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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”. Around 30 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 25 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 adoptable demonstration model for governments and other partners. For more details, refer to

About the role:
We are seeking a Senior Media Producer to join our dynamic communications team. The Senior Media Producer will play a pivotal role in creating compelling video content and short films that effectively communicate Pratham's mission and impact. This role requires a blend of creative vision, technical expertise, and project management skills to oversee the entire video production process.

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

Key Responsibilities:

1) Video Production Management:
– Collaborate closely with the communications and program teams to develop comprehensive film briefs that align with project goals and audience needs.
– Create and manage production schedules, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality video content that aligns strongly with Pratham’s mission, vision, and values.
– Facilitate training sessions to build the capacity of program teams in visual media production techniques.

2) Pre-production – Scripting and Storyboarding:
– Conduct thorough research to ensure the accuracy and relevance of content.
– Generate creative ideas and concepts for video projects
– Develop scripts and storyboards to visualize the narrative and guide the production process.

3) Shooting:
– Demonstrate proficiency in shooting techniques – camerawork and audio-recording skills to capture captivating footage.
– Conduct independent shoots and coordinate with external vendors, providing clear direction and supervision.

4) Post-production:
– Manage end-to-end post-production of the footage to produce polished final cuts, incorporating still and moving images, music, dialogues, graphics, and subtitles.
– Ensure seamless sequencing and logical flow of the final video product.
– Have good knowledge of structuring a narrative using various editing formats to churn out engaging outputs.

5) Media Archiving:
– Maintain an organized footage log and repository of video assets, including raw footage and edited videos.
– Implement effective archiving practices to ensure easy retrieval and long-term preservation of media content.
– Collaborate with internal stakeholders to leverage existing media assets for various communication initiatives.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Film Production, Media Studies, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in video production, with a strong portfolio showcasing creative storytelling and technical proficiency.
  • Proficiency in video editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro)
  • Basic motion graphics skills with knowledge of kinetic typography and vector animation
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Passion for education and social impact, with a commitment to advancing Pratham's mission through innovative media strategies.
  • A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects
  • Ability to work well with people and coordinate with on-ground staff
  • 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

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

Location: New Delhi, Work from Office

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 must contain the following:
Contact Information for Applicant
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

3. References (at least 1 and no more than 3) who can speak to your experience and the overall fit for the role and organization