Unscripted Junior editor programme

31 Oct 2022, 00:00 - 30 Sep 2023, 00:00
Application deadline
23 Dec 2022
Target job roles
Edit assistant
Edit assistant (Post-production)
Career stages
Early, Experienced
Unscripted TV
ScreenSkills funded

Please read the "How to apply" section below for further guidance on the programme dates and application deadline which are subject to change.

The Pipeline is delighted to be working with ScreenSkills on a fantastic new Unscripted Junior Editor training programme to address the industry wide shortages in this role within this sector.  

The programme will recruit 20 experienced edit assistants and/or assistant editors currently working within 20 Post facilities across the UK as staff or freelancers selected through a rigorous recruitment process to step up to the role of junior editor undergoing a 6-month intensive period of online and work-based training by experts with industry-led masterclasses.

Concurrently 20 edit assistants will be recruited through a targeted campaign across the nations and regions to work within these 20 Post facilities to fill the vacancy left within the Post facility as the current edit assistant/ assistant editor steps up to junior editor.  Each Post facility will be offered a bursary to support this aspect of the project and support from the Pipeline team to help build their technical, professional, and creative skills.  

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

Who it's for

This is a highly competitive, nationwide programme with 20 places available in each role. The Pipeline are eager to hear from interested individuals and representatives at post-houses open to participating.

For the junior editor roles, The Pipeline are keen to hear from edit assistants or assistant editors in unscripted TV with at least 1 year's experience, who are ready to step up to junior editor. The programme is open to those already in staff roles at post houses and freelancers.

For the edit assistant roles, The Pipeline are keen to hear from those currently working at runner or logger level in post production looking to step up, new entrants with an interest in pursuing a career in post production and others with transferable skills and/ or experience in this sector.

Applications are nowopen. We welcome and encourage applications from people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; participants with a disability; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants and LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates.

What it covers

The programme offers participants industry-led online training into the complex and fast moving post production pipeline through the lens of the two roles. The training is delivered by working post production professionals and will build technical, creative, professional and personal skills.

Participants will gain time within a UK-based post facility for first-hand experience to build confidence to gain employment within this complex technical sector.

How to apply

Click ‘Apply now’ to proceed to The Pipeline website where you’ll find further guidance on how to express your interest in participating.

Please note, given recruitment will be staggered based on when positions become available in the 20 post-houses, the application deadline listed above is given only as a guideline. Applications are liable to close earlier. To avoid disappointment, please do not hesistate to apply.

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