Finding and retaining talented freelance editors is a challenge. In the past True North Post have been successful training up assistant editors to take the next step in the industry, but with no real structure to the training it can be a slow and difficult process.
So, in a bid to tackle this skills gap and with a “home grown is better” approach, the company have partnered with Avid to create the Junior Editor Training Scheme to help bring on the next generation of editors.
Successful applicants to the three-year course will have already completed one to two years assisting at True North Post. Trained by our Senior Editors, who are all qualified Avid Media Composer Instructors, the aim for our students is to achieve their professional Avid User Certification, via a series of workshops and exams.
Alongside the structured training, the real heart of the course is the opportunity for trainees to gain valuable industry experience working in the edit, creating content for a wide variety of productions.
Working with experienced mentors – including producers and directors as well as the senior editors, the trainees develop their skills on the job, allowing them to see their work go from offline monitors to their TV screen at home.
True North Post are delighted to announce that the first intake of students on the company’s Junior Editor Training Programme have officially graduated!
Phoebe Knowles, Connor Wood, Olivia Kirk and Sam Hance are now embarking on the next exciting phase of their careers.
The company is now looking to build on the success of the first scheme and provide five new promising industry hopefuls their chance to become full time editors.
Congratulations to Dan Roebuck, Kathryn Adam, Michael Allen, Maceo Stennett Hughes and Ryan Jones, who have already embarked on the early stages of the course.
For further information please contact us on 0113 394 5468
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