Senior Video Editor & Motion Designer


Posted June 08 / Redmond, WA / Full time / Hybrid

At Microsoft, we believe in the transformational power of design. Innovation only happens when we make things simple and fluid, and the UX disappears behind the achievements of our customers. That’s where you come in. 

We are looking for a Senior Video Editor and Motion Designer leader who’s driven by empathy for customers, to help us build the next generation of experiences that will simplify how millions of our customers live and work digitally. 

The Office Program Group (OPG) Design Studio is a global team of talented and thoughtful Designers and Researchers with a passion for the art of product making. 

Each day, we strive to take some of the most widely recognized products in the world to new heights, crafting beautiful experiences that create connections, make work lighter, are enjoyable to use and leave our users with feelings of accomplishment.  

Our goal is to make Office Suite accessible to everyone, no matter how basic or complex their needs or know-how, to help everyone on the planet achieve more. 

As important as the work itself is the way we work together. We care deeply about each other's wellbeing and cultivating a culture where everyone feels inspired, empowered, and supported.  We share, collaborate and build on each other’s work to make it better. 

We re-use rather than reinvent. We celebrate successes, learn from failures and push boundaries constantly because we believe in the magic of bold ideas.  

With team members working from home and from offices all around the world, we are committed to helping everyone feel connected and supported, regardless of where they work and live.  

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, Interaction Design, or related field AND 5+ years experience working in product or service design 
  • OR Master's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, Interaction Design, or related field AND 4+ years experience working in product or service design 
  • OR equivalent experience (e.g., demonstrated experience working in product or service design or using design thinking to solve problems). 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction, Film Production, Journalism, Communications, Motion Design or a related field  
  • OR related field AND 8+ years of experience working in product or service design, or professional work experience equivalent, graphic design, visual design, motion design, or related field 
  • OR equivalent experience (e.g., experience using design thinking to solve problems). 
  • Experience using video editing software and animation tools to produce engaging and visually appealing content.  
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Premier Pro and After Effects.  
  • Experience with Photoshop, Lightroom or Cinema 4D a plus.   
  • Experience aligning video content with the company’s brand guidelines and visual identity.  
  • Experience managing and/or supporting multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality content.  
  • You stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in video editing and animation.  
  • An online portfolio demonstrating your experience in video editing and motion design. 

The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $117,200 - $229,200 per year. 

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $153,600 - $250,200 per year.

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Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis. 


  • As a Senior Video Editor & Motion Designer and lead on the team, you will be responsible for coordinating, planning, assembling recorded film and video footage, applying artistic editing techniques, animate video content and creating finished, broadcast-worthy projects that accurately reflect the vision of the creative director and partners.  
  • To ensure success in this role, you should have working knowledge of modern video editing techniques and be able to visualize directorial concepts and work according to a strict time schedule. Ultimately, a top-notch video editor can perfectly translate an idea into a beautifully crafted film or video piece, worthy of broadcasting for our internal and external audiences.  
  • You will be responsible for concepting and creating high-quality vision and concept videos, executive presentations, and storytelling content. This role requires a creative individual with a keen eye for detail, a sense of visual aesthetics, and the ability to transform ideas into compelling audio-visual content while coordinating and planning in collaboration with the team, creative director and the lead producer.  
  • You will collaborate with the creative team, including designers, writers, and other stakeholders, to understand project requirements and objectives.  
  • Coordinate, plan and create and edit high-quality videos, animations, and presentations that effectively communicate our vision and concepts.  
  • Develop storyboards and visual scripts to plan video and animation projects.  
  • Incorporate feedback from team members and stakeholders to refine and enhance video projects 
  • Embody our culture and values