Senior Video Editor

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Type:
$102/hr – $111/hr
Date Posted:
December 27, 2023

Position Description:

  • As we continue to further cement brand aesthetic and market leadership, we need to continue delivering award-winning promotional films, product launch videos, sizzle reels, and documentaries. As Senior Video Editor, you’ll work with a mix of CGI, motion graphics, and live action content created by internal teams as well as our roster of leading global production companies and agencies. The position will sit with the company’s Brand and Creative team, reporting to our Director of Media Production.
  • We’re looking for someone with complete knowledge of the post-production process, an appreciation for the artistry and nuance of the creative editorial process.
  • You’ll have deep experience across the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools, most importantly Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Audition. You’ll collaborate with project’s stakeholder, producer, and / or creative director and then also coordinate with review teams to prepare edited assets for publishing.
  • The Senior Video Editor will bring a laser-focused attention to detail and deep post-production experience across a range of promotional narrative, testimonial, and documentary projects. You should have high emotional intelligence for cross-departmental collaborations and also work to make stakeholders and colleagues feel at ease during the post process. Equally important is your ability to remain cool under pressure, be prepared for the unexpected, and ultimately keep post-production running smoothly.


  • Deliver creative, thoughtful edits to a wide range of promotional and informational videos
  • Collaborate with internal colleagues and external agencies on additional asset development or sourcing, such as CGI, motion graphics, illustrations, and photography
  • Think strategically and understand the core stages of the video production process in service of making post-production more streamlined and efficient
  • Mentor and / or collaborate with other editors on the team, perhaps on their projects, on yours, or both
  • Collaborate and/or create edit punch lists / review cut notes to clearly communicate changes from one edit to the next
  • Collaborate with project Producers on supporting negotiations through approved bid process. Including but not limited to production estimates, talent usage, music licensing, and stock imagery or clip licensing
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous projects so they come in on time and within budget
  • Track all reviews/revisions on projects and make sure all comments are communicated to stakeholders and / or vendors in a clear and timely manner
  • Serve as a quality control check on product representation and claims accuracy on all footage, motion graphics, and CGI
  • Data management for stills, video, graphics, and other files that make up each editorial project
  • Confirm all assets are named using appropriate naming conventions as defined by the Media Production team
  • Archive all final produced assets and maintain updates in archives by teaming with internal asset management team. This includes providing appropriate meta data regarding origin of assets and all rights restrictions
  • Maintain positive and collaborative relationships across various groups within Brand and Creative, Corporate Marketing, and other business units across the company
  • This Senior Video Editor should be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and be prepared to edit from our edit suite in Sunnyvale several days a week as well as from home. They may need to travel domestically or globally for event based on-site edits as needed. We estimate 15% travel over the course of the contract
  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Producers, and stakeholder to ensure our videos meet compliance, regulatory, and legal requirements
  • Collaborate with Brand and Creative colleagues on both production and post-production to refine our process for greater efficiency

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Solid and deep understanding of the video post-production workflow as well as best practices gleaned from years of editorial experience
  • Solid, demonstrated (minimum of 7 years, prefer 10+) creative editorial post-production experience. You must submit an online, current reel or portfolio with your resume to be considered.
  • Experience working in the Agile – Scrum workflow
  • Expert knowledge and user of the Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Audition
  • Bonus points if you have basic to Intermediate knowledge of Cinema 4D, Maya, Redshift, Vray, Houdini, real-time engines, and like tools and processes for CGI workflow
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Bridge, Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Demonstrated experience owning, supporting, or managing multiple projects and deadlines across global teams, while organizing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working across multiple departments and personnel to create high production value output
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Experience with enterprise level project management tool like Workfront, Jira or similar
  • Ability to keep a cool head and emotional resilience while juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent self-management skills
  • Medical device or regulated industry experience a plus
  • BA / BFA / MFA degree preferred Film, Media, or Fine Arts.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $102 – $111 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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