Economy, Social Video Producer - Part Time
Economy is an ambitious and fast-growing charity with a mission to give everyone the confidence to talk about economics.
We provide jargon-free news and entertaining, imaginative, and down-to-earth content on our website www.ecnmy.org. We also work with schools, communities, and economic institutions to create spaces for people to talk about the subject in an engaging and accessible way.
Over the last two years our team has grown from just two people to our current staff of eight, based in our lively and friendly co-working space in East London.
While the last year and a half was about experimenting with our brand and establishing our role in the industry, 2018 is about scaling up what we’ve learnt so far to really make waves in economics communication.
We’re seeking an ambitious, motivated, creative, entrepreneurial video producer to join our team.
Your job will be to develop and execute a video strategy on our social media channels focused exclusively on creating shareable, engaging, and accessible content on economics.
Your target audience is millennials who'd never say they're interested in economics, but know it affects the things they’re struggling to get to grips with - house prices, paying back student debt, casting a vote.
Your aim is to come up with ways of conveying economics news, concepts and ideas, giving them the tools and confidence to make healthier personal financial choices and to participate more effectively in democracy, taking part in more zoomed out conversation on what ‘the economy’ really is and how it works.
Your content should also engage people in our movement to make economics for everyone, creating a sense of buzz and something that people want to be part of.
You’ll be producing content primarily for YouTube with a goal of building up our subscriber base, but everything you do should be adaptable for Facebook and Instagram and geared towards scaling up our reach and engagement on an exponential scale.
We’re looking for someone driven by working in new and uncharted territory, who’s experimental, adaptive, and driven first and foremost by audience engagement.
You’ll be working with our Editor and Director of Products to develop your ideas but the ideal candidate should be excited about the idea of a self-led opportunity to grow our social media channels through video.
You don’t have to be an economist to take on the role. Our team has a mixture of backgrounds in economics - some have never studied it before, others have worked in financial reporting, others are full on econo-geeks.
The important thing is that you’re excited about the challenge of finding ways of making the subject relatable and, if you haven’t had much background in it, that you ensure content is fact-checked prior to publishing.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
- Proven interest and experience in building engagement on social media channels (can be your own)
- Proven understanding of trends and developments in millennial audiences’ video content consumption online
- Demonstrated interest in making complex subjects accessible, particularly in relation to encouraging youth engagement in social issues, politics, and economics
- Experience using DSLR video and lighting kit, Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Creative Cloud
- Strong communication skills, both with external partners and within a small, close-knit team
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Pro-active, can-do attitude about the challenges of working towards a big mission on a small budget
- Commitment to the values and mission of Economy
You’ll be joining a fast-paced start-up working environment, in a charity that is establishing itself as the leader in reforming economics communication.
You’ll be part of upholding the following values:
- Put our Users First
- Be Humble & Adaptive
- Be Open & Communicate
- Value & Explore Differences
- Be Ambitious, Seek Excellence & Explore New Frontiers
Duration: 1 year with the possibility of permanent
Holidays: Generous holiday allowance at 25 per year plus bank holidays FTE (pro rata)
How to apply
To apply, please send us a video of yourself speaking to camera telling us:
- Why you feel you’re the right person for the role
- What you love about video production, with examples of social media content you believe to be successful
- Why you believe in the idea of using video as a tool to make economics accessible
- How video can help build movements
- Who your dream influencer, celebrity, or media personality to engage in making a video with us would be, and what video you’d make with them
The video doesn’t need to be more than a few minutes long. Please also send your CV and two to three samples of previous work.
Please send this to Director of Strategy and Operations Joe Richards by completing the application form below by 8am on Thursday 1 February 2018.
We will then invite a selection of candidates to interview, which will take place in London (with an option for joining over Skype) during the week commencing 5 February 2018.
Interview dates: 5-7 February 2018
Final candidates: Phase two process: 8-12 February 2018
Offer made: Tuesday 13 February 2018
Position commencement: ASAP
Economy welcomes applications from all members of the community. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer, and aim to accommodate special requirements wherever possible.