Visual Communications Officer


About EIA

The Environmental Investigation Agency has been at the forefront of efforts to combat environmental crime since 1984. EIA’s unique approach involves utilising undercover investigation techniques to expose environmental crime in three main areas; illegal trade in wildlife, smuggling of ozone-depleting chemicals and e-waste, and illegal logging and associated timber trade. EIA’s Forest Campaign works to reduce global deforestation and degradation by improving forest governance in producer countries and implementing demand side controls in major consuming markets.


Purpose of Post

The Visual Communications Officer will work as part of EIA’s Communications Department, but the role will involve close liaison with relevant staff in EIA’s Campaigns Department. A major focus of the position will be to support EIA’s Forest Campaign, especially capacity-building for civil society groups in East Asia, with assistance also being provided to the organisation’s other campaigns as required. Principal activities will include; training local NGOs in audiovisual skills; filming on location; editing short films; helping manage camera equipment; archiving of video footage and photographs.


Main Responsibilities

  • Training local NGOs in-country in visual documentation and editing skills
  • Filming on location as part of an EIA team
  • Editing short films in-house
  • Archiving video footage and photographs
  • Responding to media requests for footage and photographs
  • Helping manage camera equipment
  • Contribute to Communications Department planning
  • Assist in uploading visual content to EIA’s website  


Essential Requirements

  • Experience of camera work (film and photography)
  • Experience of film editing using Final Cut Pro
  • Ability to travel at short notice, including to potentially challenging environments
  • Strong English communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Affinity with the aims of EIA
  • Legal right to work in the UK


Desirable Skills

  • Able to deliver training in filming and editing
  • Experience of working with people from a variety of cultures and countries
  • Previous experience of filming in the field
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, especially tropical forest conservation
  • Working knowledge of  Microsoft Office package and experience of using social media


Terms and Conditions

Competitive Salary
Location: London, UK

Please fill out the application form here and return it to Bill Dishington, EIA Head of Operations, at by Monday, March 5, 2012.