International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
Part of the IRC’s Communications, Mobilization & Marketing team, the Content and Digital Officer for Asia will focus on identifying, gathering and packaging powerful content (photo, video, audio, etcetera) from the region to connect audiences to IRC’s work and support our goals of building income, profile and influence.
We are looking for a new team member with experience operating in fluid and complex environments, who has a deep understanding of the humanitarian and social issues facing communities in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan (and preferably overall the humanitarian sector). This person should be a dedicated storyteller with a gift for identifying compelling subjects and angles, and creative ways of telling stories in difficult circumstances. They will develop information and content assets that showcase our on the ground impact.
A strong multimedia producer with solid writing, graphic and digital engagement skills, this position will work closely with frontline colleagues to gather critical programming information, spot stories, train programming colleagues, and collect content. They will also help support regional communications and advocacy objectives.
This role reports to the Associate Director, Public Affairs & Communications, Asia and works seamlessly across the External Relations department and the IRC at large. They help colleagues and partners stay abreast of storytelling techniques and trends with ongoing story-spotting and technical workshops.
Serve as a lead social media manager and storyteller for the Asia region: work with frontline programs, partners and in-country communications officers to continuously capture information about our projects, identify outstanding stories, and deliver high quality content to communicate to multiple audiences. These audiences include the general public in IRC’s target markets and Asia, media outlets, and major institutional and corporate donors.
● Contribute to the development of the digital strategy of IRC Asia country programmes, including advising on social media and supervising the editorial planning process, content production and publication.
● Implement content-gathering trips, working with communications, marketing and program colleagues to shape deliverables. Then work independently and/or with freelance staff to gather case studies and high-quality assets (interviews, videos, photos, etc.).
● Produce a broad range of compelling multimedia content crafted to engage IRC’s audience targets, including short-form videos, text-base explainers, social media posts, data-based features, live event’s programming, and more.
● Communicate and work directly with Country Communications, Grants and Programs staff as needed to develop stories and pieces; be prepared to travel to programming sites to capture on-the-ground material.
● Work with channel editors for the site, social, and email to draft content and support distribution strategies.
● Improve digital content operations; promote agile and flexible processes to support rapid delivery of extraordinary content across the IRCs global digital channels.
● Design and deliver storytelling and photo/video tech workshops to IRC staff, train non-professional partners and clients in the field on how to produce content with a variety of equipment, from professional gear to smartphones.
● Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience producing multimedia digital content for an international news outlet, company or nonprofit organization. Strong interest in international affairs and humanitarian issues.
● Experience running and growing social media communities and excellent command of social media management tools and analytics.
● Proven track record in developing compelling multi-media packages (with some combination of photo, video, and graphic skills.
● Have fluency in all elements of post-production—backing up data; building and organizing Adobe Premiere project files; color correction and grading; sound design; motion graphics; editing music tracks; building engaging and coherent sequences; exporting; compression; sharing out results in different formats; and preservation of completed projects for archiving.
● Demonstrable proficiency with multimedia and film production tools.
● Sharp written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to work well independently and as part of a team; comfortable collaborating with and channeling the multiple collaborators involved in NGO communications projects.
● Eager to travel widely and willing to work unusual hours.
● Able to think and take action quickly and creatively in fast-paced environments.
Education: BA degree or equivalent experience in journalism, communications, media production or related field.
Language Skills: English is required, as well as at least one language widely spoken in the Asia region.
Working Environment: Fast-paced and fluid work environment. Willing to travel domestically or internationally up to 50%. This role requires working remotely full or part time. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled work hours.
Standard of Professional Conduct: The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.
Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.
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