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Social Video Editor


London, GB


Channel 5 is the UK’s third largest commercial TV station. We reach 3 in 4 of the UK viewing public each month with a diverse schedule including issue-led documentaries, popular factual, accessible history, stunning natural history, inclusive entertainment and reality, high quality scripted programming and critically acclaimed children’s, news and current affairs programming.


In 2020, Channel 5 was crowned Channel of the Year at the Broadcast Awards and Channel of the Year at the RTS awards. In addition, it secured its first ever Grierson award win for the Best Single Documentary - Domestic category with Suicidal: In Our Own Words. This year, Channel 5 scooped the Best lockdown programme - fact ent, popular factual & kids for Springtime On The Farm at the Broadcast Awards. Launched in March 1997, Channel 5 has been owned by ViacomCBS Networks International since September 2014.Broadcast Awards. Launched in March 1997, Channel 5 has been owned by ViacomCBS Networks International since September 2014.




Unleash your potential in a place you belong

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.

At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.


Is this the role for you?

The purpose of the social team at Channel 5 is to drive channel and brand Reach, Reputation and Revenue across social platforms. We’re a relatively small, dynamic team punching well above our weight. We’re integrated into the wider marketing and creative teams and your work will be both seen and valued across the business, from the commissioning editors and production companies to the commercial teams, as well as reaching the TV viewing public. You will be creating Facebook optimised videos from across the full range of our programming, helping our shows and channel brand reach a wide audience. Working with the finished programme files you will craft self-contained video narratives that are fully optimised for Facebook. You’ll work with pace and precision, with success measured by video views, reach, audience engagement and creativity. The Social Video Editor is core to the social team and will play a crucial role in helping us maximise the impact and quality of our social video output.


What will you be doing?

  • Spotting the social moment(s) in a show and creating a video edit for Facebook that reaches and engages audiences at scale, attributing back to the Channel 5, My5 brands
  • Creating 7-10 Facebook videos each week, so you’ll need to be confident editing at pace with precision
  • Ensuring all content is produced within brand guidelines and in-keeping with the brand tone of voice
  • Captioning and subtitling
  • Organising and media managing video assets
  • Producing high-quality output whilst managing simultaneous work streams and projects
  • Updating and refreshing existing video creative
  • Reversioning video content for different platforms and to meet ad specs
  • Sourcing library music to replace and enhance sound bed within the social edits
  • Maintaining a steady flow of high-quality edits
  • Working collaboratively with internal teams to create innovative, compelling video edits
  • Embrace the ‘One ViacomCBS’ approach and encourage collaboration and team working
  • Be an ambassador for all VCNI channels, internally and externally
  • Adopt and promote the ViacomCBS values and support a culture of inclusion


What are we looking for?

  • Experienced at editing highly engaging video content to an exceptional standard
  • Passionate storyteller and media creator
  • Highly self-motivated and creative
  • Excellent sense of pacing and timing
  • Hunger and drive to deliver creative excellence through video editing
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience working to deadlines and in a creative production environment
  • Ability to work alone under your own supervision but also to work in a team
  • Ability to give and receive critical feedback in a team environment
  • Effective communicator
  • A solid understanding of social video platforms and formats
  • Advanced proficiency in After Effect
  • Audio editing experience
  • Colour correction and grading images and videos
  • Experience at a TV Broadcaster preferred but not essential. We would also be open to candidates from production houses, creative agencies, or other media companies
  • Experience editing and creating for paid social media ad placements



ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.