Film and Video Editors

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What do they do?

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

Also known as:

Assistant Film Editor, Digital Editor, Editor, Electronic News Gathering Editor (ENG Editor), Film Editor, Multimedia Artist, News Editor, News Video Editor, News Videotape Editor, Non-Linear Editor, Offline Editor, Online Editor, Production Manager, Tape Editor, Television News Video Editor, Video Editor, Video Effects Editor, Video News Editor, Video Tape Editor, Videographer, Visual Effects Editor (VFX Editor)

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Film and Video Editors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Film and Video Editors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #23 in job growth rate
  • 40

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #20 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1%)
  • Master's degree (9.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (54.9%)
  • Associate's degree (7.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (17.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (7.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.9%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Edit audio or video recordings.
  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
  • Label production materials.
  • Coordinate activities of production personnel.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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