Technical Edit Assistant
We are looking for a Technical Edit Assistant to support our Post Production and live production operations.


As part of a small team you will be required to ingest media from a variety of sources and set up and support the non-linear edit suites. 

Alongside in depth Avid, FCP and Adobe experience, you should have a good knowledge of broadcast workflows and file formats.  

Experience of live broadcast operations such as play-outs, live feeds and voice overs would also be an advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant will be required to work at high levels of technical complexity, under programme and/or operational pressures
  • Clear understanding of the fundamentals of file-based editing workflows
  • Guide Editors, Operators and production staff through complex operational scenarios and workflows
  • Capable of ingesting media from a variety of sources (camera card, hard drive, file delivery) and ensure out-gest requests are carried out to a high standard
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of the non-linear edit suites (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Avid Pro Tools), databases (Avid Interplay), and storage systems (Avid ISIS)
  • Provide front line support and address technical faults in a timely and professional manner, communicating and escalating issues as required, and ensuring alternative ways of meeting requirements are identified and implemented promptly
  • Develop an effective working relationship with other support teams at BT Sport including Broadcast Engineering, IT Support, Media Systems Engineering, Bookings, and the Media Management teams
  • Develop and build excellent working relationships with production teams, technical operators, and any other clients working at BT Sport
  • Prioritize the daily workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Creating, testing, evaluating and documenting new workflows.



Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Edit Assistant experience in a fast-paced broadcast environment and a passion for edit platforms and/or broadcast technology
  • A strong knowledge of file-based formats and codecs
  • Knowledge and experience with the use and support of Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere
  • Experience of dealing with an Avid Interplay database, ISIS Storage and Transfer Engine servers
  • Previous experience of industry transcoding tools, such as: Content Agent, Amberfin, Adobe Media Encoder
  • A knowledge of IP Director and its application within a Post Production environment
  • Excellent media management skills. Ability to adhere to set naming conventions and demonstrate a good eye for detail when dealing with client media
  • Customer awareness and good interpersonal skills; able to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from operators and production staff
  • The ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills including fluent spoken English.
  • Demonstrate clear logical thinking in fault-finding and problems solving. Able to distinguish between important and irrelevant information
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responds very well to new challenges, is open to change(s), shows openness to alternative ways of doing things.


To Apply:

If you have the relevant experience and are up for the challenge please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own careers site and apply. 

Please apply with a CV and cover letter stating your salary expectations.

Candidates must have good spoken English and a pre-existing right to work in the United Kingdom.