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JULY

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RUNNER NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE START @ Absolute Post

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 02 August 2017

RUNNER NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE START

We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic Runner, who thrives on challenge and being thrown in the deep end.

Someone who likes to be surrounded by creative people and will become a valued member of the Absolute Family.

Daily duties will include: hospitality, general house keeping and making a decent cup of tea.

A background in customer service or hospitality is essential.

This will be temporary position with the view to becoming permanent.

Closing date is: Wednesday 2nd August 2017 by 12pm.

For more information and to apply please contact: nswana.shilela@absolutepost.com

JULY

27

Head Runner @ Passion

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 04 August 2017

Head Runner

Passion Pictures is a leading production company with studios in London, Paris, New York, LA and Melbourne. A world leader in animation, the company produces commercials, music videos, digital/online content and live events for clients internationally. The company also has a film division making Bafta and Oscar award winning documentaries, drama and environmental programmes.

The role of Head Runner requires you to have had at least one years’ experience as a Runner. An interest in animation and film is a definite advantage. You may be required to work flexible hours, evenings and possibly weekends. The Head Runner will play a key role in the smooth running of the building for Passion Pictures. This is a fixed-term twelve-month contract.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the COO the Head Runner will be responsible for the following:

-Co-ordinating and training new Runners.

-Making sure the building is clean and tidy at all times.

-Monitoring supplies of groceries (tea, coffee, milk, etc) and replenishing stocks as necessary.

-Ensuring staff toilets have supplies of toiletries, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.

-Organising refreshments for client meetings.

-Managing the meeting room.

-Ordering stationery.

-Producing weekly Runner rotas.

-Liaising with the receptionist to co-ordinate runs.

-Covering reception during lunch hour.

-Under supervision of production staff organising Runners to undertake research, assisting on shoots, helping to compile presentation documents, etc.

-Holding keys and alarm codes to the company building. Opening or locking up the building at the beginning and end of the day as necessary.

Requirements:

-Helpful, proactive, organised and confident with a high level of attention to detail

-Computer Literate using Word, Excel, InDesign / Photoshop

-Excellent communication skills

-Ability to multi-task under pressure

-Strong leadership skills, but also a team player

-Clean current Drivers’ License

-Practical – with a good level of DIY skills

-Good sense of humour

Applications are to be submitted by Friday 4th August to saskiab@passion-pictures.com

JULY

27

Directors Rep @ Dirty Films

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 01 September 2017

Dirty Films are on the hunt for a superstar directors rep to join their fast growing Dirty business.

Dirty launched in the summer of 2015, and have firmly established themselves in the commercials and music video industry with a strong supply of work from their international family of award winning directors.

Dirty are looking for a likeable, motivated and down-to-earth person, and has a methodical, results-driven approach.

You should want to be part of a story, and work with the partners to strategize and implement company growth. You will work closely with the two partners, and will have the freedom to work and schedule your time independently.

Experience in the industry is vital, but it’s more about character and attitude than it is about an address book.

Salary: competitive basic and uncapped sales based commission. We are looking to fill this full time position immediately.

Key Responsibilities

•Build relationships with potential new clients and spread the Dirty word as well as managing own existing network of contacts.

•Set up regular meetings and screenings.

•Keep your finger on the pulse creatively, always looking for new collaborations.

•Managing the social media / PR output in conjunction with the partners, including managing relationships with industry press.

•Identifying and executing other PR opportunities.

Experience / Qualifications:

•Proven track record of sales in advertising industry.

•Have an already established network of contacts.

•Broad understanding of commercials production industry.

•A can do attitude and a sense of humor!

Please send CVs and a concise sentence about what makes you Dirty to: letsmake@dirtyfilms.uk

In the meantime, take a wander over to www.dirtyfilms.uk and see what we’ve been up to. Thanks for reading!

JULY

26

Junior Content Producer @ Pocket Motion Pictures

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 23 August 2017

We are a young and fast expanding West London based Video and Photographic Production Company, working with well-known brands, celebrities and covering major events.

Looking to bring on board a full-time Junior Producer to manage all aspects of pre-production.

Starting from taking a client's brief, collaborating creatively with the client and our directors to refine and enhance the project. Working out quotes and managing the budgets. Organising the logistic for the shoots and where required attending shoots.

Excellent communication and organisation skills are a must. You will be communicating directly with clients and juggling multiple projects.

Whilst this is a junior position we are looking for someone with great experience who can quickly get promoted to a Producer role.

We are a small team, and the right candidate will be expected to be confident and drive straight into the deep end.

Start Date: ASAP

Requirements:

At least four year's professional experience within a relevant sector. A sound knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive and Google Sheets.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast growing team.

To apply, please send your CV to amy@pocketmotionpictures.com

JULY

26

Visual Researcher @ Blink

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 31 August 2017

Blink are looking for a full-time visual researcher to join the family. No previous researcher experience is necessary – but perhaps you’re currently a runner, looking to move up into visual research.

It’s an exciting opportunity to work closely with directors and learn about how we pitch on commercials and music videos. You would be an integral part of the creative team, helping our award-winning directors visualise and express their ideas into treatments.

-Film and photographic knowledge is essential.

-Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience is essential.

-Adobe Premiere knowledge (or similar editing software) would be useful.

-Understanding of design would be preferable.

-Be able to take briefs and cater to different directors’ styles.

-Be good at communicating with directors and producers.

-Be able to work under pressure.

On an average day, you would speak to a director via email or phone, reading a script and taking a research brief. Search for images and/or video references, and continue to follow instructions from the director and producer, as the pitch progresses.

Once they are happy with your research, you will then assemble the images with the director’s writing, creating a full treatment in an InDesign document.

No two days are the same – it is a great chance to learn to interpret scripts, understand how different directors work, and create winning pitches.

If you think you’re the person for the job, please get in touch and send your CV to: jobs@blinkprods.com

JULY

25

Accounts Assistant @ Outsider

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 22 August 2017

Outsider are looking for a full-time accounts assistant. To start end of August/beginning of September.

Daily duties include:

Responding promptly to any queries regarding purchase invoices

Requesting copy invoices for the production manager if required

Forwarding purchase invoices to the production manager for approval

Making weekly payments to suppliers, cast and crew – make any relevant NI deductions

Checking the job floats to ensure the cash in/out reconciles and that VAT has been noted where applicable

Checking each transaction on a company credit card has been allocated to the relevant job and VAT has been noted where applicable

Keeping a record of all cancelled cheques to send to the accountant at the month end

Allocating costs from courier invoices to relevant jobs and informing the production manager

Banking - withdrawing cash floats and depositing returns

Please send your CV and covering letter to bella@outsider.tv

JULY

25

Consultant for Production Companies/ Directors available

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 22 August 2017

Who I am:

Highly skilled production individual with a vast database of agency, director and overall industry contacts in UK, Europe and the US with Executive Producer and Head of Sales background. I have worked for top international and UK companies

What I can offer you!

If you are a Production Company:

focused consultation based specifically on your individual company & roster of talent (including UK, European and International agencies to get in touch with and new talent to watch/sign that will benefit your company)

assistance with reading scripts & putting appropriate directors to pitch (freelance directors if yours are not available) as well as help with treatment research//writers and finding great producers that are suited to your individual directors if the job is won

Assistance with DOPs and Set Designers as well as Post and Edit facilities and Editors/Colourists

PR advice and as well as help with managing your press relations. This includes effectively sending your new work out, helping with newsletters and your social media presence. As well as assistance with your website & its presence

any relevant advice on what will better your company’s success based on individual needs that your company may have

If you are a Director (looking for a production company or seeking advice):

focused consolation based on your current work and advice on the next steps

UK production company introductions that I think will be well suited for you

international production company introductions (US, Europe, Canada)

assistance with expanding your database of great producers that you will find a lasting working relationship with

assistance with expanding your database of great cinematographers

Contact on:

productionconsulting101@gmail.com

JULY

25

PA to MD - Immediate Start @ Passion

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 28 August 2017

Passion Pictures Films’ first documentary ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, was conceived and produced by JOHN BATTSEK and went on to win an Academy Award in 1999. Passion has since been at the forefront of feature documentary production – as evidenced by a prolific run of multi-award-winning films, a reputation for securing international theatrical releases and – as of 2017 – an unprecedented twelve consecutive years premiering films at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Notable titles include: RESTREPO, THE TILLMAN STORY, THE IMPOSTER, SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, WINTER ON FIRE, HILLSBOROUGH and LISTEN TO ME MARLON – these films, amongst others, see Passion collaborate with some of the most exciting filmmakers, writers, journalists, editors, composers, cinematographers and production partners working in the industry today. We hope that our films connect, move and inspire through the power of extraordinary true stories.

Job overview:

The ideal candidate will be bright, enthusiastic and hard-working, offering the highest level of support to the MD of Passion Pictures Films. As PA to the MD organisation and professionalism is key. Responsible for diary management, travel, preparing reels and trailers on Vimeo, liaising with all levels of staff and assisting with aspects of home management.

Requirements:

•Two years’ experience in a similar position.

•An interest in films and documentaries.

•Demonstrated ability to be proactive, take initiative and exercise good judgement, discretion and confidentiality in all tasks.

•Good knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel).

•Ability to plan and organise calls and meetings for various time zones.

•Affinity with animals as the MD has a dog.

What are you like?

•Committed and Supportive.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•Exacting attention to detail.

•Demonstrating a proactive, organised and methodical work ethic.

•Possess integrity, honesty, discretion and patience.

•Ability to prioritise work.

All applications must be submitted to saskiab@passion-pictures.com by Friday 28th July.

JULY

25

Production Manager / Producer @ Papaya Films

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 22 August 2017

Papaya Films are an established commercial and content production company with a roster of international directors. We are looking for a young energetic producer to help with day to day workload in our commercial department in the London office.

Aside from the standard production and management skill set we will require:

-A positive, hands-on, pro active, can do attitude

-Flexibility in approaching different sized budgets

-A network of contacts within the industry

-Good social media skills

-General knowledge of social trends and everything Adland

-Knowledge of foreign languages is an asset

If you decide to come and work with us, we offer:

-fun and friendly atmosphere

-opportunity to grow within the company

-flexible working hours

-competitive salary

Please submit your resume to wojtek.skiba@papaya-films.com

JULY

25

Content / Music Video Junior Producer @ Papaya Films

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 15 August 2017

Papaya Films are an established commercial and content production company with a roster of international directors. We are looking for a young energetic producer to help us develop our content and music video department in our London office.

Aside from the standard production and management skill set we will require:

-A positive, hands-on, pro active, can do attitude

-Lots of energy and enthusiasm

-A network of contacts with music labels and commissioners

-A network of contacts for crews, directors, dops, etc.

-Good social media skills

-A general knowledge of social trends and everything Adland

-Good taste in music

-Knowledge of foreign languages is an asset

If you decide to come and work with us, we offer:

-fun and friendly atmosphere

-opportunity to grow within the company

-occasional placements on shoots in continental Europe and US

-freedom to build a team once the department grows to require more staff

-competitive salary

Please submit your resume to wojtek.skiba@papaya-films.com

JULY

25

Freelance Video Producer @ Studio Yes

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 22 August 2017

Studio Yes is a London based creative production company who produce content & entertainment (often to the tune of comedy), for some bloody great brands and channels.

We’re looking for experienced, hands on, pro active Producer's to join our team.

The right person will have bags of passion for the industry, and very good experience in producing top notch online branded commercials and more.

We’re a fairly small, fun, forward thinking team who, as well as produce many successful branded videos and commercials, also regularly produce self initiated virals for channels such as BBC, as well as our own YouTube channel 'Yes It's Funny'.

Key attributes:

-Genuine passion for the industry, interest in Studio Yes (and the work we produce)

-The ability to produce multiple projects at any one time

-Good knowledge of quality London based crew

-Experience in making challenging budgets go as far as they can, and putting the money in the right / best place

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels, especially client management

-Excellent time management and organisational skills

-Thorough understanding of the entire process, from creative through to delivery

-Great worker as an individual and as part of a team

-A hard working and can-do attitude to maximise each day and help bring new opportunities to the table

-Ability to work well with Directors and help them make the best work possible

-All round bloody great Producer

If this sounds for you, we’d love to hear from you. Fee will be agreed depending on experience. The position is by project, though we are interested in more of a regular weekly agreement.

Please contact Adam - adam@studioyes.co.uk with the following:

Brief intro and a CV with experience and achievements to help whet our whistles. Any other info / links to work, that may be of interest would be welcome.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

JULY

25

New Business and Marketing Manager @ Studio Yes

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 22 August 2017

Studio Yes is a London based creative production company who produce content & entertainment (often to the tune of comedy), for some bloody great brands and channels.

We’re looking to continue expanding and work with new agencies and brands. We’re excited to find a New Business and Marketing Manager to join our team.

The right person will have bags of passion for the industry, and very good experience in winning new business, creating new connections and taking other companies to the next level and beyond.

We’re a fairly small, fun, forward thinking team who, as well as produce many successful branded videos and commercials, also regularly produce self initiated virals for channels such as BBC, as well as our own YouTube channel 'Yes It's Funny'.

We are looking for someone to bring even more energy and ideas to our growing company to help us continue to reach our full potential.

Key attributes:

-Genuine passion for the industry, interest in Studio Yes (and the work we produce)

-Must have a natural and genuine way of communicating our brand, skills and abilities to excite agency’s and clients to work with us to create some brilliant stuff

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels, especially client management

-Excellent time management and organisational skills

-Thorough understanding of the entire process, from creative through to delivery

-Great worker as an individual and as part of a team

-A hard working and can-do attitude to maximise each day and help bring new opportunities to the table

-Ability to generate new leads and explore new opportunities

-Ability to work well with Directors and push their work in the right places, to the right people

-Ability to promote and share the work we make

-A confident, persuasive but very likeable character is key

If this sounds for you, we’d love to hear from you. Fee will be agreed depending on experience. The position is 1 - 2 days per week on a freelance basis, though open to other ideas of working together.

Please contact Adam - adam@studioyes.co.uk with the following:

Brief intro and a CV with experience and achievements to help whet our whistles. Any other info / links to work, that may be of interest would be welcome.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

JULY

24

Reception/Office Manager @ Wizzo & Co - Immediate Start

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 14 August 2017

Wizzo & Co. is a small (yet busy!) agency based in the heart of Soho. We are looking for a friendly and outgoing Office Manager / Receptionist who will also provide support across all levels of the agency.

You should be Mac proficient, have a good working knowledge of Excel / Word, an excellent telephone manner and great communication skills. Some knowledge of commercial production would be useful.

Duties include:

· Answering calls

· Greeting guests

· Maintaining a clean & tidy office space, ordering kitchen supplies, stationery and office equipment

· Managing the team calendar, holiday requests and booking meetings

· IT troubleshooting and supervision

· Booking travel and accommodation

· Booking taxis and couriers

· Assisting with the organisation of the Christmas party / crew drinks

· Managing award show entries

· Copy chasing with production companies

· Assisting with client invoices

· Banking

· Updating the company website

· Reading of scripts and treatments

Please note this is an entry-level position and would suit someone looking for their first role within film and advertising.

How to Apply

To apply please email CV's and covering letters to: reception@wizzoandco.co.uk

JULY

24

Sound Designer @ Redlight Studios, London

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 11 August 2017

We are looking for a talented and experienced Sound Designer to join our team. You will need to have a minimum of 3 years experience in recording and mixing sound for Cinema, TV, Radio and Online commercials. Music composition would be a bonus.

Please send your CV to jobs@red-light.co.uk.

Closing date 11th August 2017.

JULY

21

IT Systems support engineer @ CherryCherry VFX

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 31 August 2017

CherryCherry VFX are looking for an experienced IT system support engineer to join their busy London facility. Must be a hands-on problem solver, have good troubleshooting skills and be logical and methodical in their approach.

Key duties would include maintaining the network & infrastructure and ensuring our security practices are maintained to the highest standards. You must be a team player, someone who is curious and proactive in their work and always look to maintain the highest standards.

Experience from within the VFX industry is preferred, as we are forward looking and have a passion for new technologies, the role is critical to allowing our artists to produce the highest quality work and requires a flexible approach to hours and days worked. Letter and CV in the first instance to simon@cherrycherry.tv.

JULY

21

Nuke operators @ CherryCherry VFX

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 31 August 2017

CherryCherry VFX is looking for freelance mid and senior level Nuke operators to join our existing team of artistes and compositors. Experience of all types of production from TV commercials to content and even 360VR is desirable. We’re a small well-knit team of talented artistes and producers having the people skills to work within such an environment is essential.

Letter, CV and showreel in the first instance to simon@cherrycherry.tv.

JULY

21

3D Generalists/TD @ CherryCherry VFX

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 31 August 2017

CherryCherry VFX is looking for freelance mid-level and senior 3D generalists/TDs to supplement our existing teams. Extensive experience of Maya is essential and a willingness to work outside the box to produce the desired results is a big plus. CherryCherry is a rapidly growing boutique effects post-production house with a talented team of operators and producers doing an exciting range of work from high end TV commercials to fully-immersive 360VR productions.

Short letter and CV plus showreel to simon@cherrycherry.tv

JULY

21

Bookings Producer @ Gorilla Editors

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 28 July 2017

We are looking for a bookings co-ordinator to look after our busy team of Editors & VFX artists with the opportunity to take on a post producer role for our larger projects.

Gorilla Editors are Film Editing company who also represent the very best in motion graphics and VFX artists based in London.

Our clients are some of the leading production companies and ad agencies working on TVCs and digital content.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to fly with this role by looking after our team and our clients, expanding our business and exploring new opportunities and grow with our company.

Good organisational skills and initiative are a must, along with a decent knowledge of the commercial post production process.

You will be working closely with agency producers and managing/scheduling a post production team accordingly.

You will also be expected to work on parallel projects, with multiple clients, whilst still maintaining a great attention to detail.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for identifying and developing new business opportunities
  • Development of new client relationships and successfully maintaining existing relationships
  • Managing and tracking cost efficiency of individual projects
  • Project management and allocation of resources on projects
  • Management of the P&L on individual projects
  • Invoicing and billing clients for jobs on a weekly basis
  • Attending industry events to network and promote Gorilla to new contacts
  • Ensuring the website and social media pages are up to date

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in Production/operational environments: Post production knowledge essential
  • Must be able to work independently and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build up rapport and strong relationships with clients and staff
  • Attention to detail and constantly looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies within a business environment
  • Proactivity and ability to demonstrate a desire for creating work of the highest quality
  • Knowledge of CETA and advantage but not essential.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience either in bookings or production.

Naturally as productions demand, hours may be subject to change at short notice. Salary will be based on experience.

Application Procedure:

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role and explaining why you are the perfect candidate to: cv@gorilla.tv

JULY

20

Producer @ Just So Films

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 31 July 2017

Just So Films are looking for an experienced Producer to join the team.

You'll be producing a wide variety of film projects for global brands such as adidas, Skype, Nest, Clarks and Audemars Piguet, working both direct to client as well as with agencies. You will often be involved from brief stage through creative development, production, post-production and delivery.

You'll be responsible for multiple campaigns at one time - working closely with Directors and other production staff to realise the creative and bring jobs in on budget and on time.

Skills & Experience:

● Minimum 5 years producing experience dealing with agencies and direct to client on big budget film campaigns.

● Strong financial and budgeting skills - you'll be expected to construct budgets and manage them through to maintain margins and overall campaign profitability.

● Scoping and pitching - you will have the ability to instinctively ballpark ideas, and work on pitch and treatment documents with Directors to pitch to both agencies and direct to brands.

● Good negotiation and people skills - essential to have good working relationships with Directors, production staff and crew.

● You'll be working in small teams delivering large-scale campaigns; teamwork, multi-tasking and delegation skills are essential.

● Conscientious, trustworthy and reliable you’ll thrive on taking ownership of your projects and pride yourself on making sure they are the best they can be.

Full-time, permanent position. Salary dependent on experience.

Just So Films is the award winning production arm of Just So and works with some of the world’s leading brands and broadcasters, specialising in film campaigns.

Our model is unique in the industry: we are built on the principle of making the distance between having an idea and making it happen as short as possible. Our teams span Creative, Production, Post, Technology and Animation all based together under one roof in the heart of Shoreditch, London.

We expect you to have a love & passion for film and great ideas, a strong eye for detail and be keen to get stuck in. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of London’s most exciting creative companies.

If this role interests you please email jessie@justsolondon.com http://www.justsofilms.com

JULY

19

Junior Editor @ The Play Room

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 16 August 2017

The Play Room are looking for a Junior Editor to join our roster.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is currently a senior assistant or junior editor at a commercials editing house, or freelancing. As a salaried employee you would be expected to pick-up re-edits, do ancillary edits to main jobs and oversee our junior assistant. In your spare time both in and out of office hours, you would be encouraged to build your own showreel and client base so that you would progress to editing full-time.

As well as the usual attributes - good technical knowledge of AVID and Premiere, can-do attitude, punctuality, friendly demeanour - you MUST have at least 2 years experience working as a senior assistant/junior editor at a commercials editing company. Please do not apply unless you fulfil this criteria.

Higher than average salary with weekend overtime, and negotiated edit fees on top.

Please send in a CV and short covering letter to: jobs@theplayroompost.com with Junior Editor as the subject.

We look forward to hearing from you!

JULY

19

Full Time Studio Assistant @ Park Village

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 28 July 2017

We are looking for a Full Time Studio Assistant to join our busy studio in Camden.

For this role we require someone who is versatile, multi-skilled and eager to make a mark in the photographic industry. This role will be client facing, so the individual must be comfortable dealing with a variety of people on a daily basis. This is an amazing working space that is steeped in history and has a dynamic approach to hosting shoots. You will be working with a close-knit team. We are looking for someone who is flexible with their time and willing to go the extra mile to progress in the film and photography industry.

Previous studio experience preferred, as familiarity with the lighting, equipment and hospitality areas would be a great advantage for this role.

GENERAL DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General upkeep and maintenance of the studio (s) exterior and interior and also all the spaces and adjacent areas/rooms of the studio.
  • Managing equipment – ensuring that it is accounted for and maintained.
  • Keeping a high standard of cleanliness throughout the building.
  • Preparing studios for upcoming shoots.
  • Technical and physical support in set building and rigging.
  • Client and Staff hospitality.
  • Responding to client and co-workers requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Represent Park Village Studios - Working and forming relationships with new clients and crew every day.
  • Be responsible for securing the building at the end of the day.
  • Carrying out procedures fast and efficiently including: stock checks, studio replenishment, painting, moving heavy items and the overall running of the studio.
  • Cover reception as and when required – answering phone calls, booking couriers and liaising with clients.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent presentation, communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer literate (Photoshop, In design, Word & Excel ..)
  • Interest in Photography or skilled Photographer.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple studio tasks.
  • Resourceful and able to cope under pressure.
  • Can do attitude is a must.

Please contact jody@parkvillage.co.uk

Salary dependent on experience. This is an initial 3 month contract with option to extend if successful.

JULY

19

Full Time Production Assistant/Researcher @ Fat Lemon

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 18 August 2017

Location: London (Shoreditch) Start Date: 18th September

Production company Fat Lemon is looking for a confident and friendly Researcher/Production Assistant. Our work consists of commercials (digital content & TV), short films and music videos.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your understanding of production requirements. You will be based in-house and work closely with our small team of super EP’s, producers and directors to assist in the day to day and help coordinate pitches and projects. You will be proactive and able to prioritise activities, with a keen interest in film and TV production.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Technical and physical support in the office and on set
  • Working alongside directors and producers to assist with visual research and help develop and deliver treatments
  • Updating director showreels
  • General running of errands
  • Managing equipment, website, software updates
  • Petty cash and expenses management for productions and office purchases
  • Managing equipment bookings and hire
  • Assisting with social media feeds on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Key Skills and competencies:

  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills
  • Computer literate (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word)
  • Editing skills (Final Cut Pro proficient)
  • Resourceful, personable and able to keep a calm head under pressure

This role would suit someone wanting to start or further their career in production and could either develop towards a creative or organisational role.

Please submit your application (an email explaining why you want the job & CV) to mehreen@fatlemon.tv with the subject line: Production Assistant/Researcher

Unfortunately, due to the large amount of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants. Good luck.

JULY

19

Runner @ Merman

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 14 August 2017

Merman is an award-winning TV and Commercial company also specialising in music videos and online content. We pride ourselves on having a happy working environment, based on Blackfriars Road (the heart of cool if we do say so ourselves).

We are looking for an upbeat, hard working team-player to run alongside our receptionist and help support the office as a whole. Ideally we’re looking for someone who would like to become involved in commercial production. If you have a creative eye and technical skills that’s even better - make sure to highlight your skills in your cover letter.

Crucially we’re looking for someone that can multitask under pressure, be proactive and confident, tidy and efficient. A positive attitude is key as we have a fun and hardworking environment at Merman.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email cover letter and CV to cv@hellomerman.com

Closing date for applications 14th August. Start date asap.

JULY

18

Production Crew Bookings Co-ordinator @ Production Switchboard

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 15 August 2017

Production Switchboard is one of the industry’s leading diary services and agents representing freelance producers, production managers, production assistants, art directors, make-up artists, researchers, storyboard artists and many, many more.

We’re looking for a junior bookings co-ordinator to join our team in Fitzrovia as soon as possible.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of the film industry and preferably have a couple of years’ experience at entry level, either as a runner or assistant in one of the crew departments. It is essential that applicants have a clear and pleasant telephone manner, be able to work under pressure and have a strong attention to detail.

Although this is a full-time position we would consider reduced hours so might appeal to someone with other commitments.

Based in Fitzrovia, we share a jolly office with a group of complimentary companies – Lucky Strike Productions, Amazing Space Locations, The Freelance Directors Company and Alternative View Studios.

Please attach a copy of your CV, along with a letter telling us a little about yourself and why you think you might like to work at Production Switchboard.

Please send your application to work@productionswitchboard.com

JULY

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Research and Licensing Assistant Position @ Hazel May

  • Location: London
  • Applications close 15 August 2017

Small and friendly office in Soho, looking to employ someone full time (initially paid freelance trial period) to head up licensing and clearance jobs. Role would involve finding and clearing both stills and footage for a variety of advertising briefs. Content will range from user generated, stock, sport, celebrity and film. You would be required to work to incredibly tight deadlines and sometimes tight budgets.

Below are some of the previous adverts we have licensed and cleared for…

https://vimeo.com/178890840

https://vimeo.com/178908544

https://vimeo.com/163444043

https://vimeo.com/178905701

https://vimeo.com/202387782

https://vimeo.com/187358672

Responsibilities:

  • Find material that accurately fits the client brief
  • Contacting the correct rights holder to clear the content and third party rights
  • Negotiating fees
  • Keep documentation accurate and up to date with clearance information
  • Sending out contracts and keeping track of multiple contracts over different jobs
  • Search for new sources of licensable content
  • Talking to clients about any clearance issues

Job Skills (essential):

  • Knowledge of rights and clearance
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask
  • Understanding and good knowledge of social media
  • Conversant with excel and google docs
  • Confident communication skills
  • The ability to read and interpret scripts with a creative eye
  • Great attention to detail
  • Essential to be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines

This role will suit a creative, organised and diligent person with an interest in advertising and production management.

Salary Depending on experience

We are a very busy company, please only apply via email to this address – hazelmayltd@gmail.com - any other submissions will not be considered. Please send over a short paragraph about yourself and your interests as well as any links to any work you may have done that you consider to be relevant.