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Technician, Film and Journalism - Full time, permanent

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £26,715 to £31,865 per annum (Grade 4)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2021
Closes: 18th May 2021

The School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University is seeking a new full time technician to join the team.  We are looking for someone who combines a journalism industry background with experience in radio, film and sound equipment.  In the most recent University Guardian League table, our Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations area was ranked in the top 10 across all UK Universities, and we are the top UK university for Film Production and Photography. 

About Us

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

Film and Journalism sit within the School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) drawing on a number of different disciplines. You will be based at our Merchiston Campus, located in the beautiful and historic heart of Morningside, Edinburgh. To find more information about SACI please click here.

The role

We are looking to appoint a candidate who has experience in journalism or film with an emphasis on audio, radio and online digital content, along with an interest in the practicalities and technical aspects of film equipment to support our film stores.

A background in broadcast journalism would be beneficial and we would expect candidates to have experience at supporting the creation of multimedia and digital content for online platforms.  Practical experience working with film and sound recording equipment are essential for this post.

If successful, you will join a highly dedicated team who provide outstanding technical support to our student-centred teaching and learning, which reflects our focus on professional communication, our research expertise and our international outlook.

Your time will be split between film and journalism. You will support film stores by aiding with the issue, collation, organisation, maintenance and repair of film and sound equipment to students.

You will be responsible for providing support for audio, radio and online digital content along with print and other digital platforms to support journalism

To view the full job description please click here.

Who we are looking for:

Essential Skills and experience:

  • HNC/HND in a relevant subject or relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with modern camera, sound and lighting equipment
  • Practical expertise in creating digital, multimedia content for online and mobile platforms

Desirable skills and experience: 

  • A professional background in the film or journalism industry
  • Experience with radio broadcast equipment
  • Experience of using InDesign and Photoshop in a professional context
  • Experience with soldering electronics
  • Working knowledge of website building and maintenance

Benefits we offer

  • Salary: £26,715 - £31,865 per annum (Grade 4)

We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. More information can be found here.

Further Information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

  • Closing date: 18th May 2021 (Midnight GMT)
  • Interview date: TBC

To apply, please complete our online application form and attach an up to date copy of your CV.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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