Production Assistant

Los Angeles - CA

Company Description

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.

While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…

Job Description

Skydance Animation is seeking an Assistant Editor to join the dynamic team of one of our upcoming animated feature films.

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

Additional Info

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 proud to be 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. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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