Cambridge TV is hiring

Editor / Shooting AP

Job title: Editor & Assistant Producer

Cambridge TV Ltd is looking for a full time (though part time is negotiable) editor who can sometimes assist on shoots.

Projects range from commercials to documentary-style content, especially on topics of research, education and science.

We aim to make the editor part of planning from the start of a project, helping to develop the creative response to the brief and planning what material is needed on the shoot.

The editing role can be done from home and/or from the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge.

Working hours are total 40 hours per week. Times are flexible to suit candidate but must accommodate the company’s shooting schedule and edit deadlines. Shoot days may occasionally run longer than 8 hours including travel, so in these cases candidates will arrange their own editing schedule to rebalance work hours.

Shoots will very often be in the Cambridge area, so being local to Cambridge is an advantage and travel expenses will only cover travel outside the city.

Candidates should have a driving licence and reliable access to a vehicle for those occasions when independent travel to a shoot with kit is needed, as one can’t carry everything on public transport.

Strong editing skills are essential, especially in documentary, commercial and promo styles. Editing will be in Final Cut Pro but prior expertise in FCP isn’t essential. Training will be available to consolidate Final Cut Pro knowledge and to develop craft editing.

Shooting skills are not essential but are a big advantage. Training is available to bring skills up to standard if necessary but candidate must be strongly interested in learning to shoot documentary style interviews and B-roll.

Salary negotiable based on skills and experience.

Location

It’s a big advantage to live near Cambridge and to have a clean driving licence and access to a car, as candidates will need to attend shoots. Mileage for shoots can be reclaimed.

Main role

Editing video in documentary, commercial and promo styles. Editing audio podcasts.

Participating in project planning: assisting with creative responses to briefs and giving input on what material is needed for the edit.

Using Final Cut Pro will be essential but previous knowledge of FCP much less important than editing skill

Knowledge of Apple Motion an advantage but not necessary

Training available – in person from team, plus online software and craft editing

Secondary role

Shooting interviews & B-roll

Training available on C300, C70, Ronin 4D, lighting & sound

Tertiary Roles

Production management – planning shoots, communicating with stakeholders to arrange times & locations. Creating call sheets. Creating risk assessments and other documents required for filming.

Assisting with Marketing, e.g. on-set pics for social media use, LinkedIn posts, helping to produce marketing assets e.g. tips, “inspiration” videos

Assist Cambridge TV Training in running short courses for students. Includes teaching of shooting and post production skill as well as accompanying students on shoots. Coaching in teaching skills available from Director of CTV Training.

About Cambridge TV

Cambridge TV is a production company working with education, science and broadcast clients. We have supplied crew for TV shows such as Grand Designs and Blue Peter, worked extensively with the University of Cambridge and the NHS and filmed around the UK, Europe and US.

Cambridge TV was founded in 2014 to launch Cambridge’s local TV channel on Freeview and Virgin Media, which the company ran as an Ofcom-regulated broadcaster. We produced daily news and magazine programmes with a team of ten staff and numerous freelances, as well as supplying material for news packages to the BBC every day, until the channel licence was sold to That’s TV and Cambridge TV became a production company with four staff.

After two years of Covid, staff levels have depleted and we’re excited to hire new colleagues, starting with an editor who can sometimes assist on shoots.

Cambridge TV is driven by intellectual curiosity to come up with creative ideas for each new project, concentrating on careful communication and being unflappable in the face of surprises, in order to always create high quality work.

Express interest in this job

As a first step, please send us a little introduction video so that we can get to know you a bit. Nothing fancy, just prop your phone up for a couple of minutes and tell us:

1 – What have you done so far in your editing career? Ever done animation?

2 – What shooting experience do you have?

3 – What’s your favourite subject matter to edit or shoot?

4 – What kind of person are you? What’s your temperament?

5 – What would you like to be doing in ten years’ time?

We’d really appreciate even a short clip, so we can get a glimpse of your personality.

Send us a link to your intro video using this form, along with links to:

1 – A whole video or scene of documentary style editing with actuality and/or a presenter

2 – An example of a short promo film with interviews & B-roll

3 – An example of a commercial or montage edit

Feel free to send a showreel if you have one, but we’re interested in how a whole piece works. You’re welcome to tell us a bit of context if you’d like.

Lastly, please tell us your current or expected salary range.

After we’ve watched the video clips and made a shortlist, we’ll ask for the usual cover letter, CV & 3 references.