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Finishing editor

Permanent, full-time position, starting March.

We seek an individual to join our growing team as a finishing editor, traditionally known as an online editor. 

You will become a vital part of our tight-knit team, performing various technical tasks related to our post-production operations across feature films, documentaries, episodic television productions and advertisements. 

Ideal candidates will be interested in a long-term position at a burgeoning company, where we will teach you the ins and outs of the obscure and specialised side of post-production finishing.

If you desire to become an Offline Editor, this is not the position for you.

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Position description


  • Mid-career: Starting at $65k per-annum plus super, with a commitment to raise the salary to $75k over 4-years.
  • Junior/trainee/entry-level (Assistant finishing editor): $55k per-annum plus super.

Hours and work/life balance

We run on 8 hour days which includes 1 hour for lunch. 

Most of us operate 830am-430pm, though these times are flexible, and the team is free to WFH as they see fit.

A typical day is fast-paced, and priorities can frequently shift as our productions evolve; however, to misuse Newton's Third Law, there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action.

For us, this means; if a client makes a priority request, and we consent to it, then something else in the day's activities needs to be bumped to the following day, which bumps something else and so on. The result is that a deadline must change, or the client must provide further funds to hire additional resources.

Put simply, we don't give people more work and expect them to get it all done in the same amount of time.

What is a finishing editor? 

A finishing editor is what we consider to be the evolution of the online editor role. In Hollywood, this role is sometimes called a finishing artist. A finishing editor is both a specialist and a generalist. 

Your job is to take ownership of the edit after being turned over to us from editorial (Picture lock). You conform the edit into Davinci Resolve and prepare the timeline for grading. You are responsible for adding final graphics, idents, credits and sound mixes. In some instances, you will perform simple VFX work. 

You will work with the client to deliver credit rollers and updated graphics packages, subtitles/captions, audio description tracks etc. 

And finally, you are responsible for generating the multitude of masters and deliverables.

Primary duties include:

  • Conforming the edit into Davinci Resolve.
  • Preparing the edit for colour grading.
  • Generating various outputs for client approvals vendors, such as sound post or caption houses.
  • Communicating with clients to perform tasks such as revising supers or generating end credits.
  • Preparing and outputting masters and deliverables.

Additional duties include:

  • Preparing and performing Assistant Editor related tasks such as: Preparing and exporting turnovers from NLEs, preparing, syncing and transcoding rushes.
  • Performing data ingress, egress and archival.
  • Communicating and interacting with clients to Coordinate sending and receiving client drives/files,
  • Assisting the team to provide various client services (we all chip in to get the job done)

Candidate Qualities

Ideal candidates will meet some or all of the following: 

  • Both technically and creatively minded.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • A good problem solver / be solutions-oriented.
  • Willing to work unsupervised and take the initiative.
  • Possess a willingness to learn essential command-line tools.
  • Secretly (or openly) be passionate about spreadsheets or a willingness to learn 🤓
  • Understand the power of shortcuts.
  • Be a clear communicator.
  • Knows and is willing to communicate boundaries with the team or learn about boundaries and set them.

How to apply

  1. Check out, wander around and get to know the company and the team.
  2. If you're keen to speak further, prepare a resume/cv and email it to
  3. Feel free to tell us a bit about yourself, hobbies and interests, career goals and what interests you about this role.
  4. Please use the subject line 'Your Name - Interest in finishing editor position.'