Video Editor Test

Employers looking to hire video editors should consider using a video editor test to evaluate whether candidates have the right skills and competencies necessary to succeed in the role.

  • What is a video editor test?

    A video editor composes raw footage into a professional product by ensuring the smooth transitioning of video clips (among other media) and cutting unnecessary parts from the footage to ensure it captures the essence of a message or meets user requirements.

    The video editor test assesses a range of knowledge and skills needed to be a successful editor through the use of multiple-choice questions. This includes subject knowledge on how to manage camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, special effects and graphics to produce a final film or video product.

    Video editor tests are becoming more commonly used in the film, marketing and advertising industries to ensure top-quality candidates are selected.

About the Video Editor Test

A video editor test is a key role in post-production, whether it's for a film, promotional video or marketing campaign.

The test helps assess a range of competencies needed to be a professional video editor, such as attention to detail, best practices and technical skills.

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  • Why should you use a video editor test for recruiting?

    A video editor test is a great way to assess editing skill, attention to detail and professional practices (file management, organization deadlines, etc). It helps highlight candidates with key competencies in these areas.

    It can be tricky to know whether a candidate has the potential to be a successful video editor just from a portfolio of work or resume. In particular, it's difficult to tell how much contribution someone has to each piece of work.

    A video editor test can help ensure you are selecting the best candidates from your talent pool. You are able to share the test with a large number of applicants in your talent pool, to receive comparative data that reveals the most suitable candidates for your position.

    The video editor test can be useful for other similar roles including:

    • Television Studio Editor
    • Programming Editor
    • Film Editor
    • Broadcast & Sound Engineering Technician
    • Multimedia Artist/Animator

    Test-takers who score highly on the assessment are likely to best meet the requirements of the role and can then be advanced to the next stage, while those who did not meet the required level are excluded.

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Results for the Video Editor Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses video editing skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. time management), aptitude (e.g. error checking) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. creativity). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a video editor were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our video editor test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What other tests are useful to recruit a video editor?

You might consider using other tests such as a software skill test for specific post-production software, a personality test to assess cultural fit, or situational judgement tests.

What qualifications should you look for in a video editor?

Typically, a professional video editor will have a range of formal qualifications such as a Bachelor's degree in film editing or similar, as well as formal qualifications in their preferred specialist software. They should also have an extensive portfolio of work.

What is the cost for Picked’s video editor test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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