Creative Editor - Cape Town

Key purpose of your job:

Day-to-day editing, basic colour correction, motion graphics, and basic sound editing.

Primary responsibilities:

• Conforming & finishing of broadcast commercials
• Clockings, sound-lays and adding or amending legal copy to masters
• Advising clients on current broadcast compliance and where applicable Broadcast Advertising standards codes and notes of guidance, and
ensuring material meets these standards
• Expressing and sharing constructive feedback with all levels of client and agency personnel
• Advising on client specific information such as brand information, logos, fonts and notes of guidance
• Maintain professional levels of communication and conduct when dealing with external clients and creatives.
• Maintain open lines of communications and stay informed of internal developments that may affect output.
• Advising producers and post producers with information on post production pipeline to ensure we deliver a professional and accurate quote so
that projects are brought in on time and within budgeted parameters
• Advise and manage projects after completion
• Fulfill any project consolidation that might be required to successfully archive a whole edit project
• Adhering to workflow processes so that projects can be re-accessed and re-versioned quickly and effectively
• Advise Producers timeously if schedules are to be impacted and possibly not adhered to
• Remain up to date with all administration: archiving, job numbers, timesheets, system filing etc.

Competencies, skills and knowledge:

• Possess a full understanding of Premier and After Effects
• Have extended experience with client attended sessions with a high level of communication skills
• Combine both creative skills with technical know how
• Support producers with timings and processes to attain a high level of work
• Have knowledge of Apple Hardware and Broadcast software systems
• Have broadcast industry experience of at least 3 years
• A thorough understanding of video codecs and intermediary process (e.g. EDL, XML, standards conversions etc.) and other post production
workflows and services
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A general "can-do" service attitude
• Attention to detail
• Able to adapt to new working methods & practice technology advances
• Ability to take direction and structure working practice so that changes can be efficiently made
• Consistent attention to detail essential
• Excellent time management skills
• Positive attitude towards problem solving and tight deadlines
• Able to adapt to new working methods and technology advances
• Positive and patient disposition
• Deadline driven
• Ability to withstand pressure
• Meticulous and accurate
• Work according to tight deadlines and production schedules
• Flexible with regards to working hours

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