Assistant Online Editor


Position Summary:

Set up and prep Online, Colour Suites and Sessions on a daily basis and ensure that sessions start on time and operate smoothly. Diligently organize and track media, projects and coordinate with Video Producer, Online Editors and Colourists, Media department, Mix and Layback operators to make sure all client and delivery needs are fulfilled

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive early enough to set up and prep sessions and make sure that all materials are loaded and updated for sessions to start on time
  • Communicate with the finishing producer, clients, Post Supervisors, VFX suppliers, Offline Editors and internal departments to make sure media is delivered in time for sessions
  • be available to assist Online Editors and Colourists in whatever tasks are required to complete sessions
  • Prep and output required deliverables as specified by broadcasters and distributers to the Media Department
  • Verify that sessions and media is backed up for each session at end of each day and coordinate with the finishing producer, media department and sound operations for any transfers that require attention
  • Update work orders and actuals in Mediapulse
  • track session particulars in the log books to keep others in the department up to date
  • Log session and project specifics as well as technical setups
  • report technical issues to Tech Department immediately so they may be taken care of
  • help to maintain the Backup Vault with the Media and Layback Departments
  • look at the schedule every day to make sure last-minute changes are accommodated
  • Create and organize workflow documentation as needed
  • help implement any new systems that may be beneficial to the department (as technology changes) and maintain checklists with updates based on new workflows
  • keep Online and Colour Suites properly maintained, organized, and tidy
  • interact with clients in a friendly and professional way and make sure their needs are met
  • take client food and coffee orders when they are in need of service


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in film and/or television production related field an asset
  • Experience with DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Media Encoder required
  • Video Engineering and eye training with the ability to learn production techniques and see impairments.
  • Experience with the, Final Cut, Compressor and Fusion as well as other Post Production equipment and software are an asset
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team in a busy environment and handle the demands and pressures of multiple daily deadlines

Other Attributes:

  • Stress Tolerance – Maintains a calm and service minded demeanor during times of high stress, ambiguous or adverse situations.
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions and knows when to escalate to higher management
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide timely, accurate and excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical studio work environment
  • Availability to work long hours as needed
  • High industry expectations and pressures due to project schedules constantly changing
  • Client service includes the ability to acknowledge client requests after hours and on weekends

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.


How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter here.