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Researcher

We are looking to for  a researcher for our criminal justice virtual reality project.  You can learn more about the project at dayofemapthy.com.  You must be available to start on or around April 20. The position is full time for 1-2 months.  If you are interested, please complete the application below. 

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU

  • Passionate about the power of storytelling and excited about virtual reality

  • A strong instinct for a good story and characters

  • Ability to generate new ideas, accommodate other people’s ideas and be resourceful

  • Excellent written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Comfortable handling difficult subject matters in a compassionate and tactful manner

  • Relentless dedication to your work, unafraid to work fast and under deadline

  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule which may include nights and/or weekends

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct general background research, produce information and fact sheets for both internal and external use, including briefs and websites

  • Find interviewees for background information and/or to appear on camera.

  • Conduct pre-interviews to assess suitability of subject, check contributors' availability, and arrange for their appearance within time and budgetary limits and present options to Creative Director/Producers

  • Greet contributors and brief them before recording begins, support them as necessary.

  • Identify location requirements and assess locations for suitability and cost, taking various factors into account including the need for any permissions and licenses.

  • Identify and select suitable archive footage, still pictures or audio materials, within time and cost limits

  • Present all findings in clearly and concise format

  • Identify, negotiate fees for, and conclude copyright clearances and legal issues relating to all brought in materials used on shoots, including archive materials, intellectual property or music.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

  • Two to three years television, digital video, or film experience

  • Experience researching and booking for TV and/or film

  • Basic familiarity with criminal justice reform and virtual reality

  • Journalism background a plus


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