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: Wednesday, 17 July 2024.

Rooftop is looking for a Video Editor to join our team. Someone who can step in and get stuck in, working with directors, content creators and the whole team to create meaningful videos that will help change the world.

The Video Editor position requires a high standard of storytelling and creative thinking with the ability to bring a story or topic to life on screen, delivering “beyond expectation” for Rooftop clients.

They will work within a team to come up with creative ideas that will set the stage for the edit to come to life in the Adobe suite. The Video Editor not only puts footage together on a timeline but uses their creativity and initiative to enhance the edit and the effectiveness of the video, taking into account audio, graphics, colour, visual techniques etc. The Video Editor takes a good idea and makes it great, makes the viewer feel something.

They will also be responsible for managing their time, being able to multi-task and work well under pressure across multiple projects within a team environment, all while upholding the values of Rooftop.


  • Bring Big Ideas/Concepts to life through your editing ability and experience in the Adobe Suite.
  • Editing multiple types/styles/genres of videos depending on the client and project requirements.
  • Collaborate with the broader Rooftop team to ensure overall project success.



  • Minimum two+ years of experience in a Video Editing role.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Three+ years experience in the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to edit and produce outstanding creative work within the scope of the project brief and beyond.
  • Good storytelling skills.
  • Knowledge of current video/film trends.
  • Be able to write creative approaches/treatments for videos.
  • Be able to contribute to creative proposals.
  • Strong on meeting tight deadlines and can work under pressure.
  • Ability to transform edits for further expansion across various applications and platforms.
  • Conceptual skills will be an advantage.
  • A keen attention to detail.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work and multi-task.
  • The ability to work as part of a team or individually.

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

    Please supply a detailed CV and digital portfolio or link to your portfolio showcasing your experience in Video Editing 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.