Video Producer / Director
- Closing: 10:00am, 1st Dec 2023 GMT
We’re on a mission to level the playing field when it comes to young people finding and applying for their next step after school. We're achieving this by bringing all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. We also empower teachers and counsellors to manage the progression process effectively.
Our outlook is global - we work with schools and universities all over the world, from the US to New Zealand, and from Italy to Hong Kong. We want to make it so that young people can compare every opportunity taught in English, wherever it is in the world, and have all the support they need to make successful applications.
We have a clear social purpose, and we’re hugely ambitious. We already work with over half of UK secondary schools, and hundreds of international schools. We are growing rapidly in terms of the number of our customers, in terms of how much they use our platform, and in terms of the breadth of products we offer.
Our team is at the heart of our business and is integral to our success. We work hard to foster a culture of openness, happiness and innovation, and we commit to helping every individual learn and grow so that they can reach their full potential. We want to hire talented people, whatever their background. If you are excited by our mission and are ready to work hard, please don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
We believe in the power of diversity. If you are from an ethnic minority background, we would like to strongly encourage you to apply. In advance of applying if you have any questions about working at Unifrog, please contact our Diversity Champions, Hannah and Farhana.
Content at Unifrog
Whether we are communicating through images, video or text, we always try to be straightforward, honest, and to show respect for the people with whom we are communicating.
Clear communication is particularly important for us because our mission is to level the playing field when it comes to access to opportunities, and a big part of this effort is fair and straightforward access to information. It’s also important for us to be fun, while not talking down to young people.
Over the last few years, we have created hundreds of videos aimed at students and teachers.
We now have an exciting slate of new video projects that we want to produce. We want to use video:
To develop some of the most popular parts of the Unifrog platform, currently used by hundreds of thousands of young people every week to explore different careers, different subjects at university, and topics that matter to them like Climate Change and Wellbeing.
To help us create brand new tools within the platform, expanding what Unifrog offers to young people, and how we interact with external partners like employers and universities.
We also want to improve the quality of the videos we create, making them slicker and more useful to our users.
You’ll join a Video team of five colleagues, and you’ll be line managed by the Head of Video. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across various departments, including the Marketing team, the Employer and HE teams and the Written content team.
Within the Video Team, we foster a collaborative environment where brainstorming sessions are common, feedback is exchanged among team members, and we actively seek input from educators and students at our partner schools. We value and promote innovative ideas, regardless of their origin.
We are looking for a skilled and creative Producer/Director who will shoot and edit 3-5 minute videos aimed at young people, which will be hosted on the Unifrog platform. As well as creating the videos you will work with others to arrange filming shoots.
In-person shoots are conducted using high-quality professional equipment, where you will either work independently as the primary shooter or collaborate with an Assistant Producer to assist with equipment setup, lighting, and sound management.
In the last year we’ve made videos such as:
Careers guides in partnership with employers such as the British Army, Virgin Atlantic and Ford;
University guides in partnership with several Universities in the UK and abroad;
A recent graduate giving young people tips on moving out of the family home for the first time;
A case study of a Unifrog partner school in Italy.
You’ll create videos like these, and you’ll also help us with our ambitious plans for creating completely new types of videos which will allow us to develop new parts of the Unifrog platform.
Working with external partners
You’ll work with other people on the Unifrog team to organise shoots with external contributors, either on location or via Zoom. Excellent interpersonal skills, and persistent so that you can make things happen. Strong adaptability skills are also required to make real-time improvements to existing scripts, if needed.
Sometimes you’ll be working on your own with the contributor/s, and sometimes with an Assistant Producer. You need to be confident and talented at directing shoots both in person and on video calls.
You need to be able to operate cameras such as the A7S, to be at least competent with lights and sound, and to be proficient at using the Adobe suite, in particular Premiere Pro for any necessary pre-edits.
Juggling projects and meeting deadlines
We always have lots of productions happening simultaneously, and we have very high standards for the end-product. You need to be organised to meet tight deadlines and determined to get things done on time, promptly communicating any challenges that may arise.
You will be responsible for pre-editing the footage from the projects you shoot, as well as organising the editing materials and providing editors with a clear brief. This includes selecting the best takes and efficiently organising the B-roll footage inside a Premiere Pro project.
Head to our jobs page for a full list of the excellent benefits we offer our team.
Become part of a committed, dynamic and growing team. We want to build the team at Unifrog for the long term – if you do well, we will do our best to make you want to stay at the company for a long time.
Professional development is important at Unifrog. You will define your own 6-month objectives and will be supported by your line manager and the rest of the team to achieve them. You will have an annual training allowance to spend on what you need to grow and progress.
Influence the company’s direction: we love to promote great ideas, wherever they come from.
£41,360 (Grade B), plus a share in a company-wide performance bonus.
Split your time between home, our office in London (minimum 2 days per week) and external partners sites (all over the UK).
Frequent travel with occasional overnight stays
28 days paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays).
Working hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday.
All travel expenses covered.
Start date: as soon as possible, though we will be flexible for the right candidates.
To discuss any details about the role before applying, please contact Mhairi (details on our website)
We can only consider candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
Full UK driving licence is essential.
Deadline: 10:00am (GMT) on Friday 1st December
Stage 1: Application form (~1 hour) ✍️
Visit our website to upload your CV and complete the questions and tasks below.
Please note that we do not review CVs at this stage of the application process so please be as specific as possible about your experience.
i. Post a link (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar) to up to 3 examples of your best work.
Across these examples, you should show off your skills in both shooting and editing, but especially shooting. We’re particularly interested in seeing any interviews you’ve filmed (if you’ve done this). If you were working with others to create this work, please explain what you did.
ii. Share a link to your showreel or website
iii. ‘Why do you want to work at Unifrog?’ (250 words)
iv. ‘With reference to the key skills in the job description, what makes you an excellent candidate for this role?’ (250 words)
Stage 2: Phone task (15 mins) 📲
Stage 3: Video call interview (1 hour) 💻
Standard Q&A from a panel of three, including questions about your experiences and how these relate to the role, and scenario questions based on common situations you might face (plus time for your questions) (40 mins).
Phone interviews will be held throughout the application window. Video call interviews will be held w/c 18th December.
Your answers are an opportunity to let us know more about your motivations and experience. While we understand that candidates might want to use AI to improve parts of their application, we strongly encourage you to write your answers independently.
Please note, we compare all answers to an AI generated answer. Where we suspect AI has been used to write the majority of the answer, this will be taken into consideration when scoring.
Inclusion and diversity at Unifrog
Within the company we try to foster a culture of innovation, and a happy working environment, both because this is the right thing to do, and because we think this results in the most effective team. To this end we believe in open communication, celebrating successes, supporting each other, not being afraid to be wrong or to fail, and promoting good ideas wherever they come from.
As a platform that supports teachers and students from a huge variety of backgrounds it’s important that our team and leadership reflects this diversity. This is something we are actively working towards and prioritising. We want to embed diversity, equity and inclusion across everything we do, continually evaluating policies and practices to make sure they are inclusive and equitable.
To make sure everyone’s voice is heard and people have the opportunities to learn to be better allies in the workplace, we encourage the team to share what they’re celebrating, facilitate training and group discussions, and seek regular feedback about what more the company could do to help people feel included.
To ensure that our recruitment process is consistent and fair, we anonymise your application and therefore do not see your name, personal, educational or professional background. We also randomise the order of responses. That way no candidate is disproportionately advantaged or disadvantaged by where they show up in the group.
Removing bias from the hiring process
Applications closed Fri 1st Dec 2023
Removing bias from the hiring process
- Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
- You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review
Applications closed Fri 1st Dec 2023