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Jobs with Northern Ireland Screen

Office Assistant Intern

Northern Ireland Screen requires a highly motivated Office Assistant who will act as the first point of contact for many people either visiting or contacting Northern Ireland Screen.

While the post carries administrative duties, Northern Ireland Screen has reshaped this role to be an entry point into the screen industries in Northern Ireland. The right candidate will, through reception duties – answering the telephone, acting as first greeter at the door, assisting with projects, administration and events across Northern Ireland Screen – become familiar with the whole of the production community in Northern Ireland.

This post has a maximum term of 18 months as the expectation is that the postholder will move on to other jobs within the screen industry after approximately 12-18 months in post.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and wish to begin a career within the production side of the screen industries. S/he will possess strong IT skills, organisation skills, be personable and be keen to develop within their role.

Deadline: 12noon on Friday 2nd October 2020.

Click HERE to apply.

NB:  Due to the high volume of applications that Northern Ireland Screen receives, unfortunately we are unable to offer individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


Youth Executive

As part of their ongoing partnership agreement, Northern Ireland Screen and the BBC are moving to the second year of the Youth Executive role based at BBC Northern Ireland. Both parties wish to make bespoke content for younger audiences, and to drive the creative sector in Northern Ireland towards BBC network commissioning – with a view to reflecting ‘this place’ on a UK-wide platform.

Northern Ireland Screen is offering a one-year fixed term contract for an exceptional and proven content-maker, to help drive local content to a national audience. The Youth Executive will collaborate with BBC Three and BBC NI commissioners, to identify trends and themes relevant to younger audiences, and marry those to the creative sector in Northern Ireland. The object is to develop ideas with independent production companies, which will result in network exposure.

Together, we are seeking an experienced programme-maker, bursting with ideas and a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the media consumption habits of 16 to 34 year old audiences. The successful candidate will have an exceptional understanding of the Northern Ireland screen sector, extensive contacts and an appreciation of the editorial sensibilities of the BBC.

We are looking for a self-starter, able to hit the ground at pace and to build relationships with UK-based commissioning teams that will result in pilots being funded and developed, and programmes commissioned. This candidate will build on the work of the first Youth Executive, on the BBC Three Factual Entertainment Pilots initiative – and also work with the Head of Commissioning at BBC Northern Ireland to proactively explore additional BBC Network opportunities for the local Northern Irish Independent Sector.

BBC Three is the first public service broadcast channel to transition to a digital-first service. It aims to make a range of experimental and innovative content for 16 to 34 year olds. Since its launch as an online brand, BBC Three has been a true pathfinder for the BBC and the wider industry, experimenting with new and unique ways of telling stories across different content forms and formats and with the means of distributing this content to young audiences where they watch it. It is the home of exciting and pioneering contemporary content, including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Normal People, Fleabag and The Young Offenders.

Knowing that their media consumption is increasingly fragmented, BBC Three content can be found on a variety of platforms, whether that is BBC One or Two, iPlayer, YouTube or social platforms. The quality of much of the content has been recognised by audiences and the industry, winning awards such as RTS Channel of The Year, Broadcast Digital Channel of the Year and BAFTAs. It is BBC Three’s ambition to be braver, more provocative and more of the moment than any other part of the BBC in an effort to engage and build its relationship with younger audiences.

For further details and information on how to apply please click here.

Deadline: 12noon on Friday 9th October 2020

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