Sr. Video Editor

Westlake Village, CA
Job Type:
$70,230 - $85,270
Date Posted:
June 19, 2023


The Senior Video Editor must have an expert understanding of modern editing techniques. This role requires the ability to manipulate raw video footage, audio, graphics, stills, and animation effects to artfully create a high-quality finished project.


In addition to editing, the Senior Editor will have additional roles and responsibilities  including coordinating post-production workflow of all video projects in edit and the providing of additional guidance as needed to video producers and editor to meet the project’s desired final vision and deadlines. The Senior Video Editor will have one direct report.


  •  Work closely with Sr. Video Content Producer to schedule and make sure that all post-production jobs stay on track and are delivered on time
  • Oversee and Review edits from other editors and give technical/creative feedback to further improve content. This includes editing choices, graphics, titles, and color grading
  • Work with Sr. Video Content Producer and video editors to develop internal editorial processes to streamline production
  • Leads and or performs video post-production tasks which include tape logging, backing up of files, transcoding footage, reviewing footage, making editorial decisions along with content producer and or Director of Content, assembly cuts, rough cuts, audio adjustments with the audio engineer, color correction, graphics, and final editing & layoff using Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and other industry standard software; creates or works with motion graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall video concepts; compresses video for output
  • Responsible for assembling video footage, applying artistic editing techniques, and creating finished projects that adhere to the director’s/producer’s vision
  • Review edits and work with designated Content Producer or Director of Content to implement and incorporate feedback and notes
  • Work with key stakeholders in the Content, Artist, & Social team to support in the editing of videos specifics for the various social platforms and live streams
  • Assist in building a roster of freelance video editors, motion graphic artists, and color graders
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining the media server
  • Stay in tuned with current trends, software, and editing techniques to elevate our work


  • Minimum of 8 years professional editorial experience
  • Solid understanding of how cameras, lighting, and sound recording works to deliver best final video product
  • Expert- knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop)
  • Advanced knowledge of color grading practices (DaVinci Resolve)
  • Experience with sound design and general audio best practices
  • Experience with modern encoding and delivery practices
  • Strong sense of visual storytelling and editorial style
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Proven ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both as a team and independently
  • Excellent communication skills

Why Guitar Center? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $70,230-$85,270/yr depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world’s largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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