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Panos Pictures Video Team is looking for freelance editors & a producer

Panos Pictures
is a photo agency specialising in global social issues, driven by the vision and commitment of its photographers and staff. Panos is known internationally for its fresh and intelligent approach and respected for its integrity and willingness to pursue stories beyond the contemporary media agenda.
The video team produces a range of short films. These jobs will cover primarily communications films for NGO partners and CSR programs with the possibility of being involved in some independent shorts and online editorial news. We work closely with our partners on all stages of production including research and treatment, storyboarding, shooting, editing, post production and distribution.


Panos Pictures are keen to hear from Editors who are free from September and October. We have a variety of online short form productions that will be requiring Editors in the coming weeks and months, and are keen to get a bank of available people on file.

We are especially keen to hear from editors who have worked with NGOs and International Organisations as well as some experience of broadcast. Please only apply if you are an editor with relevant experience.

Multiple language skills, knowledge of After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve a bonus.

Please send a short bio and links to your work to Anna Stevens, [email protected]
Deadline for applications is end of day Monday 5 September.
Please also advise on your rates and availability.


Video producer
We’re looking for an experienced Video Producer to lead our video output on a temporary basis (approx. 2 days a week, mid-September until mid-January). The producer will be responsible for end to end production of short promotional documentary films for our clients, primarily NGOs and International Organisations. The role covers pre-production (including pitching & scripting to brief, budgeting and logistical: negotiations, clearances/visas, accommodation, kit, travel and crew), shoot production from a distance (liaising with our existing network of freelance filmmakers to manage international shooting schedules), and management of edit and post production with freelancers.

You will have track record of working for a range of clients, of different production types and scale, and of delivering on time and on budget.

This role is client facing and requires some creative input to shape briefs to treatment stage.

Relevant editing experience would be advantageous but not essential. We have existing relationships with freelancers for post production but would expect you to also bring your own networks.

We are looking for someone with solid experience of working in a professional video production environment. Ideally you will have some experience of working in the third sector and of production of online short form content but this is not essential. You will be confident and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Skills required for this role include:

- Experience managing the production process from start to finish, with creative input and logistical control. Scheduling all work and ensuring that projects are delivered on time, on budget and to brief.
- Overseeing all aspects of post production and delivery including transcription and translation, grade, voiceover, graphics and mix.
- Own network of post production contributors.
- Excellent client focus.
- Experience managing a team of production staff, editors, graphic
designers and freelance production crews.
- Completion of production paperwork including release forms, licensing agreements and contracts.
- Confident with arranging travel, visas, and filming permits abroad.
- Experienced in creating and managing production budgets.
- Negotiating costs with key suppliers such as studios, post production facilities,
and crew.
- Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate a number of projects simultaneously

- Experience successfully leading creative treatments and pitching to clients.
- Experience producing online and short form content
- Ability to edit on FCP7, FCPX, Adobe Premier or similar editing software
- Knowledge of After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve
- Language skills


Please apply with a covering letter, a short bio and links to films you have produced.
In the cover letter we would like you to explain your roles and responsibilities in the production of the films you send.
Please also advise on your rates and availability.

Negotiable – please send rates with application

Freelancer (24 days (approx. 2 days a week over 16 weeks: end Sept – early Jan with a break expected over Christmas). Some flexibility required.


Please send your application to Anna Stevens, [email protected]
Deadline for applications is end of day Monday 5 September.


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