Editor

  • Watford  
    perm  
    Competitive  
  • Company
    TJX Europe  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    5 July 2019  
    Posted on
    6 June 2019  

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Welcome to TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2018, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 4000 shops and 249,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

As part of our busy in-house creative agency we require a strong, confident, fully rounded and fun in-house editor. Key skills are the ability to edit and manipulate motion and stills content to create simple, characterful on-brand and witty content for our social media platforms from gif’s to cinema graphs to short form films and anything in between–the ability to keep up with the social media world’s rapid changes is a must and the wherewithal to adapt. We aren’t just looking for great technical skills we’d love you to be creative and a good conceptualizer too.

Fluent in the following:  Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and 3D work. Ability in motion graphics using After Effects (stop motion & 3d Modelling/Animating).

Comfortable in delivering edited masters from tech specs supplied, that can be re-purposed for the platforms below:

 1) HD TV in-store screens (no sound) as Pro res 422 HQ masters & MP4’s (for client internal use).

 2) Video and animated gifs for social media - tech specs for Insta stories, Instagram & Facebook feed etc. for example.

All deliverables require, on the whole: landscape & portrait versions, untitled and titled of each edit (i.e. with/without copy) & a variety of cut downs.

Desirable: (but on a nice to have only as likely to be outsourced to our various post house & CGI vendor specialists) to have an ability to:

a)  Transcode raw footage (convert raw footage to a less heavy format to be able to use for the offline). We don’t tend to have a DIT on set to convert the files for offline.

b) Grade using Base light for example.

c) Online using Flame for example.

d) QC if possible. 

Projects range from:

1) Animating new & existing assets (stills) using stop frame, Parallax or cinema graph & all other new and ever evolving edit techniques.

2) Motion–create edits from new & existing footage to create: cut downs & looped films made up of separate films.

An amazing multi-tasker, we want you to be the go-between that connects the creatives with our creative production team being a key, integral team member of Creative Production.

You’ll be the gatekeeper of editing processes & what’s achievable within a realistic time frame, but can also maintain agility on last minute projects within reason. And at the end of a project, ensure that the edits, gif’s, etc. are delivered to creative producers to the agreed timelines & filed appropriately.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES – as mentioned above but also to include:

  • To ensure all edit briefs are received with the correct information ie clear deliverables, etc…and push back where necessary.
  • Monitor the daily workload (in conjunction with the Manager of Creative Production and the team) to ensure projects are on track. Flag anything that isn’t so we can act to come up with an agile solution.
  • Be a champion for editing in this role–keep abreast of all developments in the editing world that could be great for us to work with–know whats going on in this area.

Key skills knowledge and experience:

Creative agency experience.

Excellent organizational skills.

Amazing people skills - Be able to build good relationships with creative teams but remain tough under pressure of deadlines.

Thorough understanding around the creative process and the ability to think ahead before each step is required.

Understanding of digital production including post production.

Great communicator, with the ability to deal confidently with people at all levels, from senior creatives to junior account execs.

Be able to motivate team members during difficult times and keep projects moving forward.

What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future.

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