Production Assistant – VFX

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • Applications have closed

The Mill

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 2+ years

Company Description

The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across all media channels and platforms.

We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.

We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.

We are The Mill. We create the extraordinary.

Our global Visual Effects team combines talent with technology, artistry with rigor, the familiar with the fantastic. Our work can be inspiring or invisible, but always unforgettable. From the language of colour to the hand drawn and photo-real, we bring ideas to life through the use of movement, storytelling and timing.

Job Description

The role of a Production Assistant is to help support the team’s Producers and Executive Producers with the smooth running of projects. Their key liaison is with the team’s Producers and Executive Producer helping them with Scheduling and general project and department admin.


The role of the Mill VFX Production Assistant is meant to support the VFX Production team with the day to day running of the department and projects, including line producing smaller projects as part of your development into a Producer. You will be required to liaise with clients for the team, including dealing with queries, bookings and deliverables. Organisation while managing the teams scheduling requests and general archive admin is essential. Responsibility for reconciliation, billing and administration of the teams projects will also be required.

  • Responsible for materials needed for meetings, recording meeting minutes and generating agendas / action lists for attendees as needed
  • Maintaining and reviewing action lists ensuring all follow ups
  • Assisting Executive Producer’s with bid preparation, project costing, interfacing with client and client needs and quality control, as well as any specific job-related issues
  • Compiling reference material and pitch content


This position requires a bright, mature, and highly proactive Production Assistant who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The role requires diligent attention to detail, impeccable time management skills, and an innate ability to multitask. As this position is privy to highly sensitive information, the VFX Production Assistant must be discreet and confidential at all times.

We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in all areas of VFX. Experience with scheduling in CETA would be an advantage as well as skills using Google Slides and KeyNote.


  • Working knowledge of the Production and Post Production process and the UK advertising industry
  • Has a sense of duty and eagerness to learn about VFX and keep abreast of industry innovations and trends
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to go the extra mile
  • Ability to multitask and change direction depending on the current needs of the situation
  • Organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • Able to take direction but also proactive in making suggestions and finding solutions
  • Resourceful and possesses lateral thinking
  • Positive and clear communicator, both written and verbal
  • Prefers to work in a group-oriented, social environment
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Drive products.

Additional Information

At The Mill, we want to work with the best people and we want them to have a great career with us. We will make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process and beyond to help people shine and enable them to show us their skills and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the needs of a diverse workforce. We will offer flexible working practices and make relevant workplace adjustments for employees who need them to be at their best.