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Content Creator/Instructional Designer

We’re the preferred online training provider for thousands of new and experienced drivers and machine operators every month, as well as delivering online and instructor-led training for the biggest companies and organisations in New Zealand, including the NZ Defence Force, Toll Group, Foodstuffs, Bunnings, Z Energy and more.

Learning is more engaging with video and animation which is why we are looking for a content production expert with instructional design experience to help us create training for drivers and machine operators. You’ll be part of a team of 200 people, including over 20 driving instructors, who love helping people get the most out of their vehicles and machinery.

This role is extremely diverse, so you’ll be like a knowledge vacuum cleaner, willing to push your own learning so that we can explore the boundaries of online, blended and in-class learning for our clients.

What are the main skills required in your role?

  • Video editing using Adobe Premiere
  • Animation using Adobe Animate and Powtoon
  • Camerawork – filming segments
  • Photography – capturing images for use in the courses
  • Basic image editing in PhotoShop
  • Basic audio editing in Audacity or Adobe Suite
  • Sourcing stock footage
  • Marketing material layups using InDesign and PowerPoint (primarily digital formats)
  • Production management – coordinating your own work and making sure you meet deadlines, assisting in coordinating production with our trainers and other talent.

It’s a big ask for one person to be confident and competent in all these software packages, so the most important aspects of your role would be animation, camerawork and video editing.

What qualifications do you need?

No formal qualifications are required, but you need to show a real aptitude for this type of work and be a self-starter able to work autonomously. That means we need to see a showreel, preferably with some real commercial work and an explanation of your role in each piece.  You’ll need to be at intermediate level or higher.

You must have an excellent grasp of English. It doesn’t need to be your first language, but you will be dealing with some complex concepts and terminology, plus people from a broad range of backgrounds, so your communication in English must be fluent.

You’ll be involved in several projects simultaneously and every day will be different.

What are the nice-to-haves?

  • Blender or other 3D animation software
  • E-learning production skills in Articulate or H5P
  • Adobe After Effects

What are the work hours?
Full-time flexible - start between 7:30 and 9. Some evening and weekend work may be required, as dictated by shooting schedules and deadlines.

Where will you work?

Primarily you’ll be working from our modern, comfortable Penrose, Auckland office, although you will be able to work from home sometimes. There’s an on-site gym, flash coffee machine, free parking, free fruit, a reserve opposite the road and it’s 5 minutes’ drive from Sylvia Park. A few times a year you may be required to travel out of Auckland for course production.

Why is it great to work at TR Group?

TR Group was founded in 1992 and since then it’s grown to over 200 people in 15 locations. We are a team, and we are a family. We look after each other in the good times and the tough times. Our values speak to who each and every one of us are, and we don't have to have the words on the wall to prove it.

TR Group is so much more than a business, we make a lasting imprint on each other and the community we live in. We are dedicated to personal growth of our team, whether that's new ways of thinking, doing or simply getting out of the everyday to work on yourself. You can expect to learn and develop both personally and professionally, and we believe that the better person you are at home, is the better person that comes to work; it’s not just a job.

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Applications close 12 March 2021
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