Zimbabwe: Content Creator, Rooted in Trust

Internews

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

The Content Creator will generate multimedia content for social media, traditional media, and humanitarian agencies to distribute to respond to information needs identified by the project team. Content Creators may create text, audio, video, infographic, data visualization, or other formats of accurate and targeted "news you can use" for the affected population most at-risk for spreading false health information or engaging in behaviors that increase risks for themselves and their communities.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

- Strong graphic design skills (preferably experience working with Canva)
- Strong image and video editing skills
- Good knowledge of the Zimbabwean social media ecosystem and content preferences
- Experience creating widely distributed online content for journalism, humanitarian, risk communication, social behavior change or public health purposes
- Experience creating content that meets the information needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups
- Experience in content creation covering the realities of communities in Zimbabwe a plus
- Self-motivated and used to work in a fast-paced environment
- Strong understanding of, and commitment towards, editorial values of the project
- Good speaking, reading, writing skills in English
- Must be creative, self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good humored and flexible
- Fluency in spoken Ndebele and Shona an added advantage

Preferred
Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.
- Knowledge of the humanitarian communications, public health communications, and crisis response techniques considered an asset, particularly related to COVID-19
- Awareness of, and familiarity with, the issues and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other health crises in humanitarian contexts a strong asset
- Understanding of the Zimbabwe media operating environment is preferred

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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