Shepherds Bush, London, W12




Post Production Technical Manager

A busy and well established West London facility is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and attentive Technical Manager to run a small but efficient team of Avid tech and MCR assistants. 

Role overview:

The candidate will be the first point of contact to the post producers and management. The Tech Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the technical department, ensuring efficiency and best practices are maintained at all times.


The ideal candidate will have proven experience of Avid edit assisting, at least two years’ experience of supervising a technical team at a busy facility and four years’ experience within post.


Role responsibilities:

  • Supervising a team of tech assistants providing support for 34 offline and finishing suites.
  • Working closing with the Head of Tech and Head of Post Production to create workflows for up and coming projects.
  • Working with the post producers to manage the tech teams work load and ensure deadlines are kept.
  • Maintaining the tech team roster and scheduling staff accordingly.
  • Ensuring internal processes and procedures are adhered to and leasing with Departments heads making suggestions for improvements when needed.
  • General IT maintenance on the edit systems and client computers, PC re-installs as necessary, keeping them up to date etc.
  • Exporting, ingesting and conforming from various tape and tapeless formats.  
  • Carrying out tape transfers and standards conversions from various formats.
  • Maintaining and carrying out administrative tasks across the company edit servers and networks.
  • Staff training and recruitment.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technology and researching new equipment investment opportunities.


Candidate Profile:

It is essential that the candidate has the relevant industry experience and is able to start ASAP. Candidates straight out of university will not be considered.


Knowledge and Experience: 


The applicant will need to have proven skills in the following areas:

  • Managing or supervising people
  • File exports and encoding
  • AVID installs and maintenance
  • File delivery to DPP Spec
  • An understanding of 4K workflows
  • A general understanding of IT & Networking of Windows and Mac OS X.


Desirable but not essential:

  • Knowledge Da Vinci Resolve and/or Adobe Creative Suite
  • DVD Authoring with Adobe Encore or other authoring software
  • Experience using Editshare or Nexis storage systems (Quantum Xcellis an advantage).
  • Experience using Farmer Wife (or other) scheduling system
  • General knowledge of Pro Tools.

Next Step:
Please click the ‘apply’ button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.