Digital Video Editor at Yelp


Digital Video Editor


Studios, the in-house production team at Yelp, is looking for a talented Video Editor who knows the ins and outs of creating captivating, short form videos for Yelp’s growing home improvement channels. As a team, Studios is striving to go beyond the expected, corporate video world and bring a humane quality to every video we produce. For this role we are seeking someone with experience and passion for short explainer videos, someone who can take initiative, and take direction.

Under the direction of the Sr. Editor, you will turn raw footage into videos that meet their respective briefs, stay true to Yelp’s brand, and captivate audiences. You will bring a deep knowledge of editing short form explainer content, while also being open to the new and ever changing ways of visual storytelling. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for small businesses and sharing stories within local communities.

This is a full-time position based in the United States.

Where you come in:

Editing (80%)

  • Working closely with the Sr. Editor
  • Ingesting and organizing footage
  • Bringing creative briefs to life and ensuring all goals are met
  • Whittling down large amounts of footage into short and captivating videos
  • Color correcting footage to match look/feel of each piece
  • Mixing all audio: from audio clean up to final audio mix

Animating (20%)

  • Creating animated text and titles in AE
  • Working with the Art Director to ensure look/feel is cohesive throughout
  • Creating animation accents for mixed media videos

What it takes to succeed:

  • 6+ years working as an Editor
  • High-proficiency in Premiere Pro and editing non-scripted videos for a wide array of platforms
  • Solid understanding of explainer video content that quickly informs viewers
  • Understands deliverables across multi-platforms and aspect ratios, and how a consumer will experience the video on those specific platforms
  • Experience with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and AME
  • Well versed in Color Correction and Audio Mixing
  • Comfortable with following creative briefs, storyboards and creating cohesive stories
  • Experience with receiving feedback from clients and flexibility to make quick changes
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and quick turnarounds
  • Extremely strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented – every frame counts
  • Proficiency at troubleshooting software
  • Strong knowledge and experience with different video formats, codecs, frame rates, audio compression, and standards for web video
  • Understand onset post-production media management (in non-COVID times)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Passion for supporting small businesses
  • Basic home improvement knowledge
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapting to a wide variety of assignments and quickly changing priorities
  • Understanding of time management and project breakdown

What you’ll get:

  • Effective your first day: Full medical, vision, and dental (100% paid employee only coverage)
  • 15 days PTO (accrual begins on date of hire and increases with 2+ years of tenure thereafter), 12 paid holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Up to 14 weeks of parental leave
  • Monthly wellness subsidy
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan

At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

We will consider for employment qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law (including, for example, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for roles based in San Francisco).

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