Contract Job

Editor - Freelance

Visual Data Media Services

Burbank, CA 09-09-2021
Apply @ Employer
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Position Overview

The Editorial department edits digital content, including online/offline conform, S&P editing, timing changes, etc. This position is responsible for executing the day to day work for the Editorial Department, while ensuring accuracy and on-time completion. In addition, the editor serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients in challenging situations; accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are also important.

  • 5-6 month project
  • Full Time 40 hours per week
  • 1 day shift and 1 swing shift position available
  • On site position


• Receive assignments/work orders from client services

• Utilizing various editing platforms and/or encoding and transcoding software, execute work orders in a timely manner

• Perform quality control measures to ensure all work is accurate

• Update media order systems and log all time accurately

• Resolve issues either technical or deadline related, and collaborate with operational departments and client services, towards a timely resolution

• Liaise with clients as necessary before and after sessions to ensure customer satisfaction with work performed.

• Maintain company quality standards by adhering to checklists and departmental directives

• Work with department manager to create and improve workflows

• Represent and uphold all department policies and procedures and maintain an exceptional level of service for our customers

• Participate in training, as needed

• Undertake additional department duties as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of post-production or media distribution experience
  • NLE experience -AVID or Resolve
  • Photoshop
  • After Affects
  • Matching colors/motion graphics/animate graphics
  • Results oriented with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge with various Editing platforms including Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, DaVinci Resolve
  • Strong knowledge with online conforming using provided EDL or XML
  • Strong knowledge of 2K, 4K production workflows and how they apply to industry specs
  • Working knowledge of frame rates, aspect ratios, file types, codecs
  • Working knowledge of Audio, HD and SD Video Signal Flow, Physical and File Based Formats, and Conversion Processes
  • Must have experience with conversion software/hardware such as Alchemist Platinum or Teranex
  • Knowledge of time compression hardware or software a plus
  • Strong multi-tasker, with experience with organizing and managing multiple priorities, while retaining comprehensive knowledge of multiple workflows
  • Strong ability to follow direction, work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
  • Ability to troubleshoot and act as a critical thinker
  • Familiarity with Closed Captioning and Subtitling creation and embedding
  • Familiarity with Telestream Vantage workflows, MacCaptions, ProTools, Audio compliance software a plus


  • Solutions oriented, “Can Do” attitude
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Active listener and superior communicator
  • High level of customer service
  • Knowledge of business and service methods
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Knowledge of television production equipment and software is required
  • Knowledge of studio-based production and post production techniques required
  • Understanding of technical workflows is required
  • Positive, collaborative and unselfish interpersonal skills with strong verbal, written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey requests and ideas to editors, graphic and audio designers, talent, etc., are required
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business
  • Team-oriented in a highly collaborative environment
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Flexible during times of change
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Able to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Proficiency in Word & Excel with basic math skills
  • Good organizational and project coordination skills are necessary, including the ability to compile materials. Good problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, flexible hours, work on location, etc.
  • Knowledge of business and customer service and service methods
  • Skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • The ability to work independently at tasks that require concentration
  • Language and communication skills to receive instructions, follow directions, and work both productively and safely

Physical Demands:

  • Continual computer keyboard and monitor use while sitting to perform desk-related work for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional walking, grasping, reaching, bending, carrying, and lifting (up to 20 lbs.).
  • Position may require employee to be available to work overtime, depending on the Company service requirements.
  • Position may require employee to be available to work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week, depending on the Company scheduling requirements
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d550x1-3-215-177-171-42 in your application.