Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Production Assistant (Broadcasting)

To work effectively to ensure all content is thoroughly researched and meets Islam Channel’s editorial standards.

To undertake independent research to a broad or specific brief, using all sources of reference, both internal and external, including proper note-taking.

Such research may involve either a journalistic or academic approach, and may involve finding and contacting individuals and organisations; finding locations for filming; identifying and selecting stock shots and film clips; making a preliminary selection of suitable material and music.

Evaluate research in terms of programme aims and intentions and write persuasive treatments and concise briefs on potential stories and contributors for both directors and expert presenters

To be involved in researching and setting up filming, including the identification of suitable programme contributors, locations and storylines, working closely at all times to the editorial brief of the Producer. To recce people and places in advance of filming and, where appropriate, negotiate access.

To script material effectively.

Breaks script into scenes and formulate a shooting schedule that is cost effective economically

To communicate effectively and build strong relationships with contributors, presenters and experts.

To direct crews or direct shoots creatively and efficiently on location in the UK and/or abroad as and when required.

Prepare rehearsal and production schedule for events, shows, design of sets and technical rehearsals

To prepare effectively for edits and, where necessary, offline edit creatively and efficiently in the available time and within the allotted budget.

To proactively embrace new technologies, new ways of working and innovation.

To write commentary script, direct commentary recordings and supervise aspects of post-production, attending the dub and programme online as appropriate.

To create and manage filming schedules in close liaison with members of the Production Management team.

To communicate effectively with the production team and the Producer and Head of Department to ensure that all are kept fully informed of developments and requirements at every stage of production.• To carry out all duties in accordance with Health and Safety regulations ensuring necessary equipment, props and technical staff are on set when required


Familiarity with research techniques and sources for the verification of the accuracy of material.

Proven ability to understand complex information and translate that into compelling television.

Experience of working on high quality, intelligent factual and Islamic programmes.

Track record of finding, working with contributors and presenters and building and maintaining strong relationships.

Track record of originating and developing compelling narratives and visuals within a programme.

Excellent script writing skills with experience of creating imaginative programme treatments.

Track record of delivering original journalism.

Strong editorial judgement.

Experience of cutting inserts or complete films.

Understanding and managing costs effectivel.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Ability to manage working relationships with production team at office base and on location as required.

Ability to persuade and influence others.

Planning, organising and time management skills.

Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines and changing priorities..

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 – 2 years previous relevant experience (however media graduates seeking an opportunity to enter the industry may be considered).

Qualifications: Degree or Postgraduate Qualification in Sales, Marketing, Business Development or other relevant qualifications

Application Process: Submit an updated CV and cover letter to

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