World Press Photo: Content Creator

World Press Photo in Amsterdam is looking for a Content Creator Communications team for 32 to 40 hours per week | Vacancy for a Paid Position, Fulltime, Parttime | Deadline: 06-12-2022



The World Press Photo Foundation believes in the power of showing and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories. Our purpose is to connect the world to the stories that matter.

For six decades, the World Press Photo Foundation has been working from its home in Amsterdam as an independent, nonprofit organization. In that time, the world has changed continuously, and new developments in the media and technology have transformed journalism and photography. Our mission has expanded, and we draw on our experience to guide photojournalists, documentary photographers, and audiences around the world through this challenging and exciting landscape.

Our annual contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Last year, we launched a new strategy and are now implementing a regional model to all our activities in order to better represent the ‘world’. The contest is now organized into six regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America and Southeast Asia and Oceania – and entries are reviewed by independent regional and global juries. The winning stories are shared with an online community of over 2.5 million people, in the yearbook and our traveling exhibition, which was showcased in 66 locations in 29 different countries last year.

The World Press Photo Foundation is currently looking for a junior

Content Creator Communications team

32 to 40 hours per week / 0,8 to 1 fte

You will help bring the maximum amount of attention to the winning stories from around the world – as well as help educate audiences in visual literacy, defend freedom of speech, and promote the multiplicity of voices needing to be heard in our increasingly connected world.

Each year, the announcement of our contest’s winners brings a massive attention spike. Our annual exhibition, presenting the results of the contest, then premieres in Amsterdam in April before beginning its worldwide tour. The winning photographers of our contest are later invited to an event here in Amsterdam. We collaborate with these photographers and others to bring stories that matter to people via our online channels. We also help with fundraising, promote visual literacy, and are responsible for the captions that go with all the images. And you will get to be part of all of this.

You will report to the director of Communications, and be part of a Communications team of six. We work with a lot of independence, but also a lot of helpful collaboration.

Primary responsibilities

  • Producing, writing and posting content across the channels we work on with a focus on social media and other owned channels.
  • Improving our reach and engagement with key audiences.
  • Responding to inquiries from media, public, photographers, and partners.
  • Producing creative assets for use by exhibition partners and others.

Depending on your skill set, the role could also involve:

  • Proactive media and partner outreach.
  • Copy editing / proofreading.
  • Managing projects (such as developing new landing pages, graphics, or social content types).
  • Analytics and monitoring.
  • Managing contact lists.
  • Captions and exhibitions content.
  • Sending and creating press releases.

Key qualifications

  • Professional written English for public content – You are probably a native speaker or fluent at C1 level or better. You can write in a style that matches our brand and is engaging for key audiences.
  • A relevant degree (or equivalent work experience) and 1 – 3 years of relevant professional work experience (including internships).
  • Solid understanding of social media platforms and best practices.
  • At least basic graphic editing skills.
  • Familiarity with programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or similar.
  • Quick worker with attention to detail.
  • Experience working in an international and multicultural environment and sensitivity to inclusivity and equality.

Optional qualifications (we expect you to meet two or three of these)

  • Able to write professionally in French, Spanish, Arabic, or Dutch.
  • Experience working with journalists, and pitching media stories.
  • Experience in the photography, documentary, photojournalism, events and/or cultural sectors.
  • Video or multimedia production knowledge (at least basic).
  • Knowledge of marketing, fundraising, user journeys and/or lead generation.
  • Have used a CRM, mass emailing tool, and / or CMS.

What we can offer
We offer a key role in the communications team with a variety of tasks and responsibilities in a dynamic working atmosphere. You will work in a highly purpose-driven environment at the heart of the organization. This role reports directly to the Communications Director. The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam. The total staff of the organization is 26.

We would like you to start as soon as practical (no later than end of January) with a one-year contract. Working hours are 32-40 hours per week. During the contest season from February through April, the workload is very high and comes with over hours, which can be compensated for later in the year. We currently offer the opportunity to work hybrid from office and home, with two or more days a week at the office.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications that can make the organization a better reflection of society.

This position is at the moment only open to EU citizens or individuals with an existing valid work permit for the EU.

Interested?
Please respond before 6 December 2022 by filling in the application form, including work samples (social posts, articles, visuals, videos, etc – whatever shows your skills, especially writing), then submit both your CV (no photos of yourself please) and a letter of motivation in English as a .pdf document (maximum 2 pages). Please be available for a practical test anytime 9-11 December. You can start your application by clicking the button ‘Apply now’. For questions, please contact Andrew Davies (Communications director) via communications@worldpressphoto.org.

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More information about the organisation: see our website.