Audiovisual Specialist

Please note that all YPFP New York staff positions are unpaid and on a volunteer basis. 

About YPFP

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing its members with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships they will need to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. YPFP is a dynamic, global, nonpartisan, non-profit organization with 10,000+ selected members around the world who work in all fields of international affairs. It was established in 2004, and is headquartered in Washington, DC, with branches in Brussels, London, and New York. YPFP is supported by around 150 volunteer staff members worldwide, for whom the leadership and management of a global NGO supplements their daytime career or graduate studies. 

About the Team

The Communications Team at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy New York (YPFP NY) is responsible for all matters related to internal and external communications, including:

  • Event promotion, coverage and follow-up

  • Website management

  • Advertisement and marketing to prospective new members

  • Content creation and marketing

  • Internal communications and knowledge management

The Team aims to use the latest tools, platforms and best practices to foster the vision and mission of YPFP, by ensuring effective and efficient sharing of information with, and provoking and fostering thought leadership and debate among internal audiences, members, stakeholders and the general public.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertakes and oversees YPFP audio-visual productions including;

    • Photography

    • Videography and live-streaming

    • Podcasting and live recordings of events

  • Works with the Editor in Chief and Social Media Specialist on the Editorial Calendar;

  • Maintains and expands relevant distribution channels for YPFP productions including e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Podcast platforms.

The Audiovisual Specialist will develop periodic trainings for all staff, particularly the Communications Team, to increase their skills related to audiovisual production techniques, methods and best practices.

In addition, the Audiovisual Specialist will take on his/her share of the overall team responsibilities including staffing and attending events and staff meetings.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of video, audio and photo production processes and formats

  • Good videography skills

  • Good knowledge of basic video editing; familiarity with Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere

  • Good knowledge of digital motion graphics and visual effects applications such as After Effects an important asset

  • Good knowledge of basic photo editing – familiarity with Photoshop and/or similar editing software – an important asset

  • Good knowledge of and interest in online distribution channels, including commercial channels

  • Interest or experience in foreign policy is a must

This position requires a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least a one-year commitment to the role. Please note that you are not required to be a YPFP member to apply, but you will be required to confirm membership to be accepted.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your up-to-date resumé and a cover letter (1000 words maximum), detailing your qualifications for the positions and your intentions and ideas should you be selected, tosimon.vanwoerden@ypfp.org under the subject “Application - Audiovisual Specialist”.