Your high-potential new Video Editor hire has tons of technical expertise, can shoot video, add motion graphics and use special equipment. They’ll be cool-headed pros with great presentation and communication skills, a fine attention to detail and passion for great visuals.
- Check their portfolio: Look for candidates with a strong portfolio who can talk in depth about past projects. Remember to discuss their work process and specific technical skills.
- Set an assignment: Ask candidates to edit raw video before the interview to test their on-the-job skills.
- Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.
Video Editor interview questions
- What does your portfolio highlight?
- What images, copy, budget or guidelines were you given to start?
- What was your timeline for this piece?
- How do you know when you’ve aced a project?
- Describe a time you worked with a multidisciplinary team on a complex project.
- Whose video work do you most admire?
- How do you stay up-to-date on current tech and trends?
- Do you have any side projects you’d like to mention?
- Who would be your dream client?
- What’s your top video editing software?
- What’s the biggest technical challenge you’ve ever faced? How did you overcome it?
- How do you present to clients or stakeholders?
- What would you do if your most important client hated your work?
- What does a successful project look like?