Job Details

IMG Studios
Job title
Post Production
Postcode of work
Experience required
Working days
5 day week 
Additional days
Date posted
09 Mar 2020


Job Title – Edit Assistant (MSA Operator)
Department – Media Service Area, The Media Services Area (MSA) at IMG Studios serves as the hub for all ingest,
recording, editing/operational support, media management and file transcode and delivery, using the latest industry standard equipment.
The department is staffed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by 2 teams of 5 operators. Our role as a department is to provide front line editing support to all of IMG productions, whilst carrying out all tasks requested to the clients specification in a timely manner.

Main Purpose of Job – As one of our Edit Assistants (MSA Operators), you will be working as part of a team to provide media ingest, file delivery, media management and edit suite support to all creative production teams. You will need strong communication
and personal skills as this role is client facing and you will be working with productions to support their projects from ingest to delivery.

We are looking for someone with exceptional attention to detail and a positive, proactive outlook. Previous experience of working in a technical role in either a Broadcast or post-production environment is preferable, and the understanding of editing and file based media management / workflows would be a distinct advantage. However, specific training will be provided.

Reports To MSA Shift Manager
Salary Depending on experience
Hours of Work Average 40 hours per week (shift pattern)
Contract Type / Length Permanent
Location Stockley Park, West London, UB11 1FE

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
▪ Ensuring that all media is Ingested, formatted and delivered correctly based on the clients specification
▪ Transfer, archive and duplication of analogue and digital assets across a variety of formats
▪ Organizing and Recording of live programming
▪ Front line edit suite support
▪ Liaise with the MSA Shift Manager about deadlines and workflow decisions
▪ Report any equipment issues within the MSA department
▪ You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job

Unusual Challenges or Circumstances e.g. shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc
▪ Position is shift based, which includes weekends / overnight work / public holidays.

Key Results Areas
 Professional and efficient service is provided to all productions and clients of IMG Studios
 Edit media is correctly formatted and located as per the clients specifications in keeping with deadlines
 The needs of the MSA department are effectively supported

Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience
▪ Working knowledge of Avid / Interplay / Media Encoder
▪ Previous experience working in a technical role in either a Broadcast or post-production environment.
▪ Good understanding of file based workflows
▪ Broad knowledge of industry standard file formats and codecs and their uses
▪ Good understanding of the Post-production process

▪ Knowledge of EVS systems, especially the IPD interface
▪ Experience with VTR Decks, both HD & SD
▪ Quality Control checks, including Vidchecker and Harding

Skills and Abilities
▪ Excellent organization and communication skills (both written and verbal);
▪ Excellent interpersonal skills (when to employ tact, diplomacy, discretion)
▪ Use of own initiative and ability to work well as part of a team and alone without close supervision
▪ Previous experience of working to tight deadlines and working effectively under pressure
▪ Excellent attention to detail

▪ Familiar with BNCS routing systems
▪ Experience working with AVID ISIS shared storage

Qualifications and Training
 Proven knowledge of post-production workflows and equipment/software

▪ Technical broadcast qualification
▪ Educated to degree level

▪ Excellent time management – reliable and punctual
▪ Can show initiative and work effectively as part of a team and independently
▪ Excellent attention to detail
▪ Positive, professional and keen approach to work

▪ Interest in sport.

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