The Pitch

The Pitch

In a worldwide first, RØDE Microphones is introducing a new category to My RØDE Reel: The Pitch

The winner will get the chance to work for up to 12 months as part of the RØDE in-house production team – writing, filming and editing the awesome video content we create every day.

Courtesy of RØDE, all of the winner’s expenses will be paid including return flights, living expenses, accommodation, food, transport, medical insurance and reasonable spending money.

How to enter "The Pitch":

  1. Create a 3 minute "Pitch" using a RØDE Microphone. Tell us why you're a suitable candidate for the RØDE Production Crew — highlight your skills, creativity and personality!
  2. Create a 3 minute BTS video featuring the RØDE product/s used in your "Pitch”
  3. Submit your entry on *Don't forget to select "The Pitch" under Categories.

Frequently Asked Questions

QHow can I enter The Pitch?
There are a few ways to enter The Pitch, whichever way you chose should show off your skills and why you'd be a great fit at RØDE HQ!
1) Enter a Show Reel
You can enter your Show Reel to show off your filmmaking skills, be sure to enter a BTS to show how you used a RØDE product.
2) Enter a piece-to-camera
Filming a piece to camera or vlog is also an option. Your BTS can be used to tell us more specifically about your skill set and show a RØDE product
3) Enter a film for My RØDE Reel and be considered for The Pitch
For example: if you make a killer drama with terrific cinematography, we need to know you are the person responsible for the shots. If you simply wrote the script and directed other skilled persons to do stuff, that’s okay too. Just be clear what you are bringing to the party by highlighting yourself and your contribution in the BTS.

To make sure you're in the running for The Pitch, check The Pitch tick box when submitting your entry.
For more information, see the full terms and conditions here
QIs The Pitch like a job application?
Yes, it is. We are looking at both the quality of the work and the suitability of the applicant for coming and working in our team.
QWhat is the salary?
Good question. This will be a paid position, either salaried or on a per diem basis, depending on the country of origin of the person and the nature of the applicable Australian visa allowed for people from that specific country.
Whether salaried or paid in another official way, The Pitch experience will initially be similar to any other job application: once the entrant has made the top of our shortlist, we will together negotiate a mutually acceptable remuneration package commensurate with the skills and experience of the winner. We want the experience to be once-in-a-lifetime, so our advice is to have a go!
QWhat about the other expenses in the “all-expenses-paid”?
RØDE will ensure the winner is paid enough to live and enjoy themselves during their RØDE experience. Again, depending on the winner’s skills and experience, status, length of stay and Australian visa-eligibility, accommodation and utilities recompense may take the form of per diem payments or be included in the agreed salary.
RØDE will also cover the costs of return travel from your home airport to Sydney, along with any Australian visa application fees.
QIs this like an internship?
Yes, it could be exactly that. If you are the right age and meet the criteria for an Australian Internship visa, that could be the way it goes - and it would be a paid internship. But if an internship-type arrangement isn't suitable for you, we'll do it a different way. It's hard to be specific, as there are a lot of different Australian working visa types. But if you make our shortlist, we'll figure out a way that works best for you.
QDoes the entrant need to be the focus of the entry film?
Not necessarily – this is about the entrant’s quality of work, after all. BUT (!) we want to know more about you and your skillset, so you should include yourself in the Behind-The-Scenes (along with the RØDE product you used in the shoot, naturally) if you haven’t featured in your main video.
QSo, do I need to be a video producer? Or can people in other disciplines like sound designers, graphic designers, set builders, FX-designers enter?
All filmmaking creative personnel are encouraged to enter. We have a full production team here at RØDE - including video producers, production designers, sound recordists, writers, graphics animators and more. If you have skills that could help us deliver dazzling content then we're interested! Just be sure your entry showcases your abilities in either the primary film or the BTS, or both.
QDo I have to come work for RØDE for a full year?
Nope. But we want this to be more than just a short work experience placement, so 3 months is the minimum - note this is also the limit of some types of Australian working visas. 12 months is the maximum time.
QWhen does the job start?
We're thinking that the winner would arrive in Sydney to start their job-of-a-lifetime experience around March 2019. But this date could vary a lot, depending on your availability and also how long it takes to get a visa organised. As long as we can agree a start date sometime in 2019, it's all good.