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Lead Editor

San Marcos, CA


Film (Feature-length)

Starts Jul 01

For 2 Year(s)

  • Rate: Low Budget ($150.00 per day for a 5 hour day)
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location or willing to work as a local.

Are you looking to expand your professional portfolio with Emmy-winning projects that will have a positive impact on the world we live in? Do you want to be part of a fun, collaborative team working on documentaries that will garner national recognition? Palomar Films might be a good fit for you.

We are currently looking for a lead editor for the new feature length social issue documentary we are starting this summer. This will be an ongoing 24-32hr a week position that will likely last at least two years. For consideration, all candidates need to submit a short cover letter, resume, and a link to their online demo reel or portfolio website. Please tell us why you think you are a good fit for this position! We are located in North County San Diego, so if you live more than 50 miles from us, please confirm you are willing to move to our area for this position. -Director Bill Wisneski


• 7+ years of professional video editing experience.
• Proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro.
• Experience editing documentaries or reality TV is preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to meet all deadlines.
• You can efficiently manage post production workflows.
• Work well collaborating in a small team environment.
• Possess strong creativity and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated storytelling abilities.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Possess a strong work ethic, passion for your craft, and attention to detail.

These additional skills would be helpful, but are not required:

• Experience color grading.
• Experience designing motion graphics.
• Cinematography experience.
• Experience using asset management software.
• Photoshop knowledge is a plus.

Location: San Marcos, California.
Schedule: 24-32 hours per week. Typically 9am-5pm, Monday-Thurs but we have some flexibility with scheduling so you can do other freelance work.

Pay: $30/hr. This is a part-time hourly onsite position with some employer paid benefits, sick leave, and some paid vacation days.

About Palomar Films:

Palomar Films is known for creating award winning documentaries, educational series, and promotional videos in their state-of-the-art television studio in San Marcos, CA. Their documentaries have aired nationally on PBS and have been shown at more than one-hundred film festivals throughout the world. Palomar Films has earned 35 Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards and dozens of other national accolades for the compelling content they create.

Palomar Films Production Facility:

Six Mac Pro and iMac edit workstations
45' x 46’ television studio
Arri Amira cinema camera
Four Ikegami V10 ENG HD Cameras
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro
Panasonic GH5s
DJI Inspire 2 Drone
Canon 5D Mark III
DJI Ronin Stabilizer

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