Assistant Editor - Contract

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This is a contract role and you will not be directly employed by MotorTrend Group.  You'll be required to work through a third party agent called TCW.

  • Rate: $25-$28/hr based on experience
  • Hours: 40 hours a week.
  • Must be able to work remotely but ideally based in Los Angeles

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Assistant Editor (Full Time, Hourly) will assist the Lead Assistant Editor in all aspects of post-production for MotorTrend Group – Original Programming content as well as other company video outlets (web, broadcast, etc).  Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for ingesting and transcoding all footage for assigned shows
  • Create, prep, and organize projects for edit, following standards and guidelines set by the Lead Assistant
  • Responsible for exporting and Q/C’ing sequences for finishing; color, sound, etc, as well as assembling upon return
  • Understanding of post-production procedures including archiving, server organization, naming conventions, standard review/delivery specifications, etc
  • Organizing finished projects for archiving
  • Will sometimes be required to start editing a particular sequence for editor
  • Aid in the integration of graphics within the edit when required

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable.

 

Education/Experience:

  • At least 2 years previous experience in video/television post production, or equivalent education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Transcoding Software, FTP Clients and NLE systems
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Mac OS X

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Transcoding Software, FTP Clients and NLE systems

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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Location

Conveniently located off i-405, near LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line Station & the beach! Many walkable restaurant, café, drink, grocery & shop options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The essence of Motortrend’s culture lies in delivering value through teamwork & collaboration. We integrated Motortrend's platforms with a sophisticated backend platform called SONIC. The teams "Swarmed" together to solve complex problems as one. Open comms, approachable leaders & an “all hands on deck” attitude are the backbone to our success.

Uma Rao

Sr. Technical Program Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an auto enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders & HotRods rolling into our office. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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