The Complete Guide to Finding Remote Video Editing Jobs

Looking for a remote video editing job? Check out this detailed guide and score your next gig faster.

Working remotely is becoming a new normal across countries and continents. Faster Internet and the evolution of video file sharing technologies help grow the demand for remote video editing jobs. Employers are no longer tied to the pool of local video editors. So video editing opportunities abound if you look around. With such job market changes, are you considering going into the full-time digital nomad mode? If you are, read on. We have some weather-proof strategies and a list of resources for you to get remote video editing gigs.

Our below strategies and advice are not limited to video editing. If you are in filmmaking, screenwriting and even remote film producing, these strategies and resources will help.

Before we jump into the list of job sites, we have some pro tips about how to become a remote video editor. Consider these points before switching to a new remote job reality.

Gear up for remote

If you are a seasoned video editor, you can skip this section of our story. If you are a starting video editor, this piece is for you.

Before going fully remote, you need to make sure that your “tools” and your broadband are strong enough for remote video editing. Video is all about big files. So your Internet connection should be fast enough wherever you are . Public Wi-Fi will not be a good option to download large raw video files and upload ready video projects.

Your computer – whether it’s a laptop or a desktop – should have enough hardware to work with video editing software like Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve. $2,000 will get you a solid build if you cannot afford a more expensive configuration.

Decide what video editing software you’d like to use in your work. You can always sign up for Premiere Pro and try and get their discounted student rate. You can also use the free DaVinci Resolve.

Once you are well equipped, you need to do some legwork to get clients or get a permanent remote video editing job. Let’s see what you can do.

Tap into your contact list

You already know that word of mouth is the best way to get client work or a job reference. People like hiring professionals who they know and trust. Video editing is not an exception.

Before you decide to go remote, stop and think about who you can contact to get a side gig or a reference. Contact your past work colleagues, family, friends. If you don’t have a large network of contacts, you can use this simple approach below. Unfortunately, it may somewhat delay your jump to your fully remote dream. Nonetheless, it’s worth it in the end.

Get an internship

We recommend to get a full-time employed video editing job at an agency or a company. Establish connections and trust for a year or two. This period will also help you enhance your video editing skills. Plus, you will have access to educational resources that your employer may offer.

Search for remote video editing jobs online

Online job sites have plenty of remote positions. You can find a lot of remote video editing positions on job sites these days. Let’s list several places where you can get solid lists of recent video editing job announcements.

Yes, you heard us right. Google search is the first place to start. When you search on Google, add the word “job” or “jobs” to your search term. This triggers a new tab in Google search with job listings in your area. Try “video editing jobs” to see the results. This will help you start your video editing job search.


Linkedin has 100s of remote jobs advertised all the time. Here is a direct link to Work from home video editing jobs on Linkedin.

If you want to apply to any Linkedin job listing directly, stop for a bit. Check out your Linkedin profile first. Make sure it’s up-to-date. Clean up the descriptions, remove any irrelevant work experiences from the past, and add any recent video projects to your Linkedin profile.

You can also try these two job boards that feature remote video editing jobs.

Simplyhired is a popular job search site. Its video editing section looks solid. is another job site with a good amount of remote video editing jobs advertised.

Get remote freelance video editing jobs

For some, a permanent remote job position may not be a good fit. In this case try freelance. Here are a couple of places to start.


Upwork is a popular freelance marketplace. We will not lie – Upwork like any other similar freelance platform – is a crowded place. Take a look at their remote video editing board here. If you want to try a freelance platform as a place to feature your work and get quick gigs, Upwork will be that platform to start with.

Vimeo For Hire

Vimeo has a section for companies to hire pro filmmakers and video editors. Take a look at here. To have yourself featured in this section, you need to check out the requirements. The main requirement is to have a paid Vimeo subscription. If you don’t have one, check out our promo codes – we may have some discounts for Vimeo.

Set up a YouTube channel

This may sound naïve to you, but you do need to have a vibrant and fresh YouTube channel. This is the best way to expose your video editing work to the world. To grow your subscriber base, you must be creative and consistent. This will help create a new channel for both additional revenue from ads, sponsorships, and drive new client work.

Here is an example from Belgium. Cinecom used to be a small one-man video production agency. Over the last 5 years they have grown their operation from 1 person to a 4-person team thanks to their YouTube channel. Now with over 2M subscribers, they don’t do any client work as their revenues and sponsorships on YouTube are much more attractive.

This is a good success story where enhanced Premiere Pro skills pushed a videographer to try Youtube as a side project. It worked out well for them! Not all of us may have the same onscreen courage like Jordy from Cinecom, but YouTube is a must-have for any self-respecting video editor.

Join Facebook groups

Don’t miss out on Facebook groups. These days such social groups are a good way to get freelance work. Film producers tend to ask groups for help at the last minute. This work may be on tight deadlines, which may be stressful. Still, it’s a good way to develop your network of contacts and get freelance projects.

Search for filmmaking and video editing groups on Facebook. Join those with a good amount of members and recent activity. You can also start your search for relevant video editing groups on Facebook via Google. Google indexes a lot of Facebook content, so it should work too.

Promote yourself and your work on social media

Aside from Facebook, promote your work on Linkedin and Instagram. Share relevant content on these platforms. There is one caveat here. Don’t just duplicate what you share.

Linkedin is about professional talk. So you’ll want to share work-related stuff, stats, opinions, feedback. Instagram is very visuals – so upload short reels on trending topics or post behind-the-scene stuff. Be less professional on Instagram.

What about Twitter and Tiktok? If you have time on your hands, go on these platforms too. Before jumping into action, observe what the best folks and brands in the video editing industry do to get high levels of engagement.

We have access to so many social media platforms. In the end your presence on social media is not about publishing new stuff across all possible channels. It’s about finding a channel of client work through the exposure of your professional skills and your work.

Set up a website and start blogging

Setting up a simple website on WordPress or even Blogger is relatively simple. Make sure you start with a descriptive domain name.

Although it may take time and a lot of effort, a well-maintained website with good content can pull in potential clients. You may need to learn a little about SEO, though, and apply this knowledge into practice.

Blog about things you know best. Start with topics like “why you need video to promote your brand” or “how can a professional video editor save $1000s of dollars and tons of time for a business“. Do more keyword research to make sure you create blog content that’s searched for.

Create a way for readers to sign up to receive emails from you. Building an email list on your site is a must to stay in touch with your site’s visitors. Don’t just tell them to sign up to receive updates from you. Give them something in return for their email. For example, sign up and receive a detailed guide about how you can grow your business with video. You can also throw in a discount. Something like a 20% off discount on the first edit or 2 free hours of your time on a new project.

Both blogging and building more social following on YouTube or other social platforms take time. If you see yourself doing video editing in the future, spending time here makes sense for your long-term success.

Cold emailing

Here comes a well-known cold marketing technique. Cold emails may be annoying, but they work.

Don’t be spammy, though. Find a creative angle to approach potential customers. Create a piece of content that they may be interested in. Build a shareable presentation or a PDF talking about how your work can help them save money, grow their business, drive more sales. Find that cord that can resonate well with your potential client.

Be honest in your emails, don’t exaggerate, don’t include links or attachments in your first email.

Here is a good example to use as your cold email to prospects. Make it personal (well, find their name first).

Hello {Name},

My name is {Your Name}. I am a freelance video editor. I am wondering if you are looking for a video editor to help with your upcoming videos? I am a remote video professional with {X} years of experience editing corporate and event videos. I also have experience editing social media videos and video ads. I can share my portfolio with you.

I will be also happy to share my free guide “How…”. The guide includes … which can help your company … Please let me know if this is interesting for you, too.

Thank you for your time, {Your Name}.

If they don’t have work for you, but they are interested to get your freebie, send that free material to them. But follow up with them several weeks later asking if they liked the free material. That will be a good moment to ask for work again.


Working as a remote video editor is much easier today. You can find a full-time remote job or get freelance work faster than before. Use the tools and strategies we outlined above to get more work faster.

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