Television Editor Salary
A Television Editor earns an average salary of $66,000 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
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Job Description for Television Editor
A television editor helps to finish and polish raw film and video footage for broadcast on TV. They can be assigned to local broadcast stations, in which case the editor is typically helping to refine and cut news footage for airtime. Television editors can also work for production studios that create TV series or reality programs. These editors work in much the same vein as film editors, helping to keep the flow of the show moving in an engaging way. Editors also work in commercial advertising production, helping to refine and finish commercials before they are submitted for consideration for airing.Read More...
Because of the time frameworks of television broadcasts, TV editors work under constraints that are less important to film editors in the movie business. For most TV editors, careful work must be done to keep the video they are working on within a narrow window of time that can be as tight as one or two seconds. Thus, when an editor for a locally-produced news program is helping to cut and finish a news interview, he or she must carefully manage the time as the most elementary factor of the work. The editor must achieve a fine balance between conveying meaning, context, and flow, while keeping the content cut to a prescribed length.
Most television editors will usually have an aptitude for film and media work and will get a degree in a communications or mass-market media discipline from a university or community college. While in school, students interested in the field will typically seek out internships to begin building a network and ease the job search after graduation. Most TV editors do their work on computers, and thus fluency with modern editing software is a must for this job. Editors typically work fairly long hours during the work week, with irregular hours being possible, depending on the employer and job. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Television Editor Tasks
- Organize and edit video with computer software.
- Coordinate closely with producers, reporters, and crew.
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Pay by Experience Level for Television Editor
Pay by Experience for a Television Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Television Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 10 salaries. A Television Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $148,000 based on 7 salaries.
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