Freelance Assistant Editor, Branded Video

BuzzFeed, Los Angeles

The social news and entertainment company.

Freelance Assistant Editor, Branded Video

 BuzzFeed Video is searching for an exceptional Assistant Editor to bring technical and organizational skills to our Branded post-production team. We run our own internal studio where we write, direct, and produce branded BuzzFeed content. We are looking for smart, skilled, passionate self-starters to join our growing team.

The position is based in our LA office, and we offer competitive compensation, benefits and an employee stock option program. Not to mention – a super collaborative work environment overflowing with perks ranging from snacks and drinks


  • Preparing incoming projects for editors by syncing and organizing footage in Adobe Premiere
  • Preparing elements for delivery to third-party vendors for sound mix and color correction, as well as conforming vendor deliverables
  • Responsible for logging, archiving, organizing footage and other various tasks related to production
  • Assist Editors in trafficking, assessing and editing incoming footage
  • Format submitted content to fit the company’s editorial guidelines
  • Ensure that video/image/sound quality, size and placement meet requirements
  • Assist Editors with sound mixing and color edits
  • Edit and proofread copy and layouts per supervisor guidelines
  • Assist Editors and Producers in managing day-to-day details to streamline the post-production process and maximize productivity
  • Develop appropriate schedules for content delivery
  • Keep detailed logs on footage, communications between production teams, supervisor notes
  • Assist Post Production Coordinators in management of paperwork, assets, and Post related documents
  • Facilitate fact-checking, research, proofread, and implement appropriate edits for ongoing projects


  • Bachelor degree in Film or Communication
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro (preferred) or Avid/Final Cut Pro
  • Must be comfortable with most video codecs and formats
  • Must be comfortable working in After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Must have great communication skills and be able to give and receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Must be meticulous, technical, organized, and creative at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and under close direction
  • Experienced in deadline driven environment and internet video
  • Experience behind a camera and knowledge of lighting and sound design a plus
  • Experience in VFX, motion graphics and design a plus

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 18 cities around the world and more than 1300 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We infuse hard work and fun though a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, and humble confidence. As an employee, you’ll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, and no work on your birthday! But most importantly, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.

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