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Researcher

 
 

Job Opening | Pi Studios

Researcher

The Researcher will originate and develop ideas for various documentary and content projects across the Pi Studios slate. As a researcher, you will also be required to fact check films and stories developed by producers from across the world. You may be expected to go on shoots, where you will be responsible for managing contributors, schedules, compliance and assisting the Producer with a variety of tasks.

You will have a working knowledge of the law as it relates to productions in Europe and the rest abroad and be able to assist in requests for information on a range of stories in production.The researcher will be required to identify and assess new material, locate contributors, brief and assist producers and hosts, organise location shoots, research archive material and collate and assess information from various sources.

You may be asked to check final written materials for accuracy and suggest amendments in a helpful and constructive manner. You will be required to play a full and active part in the growth and development of Pi Studios and play a key part in developing franchises and new formats both for our own, sponsored and branded content.

 

Duties

  • Casting contributors via social media & phone bashing

  • Gaining access to contacts

  • Writing treatments & pitching ideas for commissioning

  • When required to film recce’s and screen tests.

  • Writing biographies and cutting development tapes of cast

  • Assisting the PD/Producer & AP on location

  • Looking after contributors

  • Filing and organizing contributor release forms

  • Keeping track of production expenses reconciling and clearing float

  • Organizing travel and accommodation arrangements for contributors and panel experts

  • Keeping travel/ security logs updated for the production manager

  • Drafting Producers/ Management correspondence, release forms

 

Other

  • To undertake such other tasks including general administrative duties as may be required from time to time.

  • To be an ambassador for the business at all times.