Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Multimedia Associate Job in Kenya

Job Title: Multimedia Associate

Job Code: MA/MM/130607
Number of Positions Open: 1 
Location: Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client designs, manufactures and sells highly functional, highly affordable vehicles as a transportation platform empowering local entrepreneurs to mobilize the developing world. 

They recognize that appropriate transport is a key enabler to socio-economic development in deprived communities across the developing world and aim to unlock this vast potential by designing, manufacturing and selling a new vehicle for Africa, starting in Kenya.
They are looking for exceptional individuals who share their vision and possess the skills and attitude necessary to make a valuable contribution to our work in Africa.

Primary Responsibilities:

They are seeking a minimum two year commitment from an exceptional early career photo and video professional to lead multimedia strategy and development for our international automotive brand – a truly unique opportunity to create impact on a global scale. 

The role will require a working relationship with the venture’s CEO, Marketing Associate, Organization Associate and the Design, Sales and Operations teams. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Conceptualise photographs that effectively convey the client’s story, social impact and select aspects of our operations – including the team, customer, build process and product.
  • Capture photographs of the client’s product, team, operations, environment and customer experience coordinating all associated logistics to ensure a smooth stakeholder process.
  • Shortlist and edit photographs to world-class standards and ensure consistent alignment with the high-quality client’s brand.
  • Organise all photographic content in a clear and systematic structure, ensuring easy and timely access to content across the organisation.
  • Conceptualise and storyboard video projects and films that effectively and compellingly convey the client’s story, social impact and select aspects of our operations.
  • Capture high-quality video and audio footage as part of agreed video projects and direct stakeholders to deliver associated content sequences against storyboard.
  • Edit video footage to world-class standards and pair with appropriate audio content, ensuring consistent alignment with the high-quality client’s brand.
  • Conduct and film professional interviews with members of the client’s team, our customers, specific suppliers and other select industry partners.
  • Organise all video content in a clear and systematic structure, ensuring easy and timely access to content across the organisation.
Social Media
  • Document stories from customers and end-users of our vehicles through written word, photography, graphic design, music and videography.
  • Develop and lead our social media strategy, including defining content schedules and managing media partners.
  • Create professional, compelling and thought-provoking content for social media through channels such as Twitter, Facebook, SMS and the client’s Motors blog.
  • Maintain our overarching social media presence, ensuring continual feed of appropriate information and timely engagement with our followers.
  • Support Marketing Associate to design still image advertisements for publication in local and global magazines, websites and outdoor media.
  • Support Marketing Associate to develop professional video deliverables for product advertisements on national television and online.
  • Support Marketing Associate in the design and development of appealing automotive brochures and fliers that effectively communicate the values of the client’s brand.
  • Support Organisation Associate to create content for communications with funders and other external stakeholders on a periodic and ad-hoc basis.
Skills and Certification:
  • An ideal candidate should combine outstanding artistic and design skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 
  • They should possess a strong skill set in setting a creative vision and producing world-class photographs, videos and marketing literature
  • Bachelors degree from a top university worldwide
  • 2+ years experience in photojournalism, media, creative design, photography or film
  • Strong and diverse photo/video portfolio (preferably award winning)
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Excellent problem solving ability in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and build rapport with others
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Light room and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in professional video editing software such as Final Cut Pro
  • Proficiency in Adobe, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Access to your own professional camera equipment (Client will not provide this equipment)
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal oriented, flexible, and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Comfort with spending 10-25% of time travelling within East Africa, possibly on short notice, and into rural areas (camping when necessary)
  • 4+ years related experience in photojournalism, media, creative design, photography or film
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Multimedia Associate