Mongabay Job Opportunity – Video Manager
May19

Mongabay Job Opportunity – Video Manager

Mongabay’s Video Manager will lead our efforts to build out our conservation video program, including producing our own video content and serving as a liaison to production partners. This individual’s duties will include: – working with staff editors to determine what pieces get turned into video; – managing video submissions from field correspondents and editing these into videos for social media; – leading the development of any “live” content that might be streamed from staff or correspondents; – developing and maintaining our YouTube channel as well as posting to our other social media channels; – working with editors to post video content in Mongabay news articles; – analyzing collected viewership data across various platforms; and – serving as a liaison to video production partners who may develop some short-form pieces into longer, higher-production value videos and films SKILLS At the heart of Mongabay is a spirit of innovation. We’re open to trying new ideas, adapting existing models, and phasing out underperforming projects in our quest to deliver the best products and services possible given our resources. Due to our culture and global at-home staff, the most successful employees at Mongabay are adept at working independently, and produce consistent high-quality work by taking initiative and thinking creatively about solutions to problems. Some skills that are required in this position are: – Video production and editing experience, especially with short-form content – Advanced understanding of post production, workflow and production management – Film/camera handling experience a plus, but not required – On screen experience not required – Understanding of the video, documentary, and film sectors, including distribution – Social media expertise, including social marketing – Ability to make timely decisions and demonstrate good judgment – Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – English as a first language (or exceptional fluency in both writing and speaking) – Providing other support as needed to ensure content meets Mongabay’s high standards of professionalism, consistency, authenticity, and reliability – Extremely self-directed and motivated – Strong sense of professionalism and reliability – Ability to adjust approaches according to feedback – Contributes to the team effort by following through on tasks and delivering results DESIRED EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS – Prior experience – one to four years of video production and editing experience – Technical experience – Microsoft Office, WordPress (or similar), Google Drive, Adobe premiere, Adobe After Effects, FCPX, Avid Media Composer, YouTube, Social Media – Location – Mongabay does not have a physical office, but due to the need to serve as a liaison to video partners, we have a very strong preference for candidates based in the New York City and Greater Los Angeles areas....

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New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture
Jan07

New Reporting Opportunity – Great Apes & Industrial Agriculture

Mongabay is excited to announce our new Great Apes and Industrial Agriculture Mongabay Reporting Network (MRN), which will produce articles guided by the new Arcus Foundation’s new book State of the Apes 2015: Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation. The pieces produced under this MRN will use the research and case studies it highlights and include interviews with primatologists, biologists, conservationists, NGOs, and officials on the frontlines of great ape protection. Articles will focus on the work of innovative researchers who are facilitating the successful integration of great apes into the changing agricultural landscapes of Asia and Africa. Click here to read more about this opportunity and how to...

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FOREIGN POLICY: If a Tree Falls…
Oct08

FOREIGN POLICY: If a Tree Falls…

… in a national park? Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon? Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Saul Elbein reports for Foreign Policy...

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TAKE PART: Africa’s Silent Scourge Is Wiping Out Crops
Oct07

TAKE PART: Africa’s Silent Scourge Is Wiping Out Crops

Farmers are going hungry because they lack ways of keeping food from rotting or being destroyed by pests after harvest.  Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Rachel Cernansky reports for TakePart.

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Mongabay Rhino Poaching Piece Nominated for Australian Journalism Award
Aug28

Mongabay Rhino Poaching Piece Nominated for Australian Journalism Award

Mic Smith’s Mongabay article titled Amid rhinoceros poaching frenzy, dark days for South African society has been nominated for Australia’s Clarion Awards recognizing excellence in journalism in the state of Queensland.  The in-depth and investigative piece goes to new depths of the rhino horn trade in South Africa and includes interviews with key figures with first-hand knowledge of the poaching crisis.  Smith’s piece is up for the All Media – Freelance Journalism...

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