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Where Are Post Production Runner Jobs Listed?

Our first step into the post production industry most often involves becoming a Post Production Runner at a post house. The majority of Editors I met whilst running had also started out as Runners, making teas and coffees, looking after the edit suites and making the most of their time to learn as much as they could. Running is seen as a right of passage. But how do we find our first job? It can be challenging if we don't know where to look, so I hope you enjoy this post!


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1 Follow post production companies on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram


Surprisingly, I found my running role through Facebook. We can follow the post house, turn on notifications, or simply browse their latest posts when we are looking for our next role. Here is a list of post production companies you may wish to search for on Facebook.









2 Look at the company’s ‘careers’ page for current vacancies


Companies may advertise their current vacancies, as well as upcoming work experience opportunities on their websites. You may find the post 78 Post Production Houses In The UK useful, which shares links to Post House's websites, organised by location.









3 Email your CV directly to the post house


Contact details for the ‘HR Manager’ or ‘Head of Client Services’ may be listed on their website on the careers page, or on a ‘Meet the Team’ page.

4 Visit the company


We can also visit the company, introduce ourselves to the receptionist and hand in our CV for opportunities which may arise later down the line. Click here for a map of post companies which we can add to our google maps.


5 Join Facebook groups


For those of us who are not fans of Facebook, I’m going to make a case for it and don’t worry I used to be on your side too. It is okay to use Facebook only for work purposes and to join editing groups. There are many brilliant editing groups where employers post job listings, which we don’t want to miss out on! For example, People In TV: Runners.











6 Follow The Unit List on Facebook and keep an eye on their website!

The Unit List also has Twitter and Facebook pages which post vacancies.






7 The Talent Manager


The Talent Manager has a free section which lists opportunities. Paying for subscriptions to websites such as My First Job In Film or Production Base, is not necessary. Been there, made that mistake, got the T-Shirt. I know how discouraging it can be when it looks like the opportunities aren’t appearing, but I hope that these links help you in your search. If you know someone who may find the links in this post helpful, why not share it with them?

 

How did you find your job? Let me know by commenting below!


If you want guaranteed time with an industry professional to receive feedback, training and industry insight tailored to you, I'm now offering one-to-one online tutoring sessions! From career pathways to assistant editing, I'd be happy to be your guide. Find out more info here... don't struggle on your own!


Have you checked out the NEW, YES NEW… AH EXCITING ‘The Industry’ or the ‘Resources' pages yet?! There you’ll find collections of essential industry resources you can use to start your career. Head to the bottom of this page to find more blog posts about Assistant Editing, Post Production Running, Interviews and Film Editing.

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