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Edit Assistant (On-site)

  • The Farm Group
  • London, UK
  • 17/01/2022

Job Description

Location: London

Overall Job Purpose

Working closely with Edit Assistants and Supervisors, able to use Avid to ensure the continued efficient operation of the fluid and fast paced post production process.

Please note: the role is 40hrs per week and will require shift working pattern, including a week of overnights and a weekend every 8 weeks.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Set up and shut down edits
  • Set up Avid logger laptops
  • Generally assisting the Ops with any possible issues that may arise, e.g. troubleshooting, technical problems
  • Liaise with Production and Ops on any of the above jobs, keeping them updated on progress and any possible issues
  • Read and understand relevant workflows in order to be able to perform the various processes that could be required in order to prepare supplied rushes/media for an edit, e.g.
  • ingesting (file based and legacy formats such as Tapes and DVDs)
  • converting files for ingest where required
  • grouping multiple cameras
  • syncing audio
  • labelling
  • project/bin arrangement
  • updating rushes logs
  • When required (if not done by the Copy Department), back up supplied rushes/media to Farm's storage
  • Copy media/files to drives to supply to clients
  • Back up and restore media from LTO
  • Download and upload of media/files, e.g. Media Shuttle, FTP, Aspera.
  • Export files ('finishing') from edits that are required for other departments, e.g. guide pictures, AAFs etc.
  • Export and/or upload files required for viewings. Either uploading to FRED (Farm's remote viewing site) or external sites, e.g. Wetransfer, Vimeo.
  • Where needed, escalate problems to the Supervisors or other relevant departments

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently


Education & Training

  • 5 + A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent
  • GSCE level minimum B grade or equivalent in English and Maths

Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Experience of having worked in edit support
  • Evidence of good Avid knowledge and experience
  • Good understanding of video formats, files, frame rates and resolutions and familiarity with working with different video codecs
  • Good IT skills, PC and Mac literate
  • Excellent and accurate attention to detail data input and checking
  • Ability to communicate well with internal departments
  • Able to organise own workload

Personal Qualities

  • Confident in prioritising tasks and able to work across multiple jobs simultaneously
  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Good timekeeper and able to meet deadlines.
  • ‘Can do’ and flexible approach to variety of duties