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We are now looking for a team of professionals to drive our newest initiative, CitizensConnect, aiming at building an ethical, professional, and impactful community of digital/ visual journalists who are upskilled and able to contribute to the development of alternative media narrative creation through impactful storytelling that offers a voice to the citizenry.

Content Manager

Key Tasks

  • Lead the CitizensConnect Studio, a new digital/visual content production team which publishes digital/ visual resources fed from a network of digital/ visual storytellers around the country.
  • Drive and manage the story production process maintaining the highest possible quality of story production.
  • Hold the editorial responsibility for the daily/ weekly production cycle of the digital/ visual stories.
  • Liaise with content curators to establish the editorial model of content production and editing.
  • Achieve high outreach and public awareness on stories published.

Core Competencies

  • Previous experience in media development and journalism, visual storytelling, digital literacy, and project management.
  • Degree or professional qualifications in visual storytelling, video editing, journalism or any other relevant field.
  • Tri-lingual or bi-lingual with fluency in English
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office packages and other communications applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, teamwork, and ability to work independently

Content Associate/ Content Coordinator

Key Tasks

  • Liaise/ coordinate with the network of digital/visual storytellers to ensure a daily story inflow for the publishing through CitizensConnect Studio.
  • Act as the point of contact for digital/ visual storytellers to discuss about their story submissions, feedback for improvements and other logistical requirements.
  • Assist Content Manager in identifying, scheduling, and projecting high quality stories, storytellers to ensure a smooth and continuous story production and publishing cycle.
  • Provide basic level of editorial support/ guidance to visual/ digital storytellers to submit high quality stories.

Core Competencies

  • Previous experience in media development and journalism, visual storytelling, digital literacy, and project management.
  • Professional qualifications in visual storytelling, video editing, journalism or any other relevant field.
  • Tri-lingual or bi-lingual with fluency in English
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office packages and other communications applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, teamwork, and ability to work independently

Visual/ Digital Editor

Key Tasks

  • Undertake daily/ weekly schedule of video editing in consultation of Content Manager.
  • Work closely with Content Associate/ Content Coordinator to maintain the routine visual/ digital story production cycle.
  • Provide tech support to storytellers to enhance the digital/ visual quality of their stories.

Core Competencies

  • Prior experience in video/ digital editing.
  • Professional qualifications in video editing, animations and graphics.
  • Previous experience in a media institution would be an added advantage.
  • Tri-lingual or bi-lingual would be an added advantage
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office packages and other communications applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, time management, teamwork, and ability to work independently

The CIR is an equal opportunity employer. Selected candidates will be paid competitive remuneration.

Send in your CVs to hr@cir.lk mentioning the post applied for in the Subject line on or before 26 September 2021.

Center for Investigative Reporting | https://cir.lk/

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