I've been cutting documentary, current affairs and non-fiction professionally since 2003. As a director/editor, I tend to edit my own docs, but I worked extensively as an editor at GlobalTV's 16x9, the 2016 CSA winner for Best News Series and one of Canada's best investigative long form journalism shows for almost a decade -- and still edit for select producers.
I cut 50+ feature stories for GlobalTV: a mix of investigative, medical, crime, arts, human interest, legal and government stories, running between 15 minutes and an hour. It was a fast-paced rush most days, and it’s made me a much better filmmaker and storyteller. Everyone on staff was expected to be a strong journalist -- including the editors. The editor's gig is story and montage. We worked with producers for days to shape narrative, then crafted the openers and moments to keep viewers hooked. Reel covers the span of the show, full stories below.
On a different tack - I've also cut reams of 30 second commercial spots, if you're interested in hyperframe editing.
And, if you want a laugh: years ago, I was a one-man promo machine at BookTV, writing and editing 30 second spots by the bushel. Today, find these are great fun: Hitchcock, Batman, erotic montages, idiosyncratic weirdness. A couple of them probably shouldn't have run on national TV, but it makes me love them more.