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Trainee researcher

Trainee researcher

locationBristol, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/05/2022
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status

Salary/bursary: £400 per week

Contract duration: 12 months

Location: Bristol (role will also include some remote working)

Start date: June 2022


Fascinated by wildlife and natural history? If you also can’t wait to kickstart your career in TV, this researcher opportunity could be the one for you...

Silverback Films specialises in the production of high quality wildlife films for both television and cinema, producing for broadcasters including BBC, Netflix, Disney and YouTube. Formed in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Silverback Films brings together a world class team of wildlife film makers to create the highest quality natural history films.

They are excited to be looking for a trainee researcher to join one of their teams for 12 months. This role would suit people from a variety of backgrounds who are seeking to bring their skills to film-making. No qualifications are necessary but applicants with an interest in natural history, film & TV and good storytelling skills will get the most out of this opportunity!


What you will learn

  • Television research: internet research, information gathering and presentation
  • Basic editing and adding metadata and key words (logging) to footage
  • Presentation skills: working with Keynote and PowerPoint
  • You will learn how to use equipment and will gain photography knowledge


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • You should be creative and organised and looking to develop your research skills
  • A keen interest in TV and film
  • Good storytelling skills are as important as the ability to take an innovative, ambitious and imaginative approach to developing content ideas and being able to dig out stories and uncover areas of research
  • You should be curious, have a good work ethic and excellent communication skills


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

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