Seeking a Researcher/Annotator

Production still from “Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 1” television series (c) 2017 Holdout Productions Inc / Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Do you love details?

Does finding out the story behind the story excite you?

Is your dream home in the Archives?

If you answered yes, then this might be your dream job.

Parallax Film Productions produces World War II documentary series for broadcast on Smithsonian and National Geographic Channels.  We want to add a Researcher/Annotator to our award-winning team. The successful candidate will collect and collate requested research, find fantastic interview subjects, verify historical details with multiple sources and annotate scripts.

Qualifications: 

  • BC Resident and Canadian Citizen
  • University Degree in History, Journalism or Political Science is desired
  • Ability to research using primary and secondary sources beyond online searches
  • Verify historical details using multiple sources to annotate scripts
  • Proven experience in accurate fact checking
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to work ahead in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable conducting phone interviews

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position then send us something you gathered information on (example: a thesis excerpt, a documentary program, a research proposal, a print story or pitch document). Tell us how you gathered the information.

Send this document and your resume together as a single document to jobs@parallaxfilm.com with the title Researcher/Annotator in the subject line.

Sorry, no phone calls. If you’ve secured an interview we will call you to set up a meeting.

Seeking a Junior Writer

Hell Below Season 2 (c) 2017 Pacific Fleet II Productions / Parallax Film Productions Inc.

 

Parallax Films is hiring a Junior Writer to work in our White Rock office.

Your Payoff:

Imagine your writing showcased in documentaries for National Geographic and Smithsonian Channels and millions of viewers worldwide watching your work. Here’s your chance to make this a reality when you join our awarding-winning team as a Junior Writer.

Our Need:

A Junior Writer to help us craft high quality, compelling stories that viewers love and broadcasters demand.

How the Job Works:

Use our research packages to extract the most interesting facts and characters.

Craft compelling narratives to conform with the Series structure and style.

Then, re-write and re-work drafts, as required, for internal and external approval.

Who we are looking for:

  • Someone who is a BC Resident and Canadian Citizen
  • Someone with a Journalism and/or History background
  • Someone who works independently
  • Someone who meets deadlines
  • Someone who is wiling to learn and be coached

The Path:

If this sounds interesting to you then send us some samples to jobs@parallaxfilm.com. Include a brief paragraph, your resume and a link to a news piece, video or story that you’ve cut or collaborated on. Tell us what you’ve done.  Tell us how you did it. If your application is successful we will call you to set up an interview.

Please, no phone calls.

Seeking Blue Chip Development Talent

Join our crew

 

Position: Blue Chip Documentary Development Person

Duties: Take documentary series ideas from one liners to full-fledged pitch with compelling copy and imagery.

Tasks include research, proposal writing, and preparation of beat outlines and sizzle reels.

This is a contract, temporary position, with infinite potential.

Wage: Based on experience.

 

Location: White Rock, British Columbia

Skills: The applicant must have strong writing skills and a thorough understanding of what constitutes reliable information sources along with an ability to footnote and annotate research documents. Position requires excellent spelling and grammar and attention to detail. A successful candidate will have demonstrable interview skills and be able to edit in Final Cut Pro and create one-sheets using InDesign, or similar software.

Experience: Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in developing traditional documentary and/or dramatic programs for international broadcast.

Minimum education: Bachelor Degree, ideally History Major or similar.

Please submit you cover letter and resume as one document to jobs@parallaxfilm.com before August 31, 2017.

Successful candidates will be contacted directly.  Please no calls.

Seeking a Bookkeeper

We are looking for a Bookkeeper (aprox. 25 to 30 hours per week) to assist with general bookkeeping and production accounting in our White Rock based office.

The candidate must be organized, meticulous and able to work independently using accounting software, such as Quickbooks and be comfortable manipulating and creating spreadsheets using Excel.

This individual will work in a demanding, deadline driven environment, assisting management and production staff with a number of competing accounting responsibilities.

Duties include:

  • Accounts Payable: Post purchase orders, accounts payable/receivable, and production costs.
  • Accounts Receivable: Prepare bank deposits, clear accounts receivable, enter cash receipts.
  • Payroll: Prepare biweekly payrolls through a service provider, post payroll reports, prepare project billbacks. Manage employee status changes as directed.
  • General cash flow management: update bank balances, prepare cheque runs, organize bank drafts.
  • Credit Card and Petty Cash Management: issue petty cash, including foreign currencies, record and reconcile costs, project billbacks, ensure timely reconciliation.
  • GST: Track and prepare returns.
  • Vendors: liaise as required.
  • Filing, documentation and to ensure Audit Trail.
  • General office administration: filing, answering phones, as required.

EXPERIENCE:

Suitable applicants shall have three years experience and achieved an intermediate level with a recognized accounting body, be comfortable implementing the principals of financial reporting, cost accounting and taxation. Any experience with Canadian film and television production accounting would be welcome.

If interested please email your resume, with cover letter to jobs@parallaxfilm.com. Please send resumes and cover letters together as one file.

Salary to commensurate with experience.

Seeking an Assistant Editor

Location:     White Rock, British Columbia

Company:    Parallax Film Productions

 

Do you love post-production and everything about the editing process?  Are you hungry to know more about every new technology?  Do you have the ability to give things all your attention making sure no threads are dropped?   This job would really work for you.

We’re producing an amazing World War II documentary series and we need an assistant editor that can work out of our office. If you land the position you’ll be processing and logging our precious incoming footage, helping our editors and writers when they hit the wall (or just need a hand) and prepping deliverables– pretty important stuff.

Please apply with a short explanation of why the job interests you and a brief outline of why you think your experience would make us a great team.  Send your resume and brief paragraph to jobs@parallaxfilm.com as one document.

Sorry, no phone calls.  If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.

 

Seeking Writer for Documentary Series

Location:     White Rock, British Columbia

Company:    Parallax Film Productions

 

We love telling compelling story in great detail.

We are relentlessly curious about the world around us.

You too?

We’re producing an amazing long form documentary content and we need an experienced writer, with broadcast credits, to shepherd shoot scripts through the edit process.

Send a brief paragraph outlining why you’d be a good fit along with a detailed resume, as a single document to: jobs@parallaxfilm.com.

Sorry, no phone calls. If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.

Seeking a Researcher

Location:    White Rock, British Columbia

Company:    Parallax Film Productions

Do you have an eye for detail? Do you love finding out the story behind the story? Do you give good phone? Could you live in a library? This could be your dream job.

We’re producing an amazing World War II documentary series set during and we need someone that can work out of our offices to find fantastic interview subjects, confirm historical research with multiple primary sources and annotate scripts.

If you are interested in this position send us something you gathered information on (eg: a thesis excerpt, a documentary program, a research proposal, a print story or pitch document). Tell us how you gathered the information. Please send this document and your resume as a single document to jobs@parallaxfilm.com.

Sorry, no phone calls. If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.

Seeking an Office Production Assistant

Location:     White Rock, British Columbia

Company:    Parallax Film Productions

We’re producing an amazing historical documentary series and we need someone here in the Lower Mainland who can support our directors, producers and office staff.

We expect people that work in this position to help make travel arrangements, answer phones, gather information (and present that info with precision), run errands, make coffee, and keep things tidy – really, whatever needs doing.

Whoever fills this position will be doing stuff we really value.

We need someone with a valid driver’s license, proficiency in English and Microsoft Office applications, as well as a pleasant demeanor and an ability to solve problems on the fly.

If you’re excited about this position please write and tell us why. Be sure to outline how your experience and background would make us a great team.

Send your resume and a brief paragraph about yourself as one document and send it to: jobs@parallaxfilm.com

If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring. Sorry, no phone calls.

 

Seeking a Picture Editor

Location:    White Rock, British Columbia

Company:    Parallax Film Productions

We’re producing an amazing World War II doc series and we’re in need of senior level editors with experience editing long form documentary programs.

You will be working from detailed shoot scripts, with annotated facts to create rough and fine cuts that are engaging, beautifully timed and profile our finest footage.

Please apply with a short statement of interest you and a brief outline of your experience cutting classic doc films (if you only have only docu-soap experience, this job won’t likely be a good fit).

Send your resume and brief paragraph to jobs@parallaxfilm.com as one document.

Sorry, no phone calls.  If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.

 

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to our American friends and viewers! We’re excited to share the upcoming Hell Below line up for U.S.  The six-episode series premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.

Set in the Atlantic and in the Pacific, Hell Below charts the stealthy game of undersea warfare in World War II. We’ll be sharing some classic American submarine stories: the revolutionary Dudley “Mush” Morton, commander of the USS Wahoo, and Commander Sam Dealey and his daring missions aboard USS Harder and Richard O’Kane commanding the legendary USS Tang.   We’re also profiling the forgotten sacrifices of American Merchant Mariners when the U-Boat war came to US shores in the episode: Hitler’s Revenge.

Complete Episode Listing:

Sunday July 17The Wolfpack

The series kicks off in March 1941, when Hitler’s mastermind of submarines, Karl Dönitz, deploys his U-Boat Aces in a deadly new tactic. But the Allies have armed themselves with new anti-submarine technology. The resulting battle changes the course of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Production still from "Hell Below" television series (c) 2015 Parallax Film Productions Inc. 1-604-531-2244 Photo by Sean F. White

Sunday July 24Hitler’s Revenge

In December of 1941, five Nazi U-Boats set out on a secret mission to attack Allied shipping off the shores of the United States in an attempt to thwart the American war effort. The orders to the U-Boat commanders are simple: sink as many ships as possible.

Production Still from Hell Below: Hitler's Revenge

Sunday July 31 – America Fights Back

A look at Dudley “Mush” Morton, the Commander of USS Wahoo and his brash new tactics in submarine warfare. On this his patrol in command, the new skipper decides to take on an entire Japanese convoy. If he succeeds, he will be the first American submarine commander to claim such a prize.

Production Still from HellBelow: America Fights Bak (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 7 – Atlantic Showdown

Two convoys leave North America bound for Britain, carrying vital food and raw materials for the Allied war effort. For three days, the ships are mercilessly attacked by the Nazi U-Boat Wolfpacks, resulting in the largest convoy battle of World War II.

Production Still from HellBelow: Atlantic Showdown (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 14 – Destroyer Killer.

Commander Sam Dealey and the crew of USS Harder ply through enemy waters on a daring rescue mission while facing dozens of Japanese warships.

Production Still from HellBelow: Destroyer Killer (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 21 – Fatal Voyage.

Commander Dick O’Kane and the USS Tang sail into Formosa Strait, possibly the most dangerous region in the Pacific, with the mission to sink Japanese ships. Nearing the end of their patrol, O’Kane fires his last torpedo. But it turns against him and his crew must fight to survive aboard a sinking submarine.

Production Still from HellBelow: Fatal Voyage (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

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