Covent Garden, London, WC2H




Post Production Operator/Editor

Universal Pictures International is seeking an experienced, detail-orientated self-starter who has previous experience working within a Post Production environment.

About Us

Universal Pictures International (UPI) is the international marketing and distribution division for Universal Pictures. 

In the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Russia, Korea, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, India and China, UPI directly markets and distributes movies through its local offices, creating campaigns and release strategies that respond to the culture and market behaviour of those territories. In other parts of the world, UPI partners with Paramount and Sony in the distribution of all three companies’ films. 

Universal Pictures is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About the Role

Universal Pictures International is seeking an experienced, detail-orientated self-starter who has previous experience working within a Post Production environment.

Operators will work in a machine room, use editing platforms, encoding software and operate tape and baseband equipment in a busy internal facility. 

An understanding of the importance of content security is a large part of this role. The facility services all of Universals product, and as such, the operator will be working on and dealing with highly sensitive materials.

  • Comprehends and completes all incoming work orders
  • Establishes priorities and proactively communicates all errors and discrepancies to supervisor 

  • Continually evaluates media content quality and offers suggestions on standard operating procedures to improve quality control 

  • Follows internal control procedures to quickly and efficiently direct and distribute data or physical product with no waste/lost work time

  • Proactively communicates and coordinates with other departments and facilities to manage workflow, prioritise work, or resolve problems as they arise 

  • Develops positive team relationships with mangers, subordinates, co-workers 

  • Runs and maintains a facility wide encoding workflow
  • Adheres to the companies and departments content protection procedures at all times
  • Responsible for the digital distribution of media between territories where necessary 

  • Continually evaluate changes in technology and opportunities to improve practices. 

  • Shift work will be required


About You



  • Experience working in a busy Post Production facility 

  • Required to deal with and be responsible for sensitive feature material 

  • Knowledge of forensic watermarking, an understanding of anti-piracy and the importance of content protection 

  • Working knowledge of tape dubbing between multiple formats 

  • Familiar with Standards Conversion
  • Accomplished on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere
  • Working knowledge of After Effects desirable
  • Knowledge of all professional tape formats, players and recorders. 

  • Excellent knowledge of encoders, transcoders and codecs 

  • Knowledge of digital workflows, and digital transfer methods 

  • Awareness of Digital Cinema - creation and playback 

  • Understanding of cinema projection, and the related technologies 

  • Experience in a client facing capacity 

  • Ability to relay technical information to non-technical people.


  • Team player 

  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic 

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines 

  • An understanding and interest in the film industry as a whole 

  • Good communication and people skills.

To Apply:
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All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove they are able to work in the United Kingdom.