The Walt Disney Company Assistant Editor in Culver City, California

The role of Assistant Editor for Post Production at the Disney Digital Network is to provide support through the whole post-production process. From the point of ingest to the point of archive, the Assistant Editor will collect, organize, create and quality check assets needed to complete and deliver a project. They perform a variety of tasks that help streamline the post pipeline and maximize productivity including light editing and graphic creation. The Assistant Editor will report to the Media Manger and work closely with Senior Editors, Editors and Junior Editors to ensure all media is being handled properly and best standards and practices are being met.

Responsibilities :

  • Ingest footage onto our server, making sure all video, audio and photo files have transferred over completely and safely.

  • Transcode footage if necessary.

  • Tag media with metadata.

  • Check for errors or inconsistencies with the footage and flag any concerns.

  • Sync video between multiple cameras and with audio files.

  • Organize and clearly label assets within a project so that an editor can work efficiently.

  • Set up work stations for editorial staff, making sure projects are running properly and are conformed, ready to be edited.

  • Foresee any issue that might impede, stall or delay an editor’s work and find creative solutions to fix them. Or at the very least, flag the issues to the editorial staff.

  • Blur videos for clearance.

  • Subtitle videos when necessary.

  • Quality check content before both delivery and archive, flagging issues

  • Create and manage deliverables necessary for upload and archive, in the case that the editor is not available. This includes but is not limited to exporting files, uploading assets for review, creating music cue sheets and thumbnails.

  • Work with the Media Manager to archive projects properly, ensuring all assets are properly named so that we can track them in the future.

  • Make selects or create rough edits for a project.

  • Track time daily to ensure post-production schedule is maintained. Flag any concerns that might affect progress or set deadlines.

  • Assist the Post Production Supervisor in maintaining and tracking assignments, calendars and progress of each project.

  • Work in an efficient and organized manner, ensuring all assets are clearly labeled and kept in their appropriate folders.

  • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of files.

  • Understand and adhere to post-production processes and guidelines.

Basic Qualifications :

  • At least 1 year of prior post-production experience within a digital or traditional media environment.

  • Intensely organized and detail oriented.

  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere, Prelude and Media Encoder.

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

  • A self-starter who instinctively takes charge, has a positive ‘team player’ approach, and is comfortable in a dynamic and rapidly evolving, matrix environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Proven skills in creativity, problem-solving, follow-through, attention to detail, and priority setting.

Company Overview :

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Job ID: 478779BR

Location: Culver City,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media