Personal Assistant for Producer (Portuguese speaker)

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Communication and Information Sciences, Languages and Philological Sciences
1 Dec, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2022
31 Dec, 2021

General information

6 months

Escombro is a recent independent film production company which divides its activity between Lisbon, London and New York.

Our main project at the moment is a feature-length documentary shot between New York and Lisbon, portraying the life of two well-known personalities, and partly funded by Portugal’s state fund.

We are offering an internship position to a talented individual to assist the producer on a variety of aspects. 


Job duties:

  • Reading, monitoring and responding to the producer's email;
  • Drafting emails and making/answering calls on the producer's behalf;
  • Diary management;
  • Planning and organizing meetings and events;
  • Organizing producer’s schedule and keeping it up to date;
  • Being in charge of paperwork;
  • Helping with technical and software tasks and issues;
  • Running errands in a variety contexts;
  • The quantity and type of activities performed by the intern will depend on their interests, knowledge, performance, experience and attitude.



  • Degree can be in any area: if you feel you have the skills and personality for this job, regardless of your field of studies, feel free to apply;
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and initiative;
  • Excellent Portuguese and English language knowledge;
  • Spanish language domain is a plus;
  • Excellent organization, time management, and prioritization skills: Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with attention to detail and follow up;
  • Good domain of common computer/mobile software and OS;
  • Strong interest in arts and film is a plus;
  • Self-motivated with a sense of Initiative and Creative Thinking;



  • A personal growing experience where the intern will have the opportunity to learn about independent filmmaking and production and being involved in an ambitious international documentary about two famous personalities;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Flexible workplace: You can work from Lisbon, London, or even remotely;
  • The opportunity to work in a growing company with an international outreach;
  • The position is not remunerated, however your role will be key to the success of the project and the company, so depending on the results and the role the intern plays, we’re contemplating the possibility of offering a permanent position;
  • You will be given due credit within the finished film, when the credits roll;
  • Possibility of travelling to New York for the shootings.


The ideal candidate is a practical, forward-thinking person who takes initiative and solves problems in an independent manner, facilitating the work of the rest of the team by increasing the efficiency within the company.

Open-mindedness and tolerance are essential: you will be managing a wide variety of tasks, from personal to bureaucratic issues; you’ll be expected to run errands, spending some time on the phone and resolving any kind of unexpected problems. So, while some tasks may not be seen as interesting as others, your role will still be essential, and the goal is to alleviate the producer’s load of work so that they can focus on the more important challenges of their film and company. Please make sure you have the right personality for the job before applying.

Making independent films is hard; usually there are many bumps in the way towards a finished film, and a strong team with motivated people is key to success.


20 hours/week: Working hours are flexible, the intern will be able to manage their own schedule as they see best to complete the weekly tasks.

Duration is flexible, but a minimum of 3 months.

Please submit resume + brief cover letter.

No financial compensation
English: Proficient User C1
Portuguese: Proficient User C2
Spanish: Independent User B1
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