First Assistant Director (project-based)

BuzzFeed, Los Angeles/New York City

The social news and entertainment company.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a skilled and resourceful First Assistant Directors to design and promote strict adherence to shoot schedules for an upcoming branded production being shot on location in Los Angeles and in NYC. We are looking for one 1st AD in Los Angeles and one in NYC.

These are project-based, freelance positions with a project rate of $400/day.

You Will

  • Create shoot schedule from approved shot list and treatment 
  • Work with Production and the director to finalize shooting schedule and efficiencies
  • Manage on-set production activity, and oversees cast and crew
  • Manage the run and timing of the shoot, keeping production and all departments
  • Work with Covid Compliance Officer in overseeing Buzzfeed's Covid On-set Safety requirements and guidelines

You Have

  • 3+ years 1st Assistant Director experience in video or film. Work on branded, commercial, or music videos a plus
  • 3+ years of experience with on-set production processes and operations
  • Leadership experience with as an approachable team player
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Flexible approach and collaborative
  • Covid safety training is a plus, but not required
  • Previous branded digital video experience is ideal

To Apply

  • Include a link to your portfolio or provide samples of your work or your reel in your application

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect a supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions.

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company, delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. At BuzzFeed, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to create tools, technology, and content that helps connect people all over the world.

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