The Thomson Reuters Foundation is looking for a visionary head of video with strong news judgment, visual storytelling skills, and a digital-first mindset to join our team in London. The successful candidate will be part of an agile team leading the digital transformation of the organisation.

You will need to be creative, passionate about digital, and highly organised to succeed in this role. The head of video manages a team of four video producers and is responsible for our YouTube channel, on-site video, corporate video projects, and commercial video projects.

We are seeking to re-launch our YouTube channel under a new brand in 2022 and you will play a leading role in this project.

As our head of video, you will:

  • Manage a team of video producers and support their professional development
  • Have excellent news judgment, with a clear vision of what makes a compelling story on YouTube and on other social platforms
  • Lead weekly pitch meetings
  • Work closely with the director of digital and editor in chief to shape our video output
  • Approve pitches, scripts, and videos produced by your team or by freelancers
  • Oversee and guide the scripting and structure of videos in production
  • Use analytics to identify trends and refine our video offering
  • Work with teams across the Foundation to produce corporate videos promoting our Services
  • Work with donors and clients to produce branded video offerings
  • Identify trends and growth areas for the Foundation in video

To be our head of video, you will likely have:

  • At least five years of digital video experience
  • Experience leading a small team
  • Excellent technical knowledge of video editing and motion graphics software
  • Strong grasp of video storytelling techniques
  • A proven track record of pitching or commissioning compelling digital video
  • Strong command of scripting and structuring a variety of digital video formats
  • A deep understanding of YouTube
  • Experience using data to inform decision making
  • A passion for understanding audiences

Please note, the deadline for applications is Friday 10 December 2021 at 11.59pm UK time.

What is in it for you

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global perspective and impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organisation with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
  • A unique approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
  • Our relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
  • Learning and development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

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