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Communications: Visual Storyteller Regional Volunteer

  • Purpose
    Assist the Red Cross in delivering its mission by taking and sharing photos and/or video to showcase the Red Cross at work, both in disaster and non-disaster times.
  • Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with Communications Leadership to identify and carry out ways to tell the Red Cross story visually

    • Take photos and/or video at events, trainings and disasters in accordance with Red Cross brand standards

    • Capture portraits, candids and/or studio shots to tell the Red Cross story of service delivery

    • Cull, edit, caption and upload your photos/video to online sharing accounts; share select photos in a timely manner (typically same day or within 24 hours) with chapter/regional communications leadership and the social media team

    • Share photos/video on social media, when appropriate

    • Coordinate with chapter social media leads to share your team's videos and photos on social media or Red Cross sites.

    • Treat all clients, volunteers and partners with dignity and respect - always obtaining required photo releases.

    • Organize and deliver photo/video documentation, captions, quotes and photo releases. During Disasters:

    • Work with communications team to identify daily priorities to share visual story.

    • Deploy to the scene to seek out opportunities for photos/videos.

  • Time Commitment
    Typically 12-16 hours per month - flexible and dependent on individual projects and local disaster responses. May be 4-8 hours per day during disasters.
  • Qualifications
    • Willingness to take photos/video of non-disaster stories
    • Excellent photography/video techniques and abilities
    • Ability to upload photos/video to online sites
    • Ability to meet deadlines - often same day or within 24 hours
    • Ability to communicate in a friendly and engaging manner
    • Willingness to interview subjects to provide detailed caption information
    • Experience with social media a plus
    • Video editing a plus
Media Contact : Barby Clark
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