Videographer / Field Researcher

Environmental Justice Foundation

£32,000 - £36,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 28th September 2018   3 days left

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Environmental Justice Foundation’s dynamic team as a Videographer/Field Researcher, with a focus on investigations and evidence gathering. This role will work across all of EJF’s campaigns to gather the visual materials that underpin and support our campaigns and advocacy work. It is a unique opportunity to work with an international leader in environmental protection and human rights.

This is a creative and challenging role that demands proven experience and skills to deliver on ambitious plans. You will be working with the Film Unit and Campaigns teams and should have experience producing high quality visual content, working with sensitive subjects and anonymous sources. Good investigative and research skills, determination, and a strong sense of journalistic ethics are critical skills.

The successful candidate must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time and be willing to take direction and shoot for the edit according to prescribed needs and within tight time-scales. The candidate must be able to travel, sometimes for extended periods and at short notice – opportunities for overseas travel will depend on the successful candidate’s experience.

A proven track record in the following is required:

  • Shooting video and stills to a professional standard on DSLRs and Digital Cinema Cameras on location
  • In-depth field based research or investigations experience
  • Management of sensitive digital assets
  • Documentary/journalistic experience
  • Experience cultivating and interviewing primary sources
  • The capacity to develop leads for new investigations

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Foreign languages
  • Social media management/experience
  • Experience of filming at sea
  • Experience working undercover

Applications: CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 28 September 2018.

Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, fair and equal treatment within the workplace.


  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Generous holiday entitlement 28 days per year (including 8 bank holidays), rising by 2 days for each year of service and extended leave at Christmas, and 1 personal day
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Home working 1 day per week (following successful completion of probationary period)

About EJF:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to Protect People and Planet.

We believe environmental security is a human right.

EJF investigates and campaigns to protect our natural world, and with it, the communities most dependent upon it. We work at the grassroots, with environmental and human rights activists who are working to expose threats to the local environment and to build sustainable futures. Our investigations and the evidence we gather are presented to the very highest levels of decision taking, amongst policy makers in governments and private industry and to opinion formers including international media and the wider public

EJF works to end illegal and unsustainable fishing and the use of slavery in fisheries, protect our global climate and defend climate refugees, and eradicate the use of hazardous chemical pesticides and plastic pollution.

Registered charity no. 1088128

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