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Community Channel is looking for a Volunteer Edit Assistant 


Job Title:                     Volunteer Edit Assistant

Reporting to:               Head of Post Production

Contract:                     Six months FTC

Period:                        Three Months

Hours:                        3-5 days a week, 9.30am to 5.30pm

DBS:                            Not Essential 

Public transport expenses reimbursed, subject to a weekly maximum

Daily subsistence reimbursed, subject to a daily maximum


The role

Reporting to the Head of Post Production, we’re looking for a volunteer edit assistant to assist with the smooth running of a small but very busy post-production department. This is a hands-on role focused on supporting the delivery of acquired programmes to air and the creation of supporting promos. The results of your work will be broadcast into millions of homes.

Key responsibilities include quality control of incoming programmes and the associated editing and post production to ensure programmes comply with current broadcast standards.

On-the-job training will be provided but the successful candidate is expected to have a good working knowledge of editing and current tv practices and be hungry to learn more. We have a strong track-record of former volunteers going on to work in paid roles within the TV industry.

You will be working with our Head of Post Production in our indoor edit shed (we’re not joking) which is located inside our offices in Camden Collective. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Ingest: initiating and monitoring the digital delivery of incoming programme material and occasional tape digitising
  • QC: Early Quality Control checking of incoming material - to spot major errors before programmes go through our edit and delivery process.
  • Straightforward picture and sound editing tasks to ensure programme parts meet our duration requirements and technical standards under the guidance of our Head of Post Production
  • File Delivery: Encoding and Transcoding TX ready material for our different delivery platforms.
  • Archive: helping with the development, maintenance and operation of a network and cloud based archive for digital media assets
  • Underpinning the role will be the need to keep accurate records using spreadsheets and databases.


Person specification:

The successful candidate will enjoy working with technology; be well organised and possess good attention to detail. The role is ideal for someone looking for hands on experience in a broadcast environment. Training in techniques and use of technology will be provided but a broad ranging basic understanding of Post Production will be needed.


This would suit someone with the following attributes:

  • Some knowledge of broadcast post-production systems and technology
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder or similar NLE encoding combinations (e.g. Final Cut Pro and Apple's Compressor).
  • Proven ability to perform simple editing tasks
  • Good written, communication, research and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and the internet
  • Interest in communities, cooperatives and social enterprises
  • Experience of administrative work and ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive and positive (with a 'can do' attitude)

The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.   


About Community Channel

Community Channel inspires people to do more in their community. We broadcast into 26 million TV homes, we’re streamed and on-demand. Over 10 million people tuned in last year and our viewers tell us they learn more by watching the channel and are motivated to do more for others

We are an independent Community Benefit Society and the first supporter-owned national TV channel in the world.

We are a 16-year-old creative start-up. Join us and forge our exciting next chapter.


How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter describing how your skills and experience match our requirements, together with the completed Equal Opportunities form to [email protected] with the name of the role you are applying for in the subject heading.


Community Channel values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

We are a charitable Community Benefit Society (registered number 7400) and proud to be a member of Cooperatives UK.

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