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Careers with Diplomatic Courier – August 2016

THE COMPANY. Diplomatic Courier is a global affairs media network that connects global publics to leaders in international affairs, diplomacy, social good, and more. Diplomatic Courier’s network spans 180 countries and six continents. Readers can find us in print, online, mobile apps, video, and social media. Since our founding in 2006, Diplomatic Courier has made it a core mission to bring in the next generation of influencers, serving as the stage for young talent to spearhead their careers.

THE TEAM. Just like our audience, our team spans the globe. Journalists, correspondents, students, and scholars are only some of the titles that our contributors, editors, and photographers hold. We invite you to join our global team of business and marketing gurus as well as multi-media creatives.

OUR APPROACH. Our entire global team works in the Cloud. We want to pay for people’s work, not for bricks, mortar, and fancy coffee makers. We have a very flexible work environment with team members working from the location of their choice. We are driven by results, productivity, and collegiality. We don’t care about time-cards, Monday morning meetings, or office politics.

HOW TO APPLY. If our approach describes your work style, please send us a resume, a sample of your work, and a cover letter via email. Write the title of the position you are applying for on the subject line of your email and address all your communications to our Publisher, Ana C. Rold and via email to: info@diplomaticourier.org. Applications are due by August 19, 2016.


CONTRIBUTING EDITOR.
We are recruiting two Contributing Editors to work as Independent Contractors. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the editorial agenda
  • Researching/recruiting contributors and content
  • Communicating with team members & contributors
  • Promoting content to subject experts
  • Attending editorial meetings via Skype/Google+

Skills/Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media, English, History, Political Science, or International Affairs
  • At least 1-3 years’ work experience
  • Experience with WordPress Content Management System
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Interest in history, politics, culture, and current affairs
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Experience in editing and writing

 
VIDEO EDITOR.
We are recruiting one Video Editor as an Independent Contractor who will create sophisticated animated pieces and compelling live-action narratives. This team member will provide a variety of refreshing video solutions, will draft storyboards, and create style guides for new projects. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce videos using original motion graphics, composite animation, and editing
  • Design and create various graphic content to be used in print-materials or video
  • Develop and create presentation visuals for presentations
  • Follow established Diplomatic Courier production and time-tracking processes
  • Research and help implement new ways to keep Diplomatic Courier’s video efficient
  • Travel for on-location editing and events

Skills/Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge and experience in Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Sound Design, After Effects Illustrator
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Video, Film Production, Media or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in a fast-paced production environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines
  • Organized and detailed oriented

 
MULTIMEDIA INTERNS.
We are recruiting two Multimedia Interns to volunteer with us in the Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing script and narrative for video and podcast news/editorial content
  • Producing editorial content via video, podcast, or infographics
  • Attending editorial meetings via Skype/Google+

Skills/Qualifications include:

  • Experience in multimedia production such as video and podcast
  • Experience or knowledge of Premiere Pro or other film editing software
  • Degree or working towards a degree in Video, Film Production, Media,
    or equivalent work experience
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Interest in history, politics, culture, and current affairs
  • Work hard and produce results
  • Independent and self-motivated 
 

 
MARKETING/BUSINESS INTERN.
We are recruiting one Marketing and Business Intern to volunteer with us in the Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with conceiving and writing marketing and email campaigns
  • Researching and identifying thought leaders such as bloggers, professors,
    and other subject experts in the topics we cover and write about
  • Assisting with social media marketing
  • Assisting with event promotional materials and marketing

Skills/Qualifications include:

  • Working towards a degree in Communications, Business, or Marketing
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Understanding social media and marketing strategies
  • Interest in history, politics, culture, and current affairs
  • Work hard and produce results
  • Independent and self-motivated

 

EVENTS/RESEARCH INTERN. We are recruiting two Events/Research Interns to volunteer with us in the Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and identifying thought leaders such as policy, media (traditional and non-traditional) professors, and other subject experts in the topics we cover and write about
  • Assisting with inviting the above people to special events
  • Assisting with traditional and social media marketing
  • Assisting with news advisories, press releases, and blogs
  • Other projects as required

Skills/Qualifications include:

  • Working towards a degree in Media/Communications, English, History, Political Science, Government, or International Affairs
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Understanding of social media
  • Interest in history, politics, culture, and current affairs
  • Work hard and produce results
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Added bonus: Knowledge of Turkey, Middle East, Global Health, and other timely current events