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Internships and Job opportunities
Podcast, Video, & Communications Editor
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is seeking a Podcast, Video & Communications Editor for a 6-month position as part of a project, ‘Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation’.
The project and what we are looking for:
The Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation is a project funded by Heritage Canada working on improving digital resiliency for Canadians. Before the pandemic, disinformation and misinformation online on a variety of subjects were already fracturing social cohesion and confidence in democratic processes and institutions. The COVID19 pandemic has worsened this problem and has greatly undermined the global public health response and safety of citizens worldwide. According to a Social Media Lab at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management online survey, an estimated 7 out of 10 Canadians will personally encounter misinformation online related to COVID-19. The objective is to educate Canadians on the difference between misinformation and disinformation, address metanarratives used by malevolent actors, and encourage critical thinking when engaging with online content.
As part of the project we will be producing a podcast and video series as well as a social media campaign to reach a wider audience. The deliverables will be released over a 6-month period and shared widely by MIGS and our partners.
The Podcast, Video & Communications Editor will be responsible for assisting with editing episodes of our podcast series on COVID disinformation, as well as several video interviews with a quick turnaround time. This will involve editing for sound quality and audio enhancements, adding theme song and introductory messages, formatting, and converting completed audio files to .mp3 for uploading. Other deliverables include reviewing communications content, assisting MIGS staff with the project’s social media campaign, and various other communications responsibilities.
The ideal candidate has taken courses on or has experience editing podcasts and video and is fluent in French and English.
The successful candidate will conduct approximately 67 hrs of work from November through the end of March and will be compensated at $18/hr.
2 November 2020
Please send a CV, a brief cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience, and related work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 October 2020.
We are often looking for interns. Please email us to inquire if positions are available
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provide assistance with administrative tasks and in organizing and planning meetings and events.
• Aid the Executive Director and Project coordinator in researching funding opportunities to expand MIGS’ current initiatives.
• Assist MIGS’ staff in preparing and drafting grant applications.
• Conduct research on potential speakers for workshops and events.
• Conduct research and compile information on MIGS’ related news and events.
• Compile MIGS’s newsletter
• Enrolled in a graduate-level university program in Montreal or possess a university degree in a field international relations, political science, business administration, and history or genocide studies.
Please send your CV to Marie Lamensch at email@example.com.
Human Rights Education Coordinator
Reporting to the Head of Education, the Human Rights Education Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of human rights public programming on issues related to the history of the Holocaust (genocide prevention, refugee rights, respect for diversity, etc.). They will also contribute to the Museum’s public positions on such topics.
Coordinate Human Rights committee meetings as well as events organized by the committee
Initiate and coordinate the Museum’s Youth Council
Research and write open letters, articles, briefs related to human rights issues and the history of
the Holocaust; sits on the Public Positions committee
Deliver training workshops and presentations related to human rights issues
Contribute to the Museum guides’ training
Develop and maintain partnerships with communities that are victims of genocide or crimes against
Strengthen networks and partnerships with other Montreal-based organizations focused on human
Contribute to the Museum’s programming and to the development of innovative pedagogical tools
Demonstrate leadership and promote the Museum’s human rights tools and materials
Produce a monthly press review on contemporary human rights issues
Produce research and contribute content for social media platforms on human rights-related issues
University degree in law, political science, international relations, social work or other relevant subject area
Strong research and writing skills; ability to communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences
Expertise related to human rights and social justice issues
Two years of relevant experience in the field of human rights and social justice
Experience coordinating and facilitating working groups, as well as networking
Demonstrated event organization and youth facilitation expérience
English/French bilingualism (both oral and written)
Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity, diplomacy
Ability to work both independently as well as part of the Museum team
The Montreal Holocaust Museum educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitising the public to the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. Through its Museum, its commemorative programs and educational initiatives, the Montreal Holocaust Museum promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.
Full-time position, including occasional evening and weekend work
Salary based on pay scale in effect and commensurate with experience and qualifications of the selected candidate
To apply: The Montreal Holocaust Museum encourages people who self-identify as members of minority groups to apply for this position. Please send your CV and cover letter by Friday November 27, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Job offer - Human Rights Education Coordinator” in the subject line.