Marvellous jobs for March

Posted Wednesday 14 Mar 2018

Media specialist for TVNZ

This position involves helping prepare and deliver New Zealand's favourite shows to TVNZ's free-to-air and streaming platforms, and would suit someone who is comfortable under pressure, has a strong eye for detail, plenty of technical knowhow, is willing to learn new skills, and has bucket loads of enthusiasm.

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Production Department Head Tutor
Do you have a passion for teaching and a desire to help young people achieve their goals? South Seas Film and Television School is looking for a talented and enthusiastic person with tutoring and industry experience to head its Production Department.
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Script to Screen seeks full-time assistant for office and programme support

The successful applicant will be equally adept at administrative tasks, setting up and supporting the team at workshops and events, and being a warm and friendly liaison with industry guilds and filmmakers. Applications close 9am Monday 19 March.

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Production Coordinator New Zealand Film and Television School
This position provides support to the student productions, overseeing the schedule for the programme and liaising with industry professionals who teach at the school, and assistance to the Head Tutor with grading and the pastoral care of the students.
To apply for this position, please email your CV with a cover letter to

Applications close 9am Friday 16 March.

Junior Creative Producerfor TVNZ Blacksand

In this role, you'll assist the Blacksand team in the production of branded content, programme sponsorship and commercial creative.

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Videographer and Editor for Wove creative agency
Are you a great storyteller who could take our Digital Creative Agency to the next level? If you'd also love to work with top film studios, read on!

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Television director for Chinese Media Bureau
This position is for  an experienced media professional, with minimum 5 years experience, who has a thorough understanding of all aspects of television production, including interpreting and approving selection of scripts, and directing and instructing cast and crew during filming, recording or performance of productions.

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Media Librarian for TVNZ's Digital Production Library
This position is for an entry level media librarian to help capture and catalogue TVNZ content ensuring it is preserved and made accessible for programme makers.

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Costume Tutor for Toi Whakaari
New Zealand's oldest drama school is looking for a tutor to join the Costume department for a permanent part-time role, delivering the Diploma in Costume Construction for Film, Theatre and Allied Industries.

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Screenwriter seeks local filmmaking partner for mythical fantasy film

Here's a brief outline to The Guide, by Alexis Johnson. If you're interested in learning more, email Alexis at and she'll send you the script and artwork.

Esther is a Divya - a Spirit Guide, or Fairy Godmother. Her calling is to make the dreams and wishes of others come true, particularly those who have shown grace in adversity. Though Esther loves her work, it can often leave her feeling apart from the rest of the world, and even an outsider in her own life.
When Esther is assigned to Gilda, an abused young woman on a distant island nation, things take a turn. Esther raises Gilda up and brings her to the ball that she longs to attend. However, in the middle of the experience, Gilda inexplicably runs away. This action sends Esther on a hunt to find her as she cannot leave a mission incomplete. The prince of the land has sent Oren, his very own captain of the guard, to search for Gilda as well. The prince claims she is the love of his life after their meeting at the ball.
Esther and Oren realize they have a common goal and they partner together to achieve it. The task proves to be far more complicated and dangerous as they face obstacles in nature and among their fellow man. Additionally, something far more sinister and supernatural is on their tail. Esther's adventure begins with her mission to help others, but then allows her to stumble into a different kind of story. A story in which she, finally, is the heroine.
Full of rich culture and myth, The Guide brings twists and surprises to the characteristic beats of the fairy tale genre and reveals that dreams can come true to anyone, at any age.

Alexis' vision is for the film to be made in New Zealand by a local filmmaker. "NZ has the variety of setting and people that would bring lush visuals and diversity on the screen. It would also be an ideal opportunity for me to collaborate with other women in film."