Desiree Ivegbuna

Desiree Ivegbuna explains the role of an assistant editor in the TV industry.

Desiree Ivegbuna shares her experience of becoming an assistant editor. She reveals the highs (seeing what she’s edited on TV) and the lows (why she wanted to get out of the machine room as quickly as possible).

Desiree also talks about being a black woman in an industry that’s dominated by white middle-class men.

About Desiree Ivegbuna

Desiree Ivegbuna has more than eight years' experience in the television industry. She started as a runner and has worked her way up to work on some of Britain's biggest series including Disney+ series The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Sky One's The Heist, Channel 4's The Island with Bear Grylls and Hunted.

About the event

This video is a recording of an online event that took place on 7 August 2020. It was supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. It’s part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient during the coronavirus pandemic.

Further careers information

Find out more about getting into editing by looking at our unscripted TV edit producer job profile, our film and TV drama editor role or the post-production runner.