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Contra is a growing independent agency based in Greenwich, London. We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. See below a list of opportunities that we are currently in the process of recruiting for.

*Note: Please no recruiters, these roles are for applicants only.*

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Producer

Fri, 31 Aug 2018

We are looking for a talented Producer for a full time, permanent, paid role working from our offices in Greenwich, London.

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We are looking for a talented Producer for a full time, permanent, paid role working from our offices in Greenwich, London

Contra is an established and expanding company, looking for the right person to help us to grow. We are a passionate bunch of story tellers who make amazing films for some of the biggest brands, companies and charities in the world. To give you an idea of the sort of thing you'd be working on check out our film site - https://film.contra.agency

We are looking for a producer who also has a great deal of brand and agency experience producing stunning high end Brand, Corporate and Commercial projects. The emphasis will be on leading new projects from pitching stages through to completion. It will involve developing and pitching film ideas, writing proposals, and working with our Directors throughout the production process. We are after a highly creative individual who is comfortable writing proposals and where necessary Directing some of the lower budget productions that require smaller crews.

The main priorities for the role are:

  • Meeting with clients/potential clients to discuss their video needs

  • Being the main point of contact for clients on your own projects

  • Storyboarding and brainstorming ideas for projects and pitches and presenting ideas to clients

  • Budget creation and reconciliation ensuring you meet our targets. Producing status reports

  • Working closely with a Production Coordinator to oversee logistics on your projects

We require a candidate who has worked in a similar production company producing brand communication films, promos, commercials, fundraising films or corporate films.

We are based in Greenwich and working hours are Monday to Friday with some flexibility in working hours required due to filming commitments. Weekend filming may be required where necessary.

Desirable Experience

  • 5 years experience +

  • Experience working for a similar production company

  • Experience working with Agencies

  • Experience producing commercials and corporate communications

  • Experience pitching for, and winning, high quality films for brands

Desirable Skills

  • An ideas person, but one that understands budget and time constraints and can come up with practical solutions to achieving an idea

  • Someone with an excellent writing style, who doesn’t mind writing a fair amount of proposals, film ideas and scripts. Creative writing ability desirable

  • Someone who can win clients trust and persuade them to use our concepts

  • A producer who can direct if needed but also be happy to select a 3rd party director

  • A passion for winning new business and seeing that project through to completion

We offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • A comfortable working environment including the latest software, large monitors, fast computers and Herman Miller Aeron‎ chairs

  • A great company culture including regular company nights out and Xbox and WiiU for downtime

  • Great coffee, a great selection of teas, fruit and snacks

  • A bar!

Contra is an equal opportunities employer, if you’ve got the talent, we want you. 


Production Coordinator

Fri, 31 Aug 2018

Contra Film are searching for a talented and experienced Production Coordinator! This is an exciting opportunity for a friendly, organised and passionate filmmaker wanting to join a creative video production company based in Greenwich.

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Location
Greenwich London

Salary
Salary: Dependant on experience.

Contra Film are searching for a talented and experienced Production Coordinator! This is an exciting opportunity for a friendly, organised and passionate filmmaker wanting to join a creative video production company based in Greenwich. 

You will be supporting our Producers in organising the production of a wide range of corporate, commercial and documentary videos. Your work will be very varied from each production to the next, and we’ll need your help to make sure each project runs smoothly from pre production through to final delivery; staying on budget and on schedule at all times. 

Your work may include (but isn’t limited to) office management duties, coordinating schedules, location scouting, visas, carnets, casting, sourcing crew, creating risk assessments, organising logistics both nationally and internationally and creating call sheets. With any production, anything could happen, so we’re looking for someone who is quick at solving problems and isn’t afraid of getting stuck in!

This role requires a Production Coordinator with at least 5 years of experience in coordinating for the corporate, commercial and broadcast video production industry. While your role will be primarily focussed on production, we’re keen to find someone who is also comfortable with providing research support for our Producers. 

Working hours: 9.30 - 6 Monday to Friday (occasionally, longer hours may be required).

Each day Contra makes beautiful web applications films for brands documentaries scripts and stories animations that inspire campaigns that convert social media campaigns content that engages clients more beautiful

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