Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 4,000 Girl Up Clubs in over 120 countries, we’ve trained 75,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs in STEM and storytelling, girls broaden their social impact skill set to better prepare them for success in whatever their futures hold. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for girls around the world through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements for social change. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.
This role combines creativity, technical proficiency, research and creative flair to help assist Girl Up’s team in the creation of engaging video and multimedia content across platforms. The product of this person's efforts will be dynamic and persuasive forms of storytelling that entertain, inform, and engage Girl Up’s movement.
A strong visual storytelling ability is essential, with proficiency in all aspects of video production. The successful candidate will also be able to take Girl Up's existing archive of personal stories and complex messages and turn them into engaging and action-inspiring multimedia content.
This person will report to the Deputy Director, Communications and Digital Media and work primarily as part of the Girl Up Communications team but will also collaborate across Programs and Development teams. This position will require some minor travel, once safe to do so.
- Translate complicated, often jargon-heavy information into engaging, creative, and accessible content across platforms.
- Conceptualize stories independently, pitch to stakeholders and collaborate across teams to deliver projects on time and on budget.
- Proficient, reliable and self-sufficient in all aspects of video production including storyboarding, content sourcing, filming and editing.
- Advise on video best practices and help build Girl Up’s overall video strategy, including production and YouTube presence.
- Create, organize, and maintain Girl Up’s photo and video archive.
- Source and interpret data to help tell a story with nuance.
- Ability to film footage for major Girl Up events and projects once in-person gatherings resume.
- Demonstrated interest in international issues and their relationship with the work of the UN and UN Foundation.
- Design skills to imagine and create eye-catching data visualizations that tell a story simply and powerfully are a big plus.
- Keeps up to date on online communications and web industry design standards and trends.
- Take quality notes and be able to translate team directives into completed projects.
- Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly. (As applicable to the role)
- Draft and review agreements and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)
- Attend training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF’s current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)
- Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 3-4 years’ experience at increasing skill level as a visual storyteller. Work experience in journalism, global development, foreign policy, at an international institution or NGO is preferred.
- Demonstrated strong portfolio of previous related work (please include links to your website/ portfolio of videos within your resume or application).
- Exceptional storytelling and communication skills.
- Experience pitching, storyboarding, and content sourcing with ability to own a video project from concept to completion.
- Excellent visual, oral and written communications skills.
- Strong technical and design skills, including proficiency in relevant tools such as: Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop and the ability and desire to continually improve.
- An eye for detail and goal of excellence.
- Ability to work as part of a team, reliably meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality products.
- Ability to manage a project from start to finish, often juggling multiple, shifting priorities.
- Passion for Girl Up’s mission, general knowledge of global issues.
- Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
- Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
- A video assessment is part of the recruitment process for this role.
Benefits and Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
- a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
- dental insurance
- vision insurance
- flexible spending accounts
- 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
- group term and supplemental life insurance
- short-term disability
- long-term disability
- health club discounts
- commuter subsidy
- back-up care
- employee assistance program
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.
The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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