Video producer/editor and videographer: crisis and conflict

FULL-TIME AND TERMINATED JOB OFFER

Video producer/editor and videographer: crisis and conflict

Multimedia pole

Multiple locations supported

Application deadline: November 20, 2022

Who we are:

Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigates and reports on human rights violations that occur around the world. We are around 500 people from over 70 nationalities working to protect those most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and wartime civilians, to refugees and children in need. The multimedia division is where we craft our visual message and deliver it to our audiences in order to raise awareness of the human rights violations that HRW investigates and documents.

The Opportunity:

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Video Producer/Editor and Videographer to work with our Crisis and Conflict Division to produce compelling stories and innovative video content to support HRW’s work on armed conflict and other global crises. .

The Crisis and Conflict Division documents, exposes and advocates to end violations of human rights and the laws of war during armed conflict and serious social or political unrest.

The role includes travel and filming in conflict zones to draw attention to under-reported crises, shine a light on the plight of marginalized people, advance rights-respecting legal standards, and push for justice to protect and promotes human rights.

The position will ideally be based in one of HRW’s main offices in Europe, Africa or the MENA region, and will report to the Director of the Multimedia Division based in New York. This is a two-year, full-time, fixed-term position (with possibility of extension).

Responsibilities:

1. Develop, research, film, script, produce and edit animated videos and multimedia products for various platforms, including long-form and social media content that will advance HRW’s work and advocacy on armed conflict and other crises global;

2. Simplify complex ideas through effective editorial skills and visually compelling video content, ensuring HRW editorial standards and adhering to the highest journalistic practices;

3. Collaborate with HRW’s Crisis and Conflict Division team to develop media and communications plans for reporting and advocacy;

4. Liaise with partner organizations and media on joint projects;

5. Travel and work from high-risk crisis and conflict situations to film content as needed, while strictly adhering to HRW physical and digital security protocols;

6. Manage and prioritize several simultaneous projects, paying close attention to all details in both creative production and work management;

7. Manage and oversee multimedia content produced by researchers and consultants around the world;

8. Deliver results in a timely manner and be consistent with agreed strategy and priorities;

9. Manage video rights/clearance clearance from online media, content distribution, logging, archiving, footage and other production-related tasks;

10. Manage the project risk assessment process;

11. Manage contracts, budgeting and monitoring of project expenditures;

12. Monitor video trends and emerging practices, and seek new opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and the use of new technologies, tools, and styles in our video production;

13. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications*:*

Education: Bachelor’s degree and/or graduate degree in Journalism, Media, English, Communications or related field is highly desirable. Applicants with equivalent education/experience and a passion for journalism and/or human rights work are also encouraged to apply.

Live: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast journalism, video production or similar field is required.

Related skills and knowledge*:*

1. Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English are required; fluency in another language, such as Arabic, French or Russian, is highly desirable;

2. Experience filming in high-risk crisis and conflict situations is required;

3. Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT), or other equivalent training, is highly desirable;

4. Demonstrated traits of tact, discretion, good editorial judgment and the ability to operate confidentially are required;

5. Excellent storyboard writing and editing skills and the ability to work effectively in multiple languages ​​is required;

6. Knowledge of major graphics, audio and video tools, including Adobe Suite, Premiere Pro and After Effects, and working knowledge of Mac OS is required. Proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop is desired;

7. Experience driving innovation and experience working with mixed media video content, including 3D modeling and reconstruction, motion graphics, and other digital forensic techniques is desired;

8. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining strong attention to detail is required;

9. Ability to multi-task across multiple stories while producing long-term projects, work under pressure and thrive in a deadline-driven environment is required;

10. Self-motivation, creative problem-solving skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to work well in teams and self-learn new technologies are required;

11. Experience in the use of all types of video cameras and knowledge of lighting and audio requirements for studio and field production is required;

12. Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with external media partners are required;

13. The flexibility to react quickly to events as they occur and produce excellent documents under tight deadlines is required.

**Salary and Benefits:**HRW seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.

**How ​​to Apply:**Please apply immediately or by November 20, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/ and by submitting a CV and cover letter, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application or require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek out a diverse candidate pool and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and non-parents, self-taught and college graduates, and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and world perspectives. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its thorough investigations, incisive and timely reports, innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and success in changing human rights policies and practices. the man of influential and international governments. establishments.

How to register

**How ​​to Apply:**Please apply immediately or by November 20, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/ and by submitting a CV and cover letter, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application or require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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