Edit assistant, NHU BBC Studios

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios, Natural History Unit is looking to recruit an Edit Assistant for Animals with Cameras II for BBC2.

Technology has advanced to the point that we can now attach cameras onto some of our favourite animals.  By providing a diverse range of wildlife with cameras with which to film their own wild worlds, some amazing creatures will take us on journeys - and to places -that are inaccessible to a human camera team.   A cast of different species will reveal their secret lives, answering questions that experts and scientists will use to further understand them and promote their conservation under increasing human pressure.

Role Responsibility

  • Some travel to locations with the production team, to offload and view rushes in preparation for filming the presenter and contributor viewing material on camera.
  • To process and manage location rushes and instigate a robust work flow to ensure material is collated and backed up daily. 
  • To prep footage for craft edits.
  • Work closely with the production team and to organise flow of material for the edits.
  • You’ll be required to undertake a range of operational duties and to assist Editors and Post Production as and when required. Establishing and maintaining good management of media, operational and technical standards.
  • All associated end of edit prep to ensure that the post production paperwork process runs smoothly.

The Ideal Candidate

Particular skills for Animals with Cameras II:

  • Ideally, applicants should demonstrate a passion and creative thirst for natural history programme making and be a strong team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure in potentially challenging locations with a calm, unflappable disposition.
  • Ideally some experience of working on location.
  • Experience in assembling field download kits, and briefing location teams on offload techniques.
  • The role requires a technically proficient person with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.  Ability to troubleshoot any technical issues.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of end to end digital workflows. 
  • Efficient management, storage and ingest of all production media
  • You'll need a friendly attitude and a willingness to work co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates good editorial judgement in relation to selection and suitability of material. 
  • You should have the ability to assess priorities and adapt to fast changing circumstances and be able to work under pressure to set deadlines. 
  • 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 Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier and DaVinci Resolve platforms.


Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed term/attachment
Location: Bristol

Start date: early February 2020 – March 2021

Interviews are expected to be held w/b 16th December 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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

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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