This position is located in the Radio and Television Section, United Nations Information Service, Geneva, Strategic Communications Division of the Department of Global Communications.
The Associate Public Information Officer (Webcast) reports to the Public Information Officer (Webcast).
The United Nations webcast broadcasts daily, live and on-demand video coverage of United Nations meetings and events at Headquarters and major United Nations conferences at the other locations worldwide. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Production and distribution (through the UN Web TV platform, and occasionally on other streaming platforms, as required) of daily live and on-demand Webcast coverage of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies public meetings, and of other priority events at the United Nations in Geneva, as determined by the Chief of Section. Assists the webcast team in the technical aspects of their work to ensure professional live and on-demand searchable multilingual webcast on mandated and priority meetings.
- Manages the editing of webcast video products in Adobe Premiere, archiving in the Media Asset Management Systems (MAMS) and the publishing/uploading of videos to the UN Web TV website, UN Channel on Youtube and to relevant Social Media Accounts.
- Assists in the liaison with clients and event organizers (the OHCHR Human Rights Treaties Division, and other UN Departments, Permanent Missions, etc.) to plan and produce the live and on-demand webcast coverage of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies public meetings and events. Coordinates activities with UNTV broadcast coverage on a daily basis, as needed, and liaises with UN Webcast Section at HQ on scheduling, billing and technical issues.
- Prepares statistical draft reports on global audience and usage; prepares budgets, scope of work analyses, and terms of reference, as required; prepares technical charts and workflow visualizations, as required.
- Assists in the training of new staff, consultants and interns in the use of webcast production software, including the UN Web TV video cloud platform and the MAMS video system.
- Participates in the management of the technical development of the UN Web TV website, including a Web video platform and Content Management System, the integration of UN Web TV website with the MAMS, mobile apps and other external systems.
- Contributes to the management of compatibility between video and metadata management systems.
- Assists with the configuration and set up of Webcast encoders for live streaming in multiple formats, including HTTP live streaming (HLS) for mobile devices.
- Participates in the production of creative video clips and infographics for news and promotional campaigns, as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Professionalism:Excellent technical knowledge of multilingual audio-visual production and distribution; knowledge of webcast coverage of large scale events in multiple languages, including experience in live scheduling, pre-production and post-production webcast work; knowledge on the use and operation of Media Asset Management Systems (MAMS); ability to edit videos; ability to analyse and address issues and problems; ability to apply technical expertise to resolve issues, particularly with webcast encoders; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Technological Awareness:Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required.
Experience with Content Management Systems is desirable.
Experience with streaming video technology and video editing is desirable.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN Official language is also desirabe.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.