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The Futuro Media Group seeks a highly detailed, experienced Researcher to join our team in creating a multimedia project for our special productions department, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa. This is a grant supported contract position that is estimated to begin mid-November and end by August or September of 2021.
We are looking for someone with detailed research experience, clear communication and organization skills to produce and oversee all research related to a special multimedia project focused on issues of racial inequality in our communities.
The ideal candidate will possess a highly curious and tenacious quality. As we are a small shop, we are looking for a true team player: somebody who is capable of creative and critical thinking, an ability to see the “big picture” when planning, as well as someone who can roll up their sleeves and do all types of research-related tasks, including data, exploratory, descriptive and causal research while working in conjunction with the project’s production teams.
The Researcher for this special project will report to the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers.
The candidate should have extensive experience in digital, archive and person-to-person interview research to be used in production of video and podcast series as well as web and digital production.
The start date for the position will be November 16. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to UH_Contractors@futuromediagroup.org by November 13th.
The Futuro Media Group:
The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to telling stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Futuro Media produces Peabody Award winning Latino USA, the longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program; In The Thick, a political podcast from the perspective of journalists of color; Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet founded by Julio Ricardo Varela that reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts; and Futuro Studios, Futuro Media’s newest creative division, focusing on original podcasts and programming. Formerly, Futuro Media also produced PBS’s America By The Numbers and Humanizing America.
Main Job Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have: