Documentary Editor Required - Internship to Start
ReelHeART Festival Group
Fredericton, NB

(This is an unpaid VOLUNTEER/Internship Position with possibility of extension
to a Paid-Per-Project Position)

We are looking for Talented Editor(s) to assemble Documentary footage into finished products that match our Director’s vision, Funding Requirements and Festival Submissions.

  • Next Deadline is DEC 11 or JAN 10, 2020 for a Documentary Film Short of under 40 minutes

The successful Candidate(s) will be responsible for editing and assembling recorded raw material into a suitable, finished product ready for Festival Submission, Broadcasting and/or Funding.

The material may include camera footage from various low-end to medium end cameras from 540P, 780P to 1080P, dialogue, separate sound files, sound effects, graphics and special effects.

  • You must be able to easily manipulate and edit film pieces in a way that is invisible, entertaining and captivating to the audience

You must be able to review shooting script (or production notes) and/or raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity.

  • Online Portfolio (Please Provide Viewing Link)
  • Must be a Time and Self Managed Telecommuter and meet Deadlines
  • You must be able to work with footage shot with Prosumer Cameras (not high end)
  • You must be able to work with shaky footage shot with Prosumer Cameras
  • You must be able to make shots look better than they are in instances where issues occur
  • Extreme Attention to Detail
  • Highly Organized
  • Ability to use Online Collaboration Apps
  • You MUST be able to Download Footage with NO help from Us
  • You must know how to sort footage and be at ease explaining your process
  • You must be able to meet Deadlines before or on specified milestones
  • Must have Dropbox 1TB, Google 1TB or Storage on your Computer up to 70Gigs per LiveRead


  • Know how to Sync Dialogue to Visuals (sync Audio to Video)
  • Edit to Continuity (from beginning to end) into a complete Rough Cut
  • Trim footage into 4-5 Minute Segments (in Sequence) for Funding
  • Input music, graphics and/or effects
  • Implement Industry best practices to maximize efficiency, yet stay creative
  • Make a Trailer and/or Highlight Reel
  • Create a Final Cut
  • Show your work progress weekly and stay focused


  • Proven work experience as an Editor
  • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages
  • (Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Adobe Premiere, After Effects)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Degree in film studies, cinematography with a specialty in editing and/or a related field and/or relative experience and/or working towards certification

What We Offer

  • Co-op Hours and Experience for High School, College/ University Students, Job Seekers
  • References, Letters of Recommendation (if position is completed to our Standards)
  • Valuable and Related Job and Professional Development Experience
  • Create a Network with Like-minded People
  • Enjoy a Respectful, Creative Environment and Mentoring

Please Note

  • Please send a LINK to your Editing Work that clearly shows YOU are the Editor
  • All Volunteers must provide Government I.D. for liability purposes that includes your home address (Please visit: for a list of acceptable government I.D.
  • If interested, we invite you to submit your resume directly to: reelheartvolunteers (at)

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract, Volunteer, Freelance, ...


  • Editing: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Moncton Area, NB (Preferred)


  • Bilingual English/French (Preferred)