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Video Editor – Long format – CGTN-America – Washington, DC

Company: CGTN-America

Address: Washington, DC

  • Full Time


CGTN is looking for an outstanding video editor for its Features unit.

The candidate must assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches producer’s vision and is suitable for broadcasting. Experience in long -form is necessary.


Combine raw footage from various sources and shoots with other scenes to create a cohesive story.

Gather and transfer all forms of media into editing software and ensure each is in appropriate format (e.g. frame rate, frame size, field order etc)

Edit footage on timelines and adjust length of shots to create a more impactful pacing for the story

Combine visual footage with audio sound effects, dialogue, ambient sound and a musical soundtrack to create more drama in the story

Create and export rough and final cuts in appropriate formats

Ensure logical sequencing and smooth running

Ensure video (luminance and color) and audio levels are seamless and unified throughout the edit (color correction, audio mixing)

Ensure video and audio levels are within legal limits for broadcasting.

Ensure the correct formatting and presentation for finalized videos according to different deliverable specifications

Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Qualifications and Skills

Proven work experience as a Video Editor with at least 3 years’ broadcast news experience, preferably with internationally-renowned media organizations

Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Edius, Lightworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Final Cut)

Thorough knowledge of timing, self-motivation and initiative would also be worthwhile strengths in the applicant.

Creative mind and storytelling skills.

Calm under pressure and a strong team player.

Ability and willingness to self-produce as needed, e.g. searching for/double checking relevant information, finding additional picture elements from available sources, ensuring used materials are properly licensed and credited.

BS degree in film studies, cinematography or related field

Native or fluent English speaker, with proficiency in written English.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends


  • Video Editing: 4 years (Preferred)
  • TV broadcast : 4 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

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