Video Editor & Cinematographer

Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Pulse is looking for a creative, talented and digitally-focused Video Editor/Cinematographer to join the team. As a Video Editor/Cinematographer, you will work with our in-house teams to create compelling and exciting videos that will engage with the Pulse audience, clients and meet marketing strategies and objectives. Our ideal candidate has a solid knowledge of camera equipment, lighting and editing softwares.

About Pulse

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach - with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We're also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

The role

The Video Editor/Cinematographer is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Head of Operations and work very closely with the Director of Commercial Video.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create video content with high visual impact for Pulse - internal and for clients.
  • Videography in-house and on the field as assigned.
  • Work to a brief, develop and pitch creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives.
  • Overall editing responsibilities for quality control - including proofreading and cross-checking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.
  • You will be fully responsible for securing appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage, as well as fully responsible for all other factual or legal concerns.
  • All-round assistance on post-production activities.
  • You may be required to manage more than one brief at a time and will therefore have to prioritise effectively, allocating the relevant amount of time and resources according to the value of the job.
  • Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs.
  • Assist with events coverage as required.
  • You will keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, After Effects and other programs from the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • You will work as part of a team of other video editors, producers, scriptwriters, designers, account managers, web developers, photographers and sales representatives.
  • Any other assigned duties and KPIs assigned by your Project Manager or the Head of Video.

Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role

  • 1-3 years of experience in a video editing and/or cinematography position.
  • Experience working with video and design softwares such as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, After Effects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.


Remuneration is competitive.

Working at Pulse and how to apply to join the team

The Pulse team is made up of incredible and passionate individuals who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content, also delighting our clients and partners with their creative ability to engage their target audiences.

As a team, we value creativity and curiosity, which helps us to stay ahead of the curve. Our Pan African team collaborates cross-functionally and values each other’s unique perspectives and opinions - true to our core values of teamwork. We also value trust as a team - both in how we work with each other transparently and how we deliver reliably for our clients. Our editorial and content team lead with credibility in a world of fake news, which our audience values immensely.

You’ll grow a lot at Pulse because you’ll be assigned responsibilities that challenge you and help you to acquire new skills. We expect high performance, so rest assured you will have the right tools and support to do a great job. We offer you a competitive salary, great insurance cover, and generous time off so that you can take care of your wellbeing - we prefer our team to be energized and productive. As a digital media company, we work partially remotely and partially from the office - we think it’s important for collaboration and team building to still see each other and work together in person occasionally!

Want to know more about what it’s like to work at Pulse? You can check out our careers page at - here you will see our vision and mission, what some of our team members have to say about why they chose to work at Pulse and some amazing projects we’ve worked on.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV, a portfolio/high-quality sample reel of your work, and a cover email explaining why you’re a great fit for this role to [email protected]. Applicants for this role may come from a range of backgrounds, although within the Digital/ Creative/ Marketing/ Advertising industry is preferred. If you’re passionate about this opportunity, but don’t have all of the experience we’re looking for, we would still like to hear from you - please apply and let us know why you’d make a great addition to the Pulse team.


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