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  1. Post Apprentice Videographer & Video Editor Job

    An aptitude towards cameras or audio equipment is important Nuttersons is a design agency consisting of a small team of designers and developers who provide a broad range of creative services to clients all over the world. We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice videographer and video editor to work alongside our team. The right candidate must be a self-starting individual, with good organisational and written skills. They must have an appetite for producing great-looking, effective videos.


    Job Title: Apprentice Videographer & Video Editor
    Reporting To: Graphic designer
    Job Location: Manchester, City Centre
    Salary: 120 per week + Annual bonus
    Holidays: 20 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays).

    Main Purpose of Job

    We are looking for someone with a passion for design and a keen interest in video for web. You will be working as part of a small team. Your primary roles will be to communicate with team members and clients, and to ensure all projects are completed effectively and efficiently. Your time will be spent filming in various locations and editing the videos. You need to be organised, creative and show initiative. You need to work with minimal direction and be comfortable taking the creative lead.

    Detailed Duties

    1. Assembling all raw footage in preparation for inputting into the computer
    2. Creating videos for web
    3. Assisting with expanding our videography services through developing sources of new business
    4. Assisting with installing and maintaining hardware and software
    5. Managing projects from beginning to end. Including initial contact, quotations, closing sales, concepts, production, signing off, updates and reviews
    6. Communicating regularly with other team members
    7. Communicating via email with clients, and telephone when required
    8. Conception and implementation of own creative ideas
    9. Consulting with the director, producer and/or client throughout the post-production process
    10. Creating a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages
    11. Develop initial story or concept into a production-feasible, fully planned project
    12. Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable
    13. Experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements
    14. Manage actors (if involved) and ensure that all personnel deliver their best performance for the good of the completed picture or show
    15. Meeting agreed deadlines
    16. Organising video shoots
    17. Overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing
    18. Reordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video
    19. Researching potential clients for new business opportunities
    20. Suggesting or selecting music
    21. To work both independently and as part of a team
    22. Using social media to engage potential clients and analysing social media engagement
    23. Work with the director of videography and director of audiography to deliver the project from a technical perspective
    24. Working as part of a team to produce high quality, consistent video to tight deadlines
    25. Writing voiceover/commentary

    Please note that this list is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake additional duties of a similar responsibility level as and when required.

    Person Requirements

    We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in photography for print and web. We want someone who has experience using camera and editing software alike. We need someone with excellent communication skills and the desire to work hard, be creative, learn new things and develop their skill sets.

    Essential Skills / Experience / Qualities:

    No formal qualifications required
    Experience using video equipment
    Experience using computers
    Experience using Microsoft Office products (word and Excel)
    Experience using websites
    Experience sending emails
    Experience editing videos using industry standard / popular video editing software e.g. Final cut / Sony Vegas / Adobe Premiere and or after effects
    Experience in filming and editing
    Accuracy and consistency as a photographer
    A passion for video
    Be practical with a keen eye for detail
    Capacity for learning technical skills
    Good interpersonal skills.
    Good communication skills, writing skills and people skills
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    Good IT skills
    Good organisational and time management skills.
    Able to correctly prioritise tasks
    Ambitious and motivated
    Enthusiastic about all aspects of work
    Positive attitude, persistent and resilient
    Willing to travel occasionally
    Must be keen to progress, learn and adapt to new environments and challenging situations
    Not afraid to get involved in a project outside of a traditional skill set

    Beneficial Skills / Experience / Qualities:

    Experience editing images
    Experience organising photography shoots
    Dealing with customers (in person / via email / on the phone)
    Previous experience of working to tight deadlines
    Interest in videos for web
    Knowledge of marketing
    Sales experience
    Ability to work under pressure
    Willingness to learn new skills and rise to new challenges
    The persistence to work hard to achieve the best possible outcome
    Experience of breaking down large projects into smaller tasks and prioritise them accordingly
    Understanding of cost and best value
    Able to establish and maintain excellent relationships with clients
    Own camera equipment e.g. high end camcorder or DSLR and lenses/accessories

    Apprentice Scheme

    This vacancy is part of the government apprenticeship programme. The successful candidate will spend one day a week at college, and four days a week in our offices gaining first-hand experience.

    The successful candidate will follow the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. This is designed to give apprentices the skills to work in film industry, either as a videographer or as a video editor.

    The Apprenticeship programme lasts one year, and on completion the apprentice will have gained valuable qualification and will be offered a full-time graphic design role.

    The Apprenticeship covers the following:

    Television and film (including editing, camera work, animation, programme production, presentation)
    Radio (including writing, production, advertising, interviewing)
    Sound recording (including audio production, soundtrack production, music techniques, music recording)
    Interactive media (including design, digital video production, web animation, web authoring, digital communication)
    Employability skills
    Transferable skills

    Qualifications awarded

    At the end of the programme apprentices will have achieved:

    Level 3 Certificate in Creative and Digital Media
    Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media
    Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT
    Employee Rights and Responsibilities
    Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

    What are the career opportunities?

    On completion of this apprenticeship, apprentices will have many opportunities to develop within the following areas:

    Video Editing

    How to apply

    If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and a CV to
    Closing date: Friday 21 March 2014

    No Agencies, please.
    Last edited by; 03-10-2014 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Edited Title

  2. #2
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    Jan 2008


    That's an awfully long job description for 120q per week - in Canada this description would probably read "warm body that shows up for work but spends all day on Facebook"

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    This vacancy is part of the government National Apprenticeship Scheme for people aged 16-24. The purpose is to provide students with working experience, to gain qualifications and earn a salary at the same time.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008


    We dont have that in Canada - at least not for film - sounds like a great idea

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