WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Video Editor Job Description
Below is our video editor job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Video Editor Job Description
Our exciting and innovative production company is searching for a dynamic video editor to join our team. You need experience using various forms of video editing hardware and software as well as an attentive eye for detail. Our company prides itself in producing quality products and expects the same level of professionalism and high-quality output from our employees. If you are a creative problem solver and enjoy working with technology to create great entertainment, contact us today.
- Reviewing, assembling, and editing video footage
- Coordinating with videographers and producers to create a cohesive story or video package
- Teaming with audio post-production to match shots and audio
- Creating storyboarding notes
- Monitoring equipment usage and troubleshooting problems or requesting repairs and new purchases
- Coordinating with the post-production team and producers to receive feedback on finished products
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- Familiarity with various videography and video editing hardware and software
- Ability to work under time constraints and meet due dates
- Visual awareness of the producer’s end goals and an ability to meet or exceed expectations
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience in the film and television industries
- Creative problem solver with an overarching vision for finished products
- Ability to seamlessly edit transitions and tell cohesive stories in visual terms
- Degree from an accredited college/university
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- BA in communications, film studies and/or editing, or a related field of study
Create a free account with ZipRecruiter to post this job description to their online job board.
3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.
Find out how much the right insurance will cost you.