Assistant Content Creator - Sister Studios

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time

Who We Are

We are Sister, Mekanism’s make it happen Production company and studio.  

We solve real business problems using a strategic blend of storytelling, high design and/or clever, bust-a-gut humor.  It’s basically just advertising.  We do it for brands your Mom’s heard of – HBO, Red Nose Day, MillerCoors, Starbucks Doubleshot, Alaska Airlines, Charles Schwab, Amazon, Ben & Jerry’s, The White House (seriously), Muscle Milk, and a few others.

Our innovative approach to get asses in seats and move product from shelves has earned Mekanism the Agency of the Year Awards in past years, numerous Effies, two Harvard case studies and all sorts of industry hardware. And most recently…drum roll please…we were voted Best Place to Work by AdAge in 2016.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories.  Our patented blend of storytelling for emerging media takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off.  What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, crying, ping-pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.  We are smart, strange, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often violent brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.


The Role

You will be a key support to Sister Studios editors and producers, assisting with a variety of editorial and studio needs. In addition, opportunities will arise for you to take the lead on creative edits, in balance with other responsibilities.


The Specific R&Rs

 Assistant Editor:

  • Prep editorial sessions for editors as needed.
  • On certain designated projects, work with the assigned editor and perform the standard duties of an assistant editor, from creating stringouts/assembly edits to editing cutdowns and meeting other creative needs.
  • Version out final edits to multiple specifications as needed for delivery to clients.
  • Perform footage and music searches using your creative eye and ear.


Creative Leadership

  • Take the lead on various edits including Sizzles, Pitches, Awards Reels, Marketing Content and some client work. There is unlimited opportunity to take the lead on more edits based on performance.
  • Create title cards, supers, and a variety of motion graphics.


Sister Studios Post Production / Vault Mgmt

  • Wrapping editorial assets and projects, track all final assets created by Sister Studios SF and NYC, and archiving.
  • In conjunction with editors, head of production, and head of IT, maintain the functionality of edit bays including troubleshooting computers, updating software, plugins, etc.
  • Track hard drive inventory, order new drives as needed, and handle transfers of drives to and from clients and vendors for all post-production needs.
  • Update Sister’s internal database of projects.


Team contributions

  • Work with the production and creative departments to innovate and implement new strategies for improved production efficiency.
  • Willingness to take on a variety of asks with a can-do spirit, and ability to independently/proactively recognize what needs to be done.
  • Occasionally assist on our live action shoots in various capacities.


 What You Need to Have 

  • At least 1 year of working experience.
  • A strong technical familiarity with the post production workflows and common delivery formats.
  • Strong capabilities in Premiere
  • At minimum, basic capabilities in After Effects.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and experience maintaining digital assets.
  • Comfortable working in a busy studio handling a diverse slate of projects.
  • Work well in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Be a good team player! We are a small team and it’s important to us to foster a good experience for everyone.


What We'd Love You to Have

  • Some live action production experience.
  • Solid understanding of a variety of other NLEs, Avid, Final Cut X, Davinci Resolve etc.
  • Basic Squarespace abilities (to post up new work on our site!)

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