Date Added: 5 July 2018
: 31 August 2018
Job Title: Video and Multimedia Journalist
Working For: InFacts
Are you a journalist with strong video and video-editing skills, plus a keen eye for sifting the facts from the nonsense? Do you want to work for a fast-paced political campaign with a real chance to change the direction this country is heading?
InFacts is looking for a video journalist, ideally with a broad range of digital multimedia skills, to generate online video content. This content is intended for an everyday audience – people not obsessed with the minutiae of Brexit. The aim: to cut through the Brexit noise, bust the most egregious Brexit myths, and help make head and/or tail of these topsy-turvy political times.
The main responsibilities of this role:
To film and edit regular (ideally daily) online videos focusing on specific issues in the Brexit debate;
To be constantly generating creative ideas to liven up heavy-going (and often technical) Brexit debates;
To work closely with the editorial and marketing teams to plan a coherent strategy and timetable for InFacts content;
To help promote InFacts content via social media.
A successful candidate will have the following skills:
Confident camera operator;
Video-editing to a professional quality (including on-screen graphics);
The ability to reduce a complex argument to easily comprehensible points;
Strong research skills and capacity to be across the news;
An understanding of the issues within the Brexit debate (or the willingness to learn fast).
We would also look favourably on a candidate with:
The ability to create infographics and design other online graphical content;
Previous experience working on political campaigns;
Confidence on a variety of social media platforms.
Contract: Full-time, six months (with the possibility for extension depending on political events)
InFacts is a journalistic enterprise making the fact based case against Brexit. We have been in operation since January 2016, with a small team of journalists fact-checking, analysing and rebutting the most egregious claims of the Brexit debate.
We are also a founding member of the People’s Vote, a campaign to give the people a vote on the terms of Theresa May’s final Brexit deal.
Closing Date: 31 August 2018
Interviews to be conducted on a rolling basis. An appointment may be made before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.
We would like you to create a 30-second video on the topic of fighting Brexit. You can focus on any aspect of Brexit you want. This should then be uploaded onto YouTube.
Please also send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A cover letter of no more than 300 words explaining why you think you’d be great for this role;
An up-to-date copy of your CV;
Any links to previous work you think is relevant to the role;
The link to your 30-second “fighting Brexit” video.