Film and Video Editors

ANZSCO ID 212314

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
2,500
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
75%
Female Share
26%
Average age
34

Summary

Film and Video Editors make and implement editorial decisions regarding mood, pace and climax of films, television programs, video productions or commercials.

Tasks

  • Views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.

  • Plans and organises the preparation and presentation of programmes.


Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 75% of people employed as Film and Video Editors work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 9 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 45 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Information Media and Telecommunications
79.6%
2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
8.2%
3
Education and Training
2.2%
4
Arts and Recreation Services
2.0%
5
Other industries
4.7%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

50.3% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

24.8% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

11.8% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

4.1% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

5.1% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.2% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

0.6% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

2.1% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Film and Video Editors All Jobs Average
NSW 50.3 31.6
VIC 24.8 25.6
QLD 11.8 20.0
SA 4.1 7.0
WA 5.1 10.8
TAS 1.2 2.0
NT 0.6 1.0
ACT 2.1 1.9



Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
34
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
26%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Film and Video Editors is 34 years. This is younger than the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 26% of the workforce. This is 22 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Film and Video Editors All Jobs Average
15-19 2.2 5.0
20-24 13.9 9.3
25-34 36.6 22.9
35-44 23.5 22.0
45-54 15.5 21.6
55-59 4.8 9.0
60-64 2.6 6.0
65 and Over 0.9 4.2
Median Age 34 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Formal qualifications are not essential to work as a Film and Video Editor. Although some workers have a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in film and video editing.

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Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of Qualification Film and Video Editors All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 8.0 10.1
Bachelor degree 42.2 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 17.0 11.6
Certificate III/IV 8.0 21.1
Year 12 19.5 18.1
Year 11 2.5 4.8
Year 10 and below 2.7 12.5

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.


Skills and Knowledge

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 52%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 50%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 46%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 46%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 46%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 45%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 45%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 45%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 45%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 45%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 45%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 41%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 39%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 39%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 37%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 37%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 37%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 37%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 34%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  • 32%

    Quality control analysis

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 72%

    Communications and media

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  • 69%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 56%

    English language

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • 53%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 49%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 48%

    Fine arts

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  • 43%

    Customer and personal service

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  • 43%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 42%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 39%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  • 37%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 36%

    Education and training

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • 35%

    Technical design

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • 33%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 25%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 25%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 22%

    Geography

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  • 17%

    History and archeology

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  • 13%

    Psychology

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  • 10%

    Foreign language

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 55%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 55%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 55%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 55%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 52%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 50%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 50%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 50%

    Originality

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  • 50%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 48%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 48%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 48%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 46%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 46%

    Colour discrimination

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • 45%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 43%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  • 43%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  • 41%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 41%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 41%

    Perceptual speed

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 69%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 69%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 66%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 65%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 60%

    Working with computers

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  • 59%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 58%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 58%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 57%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 54%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 52%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 50%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 47%

    Assessing and evaluating things

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  • 44%

    Coordinating the work of a team

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  • 43%

    Making sense of information and ideas

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  • 42%

    Training and teaching others

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  • 41%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 39%

    Scheduling work and activities

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  • 39%

    Explaining things to people

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  • 35%

    Documenting or recording information

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


Interests and demands

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 95%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  • 52%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 52%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 38%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 33%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 24%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 76%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 71%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 71%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  • 64%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 38%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 38%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 96%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 95%

    Spend time sitting

    Spend time sitting at work.

  • 94%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 94%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 93%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 92%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 91%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 89%

    Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • 86%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 86%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 85%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 85%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 79%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 78%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 77%

    Making repetitive motions

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  • 75%

    Repeating same tasks

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  • 70%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 68%

    Competition

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  • 59%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 57%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-4032.00 - Film and Video Editors.


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