Post Production Runner

Post Production Runner

Post-production is the last stage of the television process and involves creating a finished programme using the footage from production, refining elements such as sound, editing and grading.

A post production runner will be on hand to help out in the edit suites and around the building. If you have no experience in TV this is a great place to get your foot in the door as employers will often look for customer service experience for the role. This is also a role where you can learn about the industry and how a television show is made.

Skills needed

  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative
  • Able to work well in a team

Duties include

  • Keeping edit suites tidy
  • Providing refreshments to staff and clients
  • Greeting and looking after guests
  • Delivering and collecting rushes
  • Booking transport and couriers
  • Order stock
  • Collecting lunches
  • Setting up meetings
  • General reception duties

Despite the different runner roles across the industry, there is no end to what you may get asked to do as a runner – that’s part of the fun of it!

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