Cloud Imperium Games is seeking an experienced Editor for the Global Video Production department (GVP) to come join us in our Santa Monica office!

Cloud Imperium Games is a global publisher/developer, building the next generation of immersive games of uncompromising fidelity and scale. Star Citizen, the record-breaking space sim and massively multiplayer online game, is currently in Open Alpha Access and while also Squadron 42, a cinematic single-player adventure set in the same universe. GVP, as part of marketing, releases linear content to our growing fan base – cinematic trailers, commercials, high-end serialized documentaries, behind-the-scenes recurring series, live-stream Q&A with our developers, and other experimental content.

The GVP Postproduction team works across all aspects of post process, including Creative Editorial, Grading, Audio, and Visual Effects. The Post team has a sense of pride in the work being produced, a shared sense of purpose as a group and is known for delivering the highest quality creative. The ideal candidate is highly creative, strong technically, and has a consistent track record of delivering content.

Our Editors have artistic sensibilities, strong storytelling ability (visual storytelling/documentary storytelling), technical expertise in all aspects of post-production, experience editing short and long format work, and experience in versioning.

Join us as we break boundaries and make videogame history.

Only Candidates who submit a link to a reel will be considered.

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  • Hold strong Creative partnership with creative content lead, producers, gameplay artists, supervising editor, and showrunner.
  • Build and own effective strategies to address the creative needs for a variety of work including unique styles and needs across GVP.
  • Can visualize the creative team’s vision in the early conception stage and continual ideation with the team throughout the edit.
  • Have expertise in the software: Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Media Encoder.

Key Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience at an offline editorial house, in-house advertising agency, or in-house commercial production company
  • Collaborate and partner closely with creative content lead, supervising editor, game play artists, producers, and creatives from ideation through to final master delivery
  • Deep knowledge and experience both creatively and technically in the following fields: Broadcast, web, theater, and event deliverables
  • Strong background in music and timing
  • Knowledgeable in the field of creative editing - the pictorial language and structure of storytelling
  • Experience with supervised sessions with clients
  • Deep understanding of the post-production pipeline: Offline, online & conform, general compositing, screen compositing / replacement, picture clean up, logo & wire removal, color correction, reflection removal, image stabilization, grain removal/matching, tracking, time/speed morphs, project archiving and mixing.
  • Proven understanding of devices, frame rates, codecs, file formats and cameras
  • An extraordinary sense of taste and an ability to adapt to a variety of visual styles
  • Outstanding communication and relationship skills, including collaborating cross-functionally within the organization
  • Energy, drive, passion, and enthusiasm to do and be the absolute best and are a driven leader who approaches things with a sense of urgency
  • Able to provide examples of work that demonstrate creative sensibilities and represent an artistic point of view
  • Able to work unpredictable hours to achieve creative success
  • Our Editors have artistic sensibilities, strong storytelling ability (visual storytelling/documentary storytelling), technical expertise in all aspects of post-production, experience editing short and long format work, and experience in versioning.

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