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Posted on September 4, 2023

Office Runner

Trim Editing is looking for Office Runners with a view to progress the right person to a permanent full-time position.

We want to find someone who is passionate to work towards a long-term career at Trim, either as an editor or offline edit producer.

We do not require any formal qualifications to be a Runner at Trim.

The qualities we are looking for are: passion for the work (filmmaking, music, technology and the arts); bright initiative; self-responsibility; humility and grit.

We are looking for someone with excellent organisational and communication skills (speaking clearly and concisely, showing you are listening attentively), who is proactive (takes initiative and makes things happen) and tells us when they don’t know something. Someone who can be calm under pressure and has a keen eye for detail.

Some experience in hospitality, or knowledge of offline editing or film post-production would be advantageous, along with proficiency in Office software.

You will gain a basic understanding of post-production workflows, and a view on both the business operations and the creative work, sharpening your creative eye and critical thinking. Being a runner at Trim provides our first level training in how we work as a team, how we communicate with clients, and how we do small things beautifully, which is the foundation of everything we do as film editors at Trim.

Our goal is to find an exceptional runner with the potential for us to train up through our editorial or production departments.

Our company values are based in taking both care and candour in how we show up every day; putting the client experience ahead of business results and our own priorities; pushing creative boundaries, progression and growth in our methods in how we operate as individuals and as a team; generosity & collaboration in how we share work and knowledge; treating the work, each other and our environment with reverence.

Running duties include:

  • 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
  • Kitchen maintenance (coffee on tap, drinks and snacks stocked)
  • Managing petty cash, logging expenses and reconciling receipts
  • Office upkeep – from caring for plants to researching purchases and maintenance
  • Booking & receiving couriers, logging in and moving drives
  • Assisting the team with social media and PR
  • Health & safety procedures support

Please note this is a Running role with a view towards training towards becoming an Assistant Editor or Assistant Producer at Trim, and not an editing position.

Hours: 9am to 6 or 7pm

Salary: £11.95 per hour

Overtime: Occasionally required. Paid at time and a half after 7pm and on Saturdays, double time on Sundays. 

Please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected]