Stories Producer

Sightsavers
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 02

Position description

Our Content and Stories team respond to briefs from across Sightsavers programme countries, delivering consistent messaging and audience-focussed communications that cut through to drive change. We are actively recruiting enthusiastic and considerate global Stories Producers who are keen to join us in this venture.

About the role of global Stories Producer

Our global Stories Producers are points of contact for all stories from key areas of our work. You’ll form close relationships with project delivery and technical teams to identify stories opportunities. And you’ll use your passion for photography, filmmaking, and first-person testimonies to deliver them. Working with creative suppliers, project implementation staff and our two regional stories leads. You’ll also help us deliver on our commitment to responsible, participatory, and inclusive storytelling.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Stories lead for a key programme area- lead on stories collection to meet stakeholder requirements and fulfil the story calendar; working with multiple teams and freelancers to deliver against the story objectives; managing story collection projects; proactively identifying story opportunities within an assigned thematic area; enhance creativity in delivery of storytelling; promoting participation and inclusion

Support strategic development and delivery of stories- represent the stories function and contribute to delivering the communications strategy; share insights into existing stories and opportunities for story collection; respond to creative briefs and lead creative development; evaluate the success of stories through reflective documented learnings; support development and delivery of stories training amongst multiple teams; build a network of creative freelancers such as photographers and film makers.

Stories preparation – collate all relevant pictorial stories to load onto database; liaising with the Digital asset manager to tailor inspirational stories to share.

Safeguarding and responsible storytelling – promote ethical storytelling and content usage across all activities; guiding and educating story users on the importance of responsible representation; championing best practice.

Cross-team collaboration and learning – Advocate first class ethical storytelling across the creative and social media teams; contribute to creative learning

Essential

  • Previous work experience as a Stories Producer, ideally within international development
  • Can build relationships and garner great stories whilst identifying what makes a ‘good’ story
  • Professional experience working in a global team to successfully plan and deliver stories collection activity
  • Can critically assess written, photographic and video material
  • Able to write inspirational and clear creative briefs
  • Previous experience in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Solid understanding of content ethics and debates about representation
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people living with a disability
  • Robust knowledge of online and offline communication channels
  • Current and ongoing right to work in the UK
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Able to contract talent from a network of creative contacts, photographers, filmmakers
  • Professional experience working in Africa and/or Asia

The Stories Producer role is a highly creative and varied role. Please read the Job Descriptionfor full details.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 21 November onwards. This will be a two-stage interview process. First stage will be a virtual interview. Successful candidates will then be invited to complete a written task and attend a second virtual interview.

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