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Lecturer – Editing

Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park
Company:Afda The School of the Creative Economy

Afda (The School of the Creative Economy) is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Motion Picture Medium, Live Performance, Business Innovation and Technology. Afda is a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. 

Applications are invited for the position of: Lecturer – in Editing

As the Discipline Lecturer for Editing, Afda is looking for a committed and dedicated industry professional to lecture and provide support to undergraduate students in the discipline of undergraduate Picture Editing and mentoring of Edit students in the postgraduate degrees.

The position requires someone with drive and initiative who is able to motivate students and guide them into the world of editing for the screen. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace Afda’s unique pedagogy, which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching at Afda. There is also a strong emphasis on cultural relevance within the teaching, and the need to help the students identify and develop a distinctive African voice to their films. In this way we hope to be able to contribute to nation building and build the foundations for a sustainable local film industry.

The following duties will be expected to be fulfilled

Edit Lecturer Duties:
  • Continuous curriculum planning and content development for all undergraduate years of Editing
  • Lecturing second and third-year undergraduate degree Film Editing students
  • To train second-year Film Editing students to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • To train third-year Film Editing students to use Avid Media Composer
  • To oversee the implementation of the first year curriculum with the year one lecturer
  • To mentor postgraduate students within a relevant post-production field
  • Technical support to the undergraduate Editing students
  • Basic edit lab and server content maintenance
  • Review and feedback of student productions
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Preparing the assessment register for each term and conducting all marking to the accepted rubric
  • Adhering to and participating in the creation of parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Keeping attendance registers and class management administration
  • Timetable planning, including inter-discipline opportunities
  • Attending relevant meetings
  • Oversee and facilitate planning and parity for the post-production process for undergraduate productions
  • Facilitate and perform audiovisual reproduction for the University and Marketing department
  • Class mentor duties for third-year specifically facilitating the exit level productions, for on-line and theatrical film festivals within the confines of AFDA outcomes policies and DHET requirements
Requirements and Personal Attributes:
  • Relevant experience in the film and entertainment industry, preferably five years
  • Relevant Honours degree in Film and/or Media Studies with specialisation in Editing
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Media Encoder and Avid Media Composer
  • Basic knowledge of Da-Vinci Resolve, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Compressor
  • Experience of an Apple-Mac work environment
  • Knowledge of advanced Post Production pipelines and workflow procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of various DSLR, HD, 2K and DCI post-production formats and various delivery platforms
  • Ability to teach on-set Script Supervision procedures, protocols and etiquette
  • Experience in Non-linear Editing techniques both on-line and off-line proxy editing
  • Knowledge of story structure, film editing history, editing theory and academic writing
  • Highly developed organizational skills including post-production scheduling across all post disciplines
  • Initiative and problem solving
  • Maturity to handle a range of situations
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • Excellent time management and an ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work co-operatively with other teaching staff
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity and excellence
  • Culturally and socially aware
Please send the following to: and by 24 June 2019
  • a CV (no certificates)
  • email and telephone contact details
  • three references
  • Show-reel
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Start:  15 July, 2019
Work Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm; occasional open days and special film festival events

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