Mid-Level Cinematographer & Video Editor

Are you a film-maker with a passion for people, cultures, stories and composition?

Job type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town or Gqeberha

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 21 February 2023.

Rooftop is looking for a talented cinematographer and video editor to join our production team. The role will include a wide variety of projects including documentaries, commercial shoots and editing. As a cinematographer/camera operator for domestic and international shoots, you’ll be tasked with bringing stories to life on the timeline.


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


  • 3-5 years’ cinematography and editing experience. 
  • Knowledge/understanding of storytelling principles.
  • Knowledge/understanding of full video production processes.
  • Experience in documentary/human interest filmmaking.
  • Experience on commercial film sets (preferable).
  • Knowledge of camera operating and camera equipment.
  • Experience with interview audio capture, and on-locations audio.
  • A good understanding of the latest filming technology and software.
  • Combining graphics and text into the edit.
  • After Effects experience is advantageous. 
  • Grading edits to enhance the look of the video and help drive the story.


  • 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 2 weeks at a time.
    • Capturing and editing compelling stories. 
    • Working with stock footage in edits .
    • Combining graphics, audio, grading and text into the edit .
    • Continuously discover and implement 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 editing portfolio to the following email address:


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