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Position:
Researcher
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
December 12, 2013
Job ID: 1541813

Description:

SUMMARY:

To support the Editorial team in any required way, both short and long-term.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Research – keep up to date re program, various research tasks, development of ideas, and keep abreast of relevant hooks to help with forward planning
  • Fact Checking – for transmission schedule, web, all output
  • Writing – EPGs, Program synopses, web material
  • Web and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) – gather materials, organize contributions (photos and words) from film-makers etc., co-ordinate feedback, keep a check on VOD rights
  • Other General Tasks – viewing, liaising with film-makers over transmission, networking with NGOs, film-festivals

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support team in ad hoc ways (archive, picture research)
  • Networking

EDUCATION:

  • An undergraduate degree is desirable but not essential.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years in news, TV documentary and Online Multimedia Production, distribution, research, writing and editing.

SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity when working with writers, producers, presenters and other contributors
  • Languages useful: English (Native Tongue)
  • Other skills an advantage - such as Adobe Photoshop, You Tube Manager, Social Media platforms, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Storify and Blogger

KNOWLEDGE:

  •  knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations, and associated procedures, including Copyright, Data Protection, Public Liability, etc. and how to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Good global news and current affairs understanding, as well as a specialism in developing countries

ABILITIES:

  • Research
  • Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • Reliability

 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS:

  • Computer & Internet
  • News browse and archive search

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