Production Assistant Full Time

Melbourne, Australia
16 Jan, 2017 - 31 Dec, 2017

Matchbox Pictures is looking for someone to work as a Producer’s Assistant for Tony Ayres (TA).  Primary tasks involve organising his schedule, and managing administration. The selected candidate will come from a writing background and must have strong interpersonal and organisational skills. The role will be offered on a six month contract initially with scope to extend.

Provide administrative support to TA including reconciliation of company expenses and finances
Manage, coordinate and maintain TA’s diary and daily schedule
Liaise with external producers, heads of department, broadcasters, writers and production staff who require appointments with TA
Liaise with internal staff as required including liaison with Managing Director, Scripted Development, Development Executives and the Development Manager regarding TA’s development slate
Prepare correspondence as instructed by TA
Accompany TA to meetings and take notes, as required
Arrange all TA business travel and accommodation
Provide script notes and coverage as directed by TA
Manage TAs workload and where possible, forecast and identify schedule clashes in advance

Discretion and confidentiality
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task, priorities and exercise judgment under pressure
Bachelor or Masters of Screenwriting
Administration or production experience
Highly experienced in Microsoft Excel and Word, Final Draft
Ideally but not required, experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

To apply please send through:
Cover letter that showcases your writing skills (1 page maximum)
Resume (2 pages maximum)

Availabilities required as follows:
Interviews will be set week commencing 9th January

Position commences Monday 16th January

Applications close Thursday 6th January

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