Chapter 2

Before Your First Day on the Job

There are tasks that can be accomplished in advance of your first day on the job. This preparation will benefit both you and the editor.

Though you are not yet on the clock, all of the charts that you create and the lists of supplies you request are essential for your success during the entire production. You will be ahead of the game on your first day.

2.1 Be Prepared

After you have been offered the assistant editor position, you are a bona fide member of the crew. If this is a first-season television show, movie of the week (MOW), or feature, the startup process is far more intensive. If you are joining a show that has been on the air before your arrival, many of the following tasks will have been ...

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