Camera Operator and Video Editor Consultant CLOSED

Communications, Outreach & Engagement Team

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Lima, Peru; and Bonn, Germany.

CIFOR is looking for

Camera Operator and Video Editor Consultant


COE is tweaking its content strategy to allow for more video production as a means to promote CIFOR’s research. In order to meet this aim, CIFOR is recruiting a Cameraman/Video Editor to film, edit, upload and document video content, whether that be reporting from the field or event coverage (conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.). The rapid editing of video while maintaining high output quality has become crucial in supporting CIFOR’s Forests News platform and corporate products for its donors. CIFOR is looking for an energetic and dynamic individual who thrives on working in a start-up, fast growing environment.

The Cameraman and Video Editor Consultant will shoot and edit all aspects of news coverage for the COE team, with some work-related travel needed to film research and policy work done by CIFOR’s scientists.
The Consultant will have experience with High Definition cameras, drones, mini-cams, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier editing software, and be familiar with social media video tools (Facebook Live, Instagram, Periscope, etc.).

Reporting to the Video Coordinator, the Consultant will edit video footage on a tight deadline. During the editing process, there will be a process of review and revision to ensure maximum quality output. Output video is generally uploaded to CIFOR’s YouTube channel, then integrated into CIFOR’s Forests News platform and onto CIFOR’s social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter).

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include
  • Edit traditional TV packages (4–5 minutes), as well as shorter versions (30 seconds) for distribution on social media and other video content as requested.
  • Receive video in any format from CIFOR’s partners and scientists and convert it to a useable format to be integrated into CIFOR’s online video banks.
  • Create and integrate captions and motion graphic elements into videos.
  • Assist with the dubbing/voice-over process for videos.
  • Set up and film live shots (with proper lighting) at field sites and events.

Education, knowledge and experience

• professional videographer with experience of both filming and editing
• proficient in editing using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro software
• familiar with all the major kinds of video formats, and in converting and exporting these formats
• proficient in using motion graphics, such as Adobe After Effect.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

• ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
• strong client service approach
• passion for excellence
• creative, self-motivated with out-of-the-box thinking, as COE is moving away from traditional video packages to explore more modern formats such as AJ+, Facebook Live, Periscope, etc.

Terms and Conditions

• This is a Consultancy position.
• CIFOR offers competitive remuneration, commensurate with skills and experience.
• The duty station will be at CIFOR HQ in Bogor, Indonesia with expected work-related travel.

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To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at:

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Application process

The application deadline is 31 Mar-2020
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.