Digital Media Coordinator

Digital Media Coordinator

The Arctic Eider Society is looking for a Digital Media Coordinator to join our team and lead the creation of compelling videos for use on broadcast TV, social media, virtual conferences and to promote our SIKU app and services across multiple other channels.

The Arctic Eider Society, an Indigenous charity based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, has been embracing video and other cutting-edge interactive technology since our inception to facilitate Indigenous-driven solutions for thriving communities. In 2011, our 16x award-winning documentary feature film, People of a Feather, catalyzed our charity and continues to be a source of inspiration. We maintain a vast archive consisting of nearly 20 years worth of unique video and photos including underwater, time-lapse, and drone footage from the Arctic documenting Arctic sea ice, land use activities and impressive wildlife footage which has been used in notable projects such as BBC’s Frozen Planet.

We are looking for a Digital Media Coordinator to leverage these amazing assets to tell human stories showcasing and promoting SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network, our cutting-edge App and Web Platform made by and for Indigenous communities as well as Qikiqtait, the Belcher Islands Archipelago Protected and Conserved Area.

People of a Feather Trailer

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • Work alongside outreach team to create/edit short and medium-length videos to be used for promotional purposes, virtual conferences, workshops, TV and much more.
  • Keep Media Library Organized
    • Generate proxies
    • Tag photo
    • Keep files organized
  • Create, record, and edit screen captures and other motion graphics used to demonstrate how to use the SIKU app for users
  • Support other multimedia and design initiatives of the Arctic Eider Society
Example of a video showcasing the real-world benefits of the SIKU platform for Indigenous Communities and Projects

Experience

The ideal candidate has experience in many of the following areas:

  • Relevant experience in video editing
  • Self-directed and able to learn new apps quickly and create new workflows to solve the ever-evolving post-production needs of a dispersed team
  • Strong narrative communicator able to concisely and sensitively convey messaging to Indigenous communities
  • Able to accept and respond to feedback with flexibility and professionalism
  • Ability to scan through large media libraries and choose appropriate content for the project at hand
  • Adept at creating motion graphics to be used in video projects such as animating device frames, titles and screen-recordings
  • Intermediate sound mixing and colour correction skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to keep project files organized
  • Prior experience working with Northern Indigenous communities is an asset
  • Experience with the following tools
    • Adobe Premiere Pro – other editing tools such as Final Cut Pro, DaVinci resolve, Avid are helpful but not required
    • After Effects or other tools such as Motion, Fusion
    • Photoshop or other Adobe or Affinity graphic design tools
  • Fast, reliable internet for exchanging large video files
  • A computer capable of 4k video editing

Contract Details

  • Type: Full-time, Contract
  • Location: Remote/Work-from-home. The Arctic Eider Society is based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut and has over 10 years of experience working as a remote team from coast to coast to coast.
  • Duration: Long term contract with the understanding that if there is a good fit the contract would be renewed
  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Inclusion and Diversity: The Arctic Eider Society is a safe space to work and we encourage Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour and people of all genders, sexual identities and disabilities to apply for this position.

About SIKU

SIKU, the Indigenous Knowledge Social Network, is an iOS , Android and web app by and for Indigenous communities that facilitates Indigenous self-determination at scale by providing cutting-edge tools and services for ice safety, language preservation and weather.

SIKU Promotional Video (2019)

About the Arctic Eider Society

The Arctic Eider Society is an Indigenous technology charity based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada which facilitates Indigenous-driven solutions for thriving communities. We provide meaningful work, a small team, competitive compensation and flexible work arrangements to facilitate indigenous self-determination at scale.