In the era of divisive media and in a polarised political landscape, there is a need for a reliable and well researched information source about the contemporary issues of discrimination and human rights.
The innate human rights guaranteed to all UK residents under the national and international legislative framework must be promoted and upheld socially in the face of systematic political vigilantism.
We believe the way to achieve this is by improving access to reliable information that has the potential of empowering citizens to act against discrimination and become human rights advocates themselves.
We are currently recruiting team members who share are vision.
Please fill out Google application form at bit.ly/applyhria by Friday 8th October and we will get back to you the following week to inform you of the outcome!
We are recruiting for the following positions:
Researchers will be looking into human rights issues in the UK. We will set certain topics i.e. specific aspects of the government immigration policy and your role will be to produce a fully referenced report of your findings. We will provide a research skills session to those who would like additional support on developing their research skills. The reports you produce will be used for two purposes:
• to create the basis of our animated rights education videos (think TED ed)
• to contribute to the UN Universal Periodic Review report (we will run a session outlining what this is once candidates have been recruited)
Researchers will be held to a very high standard and all reports will be submitted for review to not only our editorial team but also various experts in the specific ares you will be researching.
Content writers will be in charge of creating a narrative for our animated videos. Remember, our goal is to create a source of reliable, accessible and, of course, engaging human rights education that empowers our viewers to not only act in defence of their own rights but to also encourages them to engage wider human rights concerns in a critical way. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate their creativity and their ability to write with flair and conviction.
This position is open to applicants with more substantive experience studying or working in human rights. This is a vital role in the project that will contribute significantly to ensuring that exceptionally high standards are maintained. You will be asked to review reports produced by the research team and also to approve our animated educational videos before publication. Occasionally, we would also ask you to help out in finding or suggesting experts who we could contact to peer review our content/research.
The animation team will be in charge of producing the animated videos and turning our narrative into a visual experience for our viewers. In terms of the style we would like, we have a few animation styles in mind however we will be guided by you and your skill set in deciding the final approach. It is important to remember that the aim of our project is to make our content accessible to all members of British society, including people who may have weaker English language skills. The animators are tasked with creating as much universality in our message as possible.
We hope to develop the project by creating our own application platform. We are keen to hear from applicants who have experience creating/working with apps and online design.