Documentary Film Production Assistant | GBP20K | Charity | East London

20 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a high profile international development charity creating lasting change to international development through unique partnerships. Our clients documentary film (currently in post-production) lifts the lid on the foreign aid industry and points to how we can move the needle on poverty. The film features 7 Nobel Laureates and is narrated by an Oscar Winning actor. There hasn't been a landmark film on aid and consider this to have the potential to spark a wide public debate and to therefore set in to motion a Real Aid movement, to help level the playing field for the world's poorest people.

How you expect the candidate to spend their day:

Your role will be very varied which is an exciting opportunity to build many skills simultaneously and you will be working directly with the CEO of the organisation. The role will include; working as part of the production team and by engaging with almost all activities relating to film production to deepen your film expertise. The role will include working with key partners relating to the campaign, particularly devising marketing materials and doing comms work. The role has a high level of research involved across different tasks.

Our client is looking for a passionate, talented and responsible individual who is passionate about social issues to join their team based in East London. They are looking for someone who is very flexible and adaptable with the ability to wear many hats at the same time, balancing the changing daily demands of the office effectively.

Essential Skills:

Must have University Degree

Proficient in use of Final Cut Pro X and present us with a portfolio of your work.

Experience in communications and storytelling ability in a clear, concise and compelling manner.

Strong and effective researcher being able to assess and analyse large sums of information and present this in a coherent manner in research reports.

Reliable IT skills such as being proficient in all Microsoft IT packages, ability to understand computer backup systems, archiving files, able to work with both Windows and Mac OS to a high level.

Good Illustration & Graphic design skills, with a keen eye for socially empowering artwork/ campaigns

Good office administration skills are necessary as you will be liaising between different offices as well as coordinating inbound emails, events, trips, general office management etc.

Desirable Skills:

Knowledge of international development and surrounding issues

Competent in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator with a portfolio

Offline editing skills

Lives near to the office based in London, E1

What are the perks of working at this company?

This is a unique opportunity to work directly with CEO and learn first-hand from them

You will make a positive difference in the world and impact ground breaking social change

Due to the variety of roles there is the exciting prospect of learning many different key skills

Questions for applicants to think about:

Why do you think you're the right person for this role?

List your favourite documentaries and why?

Where do you want to be in 5 years' time