Bi-lingual Story Collection Fellow

The Bi-lingual Story Collection Fellow works with the Communications Coordinator to capture stories of immigrants and their families. They will expand our library and curate photos for a photo-book to be published by December.

Desired Experience:

Content

  • Understanding of story fundamentals (effective character, trajectory, hook, authenticity/details)

  • Keen sense of newsworthiness (what makes a story interesting from the audience’s perspective) 

  • Stellar writing skills; understanding of news writing techniques 

  • Interviewing skills; how to ask effective questions and develop rapport/trust with story subjects 

  • Storyboarding experience; understanding the effectiveness of story assets (text, images, audio, video) and how to combine them 

  • Visual, audio and video content creation experience; well-developed eye/ear for best practices in each 

Technical

  • Working knowledge of intermediate- to advanced-level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio recorder, microphones)

  • Comfort and experience using editing software (image, audio and video, post production)

  • Ability to design and maintain a story bank (using database or other software/hardware solutions) 

  • Expertise with online platforms: content management systems for web, e-newsletter services, and social media

Strategic

  • Understanding of organization’s overall programing, fundraising, communications and advocacy objectives

  • Ability to incorporate and balance objectives of all departments to oversee production of strategic, compelling stories

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee the story collection, production and distribution process

Qualitative 

  • Committed to ACIJ’s mission and values 

  • Experience in following diversity and inclusion/anti-racism policies and practices; applying equity lens to organizational practices and culture

  • Ability to work frequent nights and weekends as needed 

  • Proficiency in English and Spanish

 

Compensation & Next Steps:

The Bi-lingual Story Collection Fellowship is a part-time independent contractor position with a $1200 monthly stipend.  Fellows will be expected to work 20 hours a week.

 

If interested in the position, please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and a resume to

info@acij.net