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Unscripted TV Sizzle Editor (freelance)


Unscripted TV Sizzle Editor (freelance)

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Editor


Emmy-award winning production company, specializing in non-scripted television, is looking for experienced sizzle reel editors for various development projects.

Category Editor 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date Apr 21, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Ideal candidate has edited sizzle reels which have been used to successfully sell non-scripted shows to networks/cable outlets/streamers/digital platforms.  Projects range from rip reels and Skype sizzles to full sizzles with scenes and extensive interviews. Genres range from docu/occu to formats (e.g., game, talk, home reno, food, etc.) Must be a skilled preditor who can craft story and source video unsupervised.

This position reports to the EVP, General Manager (Entertainment).

This position is based in Burbank, CA.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Edit sizzle reels in a wide variety of non-scripted genres and styles
  • Ability to edit quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality
  • Create sizzles that feel unique and special
  • Must be able to search for the perfect clips from a variety of sources (YouTube, Vimeo, Pond5, Storyblocks, Getty, etc.)
  • Must be able to “script” sizzles, write copy and cards
  • Create graphics, logos, etc. for the sizzles
  • Must have an expertise in and experience with unscripted television sizzle reels
  • Experience as a shooter or as a "one man band" shooter/producer/editor a plus
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with related experience will be considered
  • Must have ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Proficient editing with Adobe Premier
  • Basic understanding of Final Cut 7/X and Avid a plus
  • Must include samples of sizzle reels, preferably those which have sold a project

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Job Type Contract 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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