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Edit Assistant

£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
  • DTV
  • Holborn Studios, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED, UK (Hybrid)
  • 09/06/2022
Full time Editing / Editor Post-Production

Job Description


Edit Assistant

REPORTING TO:                                 Head of Post-Production

WORKING HOURS:                            Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 18.00

LOCATION:                                         Holborn Studios, Eagle Wharf N1, London & remote

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:             Providing support at all stages of the edit from ingest to delivery

KEY INTERNAL INTERFACES:          Post-production team, Producers (account managers)

KEY EXTERNAL INTERFACES:         Delivery partner, Clearcast clearance body, Audio house

SALARY:                                              £25K-28K (DOE)

A bit about DTV

DTV Group started in 2004 and is still owned and run by the founders. We work with 30+ NGOs and iNGOs - the big and the not so big – in over 25 countries, covering a wide range of causes from animal (WAP, Cat’s Protection, PDSA, WWF), to development (UNICEF, UNHCR, Concern) to medical (Sightsavers, Alzheimer’s Research, Marie Curie) as well as a handful of commercial clients.

Our core business: we are direct marketing fundraisers who help NGOs acquire new donors through direct response television and digital video. We use film to help to inspire current donors to continue to keep giving.  We work with media agencies to help NGOs manage response effectively and deliver the best approach possible.

DTV London is our HQ, we also have offices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Seoul, Vienna and New Delhi, serving our International NGO's who are based around the globe.

You’ll become a vital part of our newly formed Digital fundraising team and build strong relationships with our clients, and across every area of DTV, especially Producers, Media and our Creative department.

What are we looking for?

You will be an edit assistant with 2/3 years’ experience at a post-production house. Someone who shares our values and brings the skills and experience to get stuck in straightaway.


You will join a friendly and supportive in-house postproduction team, working across all stages of the edit from ingest to delivery alongside our Online Editor. This is an important role within the creative studio that will require you to take ownership of media management, workflow and delivery, making sure all postproduction processes and tasks run efficiently.


  • QC’ing all output from the studio to ensure technical standards are maintained
  • Preparing broadcast files and delivering to our distributors
  • Managing Avid storage groups: taking ownership of all media management on our Edit Share server.
  • Supporting Avid and Flame suites: we have up to 5 Avid edits working at any one time, and 2 Flames. All these will need media management support, along with conforms and exports.
  • Managing the archiving and restoring of media and projects from the Archiware archive system
  • Conforming
  • Light tech support
  • Building strong relationships with our Account Managers and other areas of the agency


There will also be opportunities to get involved in offline editing, online editing, colour grading, adapting ads for international territories, and training on Flame.


What skills will you need to shine?

  • Thorough knowledge of Avid Media Composer, with particular reference to conforming and general media management.
  • Experience in QC for UK broadcast, ideally for commercials
  • Basic knowledge of the Autodesk Flame interface is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects would be desirable
  • Very comfortable working under time pressure
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good people skills


And what will you get out of this?

Being part of the DTV Group is a friendly, supportive and exciting place to be. We’re growing and extending our offering around the globe and into the digital space by creating and delivering other types of film and video.

There is always lots to learn, and you’ll be up to speed quickly with our support.  You’ll enjoy fairly flexible working hours, very generous holidays including the much-loved DTV Long-weekends (one Friday off per month). Lots of team socials which endeavour to respect your life outside work.

We’re mostly working remotely at the moment, but as soon as it’s safe, we’re really looking forward to seeing each other in the office 2-3 times per week.

DTV is dog-friendly to say the least. Visit our Instagram to meet all our furry friends @dogsofdtv and you can also find us humans

We’re delighted to offer this opportunity to be part of not just a fast-growing agency in an exciting market, but an agency that is a world leader in DRTV and digital fundraising.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to Please make sure only to include mobile number in your CV and cover letter removing any identifiers such as name, date of birth and email address, which will be forwarded to the relevant hiring manager.  

DTV is committed to providing an inclusive and creative environment for everyone to thrive, whatever our background or identity. We enjoy an ongoing and inspiring program of events to celebrate diversity and difference and ensure all our managers are trained in overcoming unconscious bias.