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Video Producer

Location: London

Department: Marketing and Communications

Salary: £33,797 (depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed On: 21st June 2022

Point Blank is an award-winning music school based in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Mumbai, China and online. The School specialise in Higher Education and Professional courses in subjects including Music Production and Sound Engineering, DJ Practice and Performance, Singing and Songwriting, Music Industry Management, Radio Production and Broadcasting.

As a specialist music education provider, we take pride in teaching the creative process of making music at the highest level, with expert lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities. Consistently awarded high scores by our students through the National Student Survey, we have a reputation for giving our community a unique and high-quality experience. Point Blank nurtures and supports students, providing them with a curriculum connected to industry and the tools to succeed in their careers. Our degree courses are validated by Middlesex University, and we are expanding to meet demand as well as expanding the course portfolio to meet the needs of our students.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We seek an experienced and enthusiastic content driven Video Producer who has a passion for music and education and is driven by supporting students in reaching their full potential through the delivery of informative, inspiring and impactful content for brand and recruitment projects.

This role is responsible for developing content from inception to execution and requires strong planning, attention to detail and the ability to problem solve. Point Blank’s Video Producer needs the skills to operate cameras, sound equipment and have knowledge of video and audio editing software. You will also be part of a wider content team where you will be essential to the brainstorming process for new content ideas which will live across our 1.5 million+ follower network including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and more. Based at our London headquarters in Hoxton, you will be involved in both onsite and offsite shooting, remote and in-office working.

The postholder will be planning and delivering a range of assets for a range of audiences across multiple channels and be a key member of the team who:

  • Can build relationships with current students and Point Blank graduates as well as artists and active members of the music industry
  • Is able to create masterclass and tutorial content to serve Point Blank’s social networks and recruitment channels
  • Understands the music industry and is well connected with creative industry networks
  • Can shoot and edit a range of course promos, interviews and instructional videos with an aim to showcase the School’s products and overall student experience
  • Is a team player and has a meticulous attention to detail, is creative and has a can-do approach to solving creative problems

The role is heavily focused on communications with our students and the industry so you will need exceptional communication and inter-personal skills and will need to be comfortable shooting internal and external events across varying formats.

In short, you will be a music loving, creative, goal-focused visionary who can help generate and execute video projects to create the best content - keeping our School and brand on the forefront of music education.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop an annual video engagement plan to cover all key target audiences and activities, including onboarding activities such as induction and Welcome Week, masterclasses, workshops around national days such as International Women’s Day and Black History Month as well as, brand and student enrichment and engagement projects.
  • Create and execute course and brand content ideas/projects generated by the marketing team to assist recruitment and help to achieve targets for the School
  • Be a key contributor in content discussions and help to disseminate and execute ideas for recruitment and the School’s brand narrative
  • Develop concepts, prepare briefs and scripts as required for video projects
  • Create logistic plans for video projects such as call sheets, inventory lists, transportation, budgets
  • Operate video cameras, lighting, and sound recording equipment during shoots which may include but not limited to; multi-camera operation, camera switching, data management and live streaming
  • Adhere to content schedule for filming and deliver projects consistently and on time
  • Edit video projects according to spec such as masterclasses, tutorials and promos whilst ensuring the content is in line with brand guidelines
  • Maintain a video database which archives existing and upcoming videos and assets
  • Service and maintain video production hardware
  • Manage and liaise with external parties during shoots such as talent and contractors
  • Build and call upon existing networks within the music industry to bring in relevant artists and insiders for video pieces
  • Supporting other teams in creating assets for their departments e.g. Student services
  • Engage in internal/external training and events relevant to the role and content creation
  • Work with third-party video agencies and direct projects where necessary
  • Action other duties as reasonably requested by Head of Department or senior managers

Note: The list above is indicative, not exhaustive.

PERSON SPECIFICATION - Essential

Education:

  • Hold a degree level qualification or equivalent, relevant experience
  • Proven experience of music and / or education marketing

Experience:

  • Experience and credits in video production projects

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Understanding of video production management, workflow and logistics
  • Proficient in Adobe CC (Premiere, After Effects), FCP X or equivalent
  • Proficient in operating video (BM, Sony), lighting and audio equipment
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and solution focused, able to problem solve creatively
  • Team-player, can work with people from all disciplines, backgrounds and abilities
  • Strong communicator with excellent written and spoken English with effective copy/ script writing / script/ reading skills and comfortable liaising with internal / external stakeholders
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong planning and delivery skills across projects
  • Thorough and well-organised, able to meet multiple tasks and deadlines effectively and to perform well under pressure
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

PERSON SPECIFICATION - Desirable

Education:

N/A

Experience:

  • Experience using music production and/or DJing hardware and software

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good knowledge of content within the music tech world and good understanding of the music industry and music production techniques

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV, the link to your video portfolio, and cover letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the criteria in the person specification to work@pointblankmusicschool.com.

Point Blank is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society.