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Edit Assistant, BBC Studios NHU – Andy’s Aquatic Adventures

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios, Natural History Unit is looking to recruit an Edit Assistant for Andy’s Aquatic Adventures, the latest series for CBeebies.

Role Responsibility

Responsibilities to include:

  • To media manage all archive from an array of sources (drives, FPL, tape)
  • Work closely with an archive researcher to ensure an organised flow of material for a fast turnaround edit.
  • Work closely with our post house and visual effects supervisor and adhere to their working practises and shared drive protocols.
  • Prep archive material to ensure all non-copyrighted material is excluded from edit.
  • Prep animatic edits for studio filming.
  • To process and manage all studio rushes and instigate a robust work flow to ensure material is collated and backed up daily.
  • To prep edits for craft editors including assembling rough cuts.
  • All associated end of edit prep to ensure that the post production paperwork process runs smoothly.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Efficient management, storage and ingest of all production media
  • Experience of UHD and proxy workflows and working with non-standard frame rates in a professional post-production environment
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of end to end digital workflows
  • Excellent organisational skills with experience of maintaining detailed technical logs for large volumes of media and the ability to manage own time and workload effectively
  • Experience in assembling field download kits, and briefing location teams on offload techniques
  • Diligent liaison with post production houses to facilitate a smooth running media management process and all stages of post from capture to delivery.
  • Ability to juggle tasks effectively and prioritise requests from different quarters, especially if shooting/post production schedules overlap
  • Experience of working with both Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premier platforms
  • An interest in developing editor skills by assisting directors/editors with sequence assemblies, creating promos, trails and web content.
  • Demonstrates good editorial judgement in relation to selection and suitability of material
  • Ideally, applicants should demonstrate a passion and creative thirst for natural history programme making, be a strong team player, and work well under pressure with a calm, unflappable disposition.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location: Bristol

Start date from late Sept 2019 to Sept 2020

Interviews are expected to be held w/b 23rd Sept 2019

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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