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Video Editor

Who we are? 

We are Lobster Ink - a solutions company that helps some of the world’s most influential businesses navigate transformative change. Because people ultimately drive change, we develop training solutions that build their capability.

Our global team of Lobsters design award-winning digital products and produce recognised training content that provides 1 million+ people across 200 countries with the practical skills and knowledge needed to be great at what they do. We are brave, caring, tenacious, inventive and unconventional. We work with the biggest names in hospitality - our client list has included the likes of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Waitrose and Partners and Dubai Tourism. We’re also proud to be part of Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.

As our client list grows, so does our need for exceptional individuals to join our teams in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Washington and the world. This is where you come in.

What will you do in this role?

As an Editor, you will bring sight and sound together in line with the creative treatment. You will create a well-paced, engaging video experience that enhances the learning experience for Lobster Ink’s clients by creating comprehensible video edits.

Key Task & Responsibilities


Uphold Lobster Ink and industry best practice standards through consistently delivering quality video editing.
Contribute to well visualised and efficient shot listing.
Accurately log footage according to Lobster’s standards.
Post-Production administration, including file management, consolidation and project sign-off
Implementation of translations to video and non-video content.

Creativity and world-class work

Quickly understand and analyse pre-production templates in order to deliver content during post-production.
Work closely with the Lead Editor, Lead Creative and Film Department on delivering the visual style and concept.
Create consistent, beautiful work at scale.
Apply trends and innovation based on direction from management team.
Inspire our clients with your work. 

Output Creation and Management

Creatively and efficiently edit videos using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, with consistent high quality according to the deadlines and style guides given.
Understand and apply Lobster Ink learning and production standards.
Ensure consistency in the quality of delivery of all visual assets.
On a project basis, take responsibility for consistent and accurate data management through media asset management, consolidation and sign-off, with the Digital Asset Manager.


On-time, on-budget delivery of work.
Quality product with 0% errors.

Skills / Competencies 

Detailed knowledge of editing and animating with Adobe Creative Suite, with extensive experience in using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. 
Excellent time management and quality control skills are essential.
Understanding of bitrate, aspect ratio and resolution in exporting videos from Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder.
In depth knowledge of data management through media asset management, consolidation and sign-off.
Proactive individual with proven strength in attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously.
Possesses excellent attention to detail.

Minimum experience required

Minimum three years’ experience in the field of video editing – experience in both, online and offline editing is advantageous. 
Previous experience working in an e-learning environment is beneficial.
Highly proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC and After Effects CC.

Minimum qualifications/education

Relevant degree or diploma in film or video content production.
An individual portfolio or showreel of post-production projects is required.

Who are you?

Strong logic, influence, negotiation and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).
A highly creative thinker who is confident, self motivated, articulate and practical.
A passion for learning and technology.
Proactive, problem solving, positive attitude.
Love of foodie and hospitality culture and standards is advantageous.
Can build rapport, credibility and trust within a team.
Organised, analytical, dynamic and empathetic.

Why is this an amazing opportunity for you? 

We have an entrepreneurial culture where daily you have the opportunity to shape and influence in every role
We are a global company 
We work with the best from around the world – we have over 25 nationalities in our team
We offer flexible hours from different locations
We have an aggressive growth strategy which offers constant opportunities for growth
We make a difference by enabling potential in over 1 000 000 and counting users

To be an A player at Lobster Ink you need to embody the following attributes: 

Brave:  At Lobster being brave means that you have the internal drive to progress the boundaries of your own capability, the courage to explore uncharted territory, and by expanding your perspective and stretching your capacity.
Caring:  To care means to listen, communicate, understand, dovetail, call out accountability and act in respect.
Tenacious:  At Lobster, we are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We learn from setbacks, remain focused and never resign to mediocrity.
Inventive:  At Lobster, we believe that inventive willpower is a renewable resource that breeds when it's shared. Our solutions push past complexity and strive for simplicity.
Purposeful:  At Lobster, we act with intent. We are goal-oriented and experiment in a measured way to learn through experience. We are committed to continuous, iterative improvement for our customers and ourselves.

At Lobster Ink, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, and or disability.
In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA) and preference will be given to EE candidates at all levels of the workforce. 

Lobster Ink is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

Together we remain humble but never the same. Distinctly Lobster.  
Cape Town, WC, ZA