JOB ALERT: Rapid Pictures seeking a Tech Runner *FILLED*

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Blog

Rapid Pictures is a popular, award winning Post Production Facility specialising in Factual and Light Entertainment. With a very busy year ahead, making brilliant series’ for some of the UK’s top Production Companies, we are excited to have created the role of technical runner. This rare and sought after position aims to bridge the gap between runner and tech assistant and provide all of the essential training required for the latter position.

With a salary of up to £18K, the role will require someone with at least 1 years’ experience running within a well-known Post Production Facility. The standard shift will be from 1pm until 10pm (to allow time in the evenings to assist with tech duties) and this will be adapted at busy times to include some weekend work.

The following responsibilities will be rewarded with extensive and accumulative training in media copying and AMA ingesting, exporting viewing and master files, Editshare, and eventually programme delivery.

Main responsibilities:

Keeping the Tech Store room & the Media Library maintained and organised

Suite Cleans/Client PC’s and AVID – Making sure all file and folders from previous productions are copied to the client drive and then deleted from the desk tops and that suites are technically cleaned (e.g. keyboards, mouse, monitors, speakers, mixing desk, phone) during and at the end of a production.

Assisting the tech team with ingest and exports

Joining hospitality runners during particularly busy times

The candidate will need to be committed to a career in Post Production and more specifically, via the route of Tech Assistant, with the goal of eventually becoming an editor. A good sense of humour and willingness to learn will be rewarded by inclusion into one of the friendliest, most sociable facilities around.

Please sent CV’s to, with your career goals, your experience with AVID Media Composer and why you think you’d be a good fit at Rapid Pictures. Please don’t apply if you’ve just left University and haven’t got significant experience of running at a proper Post Production Facility.

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