Acquisition Editor

MBC Group


Ref: LP104-160

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


• Ensure high quality of content through technical editing.
• Ensure the highest standard of content editing are maintained.
• Deliver assigned tapes or files in a timely manner.
• Edit all channels content (in house production, series, movies, programs, etc), changing content formats, compiling contents, creating content for 2nd runs, as per the Group / Channel guidelines or procedures.
• Conduct a technical check on tape or files & revise the following:
- Time code
- Format
- Log sheets
- In & out
• Follow procedures for the defined / systematic technical editing to ensure world class quality of content.
• Provide recommendation about the cutting and technical editing alternatives.
• Ensure that the content of tapes & files meet the correct technical specifications.
• Manage equipment and identify faults, utilizing aspect ratio converters and standards converters.



• Bachelor’s degree in Editing or related field
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in content and TV editing
• Good technical knowledge of editing, understanding of media formats, and editing systems and graphics within each facility
• Be able to solve technical problems, and know the topology of the edit suites.
• Able to identify what is acceptable for which media and broadcaster and their different technical specifications.
• Understand compression, and be able to utilize VT Recorders (VTRs) in normal and abnormal settings.
• Able to operate, patch and un-patch equipment, and must possess relevant computer skills in order to move media around the facility.
• Customer Orientation:
• Able to assert clients' needs and problems, and to identify appropriate solutions.
• Communication Skills
• Quality Control and Assurance for edited stories
• Attentive to detail
• Ability to work under pressure & meet deadline
• Teamwork & interpersonal skills
• Fluency in Arabic / English
• Computer skills
• Linear and non-linear editing (machine to machine)
• Avid
• Final cut pro
• Adobe Premiere

About the Company

MBC GROUP is the largest media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, in 1991, MBC GROUP moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.

Today, MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 & MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama) & MBC+ DRAMA (a joint pay-TV channel between MBC and OSN); MBC PERSIA (general family entertainment dubbed and subtitled in Farsi); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC MASR & MBC MASR2 (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); MBC USA (on “Dish Network” in the US); MBC IRAQ (a premium channel aimed at the entire Iraqi family), MBC5 (new satellite channel dedicated to the Maghreb); all of them benefit from MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid and its premium subscription-based service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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