We are hiring a Video Content Specialist

Do you love to tell a good story? Do you have the skills to film and edit professional, engaging, documentary-style videos? Are you under 30? Get paid to travel western Canada, meet interesting people, and tell inspiring stories! Become Co-operatives First’s Video Content Specialist.

Co-operatives First assists groups of people in rural and Indigenous communities across western Canada to create co-operative businesses. As the Video Content Specialist, you’ll visit some of these co-ops to interview their members and create short videos that tell the stories of these businesses and the people who created them.

If you’re a returning student with an interest in video production, journalism, and storytelling, we want you. Send us an example of at least one video you’ve created and a brief CV.

No major co-op knowledge is required, but it wouldn’t hurt to be familiar with the business model or an example or two.

Details

Employment term: June 1 to August 31, 2023

Wage: $22/hr, 40 hours/week

Travel: Throughout western Canada as required

Position Summary

The Video Content Specialist travels to rural and Indigenous communities and collects interviews and footage of co-operative entrepreneurs, their businesses, and their communities. The position requires someone creative, confident, and passionate about telling a good story.

Using the provided research, media plan, and equipment, the Video Content Specialist will visit communities and capture a story of the people and place surrounding the identified co-op(s). Using their talents with various media equipment, like a smartphone, DSLR camera, audio recorder and laptop, they will gather media to be used to create social media posts, videos, and other assets for distribution.

Responsibilities

  • Capturing audio, video, and images via various media production tools
  • Creating engaging short videos that tell co-ops’ stories, using Adobe software
  • Caring for a variety of media production tools and equipment
  • Editing and storing various media
  • Project management
  • Travel planning/logistics
  • Relationship management

Education and Experience

  • MUST not be older than age 30 as of June 1, 2023
  • Experience and/or education using various media equipment, such as cameras and audio recorders, is expected.
  • Experience using audio and video editing software is expected.
  • Experience and/or education in storytelling or journalism is an asset.

How to apply

Email us a brief CV and at least one short video (or link to a video) that showcases your skills as a video creator and storyteller. Email to info@cooperativesfirst.com.

Application deadline: April 15, 2023

“Heather and the team at Co-operatives First are top-notch. Not only their knowledge but their understanding of the project. They have truly helped us along every step of the way. Their timely response and knowledge of the steps are extraordinary. They are forthcoming with information. This is one of the most knowledgeable and friendliest teams I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Weyburn Theatre

“Co-operatives First made the process of establishing our Artisan Co-operative a very clear and easy process. The expanse of available tools and resources provided by Co-operatives First answers many questions and lightens the workload. Greatly appreciate having the connections made with Trista and Kyle, they keep the co-operative moving forward.”

Nehiyawaskiy Indigenous Peoples Art Co-op

“Our experience working with the Co-operatives First team was absolutely fabulous. The staff was accommodating, knowledgeable and patient. It was truly a breath of fresh air to have such a wealth of skill and resources available to a non-profit. They were invaluable to our successful launch!”

Heart Linked Community Services Cooperative

“Working with Co-operatives First was fantastic! We are still new to the cooperative world, and we relied heavily on their advice and expertise when drafting our rules/bylaws, and our memorandum of association. The team has experience with many different cooperative models, so they provided advice on what has and hasn’t worked for other cooperatives. We wouldn’t have been able to incorporate without their help!”

Ananda Cooperative

“We have had a very positive experience with everyone at Co-operatives First. They have helped us in multiple ways. Right from the first step in knowing how to incorporate, how to set our business and offering ideas for us to help steer us in the right direction plus allowing us to really make our own decisions. If our decisions go off track, they have gently guided us back to where we needed to be. The Co-operatives first guys are always eager to answer questions, and give ideas to us that got us off the ground.”

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