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Earth Optimism Digital Content Coordinator (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a proactive, passionate individual to start as soon as possible to help to create high quality and engaging videos and other digital content for the Earth Optimism Summit taking place from 26 March to 4 April 2021 as part of the Cambridge Festival. Earth Optimism 2021 will consist of a Stories of Hope speakers program alongside a digital Solutions Fair where local organisations will showcase ideas about how we can scale our individual choices to generate collective impact for biodiversity and our shared planet.

The successful applicant will work alongside the part-time Earth Optimism Coordinator, our digital media partners and the Earth Optimism Summit planning committee. Cambridge's 2021 Earth Optimism event is a collaboration between Zoology Department, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and the Tropical Biology Association.

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of speaker videos, for supporting our live online events in March and April, and for assisting participating local organisations to create digital assets. It is therefore pertinent that the successful candidate has experience in the video production process and in developing, producing and delivering digital content.

Given the current situation we anticipate the majority of this work can be conducted remotely.

Key areas of responsibility:

Video creation for the Stories of Hope program: - Guide the speakers through the video creation process, and advise on video best practice where necessary - Go through self-filmed content before it is passed on to film production company to identify and rectify problems and pick out key footage - Work with film production company to ensure compelling and engaging video content is created - Provide a guiding voice throughout the video production process - Work with speakers and video companies in different countries in situ to ensure that the videos are high quality and on-brand

Live event support: - Live event support, both public facing and behind the scenes - Ensure live Q&A sessions are chaired and moderated during the event. - Support the speakers who are part of the Q&A sessions both before and during the Q&A - Organise logistical support for digital content delivery. This includes organising appropriate digital platforms for the Q&A sessions and ensuring all the resources required are in place for delivery

Digital asset creation for the Solutions Fair: - Work with key local organisations to help them produce engaging digital content - Assist the organisations with online promotion of the content - Ensure that the content produced is appropriately branded

Informal inquires could be addressed to Kirsten Russell (

We anticipate interviewing in the week beginning 2 November 2020

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5.5 months.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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Please quote reference PF24381 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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