Optimus is Seeking Staff Assistant Editors to join our Editorial Team.
We are currently
looking for creative, smart, passionate and highly motivated aspiring
Editors, to join our team as a staff Assistant Editor.
Applicants with 1-3 years
of professional experience working as an Assistant Editor within a commercial post-production facility are preferred. Proficiency in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and After Effects is a must. Students and entry-level candidates should steer their inquiries to our runner program.
Duties include directly assisting Editors on all manner of creative editorial projects, primarily for agency/brand clients. Responsibilities include transcoding multiple HD file formats, logging and loading of dailies footage, screening, rough cutting, graphic creation and integration, music and sound design acquisition, web encoding/posting, finish prep, and fostering close communication with Editors, post producers and other post operators regarding project workflow, schedule and priorities. Client service and rapport is also a crucial part of the job.
In sum, the position requires the ability to multi-task, deliver under pressure, communicate effectively and to work collaboratively within a team. A creative viewpoint and a strong technical background is a must. A positive attitude and a sense of humor goes a very long way too.
Please submit cover letter, resume and reel to:
General Employment Info
We are always on the lookout for creative talent who want to do the best work of their careers in the greatest city in America, Chicago.
Experienced professionals looking to introduce themselves to us may do so by emailing
Our "home base" in Chicago is where it all started. Now home to over 70 full-time employees with creative services from soup to nuts, we are the literal interpretation of an "under-one-roof" model.
We are always on the lookout for creative talent who want to do the best work of their careers in the greatest city in America.