Video Editor

Role: Video Editor

Team: Publishing

Location: Chatham

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career.   We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, we are looking for a Video Editor who will report into the Head of Creative Services, and create video content for our game franchises, Trains & Fishing – using in game material as well as recording using a camera.


  • Record footage using image capture devices, setting up shots in game (using the Unreal Engine 4 editor) and ensuring all aspects are technically accurate
  • Liaise with the development team on improving image quality and checking for bugs in the game
  • Editing the footage in Premiere Pro, keeping to the briefs provided
  • Selection of audio to maintain a set tone to pieces
  • Create motion graphics within After Effects for start and end sequences in keeping with brand continuity
  • Render videos in different formats for different platforms requirements
  • Set up cameras and have basic knowledge of lighting set-ups for interview style recording
  • Set up audio equipment to record voice overs

What we look for in you

  • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability with a strong portfolio
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation, continuity
  • Familiarity with 3D and compositing (UE4 skills desirable)
  • Basic understanding of the editor in Unreal Engine 4
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Degree in a film-based discipline
  • Being a keen gamer or having worked in the games industry is beneficial

Why work for us?

  • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • 31 days off per year (including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics