Come be a digital + video hero with GoodChat TV
Thanks for taking the time! We can't wait to get to know you.
First, a little about us.
GoodChat TV make the best cause-based videos in Australia.
Our background is in storytelling. We’re not latching onto the latest buzz word here, it’s where we've come from. Foundations in journalism, advocacy and scriptwriting have made us obsessed with the anatomy of a good story … but we are film geeks too and we love a good cut or the magic of lighting. We fuss over all the little things you feel but might not notice. We choose the best filmmakers in the country to make sure our stories come to life with natural warmth and humanity.
Our emphasis is always on real stories, and on really good storytelling. We find interesting people doing amazing, surprising, intriguing things, and we tell their stories beautifully.
We love what we do for the craft, but what gets us out of bed is making a difference. We have the good fortune of working with some of this country’s most forward thinking organisations making a big impact for the greater social good.
If you're keen to be a part of GoodChat TV, read on. (And check us out at goodchat.tv)
Tom Maclachlan, GoodChat TV Director
Be honest. Be Interesting. Be Like Water.
Various wise people, mostly Bruce Lee
GoodChat TV is on the hunt for a filmmaker.
“Filmmaker? Who isn’t a filmmaker!” (Pulls out smart phone)
Well indeed. But we’re looking for a pro. Specifically, an organised, story smart producer who can write witty scripts, organise creatives, and deliver social ready videos, fast. You'll be monitoring the mood of trending online conversations, coming up with winning video concepts, then working with brilliant and purpose driven clients to get those videos online.
What is this caper anyway?
GoodChat TV is a boutique production company, so you'll be wearing a couple of hats
Hat 1 - Create
Hat 2 - Organise
Bonus points for
Independence, and an opportunity to grow and learn from the best
This position is 4 or 5 days a week and based wherever you live! The glorious interwebs has freed us from the shackles of geography, so we can choose the best people, wherever they are in Australia (although it would be lovely if you were in or close to Sydney).
This is a 12 month contract with the opportunity to extend. The salary is between $67,400 - $80,400 pro rata, with a chance to increase earnings through commissions.
We also offer a self education budget to help you master that thing you want to improve on (so long as it's job relevant - you'll have to pay for your own macramé classes)
What kind of videos does GoodChat TV make?
These are short documentaries, or bespoke branded content, using real people. They are our premium, high end video option. More and more orgs are realising just how impactful — and essential — videos are for their causes, and are now breaking away from risk-less, bone-dry stereotypes of yore. Orgs are now investing in filmmakers, prioritising creative ingenuity, and trusting creators to tell their stories - and that's when incredible videos emerge.
Broken Hill | A series for The Climate Council
A fun and uplifting story about a mining town that went green.
Series shared 40,000 times, racking up 4 million organic views on social.
Healthy Canteens | A series of short docs for the Department of Education
A story about a chef who took on a local school canteen, and changed the way students viewed lunch forever.
The 60 second version of this video has just reached 1 million views on social
Solar Citizens | A launch video for The Solar Citizens
Restore and Renew | A launch video for the Royal Botanic Gardens
These are short videos that insert campaigns into trending online conversations with witty, titles-based, shareable videos. We have made many of these explainers, for clients as varied as The Climate Council, Greenpeace and GetUp! These videos are made for online, and we find they are one of our most shared types of video.
Stop Adani | Australian politicians went on an expensive junket to meet coal billionaire Adani in India. Stop Adani reps crashed their party.
500k organic views
Budget | When Malcolm Turnbull started to signal his love for trickle down economics, GetUp! and GoodChat TV called him out on it.
300k organic views
SA Australia Blackout | When renewable energy unfairly copped the blame for a statewide blackout in South Australia, GoodChat and Climate Council got to work. We turned this video around in 24 hours.
1.1 million organic views and almost 30,000 shares helped turn the debate.
HOW TO APPLY
We'd love to see ...
A CV Please include references.
A folio of your work.
A one pager on the story behind your favourite piece of work. What was the brief, how did you respond, and what was the result? Show us anything, but we especially want to see clever, creative and strategic ideas. A video would be really good, but it could also be an ad, an article, a story.
Please send your application to email@example.com by Weds July 5.
And feel free to send through any questions about the role you might have. We're always happy to chat!