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Video Editor (FTC)

  • UKTV Media Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 18/08/2023
Editing / Editor / Edit Assistant

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity for a Video Editor to join the Social & Online team on a 9-month Fixed Term Contract.

Our YouTube and social channels are fuelled by a team of video experts who research content, edit videos, and develop ideas. Your work as a Video Editor will directly contribute towards growing our online presence and digital revenue for Dave, W, and Yesterday.  
A typical day might include watching a UKTV Original show (such as Meet The Richardsons or Bangers & Cash) and using your knowledge of digital audiences to turn the episode into clips and compilations that will be loved by fans on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. 
You could be working with famous faces on set for a YouTube companion series to promote David Mitchell’s Outsiders, or collaborating with the wider team to develop social content ideas that will help launch a shiny new hobby series.  
This role will report into the Video Manager sitting within the Social Video team, and be responsible for managing one Junior Video Editor. 

In this role you will get to: 
  • Research, edit and deliver best-in-class digital video that reaches an audience of millions.  
  • Be an active part of a growing, award-winning Social team. 
  • Develop content ideas featuring your favourite stars across comedy, entertainment and factual programming.

We are looking for someone who has:
  • Demonstrated editing skills in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. 
  • A rock solid understanding of the digital video landscape. You know how online audiences think, and exactly what a good thumbnail and effective hook looks like on each platform. 
  • The desire to manage and develop a Junior Editor.
  • A genuine passion for TV (especially comedy and factual genres). 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills across all levels of an organisation.

Who you are:
  • Strong video editing skills in Premiere Pro and After Effects 
  • Strong understanding of social video platforms
  • Strong content design skills in Photoshop, especially for YouTube thumbnails
  • Good ability to communicate with stakeholders of different levels
  • Some experience mentoring junior roles 

At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. You’ll agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference. 

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.

Key Responsibilities

  • Edit digital video clips and compilations for YouTube and social media using Premiere Pro
  • Design thumbnails using Photoshop
  • Develop video ideas to promote UKTV shows online
  • Manage and develop a Junior Video Editor
  • Support YouTube channel management and content strategy

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 30 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.