Coronation Street Runner - Freelance Talent Pool
We have an amazing opportunity to join our Talent Pool of Freelance Runners at Coronation Street.
The role of Runner is an entry-level position within the TV Industry. As the name suggests, Runners first and foremost run errands. Responsibilities vary widely, but usually involve conveying messages, organising props, looking after cast and crew (making tea and coffee) and follow specific requests from the Producer, Director or Assistant Directors.
The overall responsibility of Runners is to complete whatever task is assigned to them as quickly and as efficiently as possible. As even small details may cause interruptions or delays to filming, all their duties must be carried out rapidly, so that the shoot can progress smoothly.
As our Runner you will be expected to support our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assistant Directors, help artistes through the costume and make up process and communicate the progress with your team ensuring scripts, camera plans and call sheets are available.
We will look to you to ensure the studio floor and locations have clear access and egress and are kept tidy. You will work on location and in studio keeping your team members informed of any problems and changes throughout the day. Other tasks will include charging radios, providing refreshments for cast and crew and general house-keeping duties.
Our Floor Runner will have a can do attitude and an appreciation and passion for programme making in keeping with Coronation Street’s high production values. In this fast paced role excellent communication skills are a prerequisite as is your ability to deal with people of all levels. Due to the nature of the role you must be able to accept flexible working hours and work with absolute discretion and confidentiality and be able to work with talk back.
To join our Talent Pool you will have experience and credits working as a Runner with a proven interest in and passion for TV. You must have a high level of accuracy, be organised with excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills able to liaise with production and non production staff.
Due to the nature of the role absolute confidentiality is required. These roles require a very flexible approach to work and working hours as you will be required for some out of hours working including some evenings & weekends, Coronation Street is not 9-5.
If you have the skills that we need, then apply by the closing date 25th February 2018. If you are selected you must be available to attend an assessment day in Manchester on Thursday 8th March 2018.
Please note this is a talent pool and does not constitute a job application. If you do see a vacancy for ITV that you are interested in, please do still make an application. You can review our ITV Careers site to apply for any roles that are of interest and sign up for job alerts.
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Coronation Street is proud to be an Albert Accredited Sustainable Production. With environmental sustainability at the core of everything we do both on and off screen an awareness or qualification in carbon literacy would be advantageous. Should you be successful in your application there may be a chance to receive this training.