What’s it like to be an Assistant Editor?

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When you have no network, it’s difficult to find your first editing gig. One way to get your foot in the door, learn on the job and build a network whilst getting paid is to take an Assistant Editor role.

I’m very excited to welcome our very first guest onto The Video Editing Podcast. We’re speaking with Josiah Ward who is an Assistant Editor at Future Studios in London. He’s going to tell us what an Assistant Editor actually does. Future Publishing is so huge they reach 1 in 3 adults in the UK & US, so chances are you’ve come across their content. Josiah and I first met in 2021 when I was cutting a Snapchat Originals series called As I Am.

 

In this episode you’ll hear about how he got the job as an Assistant Editor as well as the level of knowledge he had when he started and how that has developed. We discuss university and whether Josiah thought it was worth it in order to become an AE.

You’ll learn about some of the challenges of working across the US and UK and how remote video editing has changed our industry in such a way that it’s never been a better time to be a video editor.

 

You can find Josiah on YouTube or check out his podcast The Alternative Football Commentary Podcast.

 

If you took anything away from this episode, I’d super appreciate if you subscribed and left a 5* review. This helps other video editors like yourself find and learn from the podcast.

Thank you for listening.

Shiny

 

 

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