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The Independent, Video Editor

The Independent
Hybrid working based Finsbury Square and WFH,
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Video Editor

Reports to: Head of Content

About us

The Independent is an online news publisher that was established in 1986 as a national newspaper independent of party political affiliations or proprietorial influence. In 2016, The Independent became a fully digital publisher, moving away from print in pursuit of sustainability, and to safeguard its values and journalism for the future.

The Independent has always thrived through innovation and change. It was the first British newspaper to add a Saturday magazine; the first to give photography the same prestige as a news copy; the first to challenge the Westminster lobby system of closed briefings; the first broadsheet to move to the more compact ‘tabloid’ format; the first to launch a concise quality compact paper; and the first – and only – major newspaper to pull off a successful transformation to fully digital publishing.

Through The Independent, Independent TV, eCommerce, indy100, subscriptions and other ‘reader revenues’, The Independent plans to continue the work of many decades, bringing much-needed independent journalism to over 100 million unique global visitors a month, make its voice ever louder and more insistent the world over.

We have an international editorial team with our main offices in London and New York.

Job purpose

This full-time role in our video team is for an editor looking to step up and show off what they can do with short-form premium documentaries whilst bringing energy and guile to new formats across different topics, audiences and platforms. You will be expected to work on documentary footage filmed in the field and more formatted productions shot in our Moorgate studio.

You should have a passion for online video in all its forms combined with strong editing skills and an instinct for storytelling. The right person will be brimming with ideas, be efficient, organised and display an interest in what’s going on in the world right now.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • We champion diversity in our teams and in our reporting. As a growing and global brand, we must have a workforce that’s more representative of our readers, viewers, clients and partners, and a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone.
  • We are committed to hiring and developing a diverse workforce regardless of background, and we support our people to thrive in their careers here.

The Independent is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

About you

Must have:

  • A compelling showreel of recent work
  • Deep understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Familiarity with working with social media cutdowns and social-only formats.
  • A passion for documentaries.
  • Apple Mac experience.
  • Understanding of post-production workflows.

Good to have:

  • Audio production – voice over recording and mixing.
  • Experienced with Adobe After Effects.
  • Proficiency in Canva for asset creation.
  • Camera and shooting skills.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Editing a wide variety of video content
  • Inputting into the creation of new formats
  • Keep to tight deadlines and flag issues when they arise
  • Help create new efficient post-production workflows

Our values – you will deliver across all our values

Inclusive: We champion diversity in our teams and in our reporting. Working as a team, we put transparency and effective communication at the heart of everything we do.
Innovative: From the very beginning, The Independent has been breaking the mould. We take risks and are always looking to try new ideas in pursuit of excellence.
Independent: Nobody tells us what to think; we make up our own minds and aren’t afraid to do things differently. Like our readers, we value honesty and integrity above outside influences.

The Independent is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.


Click 'Apply now' to send an up-to-date CV along with a full covering letter.


Working to inform, challenge and inspire our readers and clients every day, The Independent offices in Finsbury Square offer a lively and sociable working environment.

From our journalists to our commercial team, we have some of the best talent in the business, who are all passionate about our fantastic brands.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension and health insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Company info
Alphabeta Building
14 - 18 Finsbury Square

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