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Video Editor

Video Editors are aces at creating compelling visual material. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

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.

Top tips: 

  • 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?

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