This is a contract role and you will not be directly employed by MotorTrend Group.  You'll be required to work through a third party agent called TCW.

  • Rate: $25-$28/hr based on experience
  • Mon-Fri, 8 hour days.  9:30am-6:30pm
  • Must be able to work remotely but ideally based in Los Angeles

 

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

Assistant Editor – Post Production (Freelance, Hourly, Temporary) This position works out of our El Segundo office, and is responsible for assisting the Lead Assistant Editor in all aspects of post-production for MotorTrend Group – Original Programming content as well as other company video outlets (web, broadcast, etc).  Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for ingesting and transcoding all footage for assigned shows
  • Create, prep, and organize projects for edit, following standards and guidelines set by the Lead Assistant Editor
  • Responsible for exporting sequences for finishing; color, sound, etc, as well as assembling upon return
  • Understanding of post-production procedures including archiving, server organization, naming conventions, standard review/delivery specifications, etc
  • Organizing finished projects for archiving and cataloging of raw footage into Digital Asset Management system
  • Will sometimes be required to start editing a particular sequence for editor
  • Aid in the integration of graphics within the edit when required

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • No

 

Education/Experience:

  • At least 2 years previous experience in video/television post production, or equivalent education and experience

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Transcoding Software, FTP Clients and NLE systems
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Mac OS X

 

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

 

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Transcoding Software, FTP Clients and NLE systems

 

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed remotely, with infrequent visits to the studio. Safety guidelines established.

 

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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