Senior Video/Multimedia Producer: Property Rights - 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

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Position: Senior Video/Multimedia Producer: Property Rights

Job type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: United Kingdom

Organisation: Thomson Reuters Foundation

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women's empowerment, and the rule of law. We expose corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.

With over 90 staff members around the world, including 45 editorial staff, and offices in 16 locations across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Foundation is a point of reference in the corporate philanthropic world and a respected source of humanitarian news. Some of our high-profile initiatives include:

  • Under-reported stories - our growing team of journalists covers the stories other media don't cover with an emphasis on humanitarian relief, women's rights, trafficking and slavery, the human impact of climate change and property rights.
  • Trust Conference - an influential international conference to take action by putting the rule of law behind women's rights and help fight trafficking and slavery. Every year Trust Conference forges new strategic commitments to help women to know and defend their rights.
  • TrustLaw is the world's leading service providing free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprise. The network boasts nearly 3,000 members, including some 2,500 NGOs and social enterprises, over 500 law firms and corporate legal teams, and more than 100,000 lawyers.
  • Media development - for the past 30 years we have been training journalists and media professional, improving the standards of journalism around the world.

The position

We are seeking a talented, high-energy, experienced Senior Producer with excellent producer/director judgment, strong production and writing skills, and experience in international investigative journalism to cover property rights. You will be UK-based and responsible for creating three 10-20 minute documentaries per year, as well as overseeing and helping a junior producer make short videos and multimedia clips on the topic of land and property rights across the globe. You will work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation's award-winning editorial multimedia team in a senior role to produce unique stories that have impact and bring under-reported human rights issues to light.

You will oversee an AP and freelancers producing exclusive documentaries and short videos on land and property rights. You will work with our journalists and freelancers around the world to find stories of real lives impacted by property ownership or lack of ownership. You will oversee the edits in accordance with the Foundation's video style. Ability to shoot your own films is highly desirable. You should understand the tools - from data mining to legal research to freedom of information requests - needed to build strong evidence for ground-breaking stories. You should have a familiarity with the ever-changing landscape of online video and technical competence shooting, editing, and recording sound. You should have innovative ideas about promoting the work of the property rights team and the Foundation overall, and good connections in online video and broadcast worlds.

If you want to work for a news organisation with extraordinary reach and want your work to have impact, this could be the job for you. The position requires a proven track record in television producing/directing and management, and a desire to make a real difference on humanitarian issues.


  • Oversee and help produce weekly multimedia clips and three-four films on property rights globally
  • Initiate, conduct, and oversee investigations into a range of video stories of interest to the Foundation
  • Help research/produce/direct/edit stories that highlight new angles and break new ground on under-reported stories in the area of property rights
  • Develop new ways to present and distribute property rights videos online and via social media for maximum impact
  • Promote the work of the property rights team and the Foundation overall both in person and on social media
  • Develop a global network of freelancers and work with sources to produce unique content
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive television experience including at Producer/Director level, primarily in current affairs or long-form documentary on social and humanitarian topics
  • Experience researching and investigating ground-breaking current affairs stories
  • Proven management and mentoring experience across a range of cultures
  • Strong writer, able to meet deadlines and work under well pressure
  • Excellent video production and technical skills; experience across a range of edit platforms; familiarity with using online and other resources for investigations; advanced Internet search techniques
  • Highly organised, self starter and strong team player
  • Ability to use Non-Liner editing programs (Adobe Premiere)
  • Ability to shoot and record sound

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working on development and corruption an advantage
  • Experience building social media followings preferred
  • Multiple languages a plus

This position is based in London. The salary is negotiable according to qualifications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with interviews held in Aug/Sept for an immediate start.

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