producers on a creative and editorial ‘vision’ at the pre-production stage. Determine a specific look and feel required to tell a story to its strengths, both from a shooting and editing perspective.

Managing Multiple Responsibilities:

Work on a variety of projects - from multiple edits, testing workflows, software and equipment, to pro-actively building collaborative working practices with editorial, engineering and newsgathering partners.

The Essentials:

You must have a deep technical knowledge of all current hardware and software systems in place, as well as a thorough understanding of media management, show archiving and distribution.

Managing Technology:

·  Intimate knowledge of the hardware and software elements involved. Mac OS and Adobe Premiere Pro essential. Adobe After Effects desirable.

·  Able to test new editing technologies for the benefit of CNN newsgathering.

·  Liaises with Engineering to understand the set-up of London’s technical set-up.

·  Understands and adapts to the broadcast workflows upon which CNN News programmes are produced.

·  An ability to organize and media manage the department’s multiple media projects.


Initiative & Innovation:

·  Takes personal responsibility and accountability for addressing and resolving problems.

·  Confident and capable of providing feedback to senior management team on editing or workflow issues.

·  Assumes additional responsibility, with a department-wide impact; sets and works to achieve challenging goals that impact the wider business needs.

·  Anticipates and prepares for opportunities/problems that are not obvious to others.

·  Deals effectively with setbacks/mistakes and learns from each new experience.

·  Is a mentor for more junior editors; inspires others to improve their editing skills.

·  Provides feedback to London’s senior management on editing or workflow issues.



·  Adapts well to change and is iterative and flexible with priorities, for example during breaking news.

·  Open to influence and ideas other than his/her own.

·  Adapts well to changes at work and helps implement department-wide changes.

·  Uses appropriate flexibility when applying rules/procedures to accomplish organization’s larger objectives.

·  Changes own behaviour or approach to suit the situation.

·  A go-to person for problems that occur with the department’s workflow or delivery.

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The Perks:

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.