Film and Video Editor

What Does A Film and Video Editor Do?

Film and video editors, while collaborating with a director, use video editing software to edit videos (movies, television shows, music videos, etc).

How Do I Become A Film and Video Editor?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in a field related to film, broadcasting, or cinematography is likely required to obtain one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Film and Video Editor?

High – 162,000
Median – 62,000
Low – 27,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Film and Video Editor?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Art
  • Graphic Arts
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Video editing

What Is The Work Environment For A Film and Video Editor?

Film and video editors typically work for motion picture and video studios and television stations. They often work in offices by themselves for long hours at a time.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Film and Video Editor?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Film and Video Editor?