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Commercial Video Director

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We dare you to display what you can truly do. Good enough is not acceptable and non-negotiable. We don’t believe in mediocrity, at Ajax creativity reigns supreme. We are judged by the quality of our work.

Position Overview

As a Freelance Video Director, you will control commercial video’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualize the script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist our Creative Director with coming up with creative approaches for commercial concepts.
  • Read scripts.
  • Edit scripts if need be.
  • Transform scripts into fully-fledged commercial or film productions.
  • Motivate and direct actors through webinars.
  • Work on the continuous development of the video.
  • Set the tone of the video.
  • Ensure Adherence to a production schedule.
  • Assist in the marketing and promotion of the commercial or film.
  • Select music for the final video and/or work with a composer to decide on the musical score.
  • Hold virtual meetings with key departments such as the camera, art and costume departments during the planning stages and throughout the filming.
  • Work with sound and music departments.
  • Assist in pre-production, production and post-production phases of video, commercial or film making.
  • Work with the editor to create the video in its final form.

Skills and Qualification

  • Highly creative.
  • A visual storyteller.
  • A great problem solver.
  • Ability to give directions.
  • Cast iron work ethic.
  • Good Time-management skills.
  • Strong communication skills.


  • Experience directing commercials, industry knowledge and technical expertise.
  • 5 years of work experience in an occupation related to commercial production or such as experience as a film and video editor, or a cinematographer.
  • 2 years of Freelancing experience required.

We will love to have you in our team if you


  • You have a deep passion for what you do, and take pride in all that you create.

Empower Others

  • Have the ability to let others make decisions and take charge.
  • Encourage groups to resolve problems on their own.

Develop Others

  • Provides effective coaching.
  • Recognize and reinforce people’s developmental efforts and improvements.

Why us?

  • We are trustworthy.
  • We are loyal.
  • We are reliable.
  • We are positive.
  • We work hard.
  • We are a team.

Terms and conditions

  • The working language is English.
  • This position involves some travelling.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • The team is gender-balanced and we work hard for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).


All applications should be submitted below via our website.

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