Amazon Jobs Near Me in Cape Town, Western Cape, SA – Creative Development

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Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television?

Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching? Prime Video is one of the leading digital video services on the Internet today, and we’re just getting started changing the way millions of people around the world enjoy content. Now available in more than 240 countries and territories, Prime Video offers customers the broadest selection of any on-demand video service, including our critically-acclaimed Amazon Original Series and Movies such as Coming 2 America, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty, The Boys, Wheel of Time, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Underground Railroad, and Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse and Jack Ryan; hit Local Originals from around the world including Made in Heaven, Mirzapur and The Family Man from India; The Grand Tour from the UK; and LOL: Last One Laughing (now available in Italy, India, France, Germany, Mexico, and more); plus exclusives and live sports.

Amazon Studios is the movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is our role to produce original content and license studio programs worldwide in exclusive service of Amazon’s Prime Video customers. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help take us to new heights.

We are currently seeking a Creative Coordinator to work with our South Africa Originals development team. In this Cape Town-based role, you will support multiple creative executives on a range of projects, provide a second set of eyes on scripts, sourcing global talent options, syncing productions, finding writers and editors to consult, and evaluating pitches. The role will also provide lots of coverage and feedback to creatives.

You will use your excellent organizational skills to respond to situations and events that require quick action or turnaround; and efficiently and creatively solve interesting and complex problems that affect the teams you will be working with.

Key job responsibilities

  • Assist in managing the project submission process and upkeep of submission logs
  • Administrative support for multiple executives (e.g. team scheduling, travel logistics, research)
  • Development tracking as well as providing notes on submitted scripts, pitches, treatments, and cuts
  • Assist with the management of development, production, and post-production logistics
  • Coordination with other internal departments such as marketing, press, business affairs, legal, and production
  • Track writers and directors
  • Support of creative projects.
  • Create weekly development report
  • Participate in the planning of special events when requested

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience as an assistant at a studio or production company or experience as a creative executive
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of scripted, unscripted, or movie creative development, preferably at a network, studio, management company or talent agency.
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in all forms of television and movies, as well as pop-culture and emerging trends
  • Detailed planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solver.
  • High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Awareness of producers, production companies, agents, and other industry players
  • Previous experience working as a story analyst, story editor, or in film development a plus.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

Company – Amazon Dev Centre South Africa

Job ID: A2156356



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