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Hospital Storyteller

CURE has an exceptional opportunity for a storyteller at its hospital in Uganda. The Storyteller's primary responsibilities involve the collection, authoring, and uploading of media to support the CUREkids Program, the Hero Program, as well as other communications meant for use on the Internet and in print both for the MSC and in support of the local hospital's marketing and donor support needs. The Storyteller is essentially the eyes and ears of CURE, documenting the lives of those the organization gets to serve.

This is a two-year assignment with the opportunity for renewal.

The Storyteller responsibilities are:

  • Document overall life and activity at the hospital.  Highlight staff, visitors, events, celebrations, spiritual outreaches, medical clinics and training through blogs, photo essays, video and social media posts.
  • Document the overall experience of children who are undergoing treatment at a CURE hospital.  
  • Gather basic information on patients including contact information, parent/guardian information, before/after photos, story and treatment dates as needed for local hospital donor reporting.
  • Each week, produce 2 publishable profiles for the CUREkids website which includes gathering this information: a) digital header photo of the child and child's condition b) contact information, parent/guardian information, before/after photos, story and treatment dates c) gather quotes from the child and/or from their parent(s)/guardian(s) to use in an initial paragraph-length story, intended to introduce supporters to the child
  • Provide status updates on each published child for every appointment he/she attends including:
    • Pictures and/or videos documenting his/her clinic visit and experience.
    • Updates on treatment schedules/rescheduling as it relates to the child.
    • An overall explanation of treatment progress and feedback from the parent/guardian/child on their experience and opportunities that the child now has because of healing.

Other Storyteller responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Spiritual Department and/or Child Mentor at the local hospital for spiritual content regarding the child or child's family that can be added in order to develop a holistic story during their stay and updates for the future.
  • Fulfill a role in supporting the marketing needs and donor support of the local hospital.
  • Provide communications support to the Advancement team including:
    • ​Quarterly hospital highlights
    • Quarterly spiritual highlights
  • Produce and deliver blog pieces, Photos of the Week, and content for social media to the Content Manager and Communication Manager.
  • Provide weekly status reports to the Content Manager.
  • Complete weekly check-in with the Executive Director and/or Spiritual Director at the local hospital in order to assess the hospital's marketing and/or donor support needs.
  • Participate in audio calls and monthly teleconference meetings as directed by the Content Manager.
  • Be an active participant in helping to host and represent CURE to individuals who visit the hospital.

Qualified candidates for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Photojournalism, Photography, Communications, Marketing or related degree, or equivalent amount of related experience.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience with photography, videography and photojournalism.
  • Experience with Internet social media tools including Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and email.
  • Experience using, or exposure to, Adobe Lightroom and Final Cut Pro X, or related software.
  • Experience using, or exposure to, Mac OS X.
  • Previous experience serving overseas preferred, but not required.
  • Passionate about the mission of CURE.  
  • Love for children and their families.
  • Comfortable working in a medical setting.
  • Advanced photography and video competence regarding DSLR cameras, lighting, composition, editing, etc.
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate in short-form for a western audience.
  • Written and spoken fluency with the English language.

In addition, all candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Faith, and will be required to agree with the declarations of the Statement of Faith in order to be considered for this position.

Please click the link to read our Statement of Faith.

Application Requirements:

  • A Wordpress.com blog, which includes the following embedded items, must be submitted with your application: 
    • A video of yourself explaining why you think you want to do this job
    • A photo essay of 10-12 images with appropriate captions
    • A video piece (no photos) between 2-3 minutes that documents anything, allowing your imagination to run free
    • The photo essay and video piece need to be shot with a DSLR set to manual mode.  For the self-video, any equipment may be used.
    • When completing the application, please have your Wordpress.com blog link ready to input into the appropriate application field    

This is a full-time, paid position that offers a modest salary with a comprehensive benefits package that may include health and life insurance, relocation assistance, retirement, housing, in-country transportation, and annual leave.  

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