Social Video Designer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Social Video Designer

Do you have a passion for video, the most popular form of web content?

Today, video makes up 80% of the media we consume online. Social video design is the art of creating great video for the various social media platforms.

Video is by far the most preferred method of receiving information and in this role, you can use your creativity to meet the incredible demand for this form of content.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Developing new and exciting concepts for videos.
  • Creating video to suit specific social media platforms (for example, video for Facebook live).
  • Editing and publishing videos across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo and more.

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a number of pathways to developing relevant experience for a role as a Social Video Designer.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Social Studies subjects such as Media
  • Art and Design

The Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship allows you to develop key employment skills alongside study in S5 or S6.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


A Creative and Digital Media Modern Apprenticeship can help you develop the skills you need while working in the industry.

It can also be useful to study for a Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma or degree. The most valuable qualifications include Media Production, Film & Television Advertising and Marketing.

A portfolio of previous video work can also be valuable. This can demonstrate to a potential employer the required skills and abilities for the role.