Freelance, ongoing; full-time/part-time




Edit Assistants (AVID based)
Atlantic Productions is on the look out for talented Avid based Edit Assistants to be part of the busy in-house facilities team. 

This is a chance to work on some of the biggest and boldest Factual Entertainment programmes being produced in the UK. 

Atlantic Productions:

Founded in 1992 Atlantic is respected for its unparalleled access and world-class story-telling.  Our diverse output includes history, science, natural history, current affairs, observational, music, arts and drama. 

We have won over 50 international awards, including multiple British Academy Awards and multiple Emmy Awards. Our work is seen by people in 150 countries across the globe.

Since it’s creation Atlantic Productions has incorporated a group in line with its vision to tell world class stories. This includes pioneering Alchemy VR which in 2017 broke new ground with the first ever British Academy award for virtual reality story telling


The Role:

Working as an in-house Edit Assist you will form part of a small and busy facilities team. 

You will be required to support and maintain the companies non-linear Avid edit suites on a day-to-day basis, performing general capture, ingest, prep, archive and editing duties. 

You will be supporting the whole of the post-production process on our programmes and work closely with editors and production teams, external facilities and other key suppliers.

On occasion you may have the opportunity to perform editing duties for promo's or make changes to show's as and when they arise.  

Key responsibilities: 

  • Supporting Avid offline edit suits on a day-to-day basis 
  • Backing up, logging and storing tape-less camera rushes and associated production data 
  • Guiding editors and production staff through operational scenarios, workflows and company best practice. 
  • Liaising with Editors and Production staff to execute their requests in a timely and professional manner 
  • Providing day-to-day facilities and tech support to the company at large 
  • Monitoring and optimising the performance of the non-linear edit suites 
  • Providing front line support and addressing technical faults in a timely and professional manner, communicating and escalating issues as required
  • Develop an effective working relationship with editorsproduction teams and other departments within the business including IT Support, Marketing and Productions. 
  • Prioritising the daily workload to ensure deadlines are met 
  • Provide basic workflow advice to Productions where required 
  • Provide occasional editing assistance in the absence of an available editor.


The Candidate: 

Key skills & knowledge:  

  • A thorough understanding of broadcast post-production processes 
  • A clear understanding of the fundamentals of file-based editing workflows 
  • An understanding of media production workflows, file formats and associated creative platforms and tools. 
  • Good working knowledge of Avid Media Composer and shared Avid environments 
  • Capable of ingesting media from a variety of sources (camera card, hard drive, file delivery etc) 
  • Ability to capture, ingest and prepare projects and timelines within the shared avid environment whilst supporting and maintaining the functionality of the suites to ensure continued and smooth operation 
  • Have a good aptitude for, and interest in, developing technologies 
  • Ability to set-up/install an Avid edit suite ready for use 
  • General trouble shooting capabilities within a post-production environment 
  • Be familiar with computer editing equipment and software 
  • Able to react quickly and precisely to technical issues 
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Have precise attention to detail 
  • Able to take direction and work on one’s own initiative 
  • Practical knowledge of mainstream digital video cameras, production tools, capture codecs and on-set working practices.   

Ability to demonstrate the following:  

  • Edit Assistant experience in a broadcast environment and a passion for edit platforms and/or broadcast technology 
  • Non-linear editing capabilities using Avid.  
  • A strong knowledge of file-based formats and codecs 
  • Knowledge and experience with the use and support of Avid Media Composer  
  • Experience of dealing with shared editing environments
  • Experience of industry transcoding and ingest tools 
  • Experience/Knowledge of delivering to Broadcasters 
  • A passion for working in a technical support role and desire to inspire technical excellence in the department. 
  • Ability to adhere to set naming conventions and demonstrate a good eye for detail
  • Checking in/out production kit including Cameras, Tripods, Lights, Mic and other associated production kit, with an ability to fault-find and remedy problems liaising with external suppliers where necessary.  
  • Excellent media management skills.  
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • The ability to prioritise workload and multi-task whilst adhering to deadlines 
  • Demonstrate clear logical thinking in fault-finding and problems solving.  
  • Demonstrate flexibility and respond well to new challenges 
  • Demonstrating a can-do attitude in the face of tough challenges 
  • General IT skills and problem-solving abilities.


Advantageous skills/experience, but not essential:

  • Proficient in performing conforms, media management and timeline preparation for pre-grade, grade and online environments. 
  • Experience of production kit including Cameras, Tripods, Lights, Mic and other associated production kit, with an ability to fault-find and remedy problems liaising with external suppliers where necessary. 
  • On set experience as DIT/camera assist/camera operator
  • Production related experience
  • A knowledge of virtual reality and giant screen (IMAX) formats
  • Experience of Premiere Pro/Creative Cloud Applications.


Job Details: 

  • Reporting to: Head of Post Production Operations 
  • Freelance Employment, based in London, Hammersmith Office
  • Full-time/Part time available – ongoing duration
    • Fulltime: 37 hour week based on alternating shift pattern  - 8:30 – 17:00 /10:30 – 19:00 (Inc 1hour lunch). Note: Additional hours may be required on occasion according to business needs.
    • Part time: Hours TBA.
  • Pay: £150 per day.

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