Location
Brighton/Hybrid
Department
2D Editing
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

Brighton Zoo are currently searching for a super-keen and talented animation Assistant Editor to join our team. You will be splitting your week working across 2 productions within the studio, as well as creating new localised versions and Youtube compilations of an existing show. Please note that the role, whilst hybrid, is based within our Brighton Studio and we expect you to work a minimum of 3 flexible days a week in the studio. 
 
Day to Day:
  • Work closely with the series editor, short-form producer and production manager to keep on top of schedules and organise media across productions.
  • Cut the initial assembly of animatics with an emphasis on timing.
  • Keep edits updated throughout the various production stages.
  • Communicate regularly with sound studio, from initial voice records to final mixes.
  • Lay back new audio dubs against existing footage.
  • Cut existing footage into new compilations.
  • Add graphics and effects within After Effects.
  • Be organised and efficient when handling exports and deliveries.
  • Handling requests from production for various exports.
  • Work closely and communicate well across in-house departments. 
  • Assisting in the reviewing and critiques of work-in-progress.

About You

Must Have:
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Familiarity with Adobe After Effects.
  • Experience of publishing to Youtube.
  • Good IT skills and the ability to pick up new software.
  • A good understanding of film and digital formats, files, frame rates, resolutions, and codecs.
  • A strong focus on narrative-based editing.
  • An understanding of sound design and how to implement and source sound effects.
 
Bonus Points:
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Storyboard Pro.

About Us

We are Brighton Zoo! The marriage of Plug-In Media & Blue Zoo - a brand new animation studio by the sea, designed for a new era of kid’s digital content.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists & production crew, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Brighton Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.


What we’ve got for you (Benefits)

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Christmas Closing Period 
  • Free Sandwich or Soup Thursdays! 

Social events throughout the year including the odd beach BBQ & an annual trip to Brighton Fringe Festival


Brighton Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 


To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.