Production Assistant

Environmental Justice Foundation

£25,000 - £28,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 8th July 2022  

Position: Production Assistant
Based: EJF office in London
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary range: £25,000 - £28,000 pa (dependent upon experience)


  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days each year of service, plus 1 personal day per year and additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Home working 1 day per week (after completion of 6 month trial period)

Position overview

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK registered non-profit organisation working internationally to protect natural environments and the human rights of people who depend on them. This is an exciting opportunity to join the EJF film team as a Production Assistant, supporting the video producers to create impactful films across a range of campaigns.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pre-production research tasks such as desk-based location scouting, logistics planning and producing concise briefs for other team members, citing key facts and sources
  • Fact-checking and proofreading
  • Sourcing and arranging interviews with contributors
  • Sourcing archive, fair-use footage and music for editors
  • Selecting highlights from rushes and compiling clip reels from footage and producing assembly cuts
  • Preparing graphics, text, subtitles, and making amendments following feedback
  • Producing high-quality, engaging videos for social media, events and screenings
  • Management of the digital photo library on Pics.IO – processing RAW photos, uploading to the library, organising collections, and tagging images
  • Assisting Video Producers and Editors in managing day-to-day activities to streamline the post-production process

Essential skills and attributes:

  • You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy
  • You are able to deliver agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing multiple projects and tight deadlines and you are able to prioritise your workload
  • You are entirely comfortable taking direction and feedback, working in a team, with equal ability to work independently, taking initiative and responsibility
  • You are creative with a keen eye for detail
  • You have an interest and understanding of the campaigns EJF works on
  • You are highly organised with an understanding of editing workflows and file structuring
  • You have an understanding of video codecs and formats
  • You understand social media trends and formats
  • You are proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with Audition, After Effects, Lightroom or Photoshop
  • Camera experience

Applications: please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 08/07/2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.