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A runner is an entry-level position, the most junior role in the production department of a broadcast, film or video company.
Runners act as general assistants, working under the direction of the producer and other production staff, to undertake whatever basic tasks are required to ensure the smooth running of the production process.
Runners' general responsibilities include:
This role offers the opportunity to gain vital experience and knowledge of the production process, offering valuable networking opportunities, and is often seen as the first step on the ladder for people aspiring to roles in broadcasting media.
The work of a runner varies widely but often includes the following tasks:
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