Editors have overall responsibility for the finished item - weather it is a film or a video. Working with the director and production designer to change the footage into something that has been envisaged by them both and bringing together the pictures and sound to produce something that is ready to be shown on screen.
A degree in communication and media studies, photography/film/television, information technology/multimedia may be helpful but you don't necessarily need a degree to get started, commitment and determination to get into the industry are just as important. Work experience in other media production will help demonstrate your commitment and also help you decide if the precision and intensity of this type of work is for you.
A keen eye for detail, patience and good concentration skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexibility and adaptability, good organisational skills, a high level of self motivation, the ability to listen to others.
£18,000 to £25,000