Head of multimedia

All locations, All Locations

Date Posted October 09, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Competitive salary and benefits, benchmarked to location
Website https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/job-head-multimedia/


openDemocracy is a global media outlet. We produce high-quality journalism, and we build journalism skills and capacity among groups under-represented in the media. Our mission is to challenge power and inspire change. 

We are seeking a talented and visionary journalist to lead a step-change in our multimedia storytelling and impact. You will have an impressive track record in journalism and/or film, TV or audio production with a strong journalistic reputation, and an excellent professional network. 

You’ll have a bold vision for how our major stories and investigations can reach and engage wider audiences, and have deeper impact, through multimedia. You’ll have ambitious ideas about the types of stories we should be telling through film, audio or other channels, and be excited to get stuck in to producing them.

You’ll be joining our team during an exciting period of growth – building on a strong recent record where our journalism has triggered law change, parliamentary probes, criminal investigations, and much more. Our stories frequently get picked up across the global media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Guardian, Daily Mail, CNN, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera, el Pais, Mail & Guardian and more. Our site currently attracts more than 11 million visits per year, and we host a diverse range of independent projects – including those publishing in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English.

We are a mission-focused organisation, which means we always think about the impact our journalism can have. We’re looking for someone who is rigorous about facts, passionate about public interest journalism, and has a strong track record of producing stories which lead to change.

This is both a hands-on and a strategic role. You’ll be doing some filming, recording or editing yourself, and you’ll be working with colleagues to help lift the general quality of openDemocracy multimedia content across different projects. But you’ll also have a strategic focus on pitching, developing and delivering ambitious projects in collaboration with external partners (for example broadcasters), so that our stories and investigations reach wider and more diverse audiences beyond our own platform.

One of our key priorities is to help build a more inclusive international media ecosystem. We strongly encourage applications from all groups that are under-represented in the media.

Location: Global (remote working)

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, benchmarked to location

Contract type: Full time

Reports to: Editor-in-chief 

Purpose of the role

Lead a step-change in the quality, reach and impact of openDemocracy’s multimedia journalism – both in-house and through strategic partnerships

Key responsibilities:

Person specification

Essential values and skills 

Essential experience


How to apply

Candidates must be able to provide evidence they have the skills, knowledge and experience detailed in the person specification section of the job description.

To apply please submit your CV and personalised cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, where you want to take openDemocracy's multimedia journalism and how you'd do it. 

If you have any questions about the role please email recruitment@opendemocracy.net

Application deadline:  October 30, 2020 at 5.00pm (UK time)

openDemocracy is committed to being an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work with us. We positively encourage applications from suitably experienced candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

We are open to accommodating family-friendly hours and other caring responsibilities.

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