Unscripted Junior Editor Programme
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 12-month programme from September 2022 to September 2023 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.
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 both 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 2 years’ 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 a) working at runner or logger level in post production looking to step up b) new entrants with an interest in pursuing a career in post production and c) others with transferable skills and/ or previous experience in this sector.
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.
Applications are now open for this exciting opportunity for both schemes and we are keen to hear from:
- Post facilities across the UK who are keen to sign up to the scheme
- Experienced Edit Assistants and Assistant Editors (staff or freelancers) who are ready to step up to the Junior Editor role and are prepared to undertake the full training package
- Current Edit Assistants with some industry experience keen to build on existing skills and work within a UK based post facility.
The Pipeline recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; participants with a disability or form of neurodiversity; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants and LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates.
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 30th 2022. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST USING THE LINK BELOW, EMAIL YOUR CV AND SHORT PAGE ON WHY YOU WISH TO JOIN THE SCHEME TO firstname.lastname@example.org