Posted on November 8, 2018

Post-Production Technical Assistant

Closing: November 30th 2018

Post-Production Technical Assistant – monthly contract / permanent – to start ASAP

Central London

Salary: Dependant on experience

Archer’s Mark are looking to appoint a technical assistant / assistant editor on a rolling monthly basis, to work in our vibrant post-production department, with a view to the position becoming full-time in the near future.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with great communication skills. The position requires an excellent knowledge of post-production workflow, data management, editing software / codecs and experience of media delivery and versioning processes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting all senior and freelance editors with technical requests
  • Delivering projects to producers in a variety of codecs via differing platforms
  • Backing up, transcoding, filing and managing rushes
  • Archiving delivered projects to LTO
  • Server management and organisation
  • Liaising with external technical support and post houses
  • Edit amends and delivery exports of existing projects
  • Media managing and conforming for grade
  • Exporting OMF, EDL, AIF, DPX, TIFF, Quicktimes, MP4’s for post facilities
  • Edit selects, sound syncing and project set up
  • Technical maintenance of hard drives, software, hardware, licenses and updates
  • Servicing technical requests from post / production departments

Essential skills include:

  • Fully Mac literate, competent PC skills, working knowledge of Adobe programs
  • Outstanding knowledge of most NLE software including FCP, AVID and Premiere Pro
  • Good understanding of Codecs, compression, export and delivery processes
  • Good understanding of online video platforms, file delivery and upload / download processes
  • Experience of a variety of post software including DaVinci Resolve, REDcine, After effects
  • Experience with RED/DSLR workflows – including ingest, transcode and conform
  • Basic knowledge of offline/online workflows
  • Basic understanding of servers and general media storage
  • Experience with archiving – Particularly LTO
  • Experience delivering projects for online, film and television
  • Willingness to learn new software and keep abreast of advancements in technology
  • Outstanding communication skills, to be comfortable liaising with editor’s, producers and Head of


  • Highly organised with a proven ability to prioritise a challenging workload effectively
  • A confident, team player, pro-active, systematic and efficient, with a high level of attention to detail
  • A healthy interest in film and willingness to learn feature film delivery practices such as DCP creation
  • Self-starter, experience in a similar role in a digital media environment
  • Educated to a degree level

Archer’s Mark is an award-winning modern studio, renowned for creating timely, bold and innovative work across commercials, feature films and interactive experiences. With a roster of a dozen directors and full-service production and post-production capabilities, we have created campaigns for brands including Toyota, Nike, Samsung, UNICEF, Honda & Versace; and for agencies including FCB Inferno, Saatchi & Saatchi, adam&eveDDB, RKCR/Y&R, Grey, Havas, M&C & Mr President.

The company’s debut feature, Next Goal Wins, won a number of international awards, including a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary. Their most recent film, Notes on Blindness, based on the Emmy-winning short of the same name, also collected the BIFA for Best Documentary and received three BAFTA nominations (Outstanding British Film, Best Documentary, Outstanding Debut).

Applications to [email protected]