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Job Opening: Senior Multimedia Producer at Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Senior Multimedia Producer.

Description: Human Rights Watch seeks a Senior Multimedia Producer to develop, create and produce multimedia content. S/he will direct a staff of two, as well as a team of consulting editors, in creating visually compelling and journalistically excellent features that complement and enhance Human Rights Watch’s research and advocacy.

The Senior Multimedia Producer will report to Human Rights Watch’s Communications Director and work in close cooperation with the Creative Director, who oversees Human Rights Watch’s relationships with photographers. The Senior Multimedia Producer will supervise a small team consisting of a Video Editor and Radio Producer, as well as audiovisual consultants as needs arise. Virtually all multimedia products are posted on www.hrw.org, the Senior Multimedia Producer will also work closely with the HRW web team. S/he will collaborate with Human Rights Watch’s researchers and advocates to create dynamic and accessible features that help HRW’s work achieve the greatest impact.

Qualifications: The Senior Multimedia Producer should have at least seven years of experience in some form of broadcast journalism, and be knowledgeable in viral and multi-platform distribution of multimedia products. S/he must be able to effectively market HRW’s multimedia features around the world to traditional broadcast and new media outlets. The ability to work effectively with multiple languages is essential.

Human Rights Watch’s multimedia features may include sound, text, audio, still photography, video, graphics, and animation. Candidates should have knowledge of leading graphic, audio, and video tools including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite, Macromedia programs, ProTools, and 2 & 3D imaging software. Experience with information architecture and graphical user interface (GUI) design is highly desired.

The Senior Multimedia Producer must be very flexible, a team player, and able to adapt to a fluid environment and tight deadlines, working well under pressure.

Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and generous employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE APPLY BY MAY 19, 2008 by emailing in a single submission: a letter of interest describing your experience, your resume, names or letters of reference, and a sample/portfolio of your previous multimedia products no later than May 19, 2008 to hrwpress@hrw.org. Please use “Senior Multimedia Producer” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee – Senior Multimedia Producer (Communications)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Fax: (212) 736-1300
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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Human Rights Watch
is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

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