Freelance Video Editor, Creative at Rent the Runway

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About Us:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, and customer service. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - and we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable and fast-growing business, with 11 million members of our community who believe that rental is the future. 

About the Job:

We are looking for a creative, resourceful Video Editor who is a storytelling expert that can conceive and execute compelling, short and long form video content. The ideal candidate is proficient in all aspects of post-production and has the ability to translate footage in creative ways, using high-quality video, motion graphics and a wide range of editing techniques. A strong work ethic, the ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment, and a positive attitude are all necessities.

What You’ll Do:
  • Edit short-form videos from scratch for our various channels (on-site, paid social and display, email and other owned channels), using impeccable creative instincts and industry best practices
  • Drive all aspects of the video post-production process -- from ingesting footage following a shoot, to creating multiple edits for various outlets, to exporting for final delivery
  • Develop motion graphics for titles, lower thirds, and end cards
  • Manage video workflow across formats, locations, and delivery stages, collaborating with Video Producer as needed
  • Must be a self-starting idea generator who is excited about trying new techniques and breaking the mold.
  • Is willing to observe flexible working hours in order to meet tight deadlines when needed

About You:

  • You are excited to form an integral part of a growing team of talented creatives powering the future of the RTR brand look and feel
  • You have a bachelor’s Degree in Film, Photography or equivalent
  • You have 3+ years of video editing experience
    • Strong attention to detail and an eye for quality
    • Experience editing in the digital space for web, retail and social distribution
    • Ability to both give and take direction
    • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in order to meet deadlines
  • You have a strong experience developing assets for Paid Media, particularly for Paid Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
  • You are an expert in digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Lightworks, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • You have extensive knowledge of color grading and excellent sense of pace and timing
  • You have experience working within tight deadlines while maintaining collaborative spirit and high quality output
  • You gave the ability to turn around same-day edits and handle multiple projects simultaneously, as needed
  • You are an open mind, strong work ethic and great verbal and written communication skills
  • You have experience working with different ad formats, conversion tactics and creative advertising principles a plus.
  • You ideally have experience in fashion and/or lifestyle
  • You have onset DIT experience
  • You have knowledge and appreciation of the Rent the Runway brand
  • You have the ability to shoot and produce smaller scale projects / see a video project through from concept through post-production
  • You have experience with motion tracking, blurring, screen replacements and object removal


At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention. 
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future. 
  • Many other amazing perks!
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345 Hudson Street , New York , NY 10014

What are Rent the Runway Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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