Should I be worried/offended when someone pays me to write less? Nah, actually I’m very excited. As regular readers may have noticed, In recent years I’ve been inviting more guests onto the blog, but have always struggled to find the time and resources to do it properly. Now the Ford and Hewlett Foundations have kindly stumped up some funding to allow us to employ a half time person to work with me and our tech guru Amy Moran to diversify the range of voices on this blog and zap up our use of technology beyond my hopeless vlogs and slightly less hopeless (I think) podcasts. They might even find us some new cartoons……
Could that person be you, or someone you know? If so, read on. Here’s the blurb (application details here; deadline 16th December, so you’ve got to move fast):
‘The ‘From Poverty to Power blog’ is seeking to diversify and bring in more global views to help influence and shape international development debate and practice.
What we are looking for:
Thoughtfully provocative and passionate about debating poverty and injustice? We need you! You believe in diversity of voices about development that benefits everyone. You excel at social media and in-depth interviewing. You’re a mega-talented connector and can spot a good story where others don’t. Getting people to share their voices and wisdom gives you a kick. Making this heard by tens of thousands globally is what you live for.
We are looking for someone deeply committed to ensuring diverse global voices are heard widely and influence global development debates.
You have experience in editing, commissioning and creating different web formats (audio, written, video). You have a passion for finding a story and a keen eye for detail.
You can manage your own workload without close supervision and work independently on making decisions and problem solving on routine issues.
You are creative and innovative in your approach to finding and developing a story, thinking about different media types, with a sound knowledge of international development issues.
- Work closely with Duncan Green (Senior Strategic Adviser), to commission, interview and create blogs, podcasts and videos from the global south, with a view to contribute more diverse views to debates and discussions around international development.
- To work with the Digital Communications Manager (Amy Moran) to search/aggregate the best
international development content from around the web.
- To work with and implement new ideas for types of content/debates/discussions.
- To work with the Digital Communications Manager to create online surveys assessing audience engagement with the blog, and make recommendations for improved performance based on them.
- To assist in the experimentation of new online platforms and communities to extend the reach of the blogs/podcasts/videos and foster discussions outside of FP2P.’
Interested? If so, here’s the application form again. Deadline 16th December. Clock’s ticking.