Parallax Film Productions requires a Visual Effects and Motion Graphic Artist for our historical documentary series. We are seeking an artist comfortable in After Effects. The work includes both live action compositing and motion graphics. The compositing focus is augmenting scenes with explosions, fire, and/or smoke. The graphics focus is creating geographic maps with animated masks (filled in country boundaries changing colours) or shapes (arrows indicating troop movements).
Adobe After Effects proficiency – Notably 3D cameras, create and animate motion graphics, live action compositing
Our award-winning team produces high-quality, historical documentary series.
We have an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is a key position supporting our directors, producers and office staff.
Open the office daily
Help make travel arrangements
Gather and present information with precision
Order office supplies
Manage and receive couriers and deliveries
Run errands and order lunch when necessary
Keep things tidy and the office running smoothly
Assist producers, directors and office staff as required
Proficiency in English
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Pleasant demeanour and attitude
Excellent problem-solving abilities
Valid Driver’s License
Two years of experience in an administrative role
Ability to take initiative to ensure whatever needs doing gets done
How to Apply:
If you’re excited about this position send your resume and a brief paragraph about yourself in one document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your paragraph, outline how your experience and background will contribute to the success of our team.
If you’ve secured an interview, we’ll call to set up a time. Sorry, no phone calls.
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.
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 email@example.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.
Parallax Films is hiring a Junior Writer to work in our White Rock office.
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.
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
If this sounds interesting to you then send us some samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com before August 31, 2017.
Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Please no calls.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send resumes and cover letters together as one file.
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 email@example.com as one document.
Sorry, no phone calls. If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry, no phone calls. If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring.
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: email@example.com
If you’ve secured an interview we’ll be sure to give you a ring. Sorry, no phone calls.