Skip to main content

Video Editor

Job Details

Scottsdale, AZ


*We are not currently hiring for this position but we are always on the lookout for potential candidates. Submit your resume and we will reach out if your application matches a new opening.*

As a Video Editor for The James Agency your day-to-day responsibilities will include creating and executing a variety of video projects across multiple platforms, including editing existing and new video footage for multiple uses. You will collaborate with other teams to deliver high-quality video work, working closely with the video team, other creatives, copywriters, and members of the media and digital teams. Having a team-oriented mentality and understanding of how your role and work contributes to the broader integrated experience is essential. You must be versatile and multifaceted, with a passion for problem-solving with creativity and an eye for detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong focus on video production and organic social media content.


Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Proven work experience as a Video Editor
  • Proficiency in using digital technology and editing software packages, such as Premiere Pro and After Effects.
  • A clean and well-presented portfolio showcasing video editing skills
  • In-depth understanding of timing, motivation, and continuity in film editing
  • Familiarity with special effects, 3D elements, and compositing
  • Familiarity with color-grading and color correction to create consistent color tones or styes throughout a video
  • Possess a creative mindset and strong storytelling abilities
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in film studies, cinematography, or a related field
  • A passion for staying up-to-date with emerging design trends and industry developments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to articulate and present creative ideas and concepts internally
  • Ability to work in a productivity-focused and deadline-driven environment
  • Efficient time management skills
  • A self-starter personality with attention to detail, natural inquisitiveness, and high comfort level with asking questions     
  • Proactively identifies new opportunities on social channels and keeps up with emerging trends and culture
  • Collaborating with other teams to deliver high-quality creative work, including copywriters, media planners, and digital specialists



  • Edit digital footage seamlessly, making edits imperceptible to the audience
  • Collaborate with the production team to understand their needs and requirements
  • Analyze shooting scripts and raw footage to create a shot decision list based on scene significance and continuity
  • Trim and arrange footage segments to craft the film's sequence
  • Incorporate music, dialogues, graphics, and effects to enhance the video
  • Develop both rough and final cuts of the film
  • Ensure a coherent sequence and smooth flow of the video
  • Engage with stakeholders throughout the production to post-production phases
  • Stay updated with emerging editing technologies and industry best practices to enhance efficiency
  • Coordinate with Social Media, Web, Creative, and PR teams to create compelling and forward-thinking content
  • Spend time understanding clients, their business, and their expectations
  • Identify department growth opportunities, new tools, and processes and help implementation
  • A big-picture outlook with a clear understanding of client goals and needs when working on projects
  • Researching industry-related topics
  • Being a representative of the agency in the outside world