Assistant Editor - Smithsonian Channel (Washington DC)

Ref#: 31300
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Support for editors; technical backbone of Post Production Department

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Apply QC fixes, credit fixes
  • Create reels and presentation clips
  • Create DVD Screeners, BluRay/HDCAM Screening Masters
  • Load/transcode original camera footage for in-house original programming projects
  • Convert stock footage for in-house original programming projects
  • Load HDCAM masters for edit and archival use
  • Compile final elements from editors for mix and color correction sessions
  • Create clips for awards submissions
  • Output final HDCAM tape masters and program master files
  • Post rough and fine cut projects to internal screening platform for review
  • Update music cue sheets for final delivery to Rights & Clearances
  • Create EDLs/XMLs
  • Create final deliverables for delivery to external vendors for domestic and international distribution
  • Assist with shoots as back up camera or onsite data transfer technician
  • Assist with project organization and file maintenance within a shared storage edit environment.

  • 2-3 years of editing experience using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience with wide variety of other multimedia software such as, but not limited to: Adobe suite of products, DVD authoring software and AVID editing systems
  • Familiarity with frame rates, codecs, domestic broadcast technical specifications
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills
  • Works well under pressure and with tight turnaround times
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and work independently
  • Detail-oriented

  • Experience working within a broadcast network environment
  • Familiarity with international broadcast technical specifications
  • Familiarity with professional UHD cameras and shooting formats
  • Knowledge of audio mixing and Dolby Surround sound
  • Experience with HDCAM tape decks
  • A passion for non-fiction programming

About Us:
Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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