Multimedia Officer

Washington D.C.
Jan 30, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
Full Time

Position: Multimedia Officer

Division: Communications

Location: Washington, DC

About IFES: As the global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES, advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies, to mature democracies.

Job Description: Support IFES’ Communications and Advocacy department through production of creative multimedia content. This individual will also maintain IFES’ social media presence. This is a mid-level role that reports directly to the Director of Communications and Advocacy.


  • Maintain photo database(s)
  • Produce multimedia content in various formats, including, but not limited to: videos, online photo galleries, photo exhibits, webcasts, podcasts, infographics, slide shows and PowerPoints
  • Manage video pre and post-production, scripting, camera work, webcasts, podcasts, and photography
  • Support audio and visual needs of events, website(s) and publications
  • Oversee annual photo contest
  • Utilize multimedia products for greater engagement of online audiences
  • Manage and maintain IFES’ social media presence
  • Manage online editorial calendar to ensure staff are producing targeted, high-quality content for the website and social media platforms
  • Proactively identify and pursue story ideas for online platforms
  • Manage the editorial process of IFES’ monthly e-newsletter, IFES Voice
  • Employ search engine optimization to improve IFES’ online presence and make recommendations on best practices for web writing and editing
  • Edit online content
  • Provide general administrative support to communications activities as needed


  • BFA/BS/BA from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
  • 4 year(s) of experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe Premier, Photoshop Final Cut Pro X and 7, SoundTrack Pro, and DVD Studio Pro
  • Effective communications skills and extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Impeccable writing and editing skills, with working knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media and online analytics
  • Ability to present concepts verbally

Applying: Applications will be accepted online only, through IFES’ website.  To apply, visit our careers page at Then follow the instructions to upload your resume and cover letter (in a single document) and answer prescreening questions.


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