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Assistant Producer - International Production

Discovery Education

Discovery Education

United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023


Discovery Education’s Espresso service is a multi-award-winning digital curriculum service for primary school students and their teachers, subscribed to by thousands of schools in the UK and internationally. Starting in Foundation and extending to upper key stage 2, Espresso specialises in translating curriculum concepts and objectives into highly engaging digital media, designed to capture the imagination of all students regardless of ability level and excite them to want to learn and develop.

Job overview

The role is responsible for supporting the creation of curriculum relevant videos and multimedia activities.

Reporting to the Curriculum Producer, the Assistant Producer will research topics, source images and video footage. They will also help create multimedia activities and work within our content management system to upload content onto the site. The role will also involve working closely with Espresso’s multimedia team to ensure the production and standards of the service. There will also be opportunities to adapt content from our other services to Espresso.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist ID in creating lessons / resources aligned to curriculum for EYFS – KS2.
  • Assist the creation of digital and non-digital/digital resources for the lesson.
  • Assist the creation teacher guides & info to support lessons.
  • Assist lesson / resource QA.
  • Assists with the production of video across international department.
  • Managing and tracking information, keeping all records up-to-date and accurate.
  • Sourcing editorially sound images and archive footage.
  • Localising international content to align with UK.
  • Experience of producing material for school-age children.
  • Experience in video and post production.
  • Interest in news and topical content.
  • First-class English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Organised with strong administrative skills.
  • Ability to devise and adhere to briefs.
  • Ability to liaise with and manage multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong multitasking skills.
  • Ability to deliver on schedule and on budget.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multitude of tasks and time within a busy production schedule.
  • Localisation experience.
  • This person will be enthusiastic and pro-active.
  • Experience with content management systems and comfortable using a range of software, excel is a must.
  • An awareness of the main factors affecting page design and layout on websites.
  • Legal right to work in the United Kingdom.

# Person specification


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • UK teaching qualifications such as PGCE.
  • Strong research skills and understanding of issues relating to intellectual property.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Enthusiastic, creative and pro-active.
  • An excellent understanding of subjects across the UK primary curriculum.
  • Experience of teaching and lesson planning in a UK school.
  • Experience working in video production.
  • Experience of content management systems.
  • Ability to generate fresh and innovative ideas.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Commercial awareness of writing for a target audience
  • Ability to create quality content that matches market needs.

Occasional travel in the UK to visit schools and conferences.

  • 28 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Life assurance.
  • Generous pension.
  • Flexi-time working, the ability to work from home up to two days per week.
  • Complimentary breakfast, drinks and snack options.
  • Regular socials.
  • Income protection policy.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.