Bath
Documentaries Filmmaker
Documentaries Filmmaker
Bath
Permanent
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Do you have 3-5 years industry Filmmaking experience, making documentaries, and an interest in / knowledge of cycling?

As a Cycling Filmmaker, you will be contributing to the filming and editing of Play Sports Network documentary video output for the GCN+ subscription product. This often involves working on location, both in the UK and abroad. You must have an excellent base of creative filmmaking skills.

You will be responsible for delivering the creative vision set out by the Series Producers. You’ll work closely with the Creative Film Director in your group, lead and direct shoots to deliver the story narrative and structure. You will also be responsible for assisting with the editorial strategy and commercial plans. 

On location, Cycling Filmmakers work independently or with a presenter as part of a small location team which can include a second camera, sound recordists and production team. The role is often fast paced; an exciting and energetic environment to work in. 


The Role:

  • Responsible for the creative direction of the documentary
  • Support  the Creative Director and Filmmakers in the group
  • Ensure that the vision for content is communicated and understood and that the editorial specification is clear
  • Take films from the script development stage to the finished product
  • Execute and deliver the story structure and narrative of films
  • Direct Presenters where appropriate and necessary
  • Ensure permission and rights for any licensed material used (music, images etc) are correct
  • Keep up to date with emerging cycling industry trends
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Experienced in location and studio filming of documentaries
  • Directing and Shooting Documentaries
  • Adept at shooting video, operating lights and audio equipment
  • Able to demonstrate proficiency with video editing software  (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or similar)
  • Knowledge of and experience of cycling media

We offer a range of benefits:

    • Generous Annual Leave Allowance – in addition to Christmas closure week, and other bank holidays in England, PSN provides 5 weeks annual leave
    • Pension Scheme – salary sacrifice and net pay options
    • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
    • £700 of work from home kit including an ergonomic chair of your choice
    • Workout Wednesday – 2 hour lunch break to focus on exercising and wellbeing
    • Free GCN+ Subscription
    • Cyclescheme (cyclescheme.co.uk)
    • Techscheme (techscheme.co.uk)
    • Giveall – NI free, payroll giving scheme for charity donations of your choice
    • £1,000 Refer a Friend Hiring Scheme
    • Complimentary GCN/GMBN/GTN branded kit (casual hoodies, cycling jerseys, sweatshirts) upon joining
    • 50% staff discount on GMBN and GCN apparel shops
    • Discounts offered by affiliated cycling brands, local restaurants and other companies exclusively to PSN employees.
    • Perks at work (https://www.perksatwork.com) and other discounts are offered to PSG employees by affiliated cycling brands, local companies and restaurants.
    • Staff events – such as Company Bike Rides & socials
    • Free lunch before payday
    • Bean-to-cup coffee machines & daily fruit provided
    • Modern air conditioned City Centre Offices in Bath
    • Showers on site (+ additional showers, towels and sauna at local premium hotel)
    • Private and secure bike parking

To read more about careers at Play Sports Network, please click here.