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16 Feb 2021

Freelance Animatic Editor (Animation)

Plug-in Media – Posted by Plug-in Media Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Plug-in Media is looking for an experienced Animatic Editor to work on our 20 x 7 minute episode animated series for CBeebies.  The Animatic Editor will work closely with the Director, Art Director and a Storyboard Revisionist to complete episode narratives by generating Animatics composed of storyboard panels, guide audio and sound effects. Tee and Mo is a storyboard driven show, with episodes coming together at animatic. We are looking for an editor who can take early stage storyboards and then work in creative partnership with the director and a storyboard revisionist to mould the narrative of each episode.


Summary of the role:


  • Compile Animatics using Imported Storyboard Panels and Audio Files
  • Work closely with the director and storyboard revisionist to develop each narrative from ‘rough’ to ‘finished’.
  • Define facial performance of the characters via input of pre drawn, expression images.
  • Applying temporary SoundFX and applicable Camera Moves
  • Updating Sequences through Various Cuts and submitting locked shots to animators
  • Review rough assembly created by the Assistant Animatic Editor
  • Ensure that quality issues and clarity issues are adhered to for sound
  • Aid in keeping production deliveries on target by collaborating with Production Manager and art team to achieve timely delivery of animatics
  • Ensure and execute director’s vision for the series.

Person Specification


  • Thorough knowledge of editing software: Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, etc.
  • Ability to work in high-pressure environment under tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in a production environment on an animated series is necessary
  • Understanding of 2D concepts and workflows
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Proactive thinker with creative problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Storyboard Pro


We are recruiting for two freelance Animatic Editors, one to begin 26th April until 8th October, the other from 31st May until 8th October.  We expect this position will begin with remote working, and will review this as the project continues in line with current government guidance. Our office is based in Brighton, UK. 

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    We will begin to review applications w/c 8th March in order to set-up virtual interviews from the 15th March.  

    Job Categories: Editing. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: animatic, Animatic Editor, animation, Broadcast, Children's TV, and editor.

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