Mid-Level Video Editor

Are you a creative problem-solver who believes that video can help shape a better future?

Job type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town or Gqeberha

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 21 February 2023.

Rooftop is seeking a talented and driven mid-level video editor to join the team. You will collaborate with directors, scriptwriters, and other production professionals to create powerful and impactful videos that aim to create meaningful change in the world.


  • A portfolio of past work showcasing editing skills.
  • Grade 12/Matric.
  • Tertiary education or any relevant qualification in editing would. be advantageous, but not essential.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in video editing.
  • High level of competency in editing software (Adobe suite preferred).
  • Knowledge/understanding of storytelling principles.
  • Knowledge of full video production processes and how to input music, dialogues, graphics and effects.
  • Basic audio editing skills; working with an audio engineer to enhance edits with music and sound design.
  • 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.


  • A keen eye for detail and a critical mind.
  • Able to take direction and work well as part of a team.
  • High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication.
  • Organisational and time-management skills.
  • Creative, curious thinker with an interest in film and editing trends.


    • Conceive interesting story ideas and attention-grabbing edits.
    • Work with fellow creatives and team members to create impactful edits.
    • Tell creative and compelling stories on the timeline. 
    • 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.