North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria
The Photographer – Videographer will report to the Media Producer. The Photographer – Videographer is also expected to work in close collaboration and take direction from Creative’s Senior Director of Communications and a Writer / Editor (both based in Washington, D.C.), as well as all members of the Senior Management Team, including the Deputy Chief of Party, Programs and the Chief of Party.
While the position is nominally based in Abuja, the Photographer – Videographer will be expected to travel frequently to North West and North Central Nigeria.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Take professional photographs and video as directed by the Creative’s Communications team and NLCB staff. Photos must meet Creative’s and USAID’s standards.
Travel with the NLCB team to locations that may include, but are not limited to, North West and North Central Nigeria on a weekly basis.
Maintain a library of all photos and footage, organized by date and location
Record individual video and audio interviews based on formats established by Creative and NLCB
signed consent forms from interviewees
Record b-roll of locations, individuals and related matters
Daily review of photos and video footage with Creative and NLCB staff
At the conclusion of each assignment, copy all photos and footage to an external hard drive (provided by NLCB)
Log video in a Microsoft Word document based on criteria established by Creative and NLCB
Tag photos based on criteria established by Creative
Provide original SD cards (or similar recording devices) to NLCB for safe storage
Participate in pre-trip logistics calls, including security briefings
Coordinate with Creative and NLCB staff on trip logistics and equipment and adhere to schedule and itinerary provided
Comply with all guidance and policies of Creative’s security team
Complete any other task at the request of the senior management team
All work for this program, including (but not limited to) photography, videography and edited videos, will be the property of Creative
With the prior permission of the Chief of Party and the Media Producer, the photographer / videographer may use a selection of material for her / his professional portfolio. The Chief of Party and / or Media Producer may rescind this permission without prior notice.
Creative will provide all needed equipment, including camera, lens, tripod and microphone.
Required Skills & Qualifications
University degree in Journalism, or related field is preferred but not required.
Provide a portfolio of professional work that demonstrates consistent, high-quality photography, videography and audio recording abilities.
Three years of general work experience; two years of specific experience in photography and videography required.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Proficiency at using Microsoft Office software, particularly Word is required.
Ability to work autonomously and take initiative to generate valuable findings and communicate them in a timely manner.
Ability to edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro strongly preferred.
Demonstrate completion of one or more professional-level classes, training and / or workshops related to photography and / or videography is strongly desired.
Able to fly in commercial aircraft to and from Abuja.
Able to travel during extended periods of time in NLCB vehicles to activity locations
Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks until completion is required.
Experience working in a conflict and highly volatile environment is necessary.
Fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in North West and North Central Nigeria is preferable.
Application Closing Date
16th September, 2020.