Working Student (gn) Video and Photo Management and Video Production – European Projects

Frankfurt, Europe, Werkstudenten, full-or-part-time, 1-2 years of experience

About the Project

In this role, you will organize all Europe Department digital photographic files (both stills and video) and create structured storage solutions and databases. You will also regularly produce short videos (mostly for social media) to support the communication work of the different European projects (including Germany) for different target audiences. We are looking for a candidate with the proven ability, experience, and skills needed to manage digital photographic files in a structured manner and to produce creative and engaging videos.

Your Tasks

  • Use European projects footage to produce short, engaging video clips to highlight Europe project goals and impact on different target audience groups
  • Establish an understanding of the photographic content held by the department and then organize, add meta-data, and catalog photos and footage using the appropriate database and platforms for different needs and audiences (Sharepoint, Smugmug, Conservation Photos, MS Stream, Youtube)
  • Ensure that all photographic material storage locations are well organized and structured and that all legal documents (Image License Agreements, Consent Forms) are completed and filed
  • Act as the link between the Europe department and the FZS Global Communications team to ensure information flow in both directions in relation to photography and videography
  • Support high quality and consistency of all public communications

Your Profile

  • Studies, or equivalent experience, in communications, media, online communication, photography, videography, journalism, nature conservation, biology, environmental studies, or related fields
  • Exceptional IT skills, knowledge of digital storage and cataloging tools
  • Experience in photography and videography, including video production and editing
  • An eye for photography and creative content
  • Experience using Adobe Lightroom, Bridge, Photoshop, and Premier (or DaVinci Resolve)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (English and preferably German)
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines Perseverance for lengthy ‘legwork’ tasks with attention to detail
  • Energetic “roll up the sleeves” work ethic, creative out-the-box thinking, and attention to detail
  • A passion for wilderness and nature conservation

We Offer

  • Engaging and meaningful work with room for your own ideas and creativity
  • Opportunity to get to know impressive wilderness areas in Europe, and to contribute towards their protection
  • Form part of a dynamic and motivated team in Europe, as well as the larger FZS team working to secure outstanding wild places across the globe.
  • Flat hierarchy, opportunities for further training and the option for remote work within limits

Your Application

Please send us your application (as one single PDF including a motivation letter, CV, qualifying certificates, and work samples) together with your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date to jobs@fzs.org or apply online.

In your motivation letter please answer the following questions:

  • Why would you like to work for FZS?
  • Which qualifications and personal qualities make you a good candidate for this position?
  • Please share past examples of your work (short promo clips, interviews, showreel, link to Youtube/Vimeo channel or photo/video portfolio).
This student contract position (Werkstudentin/Werksstudent) will be based in Frankfurt at the FZS Global Headquarters and is initially temporary with a possible shift to a longer-term perspective. Willingness to travel and visit project areas is a prerequisite for employment.

Contact person:
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Marthe Braun, Human Resources
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt, Germany

We look forward to receiving your application by 3rd of March 2023.

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