Journeyman Film Company helps people, organizations and companies to build their story through creative visual content. We make short films and commercials that are authentic, beautiful and influential. Working with a wide range of clients both large and small, we play an important role as builders of the community and the economy!

We’re looking for full time editor to join our teams, east and west. We want to hire proven talent with 5+ years of editing experience; in fact, we want to hire the best talents available to us, so that together, we build a leading company in Canada, and beyond.

What you offer:

You are all about the story, and you will use every tool you have to tell it well, appreciating that editing can make or break a piece of work. You take good raw content, and elevate it to the sublime.    Pacing, compositing, motion graphics, titling and effects, story editing, colour grading. . . you’ve done it all and you do it well. . . and fast.

Most importantly, you can demonstrate a cross section of sample projects for a range of clients similar to ours, and your work is clearly as good or better! You have reel samples that show deep storytelling and a high level of polish, while exploring new trends and breaking conventions in client films.

You take ownership of your cuts and have strong opinions about how the story should play out.  At the same time, you enjoy working with a team of producers, directors, and clients, recognizing that working together we produce our best work.  And you can work with budgets, schedules and deadlines.

You thrive in a culture of challenge where you push yourself, colleagues and clients to think differently. You are equally comfortable editing a sizzling 15 second opener, a 30 second spot, or a tear jerking 15 minute mini-doc.

You’re up on the latest software and technology, not just because you’re a geek, but because you know these tools can increase production value dramatically if you know how to use them.  High end is the name of the game, and you know how to give work that added level of polish that makes it stand out, whether that means crafting a unique look, or wowing an audience with subtle yet powerful titles and effects.

It’s an added bonus — but not essential — if you have additional experience in the audio realm, composing your own soundtracks and using sound design to take your cut to the next level.  An ability to execute animation work is also an asset.  Also, our NLE of choice is FCPX.  If you already love it, great!  If not, be willing to learn.

But in the end, your main talent is understanding what the clients need, what the director envisions, and putting it all together to create a compelling edit that touches the soul.

You have likely traveled a bit, maybe speak another language (French is a plus), are empathetic and open-minded, and can relate to diverse folks in our world.

What we offer:

We’re looking to hire two people. We are building a team based in Vancouver for a large, long-term client project out west. And we continue to build our team based in Halifax.

We offer you the opportunity to work on diverse project challenges. We offer the chance to play a big role in a small company. We offer a flexible and friendly work environment that values work-life balance. The production industry (typically in TV/film) is notorious for feast and famine cycles, where creative teams come together for intensive work, then disband when the project is over. Journeyman is different. We’re building a company that grows sustainably for the long term.

This is a full time position, but will start on a contract basis till we get to know each other. Salary will be negotiated based on experience and city location, in the range of $45,000 to $75,000 per year. The company also currently has an employee incentive profit sharing program in place for which you would be eligible. We can offer you a complete health and insurance benefits package through the Chamber of Commerce Group Benefits Plan.

We’re keen to fill this position as soon as possible, ideally between now and May 2014.

Please send us a letter that demonstrates how you think outside the box, and a resume with links to your work, and any questions, to editor@journeymanfilm.com. We sincerely thank anyone who takes an interest in our company, but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

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