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SIGN Trainee Paid Researcher

Posted 23rd August 2022

SIGN Screen Industries Growth Network


 Paid Trainee Researcher/Co-ordinator for 5-6 months, starting in September

At Screenhouse Productions Ltd, based in Leeds + some WFH

This is a PAID 6-month production and development placement supported by SIGN (Screen Industries Growth Network).

We encourage applicants from groups who are under-represented in television: Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, women, disabled people, and those who identify as LGBTQ+ or coming from a lower socio-economic background.

The placement with the Screenhouse team would put you on the front line of production and idea development for BBC1 The One Show, and for other broadcast content.

You will be based in our Leeds office in Chapeltown, and WFH as required.

From spotting stories, carrying out initial research, creating a call sheet, backing up data, assisting on location, this is a fantastic opportunity to see how the industry works, how ideas get to screen, and for you to make your mark.

We’ve recently worked with ABBA, Jennifer Saunders, Clara Amfo, Deborah Meaden, Amar Latif, and Michelle Ackerley on topics from domestic abuse, natural hair, electric vehicles, dementia, coming out to your family, and visual impairment.

You’ll have good spoken and written communication skills, be confident, on the phone, organised and punctual.

This role is based in our Leeds office in Chapeltown, with our friendly, talented, and diverse team.

You’ll need to be able to travel there for a 9.30 start – 5.30 finish. Some WFH. Occasional late finishes or weekends may be required with time off in lieu.

A driving licence is an asset but not a requirement.

We’d love to hear from you. Tell us why you’d like to join us along with details of your experience so far to


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