Compliance Editor

  • London  
  • Company
    Discovery Communications  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    21 April 2021  
    Posted on
    19 February 2021  

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an evolving team, responsible for supplying compliant content to the digital platforms and linear channels within the Discovery portfolio, across UK & EMEA eg D+, Discovery Channel, TLC, Quest, Really, Animal Planet.

The position is responsible for editing versions in line with the required clock patterns and technical specifications for broadcast whilst fulfilling compliance regulations. The role requires knowledge of EMEA broadcast regulations (eg Ofcom and Nicam), an awareness of cultural sensitivities within the region as well as proficiency in editing for broadcast. The Compliance Editor will be required to perform programme assessments and make independent edit decisions across a broad range of content whilst managing the post-delivery material into various Broadcast Management Systems.


  • Edit according to Discovery technical specifications using Adobe editing software.
  • Edit for compliance requirements, following the content guidelines for UK & EMEA feeds and platforms, creating additional versions as necessary.
  • Interpret multiple compliance regulations into programme edits – and to be adaptable to any new and revised regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensure that all regional regulatory requirements (eg Ofcom, Nicam) relating to the Discovery portfolio of channels and VOD Platforms, are observed.
  • Maintain the storyline, editorial standards and any Discovery Standards and Practices, of all edited versions.
  • Responsible for ensuring all operational procedures are followed, able to thoroughly carry out metadata entry tasks
  • Maintain the edit station and handle technical video editing to an advanced level.
  • Communicate queries or missing materials required.
  • Manage and report any technical problems or errors.
  • Maintain QC standards of newly created materials.
  • Ad hoc duties.


  • Knowledge and experience of editing to broadcast level.
  • Content compliance experience to international broadcast standards.
  • Solid experience and understanding of UK (Ofcom) and other EMEA compliance regulations - and the ability to apply to edit decisions.
  • Proficiency in simultaneously handling technical edits with programme compliance.
  • Ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and prioritise in order to comply with tight business and TX critical deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and confident decision making.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a team.
  • Some knowledge of file-based workflows and or broadcast technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of working in international TV and a genuine passion for and interest in the Discovery brands.
  • Proficiency in another European language/s is desirable.
  • The ability to develop further content compliance knowledge.
  • The ability to embrace and adapt to change in a dynamic environment.

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