Climate Visuals - Programme Lead
Do you want to change the way the public sees climate change? We're looking for someone to lead our Climate Visuals programme, which exists to fundamentally change the way climate change is visually represented. We believe that climate change imagery needs to be about people, impacted communities, and powerful images of the solutions to climate change. Creating compelling visual and photographic stories about climate change is essential to public attitudes and global policy. We're looking for someone who shares this vision and can lead our work creating this change. Apply for post We are seeking a Programme Lead & Media Liaison to grow and expand the Climate Visuals programme and its influence in key sectors, with a particular focus on media and photographic agencies. The role will involve developing a tailored programme of engagement and resources for key international media gatekeepers and decision-makers, advocating for the Climate Visuals approach through professional networks and managing the strategic direction of the programme’s key streams. Climate Visuals is one of Climate Outreach’s flagship projects, focused on using first-of-its-kind international social research, and a growing library of evidence-based imagery, to permanently change the way that climate change is communicated through the visual medium, and more effectively engage the wider public on climate change. The successful applicant will be someone who is dynamic and resourceful, with a strong track record in managing comparable programmes and experience in the media, photographic, advertising or creative industries. Application details: Please send a CV, completed application form and covering letter with the subject title “Climate Visuals Programme Lead” to email@example.com. Please provide these as documents and do not send PDFs. Please use your covering letter to tell us how you think you fit the person specification for the post - especially the essential criteria. Please do not exceed 700 words. Applications due: by Friday 28th June 2019, 5pm Interviews: Monday 15th July 2019 Start date: tbc August 2019 For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Diversity and inclusion Climate Outreach is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. If you are invited to interview for the position, do let us know if you would like childcare or similar costs to be covered for your interview, or if you require an interview during school hours. The Climate Outreach office is wheelchair accessible. Please do contact Martha at email@example.com discuss anything you might need to access and take part in the interview process. Responsibilities● Lead on the strategic direction of the Climate Visuals programme, working with theClimate Outreach Partnerships Manager to ensure that the influence of ClimateVisuals continues to grow with a range of key stakeholders and audiences(including print and broadcast media, photo agencies, andcampaigners/communications professionals).● Develop a tailored programme of engagement and resources for key internationalmedia gatekeepers and decision-makers, such that measurable and sustainedchanges to the imagery and video content used in leading media outlets (print,digital and broadcast) are observed over a 12-18 month period, including:○ Working alongside an advisory panel to survey key media stakeholders anddecisions makers to assess their visual climate communications needs, anddesign and implement an engagement programme to address the identifiedneeds○ Establish a baseline measure of visual content on climate change in arepPerson SpecificationEssential● A clear understanding of the need for more effective public engagement on climatechange, and the role of Climate Visuals and Climate Outreach in achieving this● Experience of successfully managing programmes and projects involving visualmedia and engaging high level media and photographic agency decision makers● Experience of working in (or directly with) media organisations, and fluency in theprofessional language and culture of the media● Proven ability to deliver on defined goals and objectives, experience of evaluatingthe effectiveness of projects against agreed benchmarks, and a proven track recordin developing and growing projects● A well established professional network (with a focus on media, photographicagencies, advertising and campaigns). Well developed communication andrelationship-building skills, with excellent written and verbal communication● Willingness and flexibility to travel nationally (and possibly internationally) formeetings and events● Strong organisational skills and efficient time management, ability to managemultiple tasks and priorities● A commitment to the values of Climate OutreachDesirable● Experience of engaging campaigns/communications and advertising industrystakeholders● Experience of working with picture editors/picture desks● Experience in devising and monitoring project budgets● Experience of integrating programmes into the wider objectives of an organisation● Experience in sales and marketing● Proficiency in office IT including Google’s G suite applications, project managementsoftware and CRM software eg Civi CRMOur Values● Allowing wider sections of society to engage with climate change through theircommunity values is a key element missing in addressing climate change.● Climate change is not just an environmental issue but cuts across all areas ofsociety: social, economic and political. We therefore prioritise both reachingdiverse audiences and diversifying our team.● We have an important perspective and contribution to make, but only ever havepart of the picture and by working with others can collectively address the issue.● As far as possible, we should exemplify and demonstrate ways of reducingemissions in the short term in ways that will have a meaningful systemic impact.● Our personnel are our key resource and we will strive to ensure they are motivatedby their role, have job security and seek to provide the optimal balance of supportand challenge.● We believe climate change exacerbates social injustice and this threatens stabilityand wellbeing for everyone. We work to address social injustice throughout ourwork and support democratic institutions.