Edit Assistant
Discovery Communications, LLC
London, UK
4d ago

Position Summary

Working within Post Production, the Edit Assistant is primarily responsible for undertaking a range of media management and edit support functions within the department.

This role requires editing skills using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects . An understanding of Post Production and non-linear editing workflows are a must.

The Editor Assistant will support the Editors and the Technical Operations Supervisor in providing high levels of customer services to the network channels, as well as other internal clients.

The Edit Assistant will be required to highlight any client needs, edit sessions, workflow challenges / efficiencies or technical / operational problems to the Technical Operations Supervisor.

This role also includes Quality Assessment work.


  • Receipt and processing / ingest of video, audio and GFX materials for our Edit, GFX and Audio work.
  • Management of media and projects on all relevant network locations and file delivery / viewing systems, including NEXIS / ISIS workspaces and the MediaCentral / Interplay platform.
  • Preparing sequences and media in advance of an edit
  • Playing out, packaging and delivering assets from and to Edit, GFX and / or Audio.
  • Rendering / transcoding of assets using any necessary software and / or hardware solutions.
  • Providing technical and / or operational support to the editors, the general Post Production team, other staff members and clients.
  • Carrying out basic Edit or GFX work as required.
  • Communicating queries or missing materials to Edit Bookings and / or the Edit Coordinators. Liaising with the internal and external media suppliers where necessary.
  • Reporting any technical problems to the Post Production Engineering team and feedback any issues to the Technical Operations Supervisor
  • QC-ing of assets, including newly created materials
  • Keeping all paperwork and logs up-to-date and accurate
  • Able to thoroughly carry out metadata entry tasks
  • An impeccable attention to detail is a must
  • Responsible for ensuring all operational procedures are followed
  • Prioritise and deal with certain queries as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Analyse the current workflow and propose / report anything that can be improved
  • Ad hoc duties
  • You may be required to work shifts (days, nights and weekends shifts
  • Requirements

  • Good knowledge of Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects is absolutely essential
  • Knowledge of file-based workflows and broadcast technology, including understanding of video and audio theory
  • Knowledge of common filetypes, codecs and resolutions.
  • Ability to QC and repair, where necessary, erroneous content
  • Basic understanding of the AVID Interplay server is a plus
  • Good organizational skills a focused, analytical and methodical approach with excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time and work to meet demanding deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Technical training and experience in a recognized post facility or media-based organization.
  • Good operational knowledge of working within a team editing environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use initiative and make decisions, but recognize problems and escalate as appropriate
  • Excellent IT and computing skills
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