Conservation Fellow: Visual Storytelling at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Government 14 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The Visual Storytelling Fellow will create videos and other visual promotional materials to better tell The Nature Conservancy's story and engage new audiences. This is a one-year fellowship with an anticipated start date of May 2018 that is open to highly motivated recent graduates from a college or graduate program. The position will be located in the Conservancy's Madison, Wisconsin office in the Marketing/Communications department.
The Visual Storytelling Fellow will work closely with Conservancy staff to create short, compelling videos and other visual materials for use in communications, outreach, and fundraising. The Fellow will be responsible for producing such videos and taking them from initial concept to shooting, editing, and finishing. Additional responsibilities may include recruiting volunteer photographers, organizing photo shoots, archiving Conservancy photos, and training staff to shoot and edit short videos. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with strong video production, photography, and storytelling skills.
Work with Conservancy staff to plan video projects and manage a timeline.
Coordinate and produce a series of video projects and visual communication materials, working within a budget.
Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines, with the opportunity for some independent work.
Some travel within Wisconsin to on-location shoots is expected for this position.
Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience, or equivalent combination.
Degree completed within the last 18 months.
Experience with video production.
Experience or training in relevant technology such as video cameras and software and Adobe PhotoShop.
Experience acting independently to achieve goals and objectives.
Valid driver's license.
Training and expertise in video production; preferably able to share examples of short promotional videos.
An eye for photography, including people and emotional impact.
Social media knowledge and experience.
Comfort level with communications and presentation.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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