Colombia

Colombia: Content Creator, Rooted in Trust

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Rooted in Trust project works to combat COVID-19 rumors and misinformation in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, DRC, Sudan and South Sudan. We work to create impact at the local level and inform approaches to rumor management at the global level. The project is supported by a Global Technical Advisory team made up of media, humanitarian, data science and information management experts.

In Phase 1 of the project, we collected more than 19 thousand rumors in 14 languages and supported more than 30 local trusted information providers. In this critical phase of the pandemic, we will build on these efforts to listen and respond to the information challenges faced by vulnerable groups in humanitarian contexts, encouraging open dialogue between citizens and scientists and stronger and more collaborative partnerships between information providers (such as local media) and humanitarian and health sources.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Content Creator will generate multimedia content for social media, traditional media, and humanitarian agencies to distribute to respond to information needs identified by the project team. Content Creators may create text, audio, video, infographic, data visualization, or other formats of accurate and targeted "news you can use" for the affected population most at-risk for spreading false health information or engaging in behaviors that increase risks to themselves and their communities.

LOGISTICS

This is a remote-first position. The ideal candidate is based in Choco, Putumayo, Vaupes, Caqueta or Valle de Cauca departments; however, remote candidates based elsewhere will also be considered. You must have work authorization in your locatino that does not require sponsorship from Internews.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work fro both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate's location and where the role is hired.

OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING

We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Create relevant content in multiple formats, including text, audio, video, infographic, data visualization, or other forms;
  • Align content with insights and analysis produced by social media monitoring, face-to-face listening activities, and information ecosystem analysis produced by the team;
  • Work with the project team to tailor content to understand and meet the information needs of vulnerable or marginalized communities;
  • Collaborate with journalists, influencers, bloggers, and public health officials to develop evidence-based content;
  • Mange online presence of the project as necessary;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors; and
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values. QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong graphic design skills (preferably experience working with Canva)

  • Strong image and video editing skills

  • Good knowledge of the Colombian social media ecosystem and content preferences

  • Experience creating widely distributed online content for journalism, humanitarian, risk communication, social behavior change or other public health purposes

  • Experience creating content that meets the information needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups

  • Experience in content creation covering the realities of Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities a plus

  • Self-motivated and used to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong understanding of and commitment towards the editorial values of the project

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Good speaking, reading, writing skills in English

  • Must be creative, self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good humored and flexible

How to apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.