Grow

Junior Creative, Video/Social Focus

Job Added: 31 January 2020
Applications Close: 28 February 2020
Level: Mid-Weight, Junior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: wearegrow.org

GROW is a new life skills education programme that engages young people with nature, nutrition and well being. Our current educational curriculum delivers sessions for Y7 and Y8 students in food and farming, nutrition, yoga, philosophical thinking, breath work, mental maintenance and more. Our programme aims to provide these kids with the resources and opportunities to help them reach their full potential. We believe when you are feeling good about yourself, you are much more likely to make positive choices in other areas of your life. We want to empower young people for a brighter, healthier and more sustainable future.

We are looking for a candidate with strong editing, photography and storytelling skills, who can utilise social media to create long lasting impact and document our Grow journey. Unlike some environmental movements that can be seen to be grounded in a fear narrative, we want to create inspiring and entertaining content to make it accessible and desirable for young people to engage with. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the narrative and voice of GROW. We are a young charity with a bold vision. We want to make waves, not ripples.


THE ROLE:

You will have a proven track record of using social media to create a consisent and engaging online presence. You are an ambitious, self-motivated and forward-thinking creative who has a passion for social impact and community projects.

This is a super creative role with lots of big picture thinking: how can we get these kids engaged and motivated to make positive, impactful choices in their lives? How can we inspire and get them thinking in new ways?

We have big plans for 2020 and we want to widen our reach to as many young people as possible. Alongside the Grow curriculum, we are planning a programme of creative workshops, events and collaborations. We want to document our story, in and outside of the classroom. Grow is a movement for young people and they should be the heroes of all our content.

Our long term aim is to roll out the GROW programme to schools nationwide: re-shaping the landscape of education, environmental consciousness, health and well being. We are inspiring young people to become a more informed, environmentally conscious and mindful generation. We want to promote new ways of seeing the world and new ways of thinking.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Creating and shooting original video and photographic content, to document the Grow journey, to be used on our social channels.

Building relationships and Interviewing students regularly.

Shoot and edit video content using IphoneX.

Push boundaries creatively and conceptually, experiment with new ways of working and delivering content. Keeping up-to-date with the latest digital/video trends.

Participate in regular company meetings.

Consider how we can evolve our online platforms into an educational resource - research case studies and projects that relate to our Grow pillars.


YOU:

A background in TV/film/photography/design.

A passion for sustainability, education and social impact.

Strong creative skills and an exceptional eye for detail.

Experience of photography and video production, including filming and editing. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, with proficiency in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

Experience using audio recording equipment and green screen. Knowledge of current photography and video editing apps.

Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise work schedules and meet deadlines.

Understanding of social media trends, have a strong interest of youth and digital culture.

Excellent communication skills: you are able to present ideas and take on feedback and creative direction. You have strong written skills and are happy to write captions.

Self motivated and able to work independently, as well as working collaboratively with the rest of the Grow team.

A desire to work in a school setting, engaging and involving our students in the creative process.

You will have a pro active and enthusiastic outlook to your work, with a desire to shape the narrative of Grow.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter, with a CV and examples of work to [email protected]

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those which are currently under-represented at GROW including BAME & disabled candidates.