Cinematographer & Video Editor

Are you a filmmaker with a passion for people, cultures, stories and making a difference?

Job type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town or Gqeberha

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 25 July 2024.

Rooftop is looking for a talented cinematographer and video editor to join our production team. This dual role will include a wide variety of projects including documentary filmmaking, commercial shoots and editing. As a cinematographer/camera operator for domestic and international shoots, you’ll be tasked with capturing authentic stories and then bringing them to life on the timeline as an editor. There will also be many other pure editing projects that will need your touch.


  • A portfolio of past work showcasing editing skills.
  • Grade 12/Matric.
  • Tertiary education or relevant qualification in production, cinematography or video editing is advantageous.



  • Minimum of three years’ cinematography and editing experience.
  • Knowledge/understanding of storytelling principles.
  • Experience in documentary/human interest filmmaking.
  • Experience on commercial film sets (preferable).
  • Knowledge and experience in the technical aspects of camera and audio work.
  • A good understanding of the latest filming technology and software.
  • After Effects experience is advantageous.



  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Decisive, adaptive, collaborative and problem-solving mindset.
  • High level of self-motivation, commitment and autonomy.
  • Creative, curious thinker, with an interest in film and editing trends.
  • Able to show creativity on camera and in an edit.
  • Able to take direction and to work well as part of a team.



    • Research, planning and prepping for upcoming shoots.
    • Working with team members, clients, talent and interviewees on location.
    • Travelling shoots for up to two weeks at a time.
    • Capturing and editing compelling stories.
    • Working creatively with stock footage in edits.
    • Combining graphics, audio, grading and text into the edit.
    • Continuously discovering and implementing new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximise efficiency.



    • A package commensurate with technical experience and responsibility of the position.

    Applicants who meet the above criteria are invited to submit comprehensive CVs and most importantly a PORTFOLIO of best work on the Rooftop website or the following email address:


    Please consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear back from us within two weeks after the closing date.