We’re excited to announce we’re recruiting a PRODUCTION AND MARKETING ASSISTANT for a 6-month placement as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme.
Please note, this is a development scheme through the Government’s Kickstart scheme, open to anyone aged 16-24 who’s receiving Universal Credit and/or at risk of long-term unemployment. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact your local job centre or work coach.
Faltrego is a female-led video agency which provides end-to-end video and animation production for charities and causes with the goal of creating positive social change worldwide.
Lived experience of charities’ communities is at the heart of what we do. We help marginalised stories be told emotively and visually, and the videos we produce have a strong focus on putting the voices of patients, members and beneficiaries at the front and centre.
Our internal culture centres strongly around being a female-first organisation, championing female creativity in a traditionally male-dominated industry. At Faltrego we deliberately build a team around those from minority backgrounds with a big focus on intersectionality.
About the job
The role is varied and will involve splitting time between undertaking production activities and digital marketing activities.
For assisting on production activities you will be a helping-hand on set, as well as working remotely on internal and external video edits using Adobe Premiere Pro.
When attending shoots, you will assist the videographer by helping unload and transport equipment and be a general helping-hand. This may involve asking interview questions.
You will take behind-the-scenes videos and photographs for social media marketing
When it comes to assisting with editing, your main duties will be transcribing interviews, stringouts, sourcing music and subtitling.
You will edit in-house marketing material for Faltrego promotional purposes
You may also be given simple clients edits, which you’ll be supported with throughout
General assistance can involve researching novel creative and narrative approaches in video and animation and assisting with idea-generation in response to client briefs
For digital marketing, you will be creating and developing new written and visual content, exploring ideas and sharing relevant stories that resonate with Faltrego’s charity clients. You will need to adapt and quickly develop an understanding of our audience.
You will produce social media graphics for the purpose of promoting Faltrego
You will be required to update social media platforms and schedule posts
You will be writing regular in-depth value-driven blogs / articles
You will be required to conduct competitor research
You will have the exciting opportunity of researching new initiatives and creating future marketing campaigns
The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive. We expect the successful candidate to adapt to the needs of the role whilst being fully supported by the rest of the team. The candidate will also be able to let us know their preferences, to ensure that role is of benefit to the candidate.
Number of hours per week – 25
Working pattern – 25 hours over 3 days a week (We can be flexible on this depending on the candidate’s availability)
Salary – London Living Wage
The ideal candidate will be based in London. Those based in nearby towns may be considered. This role will be work-from-home most of the time but would involve some on-location filming across the UK. The role will involve in-person training time with Faltrego staff in central London locations.
What are we looking for?
Faltrego is a small team and working with us you are an integral part of the family. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about creating positive change in society, who identifies as an ‘activist’.
The ideal candidate should be creative, have great written communication and organisational skills and work very well to deadlines. You will also have basic skills in design and writing, and an interest in digital marketing trends.
It is essential you have demonstrable interest in social issues, and an interest in our work with charities, causes and changemakers. You are passionate about creating positive social change and would identify as an ‘activist’.
It is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills
The ideal candidate will have a passion for keeping up with digital marketing trends, be innovative and willing to make strategic suggestions
The ideal candidate will have good research skills and be able to learn and communicate about unfamiliar topics of interest to our target audience
The ideal candidate should be Mac literate (Macbook provided) and adept at Microsoft Office
Previous experience in video editing or graphics and basic experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite would be desirable but not essential
Previous experience in digital marketing, specifically writing blogs, desirable but not essential
A Level or BTEC in English, Media or equivalent desirable but not essential. Minimum of B in English at GCSE level required.
Driving license is desirable but not essential
What can we offer you?
Faltrego will be providing mentoring to support the candidate with their career progression, including CV writing and interview skills.
As part of the training opportunity, we will be providing the candidate with important digital skills to improve their future employment prospects. Faltrego will be guiding the successful candidate in video post-production (editing), graphic design and digital marketing. We will be providing the candidate with access to Adobe Creative Cloud and other useful software.
The candidate will also have the chance to undertake specific external training opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn marketing course) upon discussion with the candidate about their goals.
How to apply
To apply you should contact your local job centre or Universal Credit work coach to get a referral for this role.
Once you have done this, please send a CV and Cover Letter (no more than 1 page of A4) explaining why you’re interested in the position to:
Mary-Laine Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Production and Marketing Assistant)
In your Cover Letter please also tell us a little about yourself including your hobbies and interests, and tell us about one (1) social cause that you are passionate about and why.
The deadline is Friday 14th January 2021. Interviews will take place either remotely via Zoom or at an agreed location in London.
The role starts in February / March 2022