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Video editor (Cymraeg speaking)


Key things to know

  • Salary: £21,300 - £36,000 p/a
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Caerdydd
  • Closing Date: 13/03/2024

The role

Cowshed has a reputation for delivering impactful work with meaning. Underpinning many of our award-winning campaigns is creative video content. We want to bring someone in house to help make the engaging and brave creative content that Cowshed is famous for.

You will be an integral part of the award-winning creative team of designers, creative directors, copywriters and linguists. Working with them and the wider Cowshed team to make amazing content that people want to watch and that delivers important messages.

We are passionate about language and are proud to be a bilingual agency. Make your own mark in our campaigns by delivering great Welsh first content in your editorial work to reach our audiences.

Cowshed is a Real Living Wage employer, a Blueprinted agency, a Disability Confident Employer, and an Autism Aware Business. We encourage applications from under-represented applicants.

If you need any assistance with your application, please contact us and we can make suitable adjustments. Our office has a stair lift and lift for ease of access.

Please apply by 5:30pm on Wednesday 13th March, by emailing your answers to the following questions to fiona@wearecowshed.co.uk. No CV required.

Q1. Please tell us why you are applying for this role and why Cowshed.

Q2. Please outline your experience against the core skills, including relevant examples where possible. If you don’t have the exact experience, please tell us about the skills you think are transferable.

Q3. Provide a link to a video you have edited that you are most proud of.

Please keep written responses to 500 words per question and video or audio applications to under 2 minutes.

What we need from you


The Day to Day

  • Work creatively to produce and edit engaging video content for clients, and for Cowshed internally.
  • Work with the wider team to creatively consider how to make each piece of content as engaging and relevant to our audience as possible.
  • Attend video shoots as Welsh Language support, thinking ahead and planning great edits.
  • Have a strong eye for aesthetic and visual detail to ensure a quality final product.
  • Transcribe and translate video content for subtitles into Welsh language.
  • Proficient in using video editing software (e.g. Premier, Avid Media Composer, After Effects, Lightworks and Final cut)
  • Keep records of your time and projects up to date using the relevant software.

Key Responsibilities

  • Output of video content for a range of clients and Cowshed’s own internal use, ensuring it is as engaging and creative as possible.
  • Ensure Cowshed’s photography and videography equipment is looked after, up to date and capable for our AV offering.
  • Work with the Creative Production Manager to ensure projects met deadlines and briefs.
  • Collaborate across teams to drive standards of creativity, looking at the latest trends and innovation in video content creation.
  • Maintain high standards of quality and make sure only the best work is released to clients.

Core Skills

All applicants who demonstrate the core skills listed below will be invited for an interview:

  • Proficient in motion design software and editing tools.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and turn projects around quickly.
  • A creative thinker who understands the audience and produces different styles according to the brief.
  • Good written and spoken Welsh with the ability to consider impactful content.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise.
  • A deep understanding of Welsh culture, with the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Welsh-speaking audiences.

Personal Attitude

We are looking for people who share in our purpose to work with meaning:

  • You will care about creating a positive impact on society.
  • You will be self-motivated, dedicated, and curious.
  • You’ll take responsibility for getting the job done for your clients.
  • You’ll contribute to our inclusive work culture.
  • You’ll regularly contribute to meetings.
  • You’ll enjoy creative problem solving to generate ideas for your clients and Cowshed.
  • You’ll be honest and expected to be treated professionally and with respect, treating others the same way.