Director job description

Director responsibilities include:

Reading scripts and developing storyboards
Writing and editing scripts as needed
Meeting the producers and preparing budget

Job brief

We are looking for an experienced director to take overall responsibility for film and television show production.

As a director, you will lead the production team to direct full-length films, short films, live or recorded television programmes, commercials and music videos. You should be able to translate writers’ and producers’ visions into cohesive, marketable, entertaining and informative programs.

Ultimately, you should be able to make creative decisions that guide the rest of the team and enhance, refine and translate original ideas into finished programs. Responsibilities

Read scripts and develop storyboards
Write and edit scripts as needed
Meet the producers and prepare budget
Decide on filming locations
Hire cast and crew
Liaise with crew about technical requirements (e.g. lighting and camera movements, sound recording requirements, set dressing, vision effects and graphics and transitions)
Prepare a carefully calculated shooting schedule ensuring deadlines and budget requirements are met
Guide the production team ensuring all members are in sync with the program’s requirements
Incorporate creative ideas to achieve the best possible visual result
Supervise editing to make the final cut
Ensure that the final program is faithful to the original concept


Proven experience as a director
Demonstrable portfolio of full-length or short films, videos or commercials
Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages
In-depth understanding of the production process
Familiarity with camera operation, sound systems, special effects and music editing
Ability to lead and motivate
Creativity and imagination
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Good people skills and ability to negotiate
Time management and budget awareness
BSc/BA in film studies, cinematography or relevant field; further training is a plus