Robert C. Jones is a film editor, screenwriter, and educator. He received an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film Coming Home. As an editor, Jones has had notable collaborations with the directors Arthur Hiller and Hal Ashby. Jones has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Film Editing.
Jones served at the Army Pictorial Center from 1958-1960 as a film editor, editing Army training films, documentaries, and several segments of The Big Picture television program.
Jones is currently a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California.
Jones is married to Sylvia Hirsch Jones,Ph.D, a psychotherapist. He is the son of film editor Harmon Jones, and the father of film editor Leslie Jones; all three editors have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. Hayley Sussman, Ph.D., Jones' second daughter, is a psychologist like her mother.