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Kickstart Scheme - Junior Editor

At Dashing Bear Productions, we believe it is important that our staff enjoy coming to work. We are a flexible, friendly employer and our mission is to create a happy workplace which gives our clients value and produces great results.

We are excited to be able to offer this Junior Editor job placement via the Government Kickstart Scheme, which is a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged between 16 and 24 who is currently unemployed.

The placement will be:

  • 25 hours a week

  • For a six-month period

  • Paid the National Minimum Wage

The Junior Editor will work closely with the Head of Production, and the Production team, working on editing films, and content. They will prepare edits and help a Senior Editor on large scale projects, but also will have their own films and edits to cut. They will also be responsible for cutting material for the company's social media channels, as well as identifying footage from our archive that may be able to be re-purposed for edits, and also stock libraries.

As well cutting on Adobe Premiere they will be a requirement to prepare graphics and animations for the edits, and will involve using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. There will also be the opportunity to attend film shoots, and help on location, so will also be expected to understand how to work with clients and the importance of acting as a production assistant on location.


Other aspects of the role may include general administrative work including answering emails and phone calls.

You will learn about and gain experience in:

  • The production process from start to finish with a real focus on post-production

  • Media management and ingesting footage

  • Work on live edits with sometimes tight deadlines

  • Working with crew and clients as well as learning about practical elements of production

  • How to present ideas effectively 

  • You will be given time to see how different areas of the business work, as well as the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Participation in team meetings where we discuss projects and brainstorm creative ideas

  • Experience of working in a small business, developing teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills and building confidence in the workplace

Qualifications, skills and experience ideally required:

  • Degree or qualifications in multimedia, filmmaking or any equivalent  experience

  • A creative and analytical brain and the ability to convey and communicate ideas

  • The ability to make a decision with conviction, sometimes these decisions need to be made quickly and sometimes need the bravery to step back and really process and understand the gravitas of your decision before jumping in

  • Knowledge and experience in digital social media platforms 

  • Some working experience of using the Adobe suite: Premiere, After Effects, illustrator and Photoshop is desired

  • Have good attention to detail and able to work within deadlines

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive young person who wants to learn and apply the skills learned at either school, college or university to work on our exciting creative projects. 

If you have studied, worked or are passionate in any of the areas above and you are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop in a fun, friendly and creative environment, then we would love to hear from you.

What will you gain with the Kickstart Scheme at Dashing Bear Productions?

You will receive a comprehensive package of experience and support throughout.

  • First-hand work experience

  • A personal training and development plan

  • Ongoing feedback

  • Employability skills to help you gain confidence and develop your CV or portfolio

How to apply

To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must be 16-24, unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit.

If you would like to apply, please speak to your employment coach at DWP / Job Centre via your online journal. They will talk you through the opportunity and refer you to apply with your CV and cover letter. 

If you think you are eligible for the scheme but not on universal credit then please visit the government website here to apply.

Start Date:

February / March 2021