Edit Assistant, NHU Landmark Expedition, BBC Studios
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Contract type: Fixed term
Start date: approx. 6 Jan 20
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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
BBC Studios, Natural History Unit is looking to recruit a Technical/Edit Assistant for Mission Ocean X (working title) a six part series commissioned by National Geographic.
FROM BBC STUDIOS NATURAL HISTORY UNIT - THE MAKERS OF BLUE PLANET II, WITH OCEANX MEDIA & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JAMES CAMERON, COMES THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
In 2019 the most advanced scientific vessel the world has ever seen will be launched. On board, a team of pioneers, scientists and filmmakers, capable of discovering our oceans greatest secrets in places beyond our reach... until now. Their mission, to reveal our ocean unknown.
A MISSION TO EXCITE THE NEXT GENERATION ABOUT THE OCEAN UNKNOWN
Alucia2 can dive deeper, get closer and explore recesses of our seas inaccessible until now. Mission OceanX will capture the whole story of life on-board Alucia2, showcasing cutting-edge science, the thrill of exploration and extraordinary wildlife film-making. Mission OceanX has one goal... to push the boundaries of knowledge at the final frontier on Earth... our Oceans.
Each episode will have a singular, stand-alone mission that holds fast to one common theme... to take away a deeper understanding of our seas than ever before and leave behind a hopeful future. Each mission’s success rests with a cast of scientists, explorers and crew.
The role requires a technically proficient person. You'll be expected to manage your own time efficiently and to work flexibly to fulfil the role. You'll need a friendly attitude and a willingness to work co-operatively as part of a team. You should have the ability to assess priorities and adapt to fast changing circumstances and be able to work under pressure to set deadlines. 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.
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.
This role potentially involves working on location onboard Alucia 2 for some of the expeditions.
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