Production Assistant

Who are Flying Object?

Flying Object is a small, friendly, unconventional creative agency with an in-house production team. Not into interruptive or traditional advertising, we make content and installations that people actually like. We produce all kinds of media, but predominantly work on video, digital, and installation/experiential projects for brands, cultural institutions, tech companies and publishers, with a heavy emphasis on internet culture. 

You can see some of our work for clients like Google, Twitter, YouTube, BBC, British Council, and International Rescue Committee here.

Some of our recent highlights include a deadpan #ScottishTwitter visitor centre at the Edinburgh Fringe, a global refugee campaign for YouTube and the IRC, and a three-hour live stream featuring over 70 creators for Stand Up To Cancer.

 

Who is the ideal candidate?

We’re looking for an amazing Production Assistant to join the team; someone with ambition, skills and a proactive attitude, who we will actively support in their career progression to become one of our star producers. This is an entry level position so we don’t require years of experience, but applicants should have these essential characteristics:
 

  • A keen interest in film or event production, proven through work you can show us - this can be professional, personal, or student projects 

  • In two-to-three years time, want to be a producer of video content for brands and engaging social campaigns, and/or experiential installations and events

  • Have a genuine interest in internet culture and can come up with creative ideas to briefs in a team brainstorm

  • Be organised, with attention to detail and excellent time management skills

  • Good computer literacy skills

  • Good communication skills

 

Skills that are of benefit but not essential include:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop etc)

  • Edit assistant/data management experience 

  • Event production experience

 

Job description

Almost every project we do is different, and we’re looking for a Production Assistant who is happy to be involved in every step of the process and keen to learn. The role involves working closely with our three in-house producers to deliver video, digital and installation projects, as well as with the creative team to research for new briefs and pitches. 

The role also includes company administrative and office management tasks, so a flexible and proactive ‘can do’ attitude is essential - but rest assured, we all share tea and coffee making duties! 

The right candidate will work from our offices in Farringdon, and be part of our friendly and collaborative company culture. 

The following tasks you can expect to be working on from the get-go. We will give you training or shadowing to bring you up to speed, but anticipate the right candidate being able to perform the following, before long, with minimal supervision:

 

Production

  • Assisting with all aspects of pre-production (paperwork, locations, talent, permits, licensing, travel, accommodation and catering booking, sourcing crew and kit, booking suppliers)

  • Assisting on shoots and at live events (running, talent chaperoning)

  • Assisting in post-production (media logging, data and file management and back-up)

 

Pitching

  • Research for briefs

  • Sourcing example locations, talent, and references

  • Contributing creative ideas

 

Helping you on your way to becoming a Producer we will also train you up to carry out duties which might be new to you:

  • Creating and maintaining project budgets and timelines

  • Client/account management

  • QA testing and asset management for digital projects

  • Testing for installation/experiential projects

 

The Application Process

Interested? By the 13th November 2019 please send a CV to jobs@weareflyingobject.com, along with a covering email. We’d like you to share two things with us in your email:

 

  1. In 200 words give us one example when you have done one of the following: 

    1. Managed a budget (it could be feeding 20 people on £200), or

    2. Delivered a task to deadline (maybe a fast turnaround research task), or

    3. Been responsible for a small section of a broader project (for example sourcing a supplier or collaborating with others on an event)

  2. A video, installation, event, marketing campaign or exhibition you have seen recently, really enjoyed and why.

 

We will then be inviting successful candidates for a telephone interview on the 14th & 15th November, which may lead to an invite to an in-person interview between the 18th & 21st November.

Please email George directly with any questions: george@weareflyingobject.com

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.