Freelance Assistant Editor

Steelhead - Marina del Rey, CA3.0


Steelhead is looking for a talented assistant editor who is hardworking, detail-oriented, and well versed in a variety of post-production software and hardware. This position is an integral part of every project; from ingesting and transcoding footage to making sure its frame accurate in the final conform.


  • Receive, ingest, and transcode footage
  • Prepare projects for edit by logging, breaking down and syncing footage, pulling selects and creating string-outs
  • Assist Editors in video editing; building assemblies
  • Prep and conform finishing sessions (EDLs/OMFs)
  • Convert all deliverables to output specs and prepare Wiredrive links
  • Project archival and organization
  • SFX, music and stock footage research
  • Troubleshoot technical problems


  • A high level understanding of the technical and creative workflow in advertising/TV commercial post production
  • 2-years experience as an Assistant Editor
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere
  • Knowledge of full Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of codecs, conversions, and digital and broadcast delivery specs
  • Must be responsible, organized, self motivated, and a positive attitude
  • A strong desire to be an Editor

About Steelhead
Steelhead is a full-service content studio in Playa Vista that produces everything from television commercials, digital and branded content to episodic and unscripted entertainment. The studio houses a team of editors, producers, animators, VFX artists, motion graphic designers and directors. Steelhead’s state-of-the-art facility has a 7,000 sq. ft. sound stage and 48,000 sq. ft. workspace that offers full pre and post-production services.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $300.00 to $450.00 /day


  • Adobe Premiere: 2 years (Required)
  • Post Production: 2 years (Required)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 1 year (Preferred)

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes