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Junior Sound Editor

Junior Sound Editor

Reference No. 9009

Closing Date: 21st March 2021
About the role

The Junior Sound Editor is a trainee role in which the incumbent would go through a structured training programme to gain a complete understanding of the audio localisation workflow. They would learn from the experience team of Sound Editors and Re-recording Mixers.

Key accountabilities
  • Goes through a learning journey through the three assets of the Localisation workflow;
  • Loading – Tracklay audio, syncing dialogue, tuning vocals, following prescribed guidelines, trouble-shooting sessions - all within defined time parameters and to the required standard
  • QC – Quality control, listening to mixed elements and reporting relevant errors using appropriate audio industry terminology. To be completed to the required standard within defined time parameters
  • Deliverable – manufacturing all client-specified delivery requirements within agreed deadlines and to the required standard
  • Ensures in-house databases are updated and the rest of the team are updated with any potential changes to the working schedule
  • Provides support to the editorial team, as required
Nature and scope

The Junior Sound Editor position is likely to be filled by a student placement that would go through a learning journey within their time in the Localisation team. They would go through training on the entire process workflow, under heavy supervision of other members of the team.

Their exposure to client facing work would be limited – it being likely they wouldn’t work on anything for our larger clients. Planning horizons would be day to day as most of the operational planning would be completed by the Lead Sound Editor and other senior members of the editorial team.

The training course would follow the below training modules;

  • Content Security

Key to everything we do is content security. You will be taking through our security training teaching you how to keep our clients’ content safe.

  • Audio Localisation Workflow

A detailed breakdown on the workflows used within the localisation team. This will give you a thorough understanding of the workflows used to deliver feature films in up to 45 languages.

  • Cinema Audio

An overview of the workflow involved in creating a film soundtrack. You will learn about the various roles in a Sound Post Production team and gain a basic understanding of the various release formats including Dolby ATMOS and IMAX.

  • Pro Tools

You will learn how is Pro Tools used by the localisation team and how they use advanced features to increase efficiencies. This will improve your Pro Tools skills, teaching you shortcuts and other ways to speed up working in Pro Tools.

  • Dialog Loading

This will teach you how to prepare a set of dialog tracks for mixing. The process includes checking for missing lines, cleaning up recordings and tracklaying them correctly.

  • Vocal Loading

This will teach you how to prepare a set of vocal tracks for mixing. The process includes checking for missing lines, cleaning up recordings and tracklaying them correctly. It also involves correcting timing and pitch as necessary using Melodyne software.

  • Quality Control (QC)

Several passes of QC are done as a project passes through the localisation workflow. You will be taught how to perform QC of audio materials, the terminology used to describe issues and how this data is tracked.

  • Database Use

An essential part of our workflow is our bespoke database which we use to track all data relating to a project. You will be taught how to input data and hoe to navigate the database.

  • Network & Servers

All our data is stored on a variety of servers. You will be taught how to access data on the relevant servers and how we use our network and server infrastructure to keep our clients’ data safe.

Skills and experience
  • Working towards an audio related degree or equivalent
  • Experience of using Pro Tools
  • Mac User with understanding of the Mac OSX
  • Basic understanding of acoustics and recording techniques
  • Basic understanding of how to set up Pro Tools
  • Methodical and organised
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • A musical ear that can understand pitch and timing


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