Podcast, Video, & Communications Editor

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is seeking a Podcast, Video & Communications Editor for a 6-month position as part of a project, ‘Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation’.

The project and what we are looking for:
The Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation is a project funded by Heritage Canada working on improving digital resiliency for Canadians. Before the pandemic, disinformation and misinformation online on a variety of subjects were already fracturing social cohesion and confidence in democratic processes and institutions. The COVID19 pandemic has worsened this problem and has greatly undermined the global public health response and safety of citizens worldwide. According to a Social Media Lab at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management online survey, an estimated 7 out of 10 Canadians will personally encounter misinformation online related to COVID-19. The objective is to educate Canadians on the difference between misinformation and disinformation, address metanarratives used by malevolent actors, and encourage critical thinking when engaging with online content.

As part of the project we will be producing a podcast and video series as well as a social media campaign to reach a wider audience. The deliverables will be released over a 6-month period and shared widely by MIGS and our partners.

Job Requirements:
The Podcast, Video & Communications Editor will be responsible for assisting with editing episodes of our podcast series on COVID disinformation, as well as several video interviews with a quick turnaround time. This will involve editing for sound quality and audio enhancements, adding theme song and introductory messages, formatting, and converting completed audio files to .mp3 for uploading. Other deliverables include reviewing communications content, assisting MIGS staff with the project’s social media campaign, and various other communications responsibilities.

The ideal candidate has taken courses on or has experience editing podcasts and video and is fluent in French and English.

The successful candidate will conduct approximately 67 hrs of work from November through the end of March and will be compensated at $18/hr.

Start Date:
2 November 2020

Application Information:
Please send a CV, a brief cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience, and related work samples to by 21 October 2020.