Communications, Job Opportunities

Senior Media Producer

About Pratham
Pratham Education Foundation (‘Pratham’) is an innovative learning organization with a mission of “every child in school and learning well”. More than twenty years ago, Pratham’s work began with pre-schools in the urban slums of Mumbai. Today Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Currently, Pratham has activities in 23 states and UTs and implements programs that include activities for preschool and elementary school age groups, dropout girls and women as well as vocational skilling programs for youth. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. The mission to improve the quality of education in India and ensure that all children not only attend but also thrive in school is being accomplished by working in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers, volunteers, and civil society members. Our programs aim to supplement rather than replace governmental efforts. They are implemented on a large scale to not only reach as many children as possible but also to enable an adaptable demonstration model for governments and other partners. For more details, refer to

About the Unit:
The Communications team works to supplement and communicate activities carried out by Pratham Education Foundation. The team is currently in the process of broadening the communications strategy of the organization that will allow for a stronger media presence, online communication, etc.

Creating attractive and varied written and visual material for internal and external communication, as well as for social media, brochures, filmmaking, and media dissemination is the core of the work envisaged. Other work responsibilities include supporting other units with writing and documentation work, donor communications management and internal communication activities.

Scope of Work:
Pratham is looking to hire a talented Senior Media Producer to work closely with the communications team to create videos and short films suitable for broadcasting. The video content produced is typically data-driven with a narrative that tells a cohesive story. To further understand the
requirements and work better, visit Pratham’s YouTube channel.

The key responsibilities of the Senior Media Producer will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Ideate and make film briefs to include needs and specifications, with the communications and program teams.
  •  Have strong editing and visualization skills
  • Able to do independent shoots, coordinate with external vendors, supervise them/ give directions
  • Understand briefs from client/ donor/ internal teams and deliver basis the objective
  • Have knowledge of audio levelling and basic mixing.
  • Edit existing or new footage, using still and moving images, create rough and final cuts, input music, edit dialogues, design graphics and special effects and ensure logical sequencing and smooth running.
  • Develops storyboards, creative briefs, and production schedules; oversees the coordination of topic research
  • Operate video camera and post-production software
  • Discover and implement new editing technologies and the industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.
  • Basic motion graphics skills with knowledge of kinetic typography and vector animation. Have effective visualization skills with the ability to understand the intent and mood of the video and create effective motion graphics accordingly.
  • Build the capacity of program teams to contribute to overall visual media effort and repository for the organization.

Note: Pratham teams work in rural areas therefore willingness to travel with the state and to other Pratham offices for this position is essential.

Mode of work:
Considering the position requirement, this position is in hybrid mode where the person needs to work from the office at least 3 times a week.

Reports to Lead – Visual Media, Communications and would work closely with various program and State teams to help build effective visual communication.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • 6-7 years prior work experience in video production
  • Highly proficient with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Proficient with motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects
  • Exceptional artistic, aesthetic and design sense
  • Solid understanding of brand identity and branding tools
  • A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects
  • Ability to work well with people and coordinate with on ground staff
  • Creativity and ability to think outside of the box.
  • Ability to work fast, within tight turnaround times.
  • Respect diversity and work collaboratively with individuals
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English. Knowledge of an Indian vernacular is an
    added advantage
  • Prior experience in the development sector desired but not necessary

System requirement:
A personal laptop or system which can run editing and animation software easily. A minimum of 16GB
RAM with an i7 processor with be the desired specification.

Application Process:
Email the following to and mention Application for ‘Senior Media Producer – Communications’ in the subject line. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

1. Current Resume: Resume should contain –
a. Contact Information for Applicant

b. Technical Background

  • Universities Attended, Degrees Acquired
  • Past work experience, highlighting relevant skills
  • Experiences in development, teaching and/or education (if applicable)
  • Languages Spoken

2. Past work portfolio: Should include all the URLs of relevant work in the past

The applications for this position will be accepted and reviewed until we find a suitable candidate.