Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Cinematographer, Production – Media

About Pratham

Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 25 years, Pratham has grown to be India’s largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged youth and children in over 21 states and union territories across the country, with a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service. For more details, refer to

About Pratham-Shah PraDigi Innovation Center

Pratham-Shah PraDigi Innovation Center has produced over 10000+ videos, 500+ learning games and other resources in the last few years. The resources can be viewed at These resources have been deployed in many rural and urban communities. With each passing year, this repository of content – videos, games, and applications has grown to cater to the interests and engagement of children.

Translating videos into 14 regional languages and English helped us become relevant and accessible to learners in all states. 

Pratham has its own Production – Media Team. This team caters to various media solutions for different teams in Pratham. This experienced team usually engages in creating training videos, educational content, explainer videos, short films, project films, promotional AVs, audio podcasts, music videos etc.

Position Summary:

The cinematographer position in the Pratham Digital Team offers a unique opportunity to be an integral part of Pratham’s digital work across the country. 

Key responsibilities:

  1. Visual Content Creation: Capture high-quality photos and videos using the latest tools and equipment.
  2. Cross-Departmental Collaboration: Partner with content. program, and inter-team, implement feedback processes and manage visual production resources.
  3. On-Site Program Understanding: Conduct site visits, understand program objectives and develop comprehensive shooting schedules.
  4. Effective Communication: Conduct pre-shoot briefings, adhere to schedules, and facilitate inter-team communication.
  5. Script Visualization: Analyze scripts and ensure visual consistency with the brand identity.

Desired Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum of 7-8 years in a comparable role.
  • Communication Skills: Proficient in engaging with children, youth, and volunteers.
  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrates a proactive approach to resolving issues.
  • Technical Proficiency: Capable of addressing technical challenges effectively.
  • Self-motivation: Highly driven and self-initiated.
  • Creativity: Innovative in exploring diverse shooting styles.
  • Travel Commitment: Willingness to frequently travel to rural and remote areas in India, often with limited amenities.

Application Process:

To participate in the process, kindly submit the form available at here.

Once we have done resume shortlisting, we will send you an assignment. We will have at least 3 Interview rounds (1 Technical, 1 Team, 1 HR). The final offer will be shared after the compensation discussion. The person will be reporting to the Head of Media. A minimum of three recommendations will be needed as we proceed through the selection process. In case of any queries, please send an email to and cc to and

Date of Joining: Immediate   

Location: Mumbai. 

Note: Pratham is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups, especially persons with disabilities to apply.