Senior Video Editor

Are you passionate about video editing? Do you enjoy creating compelling stories using beautiful footage, sound design, and graphics?

Job type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town or Gqeberha

Closing date for applications Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Can you confidently and creatively problem-solve while racing toward deadlines?

If you’re driven by the desire to create work that makes an impact – we want to hear from you!

Rooftop is looking for a full-time senior video editor to join our production team and collaborate closely with directors, content creators, and production teams to develop meaningful videos that will help change the world.


  • A portfolio of work or a showreel (*NB: required for consideration)
  • Grade 12/Matric
  • Tertiary education is advantageous (relevant qualification in film or video editing)


  • 5 – 10 years of experience in video editing
  • Knowledge/understanding of storytelling principles
  • A keen understanding of the video production process


  • Excellent editing skills (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Well-developed conceptual skills
  • Effective at managing time and efficient workflows
  • Able to work well in a collaborative, team-based environment


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


  • Work closely with directors and content creators to align their vision to the project objectives
  • Including basic audio in edits and working with audio engineers to enhance the story with music and sound design
  • Grading and colour correction of edits – to enhance projects’ overall look and feel
  • Combining graphics and text into edits (After Effects experience is highly advantageous)

Applicants who meet the above criteria are invited to submit comprehensive CVs and examples of their work (*editing portfolio/showreel) to the Human Resources Department at the following email address:


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