UNHCR staff Kate Kakela meets with a group of displaced women in Thonyor, South Sudan’s Unity State.
UNHCR/Rocco Nuri
  • Sydney CBD location with hybrid work policy 
  • Competitive salary with salary packaging benefits
  • Full-time preferably, but part-time 4 days per week (30.4 hrs) will be considered 

Outline & Purpose of Role:

Australia for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner in Australia, raising awareness and funds to support UNHCR’s global emergency response to humanitarian crises. Established in 2000, Australia for UNHCR has raised more than $400m from individual donors, philanthropists and corporates. These funds have supported the delivery of emergency shelter, water and cash assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Australia for UNHCR also directly funds international projects that support longer-term care such as building schools, running livelihood programs and providing healthcare.

The Digital Video Editor works closely with other members of the Communications team. The primary focus of this role is to edit compelling videos for Australia for UNHCR’s social media pages, website, events and internal communications. This role is responsible for the management and filing of videos and photos. The successful candidate can also ideally shoot video.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Media and Communications Manager, the Digital Video Editor is responsible for:

  • Edit video content native to TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The ability to shoot these videos is also preferable.
  • Measure performance of social videos through analytics and produce content informed by this analysis.
  • Monitor the competitive social video landscape and identify trends in consumption in line with our brand, making recommendations for improvement
  • Edit and film video for events and fundraising communications
  • Source and edit video content from UNHCR global
  • Build relationships with UNHCR’s global team to ensure Australia for UNHCR’s best-performing videos reach a bigger audience
  • Work closely with other teams inside the organisation to create videos based on content requirements, such as World Refugee Day, fundraising eDMs, webinars and fundraising campaigns
  • Oversee and manage the Digital Assessment Management Platform, Bynder, ensuring that photos are brought in daily from Refugees Media and captioned correctly, expired photos are removed accordingly, and protocols established to optimise use of the platform
  • Ensure video files are stored, filed and shared online according to established guidelines

Working with People

  • To work with members of the content and communications team to provide consistent content and messaging across all platforms
  • Ability to work solo and as part of a team

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • Must be experienced in editing with Premiere Pro
  • 3 + years of experience in video editing
  • Experience in producing content for social media and understanding of social media trends
  • Understanding of social media video trends
  • Ability to respond to messaging needs and initiate video stories to effectively communicate them
  • Ability to shoot video
  • Experience in writing scripts for social videos
  • Video production experience in the humanitarian space
  • Familiar with After Effects and Photoshop
Personal Skills and Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills including ability to engage with senior stakeholders eg. Executive, Board members and senior UNHCR colleagues
  • Willingness to work as part of team
  • Ability to multi-task across a number of priorities
  • Acts with integrity, honesty and credibility
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Open, friendly and approachable
  • Demonstrated initiative and proactive approach

A full position description is available here

Australia for UNHCR embraces diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity. We recognise the value of a diverse workforce and the creation of inclusive workforce cultures. We welcome applications from people with diverse experiences and cultural backgrounds, including migrants and former refugees.

At A4U we are committed to ensuring a safe environment and culture for those with whom we come in contact during the course of our work, and activities, including children and vulnerable adults. Therefore, if successful, you will be required to comply with the A4U Safeguarding People policy and sign the A4U Safeguarding Code of Conduct. 

If you are eager to use your experience to help the world’s refugees, please send your resume together with a one-page cover letter outlining your skills and motivations, to [email protected] (with subject line: Digital Video Editor).  

Please apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed as they are received.