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Role: CTVC Communications and Production Assistant – a Time to Shine role

Line Manager: Rachael Clohesy, Head of Digital Strategy

Liaising with: Caroline Matthews (CEO), Stephanie Edwards (Head of Production), Ian Holt (Creative Director), Kristine Pommert (Head of Radio), Head of Digital Content (mat leave)

Rate of pay: London Living Wage £10.85 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: One year (with an opportunity to extend)

Location: Remote and central London office

1st Interview 22nd Nov (online times TBC but are flexible)

2nd Interview: 29th Nov 3pm (online)

Start date: 10th January 2022
CTVC Overview:
CTVC is a multi-BAFTA-winning independent production company producing content that raises important ethical and moral issues. Broadcasting across all networks, both in the UK and internationally, our television, radio, education and online platforms aim is to get people thinking and talking. Our clients include BBC2, C4, Discovery Channel, BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, BBC World Service and Radio 3 and 4. We are a registered charity and also produce content for TrueTube which is our free education website, and Things Unseen, our inhouse podcast platform.

 

Time to Shine Role:

This role is 50% funded by The Rank Foundation as part of their Time to Shine programme.

This role is for someone looking to enter the social sector who is:

Either currently unemployed or underemployed. For example, the candidate will not have a full time job within the social/ charitable sector.
For whom this role will be their first substantive role within the charitable or social sector.

The Time to Shine programme offers training and support throughout the year. The successful candidate will attend events organized by the Rank Foundation.

 
Role Overview:

The Communications and Production Assistant will be managed and supervised by the Heads of Digital. This role will involve working across CTVC, developing and then implementing a marketing and social media strategy for CTVC and various projects within the company. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who understands and engages with a wide range of social media platforms. The successful applicant will be passionate about working in the charitable sector and have an understanding of media production. They will be tasked with supporting us in our drive to secure the sustainability of our education platform TrueTube and to assist us in increasing take up of Sunday Service

 

Job Description:

Work across CTVC to develop a social media and marketing strategy for the entire company.
Stay up to date with new social media channels and trends.
Grow the quantity, quality and reach on our social media channels
Manage our social media accounts, producing engaging posts and interacting with stakeholders.
Develop a multimedia approach to our work including video production (we have an in-house production team), infographics, news releases, articles and social media postings to promote our work.
Support the development of a marketing strategy for Sunday Service with a view to growing our client base.
Assist on shoots
Document shoots for social media activity
Research ideas or contributors

 

Essential Skills:

Track record in successfully growing followers on social media channels
Ability to develop and implement a marketing strategy
Graphics – being able to produce presentations/documents/ infographics
Ability to produce attractive marketing materials for each client base.
Ability to work with several stakeholders
Flexibility – this role requires you to work across CTVC and to undertake a variety of tasks, some of which may be out of traditional office hours. This will be pre-agreed and time off in lieu granted.
Excellent communication skills.

 

Person specification:

A team player
Ability to use own initiative
Quick learner
Enthusiastic with high levels of energy
Ability to work remotely (CTVC will supply a laptop) and attend in-office days in London.
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TrueTube:

CTVC hosts its own curriculum-based online platform for schools called TrueTube. TrueTube makes short documentaries and animations about moral and social issues for teachers to use in Religious Studies, PSHE and Citizenship lessons. TrueTube has won 7 Children’s BAFTAs, becoming the first online-only platform to win Channel of the Year in 2017. CTVC has an in-house education specialist and education films are commissioned and produced in-house. TrueTube has education partnerships with schools across the UK.

 

Digital:

CTVC’s digital team has vast expertise in delivering online content for large platforms including the BBC and smaller individual charities. Over the past three years, the team have produced over 250 online videos and 80 photo case studies for the BBC, including BBC Bitesize which is one of the BBC’s most successful online brands and the cornerstone of their formal learning content. Our work also includes BBC Bitesize Careers, Bitesize Social Action, Bitesize Tech Addiction, RE and more recently BBC Teach. Our most recent set of BBC Teach films, Black British Stories, were featured on BBC iPlayer.  We have also produced online videos, social media assets and photographs for the British Red Cross aimed at 8-14 year olds and British Heart Foundation.

 
Sunday Service:

CTVC currently deliver a funded project which enables churches across the country to stream their services weekly to parishioners who would otherwise not be able to attend. During lockdown, this service proved particularly invaluable to those isolated in their community.

 

Television:

From intimate observational documentaries to epic presenter-led series, CTVC’s television department develop and produce a range of content which is mainly broadcast on the BBC and Channel 4. CTVC’s flagship programme Pilgrimage is currently in production of its fourth series and again follows a small group of well celebrities as they embark on a famous religious and spiritual walk. CTVC is also working with More4 on a new series which explores how the landscape of Britain influenced some of our most famous female authors.

 

Radio and Podcasts: 

Producing mainly for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, over the past 4 years the CTVC radio team have made over 20 programmes for the BBC World Service in English, which has over 97 million listeners worldwide. A series of The Essay for BBC Radio 3 has been recommissioned every year. Despite being only a team of 3, the team continue to punch far above their weight producing close to 30 podcasts for our inhouse platform, Things Unseen. Entombed, our Easter drama, won Gold this year at the prestigious British Podcast Awards.

 
How to Apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter. The covering letter should explain why you would like to apply for this post and how your skills fit this post. The CV should address each point of the job description.
Deadline: 18th November 2021

Apply to: applications@ctvc.co.uk