Production Assistant

Position: Production Assistant

Based: EJF office in Berlin

Contract: Full-time, 1-year contract with the intention for an indefinite contract

Salary range: € 30,000-36,000 (dependent upon experience)


• Working with a team of highly motivated colleagues in a friendly atmosphere in a co-working space in Kreuzberg

• Annual leave of 28 days increasing by 1 day after two years with us and additional paid leave over Christmas

• Cycle-to-work scheme

• Home working 2 days per week

Position overview

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a 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. Our film team headquarters are based in London with whom you will be working very closely.

The Environmental Justice Foundation

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to Protect People and Planet. We believe environmental security is a human right. EJF investigates and campaigns to protect our natural world, and with it, the communities most dependent upon it. We work at the grassroots, with environmental and human rights activists who are working to expose threats to the local environment and to build sustainable futures. Our investigations and the evidence we gather are presented to the very highest levels of decision taking, amongst policymakers in governments and private industry and to opinion formers including international media and the wider public. EJF works to end illegal fishing and the use of slavery in fisheries, protect our global climate and defend climate refugees, and eradicate the use of hazardous chemical pesticides.

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

• You will work on three initial shorter climate-focused films intended for a push for renewable energy in Germany

• 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

• Assisting on shoots (with camera work where necessary)

• Translation assistance to the UK team and producers and assistance with on-site filming, as well as all other aspects of the productions as requested by the film-unit Manager or Country Programme Manager

• 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

Essential skills and attributes:

• You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy

• You are fully fluent in German and English

• 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 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

• Driving licence

Applications: Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to:

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2023

We encourage you to apply early as we will review applications on a rolling basis.

Please understand that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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