Video Editor

Application closing date: Friday 11th January 2019

Start date: ASAP

  • Are you obsessed with films, videos, animations, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube?

  • Do you re-wind the sequence in ‘Trust’ where Hilary Swank interrogates the living statue, to work out how many shots are in the 2 minute sequence, and marvel at its sheer brilliance as a piece of filmmaking technique?  (There are 42 shots incidentally and it’s awesome).

  • Have you got a folder full of links to the most random, out-there collection of film and video content that inspires you and that you’re determined to utilise at some point on future projects? (We’d love to see this folder by the way).

If you’ve just screamed Yes! Yes! Yes! in response to the above (and you know which Meg Ryan cinema classic we’ve referenced), you should seriously consider working with us.

At Powerhouse, we make digital creative content for brands and retailers, but the work we do is far from your average corporate comms.  A quick snapshot of a typical, diverse, working week entails:

  1. Inventing a new piece of equipment that enables us to get a shot (which every other production company the client approached said was impossible without a hugely expensive piece of robotic equipment) - we do like a creative, technical challenge.

  2. Shooting an Instagram influencer whose dog is more famous than her (and knows it).

  3. Filming luscious food videos to launch an amazing new brand for the UK’s best food retailer.

If, in addition to having boundless creativity in an edit suite, you’re down to earth and genuinely care about any work with your name on; if you’re hard working and supportive to your team and colleagues, then in return we can offer you a job which inspires you to get out of bed in the morning and where you’re genuinely encouraged to bring your ideas, experience and enthusiasm to the table.

It's a pivotal time in the growth of the Powerhouse film dept. so we’re offering an opportunity to be at the start of something special.

Who are we?

Powerhouse is one of the UK’s leading full-service photography and video production companies. We create inspiring photography and premium video promo’s for leading brands, retailers and agencies including M&S, Booths, Morrisons, Taylors of Harrogate and Betty’s. Specialising in food photography and video, we are independently owned. Established 20 years ago, we have recently moved into a custom-designed new studio space in Rodley, Leeds.

Who are we looking for?

We have a rare opportunity to welcome a full time Video Editor to join our family and contribute to the unique environment that is Powerhouse. Main responsibilities will include editing content for online and social media channels, sourcing and overseeing post-production freelancers to manage workflow and setting up and managing digital systems and working practices.

This position may be attractive to a freelancer who is looking for an in-house role or someone already in an in-house role, looking to establish themselves in a role with fantastic prospects and the potential to grow.

We are a friendly and creative team and are seeking someone who embodies our core values of positive, creative, support, individuality and integrity. In addition you will…

  • Have experience of working in video production in a similar role or freelance capacity, providing commercial content to brief;

  • Have a thorough knowledge and high skill level with Adobe Premiere Pro (mac based);

  • Have a creative and imaginative approach to editing;

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Be organised, with a meticulous approach to archiving, storage and edit processes.

In return for your hard work we offer the chance to work in a fun and creative environment with a dedicated and close knit team in a role with the potential to expand as the business grows.

To apply or further information please email us quoting Ref: PH01 before 11th January with…

  • Your CV

  • A covering letter telling us what you would bring to the role, including an online show reel and at least one project that we can view, along with your salary expectations.

If you’d like to arrange an informal chat about the role please get in touch via our HR support:

We’re really happy to show people around Powerhouse so you can get a feel of who we are and what we do before you apply.