Creative Access
Trainee film trailer editor

Trainee film trailer editor

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 15/07/2024
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: Monday July 15th

Job type: Media, Marketing, Creative Arts.

Location: London


Become the next great film trailer editor with a trainee position here at Silk Factory. 

If you are looking for a place to stretch your creative thinking, voice your innovative ideas, enhance and develop your AV editing skills and be immersed in every aspect of the world of entertainment marketing, then keep reading.

Silk Factory is an award-winning creative agency based in London with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Our team thrives on pushing the boundaries of film and television AV marketing, delivering compelling content that captivates audiences. Crafting creative content for the biggest brands in entertainment and positioning itself as one of the most exciting, rapidly growing, and progressive companies in the industry. 

We have a full 360º offering in our post-production facility, including online and offline edit suites, motion graphics, 4K finishing and grading. We have a highly experienced team of producers, editors and designers who create and deliver content across cinema, TV, online and VoD, social, digital outdoor, radio and podcast.

We are looking for someone who brings energy, humour, stamina and fascination for communication with moving pictures. Film trailers are a celebrated art form and the editors who craft these trailers are highly skilled practitioners. This is a truly unique and proven opportunity to start an incredibly rewarding career.

Having a degree is not essential if you are able to show a deep passion in creative marketing.


Key tasks

  • Downloading, importing and checking new assets.
  • Setting up and organising new projects within Avid.
  • Communicating regularly with the editors, producers and designers.
  • Creating viewing links for clients and producers. 
  • Managing the shared drive system and backing up old projects. 
  • Working with established offline editors to develop your skills and knowledge via creative direction, ongoing feedback and structured mentorship. 


Silk Factory's values

  • BE THE BEST: Challenge ourselves to be the best agency in how we engage, inspire and care for our clients. 
  • BE INNOVATIVE: To constantly be thinking of the bigger picture and exciting new ways to deliver the best creative. 
  • BE COLLABORATIVE: Work together to communicate and openly share ideas and information as a team. 
  • BE RESPONSIBLE: Take pride and responsibility for your work and fellow team members.



  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday a year 
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Life assurance 


How to apply

  • We want to see your talent, so please cut us a film trailer (ideally on Avid Media Composer).
  • The process: Pick a film of your choice, cut a trailer and send it via WeTransfer with a PDF of your timeline and your CV. Please include the WeTransfer link on your CV. 
  • The brief is very simple; cut a trailer no longer than 2 minutes, paying close attention to creating an engaging narrative. Think about interesting music and sound design choices that enhance and elevate your trailer.
  • Whilst we leave the choice of film to you, it’s probably best to avoid cutting a trailer to any of the current big franchise series of films. Be bolder, more interesting. This is your chance to shine and show us you deserve a position here at Silk Factory.
  • Finally with your application, tell us your thought process behind your trailer, how you approached it and why.

Please send your CV, trailer and cover letter with your name and 'TRAINEE EDITOR' in the subject. Please note: Only applications sent with both a trailer and CV will be considered. 


Silk Factory operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and are committed to building an organisation which actively promotes a culture that is free from discrimination. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The employer reserves the right to close the listing and stop accepting applications sooner than the original deadline. Therefore we strongly recommend applying at the earliest opportunity.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required languages

  • English