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BLINK FILMS: Trainee Development Researcher


Location: Haggerston, London

  • Full Time


Blink Films is an award-winning TV production company that makes documentaries and factual television for major UK, US and international broadcasters and streaming platforms. 

We’re looking for two trainee researchers to join our busy London development team for immediate start.  This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about starting a career in unscripted filmmaking.  The role will involve:

  • telephone and internet research to find new stories, relevant program content, contributors, locations, archive material
  • writing engaging program/series treatments for submission to broadcasters
  • designing eye-catching proposals
  • producing concise, accurate, easily-digested pitch documents
  • assessing potential contributors for suitability and availability
  • generating new program and series ideas

No previous experience of working in TV is required.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent, fast writing skills
  • Experience of journalistic writing e.g. for a student newspaper
  • Confident, professional, polite telephone manner
  • Strong academic research skills
  • A 2:1 or higher degree from a reputable university
  • A resilient, positive, can-do attitude
  • A passion for media/TV/journalism

Please send your CV and a brief covering note, including your availability by an email via the button below.

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