Trainee Edit Assistant

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • 14/08/2022


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: None

Salary: London Living Wage

Start date: October 2022

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Sky Production Services is the home of content creation and innovation for Sky and beyond. We provide outstanding facilities and talent for storytellers, including Studios, Postproduction and other content production resources. We want to give our customers the best viewing experience, from the picture they see, the sound they hear to the entertainment, sports or news programme they choose to watch.

The role of an Edit Assistant within SPS at Sky is to manage content from acquisition through to delivery. You will be expected to work within a busy Postproduction environment and be able to understand and work within the confines of various workflows with meticulous detail. You will be responsible for ensuring projects are delivered to deadlines in a professional and sustainable manner whilst ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the department.

What you’ll do

  • Provide support within the edit operations team for all areas of Postproduction
  • Support the editors before, during and after production
  • Project & Media management Entertainment & sport shows.
  • Working to complex HD, UHD & HDR workflows
  • Log and report support and workflow issues
  • Creation of AAF’s and EDL’s to be supplied to in house audio department
  • Conforms/dynamic relink
  • Create & QC master material

What you’ll bring

  • Professional working knowledge of Avid and other Editing Products within a Postproduction/ broadcast environment.
  • Working knowledge of Nexis/Interplay/Adobe Premiere/Base light/Pro Tools and Fairlight is desirable
  • High level working knowledge of video standards and codecs
  • Practiced understanding of post-production workflows
  • Strong communicator
  • Effective time management and reporting
  • Calm in a high-pressured environment

Where you’ll work

Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. This opportunity is aimed at graduates or anyone currently completing a degree.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

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