LondonFuse is hiring a videographer and researcher/writer for…

London, Ontario Heritage Micro-Documentaries:

Through funding from the Community Heritage Investment Program (CHIP), we’re embarking on a very exciting endeavour: London Heritage Micro-Documentaries! This series includes five fully produced videos featuring five different aspects of Forest City history. Through this project, we will be exploring London’s built heritage, and the stories behind them – granting people a street-level appreciation of the city’s varied architecture with input from experts, historians, organizations, and everyday people.

Through social media, the internet, and two screening events, we will bring these elements of London’s heritage to life while offering an in-depth and educational view of the Forest City’s past… and present!

Our goal is to expose Londoners to the rich cultural fabric of the city’s built history, and foster a deeper appreciation of local heritage and a connection to community, in a way that also allows LondonFuse to cement its place as a go-to for heritage content.

For this project, we will be hiring two (2) contracted positions: a videographer and a researcher/writer. Find details for each position below.

VIDEOGRAPHER

In this position, you will be responsible for shooting and editing five (5) short videos (5-7 minutes) and one series teaser/trailer (2-3 minutes). These videos will pertain to London’s built heritage and the stories behind some of the many incredible structures in this city. Working with the researcher/writer, you will determine the overarching subjects for the 5 videos as well as the artist, historians, and public figures to be interviewed.

The videographer will be paid a flat rate per video and the time for planning, shooting, and editing will span from June until late November 2018.

Primary duties include:

  • Solidifying 5 video topics with the researcher/writer
  • Shooting and editing 1 teaser and 5 micro-documentaries in the timeframe provided
  • Other duties as assigned if necessary

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in video storytelling/video publishing for the internet
  • Intermediate knowledge of Premier (and other Adobe Suite programs)
  • Skilled in using Canon DSLRs, particularly Canon 60Ds
  • A passion for local history and immense interest in storytelling
  • Works efficiently individually and on a team
  • Comfortable to work in an office and off site

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter along with at least two (2) examples of past video work (links preferred) to:

Nicki Borland, Executive Director at nicki@londonfuse.ca by Wed. May 30, 2018    

Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line of your email.

RESEARCHER/WRITER

In this position, you’ll be responsible for helping to solidify the 5 overarching, heritage-based topics for each video. In addition, you’ll be responsible for researching said topics as well writing the scripts/interview questions for each. As well, you will help write, and publish promotional materials for the Micro-Doc series to aid in promoting their release and final screening event.

The researcher/writer will be paid a flat rate per video and the time for planning, researching, shooting, and promo will span from June until late November 2018.

Primary duties include:

  • Solidifying 5 video topics with the videographer
  • Thoroughly researching chosen topics in the timeframe provided
  • Writing scripts/interview questions for each video
  • Helping with promotional materials
  • Interviewing individuals/groups featured for each video
  • Other duties as assigned if necessary

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in written storytelling/publishing for the internet as well as research practices
  • Intermediate experience in writing
  • A passion for local history and immense interest in storytelling
  • Working efficiently individually and on a team
  • Comfortable to work in an office and off-site

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter along with at least two (2) examples of past video work (links preferred) to:

Nicki Borland, Executive Director at nicki@londonfuse.ca by Wed. May 30, 2018.     

Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line of your email.

A little about LondonFuse:

LondonFuse promotes arts, culture and heritage in London, Ontario. We tell local stories, promote local events and love local music and history. Our contributor program offers volunteers media training and mentorship in a fun and accepting environment.

We’ve been covering all things arts and culture online since 2010, and added our own print publication, Short Fuse, in 2016.

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates of all shapes, sizes, abilities, colours, creeds, and orientations. Our Bathurst Street office is not fully accessible, however, we are happy to meet off-site to accommodate applicants with mobility barriers.

These positions were made possible by the Community Heritage Investment Program (CHIP) through the London Heritage Council and the City of London.

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