IG/TikTok Video Editor (TheSmartLocal Malaysia)

Job Description

About the role

We are seeking a Video Editor for our Creative & Social Media team based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As a Video Editor with a focus on monitoring the latest trends relevant to Malaysians, your role is crucial in staying ahead of cultural shifts, social movements, and emerging interests within the target audience. You will be responsible for curating and creating engaging video content that resonates with the local audience while aligning with the current trends and preferences.

What you will do:

  • Monitor news and trends across news sites and social media platforms
  • Stay informed about current events relevant to Malaysians
  • Provide regular updates to supervisors on trending news and viral content
  • Compose and create newsreels
  • Develop visual content related to trending Malaysian news
  • Collaborate with the Creative team to edit and shoot content
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with other content producers and creative team members, as well as project managers to establish project deliverables
  • Achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) established by supervisors
  • Perform other production-related duties not limited to organisational projects and initiatives as assigned and when required

The successful candidate should have:

  • Diploma/Degree in Media/Communications, or equivalent work experience in video or film production
  • Good understanding of social media best practices
  • Comprehensive grasp of the relevant news and trends suitable for coverage on our channels
  • Proficient in Creative applications (Canva, Capcut, Adobe Premier)
  • Possess research and analytical skills to understand the type of content Malaysian audiences find engaging
  • Familiarity with operating cameras, lighting & audio gear, and support equipment.
  • Creative, good eye for aesthetic standards and meticulous
  • Able to prioritise, multi-task and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulous about the details, ensuring the quality and accuracy of deliverables prior to submission
  • Always looking at the latest social media trends
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for storytelling
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends and public holidays when and if needed based shoot time