- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of media production and communication
- the ability to work well with others
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to use your initiative
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- excellent verbal communication skills
- knowledge of English language
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties might include:
- agreeing a finished 'look' for the final footage
- transferring film or video footage
- using editing software
- keeping a clear idea of the storyline
- creating a 'rough cut'
- digitally improving picture quality
- creating DVDs or formatting footage to view online
You could work at a TV studio or at a film studio.
Once established, you might use an agent to find work and negotiate your fees.
You could set up your own company.
You can find out more about careers in editing from ScreenSkills.