Silk Factory – Trainee Film Trailer Editor

Looking For A New Challenge? Silk Factory Has A New Role.

Job Role: Trainee Film Trailer Editor
Company: Silk Factory Ltd
Job type: Media, Marketing, Creative Arts.
Location: London

Become the next great Film Trailer Editor with a trainee position 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 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.

The company have a full 360º offering in their postproduction facility, including online and offline edit suites, motion graphics, 4K finishing and grading. A highly experienced team of producers, editors and designers create and deliver content across cinema, TV, online and VoD, social, digital outdoor, radio and podcast.


As a Trainee Editor, your day-to-day tasks will include, but are not limited to: 

  • 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 is an award-winning creative agency based in London with offices in Los Angeles and New York. The 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. 


  • 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.


  1. We want to see your talent, so please cut us a film trailer (ideally on Avid Media Composer).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, and more interesting. This is your chance to shine and show us you deserve a position here at Silk Factory.
  5. Finally with your application, tell us your thought process behind your trailer, how you approached it and why.

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

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. Having a degree is not essential if the applicant shows a deep passion in creative marketing.

Please send your CV, trailer and cover letter to with your name and TRAINEE EDITOR in the subject.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 15th July 2024

Please note: Only applications sent with both a trailer and CV will be considered.


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