Posted on April 8, 2021

Freelance Runner

Closing: April 23rd 2021

Freelance Runner (with a view to a full-time staff position)

Hours: Starting freelance, occasional days, 9am-6pm. With a view to a full time salaried position – 45hr week.

Salary: Starting at London Living Wage currently £10.85 per hour

Location: Whitechapel, London (or working from home if necessary)

Start date: TBC based on Government working from home restrictions

Trim Editing is looking for a Freelance Runner who is specifically passionate to train up towards becoming a Junior Producer in our busy Production department.

This is a freelance position that could develop into a full-time running position for the right person.

The qualities we look for at Trim are: passion for the work; bright initiative; self responsibility; humility and grit. We are looking for someone with great organisational and communication skills, who is proactive, has the ability to be calm under pressure and has a keen eye for detail.

Some knowledge of offline editing and post production would be an advantage, along with proficiency in Office software and FileMakerPro.

Duties include:

  • Front of house – meeting and greeting clients, answering the phone
  • Client hospitality – making and serving well presented drinks and snacks, organising food orders and making sure that they are delivered on time
  • Preparing and clearing editing suites on a regular and daily basis
  • Kitchen maintenance (coffee on tap, drinks and snacks stocked)
  • Managing petty cash, logging expenses and reconciling receipts
  • Office management – from caring for plants to researching purchases
  • Booking & receiving couriers, logging in and moving drives
  • Social media support
  • Covid health & safety procedures support
  • Working towards supporting the Producers with quoting, invoicing and scheduling projects; booking travel; liaising with clients; tracking budgets; booking freelancers.

** Please note this is a junior role in our Running Department with a view towards becoming a Post-Producer and not a junior editing position.

Working at Trim:

Trim is a 30+ person film editing studio based in Whitechapel, East London. We work primarily in high-end television commercials, music videos, fashion and drama, with a strong focus on our creative environment, working with the best people on the best projects.

We use a self-management approach to projects, and support people in creating a job role that works for them and allows them growth and a sense of purpose in what they do.

Our culture of care and candour is an imperative part of the fabric that makes up Trim. There is always emerging talent working as part of the team, being nurtured through mentoring and developmental coaching programs, and we expect each Trimmer to work in a way that is both respectful and responsible.

The well-being of our staff is just as important to us as the work we produce. We recognise that the creative industry is notorious for being a stressful environment with long, unsociable hours – often resulting in an unhealthy office culture.

We value choice in ways of working that are most creative and efficient for each individual, and so push back in the industry to allow our editors to work in a way that is optimal for both them and the client.

For our staff, we aim to implement shorter, more efficient working days, leading to increased productivity and an all-around happier team. Billable client work outside of regular office hours is paid, in addition to the base salary. We offer a competitive pension scheme for salaried employees along with health insurance and in-house developmental coaching.

Trim is devoted to acknowledging and implementing diversity within the company and makes a conscious effort to address imbalances within the creative world by challenging all forms of oppression. Understanding higher systematic forces at play and hiring accordingly is crucial to their core values.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Applications: [email protected] with cover letter & CV.