2nd Assistant Editor

Mid-City, Los Angeles


Skydance Animation is seeking Assistant Editors to join the dynamic teams of our two upcoming animated feature films, directed by Peggy Holmes (Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning) and by Vicky Jenson (Shrek, Shark’s Tale), respectively. 
The position provides technical and creative support to its Editorial team, and ensures the needs of the show are met daily.


  • Prepare picture media; import and distribute media (storyboards and shots)
  • Prepare sound media; break down dialogue, conduct music and effects searches
  • Supervise, log and transcribe scratch recording sessions in Pro Tools
  • Monitor levels, log and import scratch and production dialogue from recordings
  • Set up video reference cameras to record talent
  • Prepare preliminary music and sound effects, maintain the production sound effects and music databases
  • Publish accurate cutlists for output
  • Publish out sequences to Shotgun as needed
  • Output digital files (Quicktimes, AAFs, change notes, DCPs, etc.) internally and externally as directed
  • Prepare media and perform Quality Control for sound and picture
  • Attend screenings in support of presentation quality, operate screening room
  • Avid daily operational maintenance
  • Work with Tech to troubleshoot and refine editorial systems
  • Cooperate with other editorial teams when assistance is needed
  • Proactively monitor trackers and updates for incoming assets


  • 3+ years’ experience as an Assistant Editor, or similar exposure within film production
  • 1+ year experience as an Assistant Editor with feature Animation
  • 3+ years’ experience with Avid Media/Film Composer
  • Requirement to be, or become, a member in good standing of the Local 700 Editorial Guild
  • High proficiency in Macintosh OS
  • Experience with Pro Tools, Photoshop, FLIX, Shotgun, Excel & Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task and take a creative, inquisitive approach to problem solving
  • Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize workload in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours (overtime, including nights and weekends) as necessary

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category.


Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


Need technical assistance? E-mail us directly hrsupport@skydance.com

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