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Assistant Editor Courses

An Assistant Editor works as part of the editing team on a film or television production. You’ll put footage, audio, music and special effects together to produce a finished film or television piece. Assistant Editors follow the directions of the editor and may have to help make decisions about which scenes to include and which footage to cut.

Assistant Editors need to be creative, but also need to follow an editor’s instructions. You should be skilled at using editing software and equipment and should be able to work as part of an overall production team. It’s important that you have excellent attention to detail and should be able to focus for extended periods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Assistant Editor earn?

In Australia, a full time Assistant Editor generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Assistant Editor?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 2,500 people working in an editing role in Australia and many of them are employed as an Assistant Editor. Assistant Editors may find work in larger towns and cities where productions are based.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Assistant Editor?

If you’re planning a career as an Assistant Editor, you could enrol in a Certificate III in Screen and Media. This course will give you opportunities to develop your skills creating and editing film and audio. You may also specialise in subjects that best suit your career plans. You could also consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Broadcast Technology.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within film, tv and production. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.