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Job opportunities at CitizensConnect Studio

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 [email protected] 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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