In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the industry will grow by 11% through 2028. That’s much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. They attribute this growth to the number of Internet-only platforms being introduced into the market, which is leading to more shows that need producers, camera operators, and of course, more editors.
However, with these opportunities come new challenges, too. And, the bar for talent has been set higher than it has ever been, especially as technology continues to evolve, and the competition fueled by the ongoing “streaming wars” introduces new salary and compensation models.
Netflix, for instance, has already looked into offering bonuses for films that win awards or pull in a large number of viewers, so they’ll be looking for the creme de la creme to staff shows. Up-and-coming editors must navigate a much more complex ecosystem of content creation than previous generations. This means they need to develop a skill set that will allow them to work on shows, movies, or online videos that may be created in a variety of different styles and formats.