Stories producer

Location: UK - flexible

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 August 2021

Salary: £20,543 - £27,200 part time (£25,679 - £34,000 FTE) - depending upon experience

Specific Hours: Standard Hours - this is a part-time, four days per week role but some further flexibility regarding hours and working from home will be considered

Stories producer

Sightsavers has an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable stories producer to be the organisational lead on sourcing stories from our neglected tropical diseases work

Location:     Haywards Heath/ Remote (UK)

Contract:     Permanent, Part Time (4 days per week)

 

Background

At Sightsavers we’re building a global creative team, combining story collection and content production. With this approach we’re aiming to strengthen our end-to-end storytelling, putting the experiences of communities, partners and staff front and centre, in content that motivates and educates our audiences. The content and stories team will respond to briefs from across the organisation, delivering consistent messaging and audience-focused communications that cut through to drive change.

As stories producer - NTDs you will be responsible for sourcing impactful stories from our neglected tropical diseases work. You’ll collaborate closely with communications and fundraising teams to identify story needs, and work with technical and project delivery teams to identify story opportunities and plan documentation activity.

 

About you

You’ll be a storytelling geek with a huge passion for photography, video content and first-person, human-interest stories. You’ll have a keen interest in participatory storytelling approaches as well as experience in adhering to ethical content and safeguarding policies. 

You’ll have an instinct for a great story, and you’ll be fantastic at building relationships with the people who can help you seek them out. Your creativity and curiosity will make sure the details that bring stories to life are uncovered, and you’ll have strong experience of guiding both project implementation teams and professional photographers and videographers to capture them.

You’ll have a great understanding of NGO communications and fundraising, especially digital channels and you’ll enjoy working collaboratively with communications colleagues to plan stories needs and deliver against briefs.

You’ll be an excellent organiser with unparalleled logistics planning, and the ability to adapt those plans on the fly with quick decision making and an unflappable approach to change. You can make things happen, quickly.

You’ll be an inspirational people person who is enthusiastic about building story collection skills in others and shouting from the roof tops about the great stories that are available for use.

You’ll be technologically confident, especially using Microsoft Office systems.

To find out more about this involved role, please read the job description

Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW) but work from home for the majority of the time.

 

Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in mid-August 2021 and the evaluation process will include a written task.

 

Benefits

In addition to being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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