Film and Television Editors

Employment for film and video editors and camera operators will grow by about 3 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, or more slowly than the average for all occupations. Film editors will have more opportunities due to the increase in special effects and content. The growth of cable television, the increase in the number of independent film studios, and the emergence of online and mobile television and other content delivery methods for movies and television will translate into greater demand for editors—although competition for jobs will be very strong. Opportunities for editors who are employed by news-gathering organizations may not be as strong as a result of budget cuts. Video editors with knowledge of the latest digital video editing software programs and experience in the field will have the best job prospects.


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