Position Description

Amazon Editor
Location South America
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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Amazon Editor will assist in the leadership and implementation of the Conservando Juntos (Conservation Together) project being carried out in the Western Amazon region by Internews' Americas Program Management Unit in collaboration with Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN). The Editor will oversee the content produced by the project – with the goal of distributing these stories in local and regional media outlets – and manage the editing, story grant and story distribution process. The Amazon Editor should be a native Spanish speaker, but also preferably be fluent in English. The position will report to the project manager but will work in close coordination with the EJN Editor, and coordinate activities with both the Americas and EJN teams, including their social media teams. 

LOGISTICS

This is a remote-based position, and preference will be given to candidates in one of the project's focal countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador or Perú. All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for 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.

This is a term position, with an expected term of 12 months. This position may be extended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon. 

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 socioeconomic 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: 

  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager and EJN Editor, help lead and implement the Conservando Juntos project being carried out in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society and numerous other partners in the Western Amazon region; 
  • Oversee the project's media production – including drafting story grant opportunities, reviewing, selection, and fulfillment of story grants, providing mentors to grantees, working on special projects such as investigative, collaborative or cross-border reports and distribution of stories, including re-publishing the stories on EJN website and posting on social media;
  • As a fluent Spanish speaker, the Editor will have primary responsibility for overseeing Spanish content and mentoring of journalists producing stories in Spanish;
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, Program Officer and other staff, assist with training and capacity-building activities, particularly mentoring story grantees, but also possibly including participation in training workshops, production of webinars and other resources such as tip sheets, etc. 
  • Liaise and attend meetings with project partners, including sub-grantees, Internews' Americas PMU and the EJN team;
  • Provide narrative reports and other project deliverables, as needed;
  • Coordinate the distribution of project content to EJN's and Internews' websites, newsletters and social media platforms;
  • Assist with new developments and improvements of project-related websites and analytics, and support development of digital and online media work within the EJN portfolio, as mutually agreed;
  • Assist with the collection of indicators and support other monitoring, evaluation, research and learning activities, as needed;
  • Maintain relationships with current and potential media partners;
  • Represent Internews at workshops, conferences and events;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of project activities, including outcome harvesting and monitoring and publication/broadcasting of impact stories;
  • Assist with the implementation of Internews' environmental media activities, including judging applications that may be separate from Conservando Juntos, as mutually agreed; and
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Five or more years related work experience in an editorial position, preferably a newsroom
  • Experience covering and working on environmental issues
  • Experience managing media and/or development projects, a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel to conferences and international locations
  • Willingness to work with international colleagues in distant (and multiple) time zones, including participation in meetings after normal working hours
  • Familiarity with content management systems and workflows
  • Native Spanish, with experience editing Spanish-language content
  • Strong English-language skills; Portuguese language skills, a plus
  • Experience with data and video journalism a plus
  • Experience with multimedia editing, design programs and/or web analytics
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving and analytical skills required
  • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and respond to changes in priorities

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Benefits page. 

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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