Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew)

Junior Video Producer

We are seeking a talented Junior Video Producer to join the Digital Experience team on a fixed-term contract until April 2023.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for producing engaging and informative content for Kew’s website and social media channels.

Every day is different at Kew, from filming interviews in the gardens with our expert horticulturists and scientists, to creating copy-led films that share the wonder of the world’s most unusual plants and fungi.

You will be an all-rounder, skilled in everything from researching and scripting to self-shooting and editing and have a passion and enthusiasm for creating great content.

This is a fantastic opportunity to tell some of the amazing stories that Kew has to offer and inspire people to visit our gardens and learn more about our world-leading science and conservation work.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

About you

Candidates should have a degree in film/television studies with a proven background in a similar role. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail and a solid understanding of what makes a great story. You will be experienced in producing video content for a wide variety of platforms, particularly social media, and have a good knowledge of best practices for each format.

You will be technically sound, experienced in self-shooting with Canon or Sony cinema cameras and editing audio and video using the Adobe CC suite. You will be able to demonstrate experience of working independently to deliver content against a brief as well as working collaboratively within a larger team. Occasionally, you will also be required to manage external filmmakers for specialist productions such as drone shoots.

Organisation and data management is an important part of this role, and you will be responsible for managing and maintaining our video archive. You will also be supporting departments around the organisation, responding to requests for archive material and uploading content to YouTube and Vimeo.

A passion for plants and fungi is a bonus!

Please include a link to your showreel or examples of work in your application.

The salary will be £26,500 - £31,324 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 5th September 2022.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.