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[Closed] Job Opportunity: Cinemata Lead Curator

Cinemata Lead Curator

Join the EngageMedia team!

Our dynamic Asia-Pacific nonprofit is hiring a Cinemata Lead Curator (CLC) who will lead the Cinemata team’s work, managing content on the platform, fostering partnerships and collaborations, growing audience and memberships, and creating social impact through Cinemata.

The CLC oversees the day-to-day curation, editorial, and promotion of Cinemata videos. The CLC coordinates with the broader communications team to increase Cinemata’s public profile in the Asia-Pacific by pursuing partnerships with filmmakers, film festival curators, journalists, advocates, academics, and more.

The role requires significant networks, experience, and expertise in one or more of the following fields: filmmaking, film curation, film festival coordination, or other relevant fields. As Cinemata focuses on social and environmental films, experience with advocacy or social movements is preferred.

We are seeking candidates who align with our organisational goals of human rights, democracy, and the environment, and who have a background working with nonprofits. Extensive experience in working remotely and in multicultural settings is a big plus.

The position is full-time and open to anyone based in the Asia-Pacific. You’ll be working with an international team in an agile environment that prioritises a distributed work culture.

Applications are now closed.

Key Position Aims

  • Lead the daily curation of films on Cinemata
  • Manage the Cinemata editorial calendar
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with advocates, filmmakers, film curators, and other institutions working on short documentaries
  • Grow and manage Cinemata’s community of users
  • Promote Cinemata to new and mainstream media
  • Increase Cinemata’s exposure to various audiences


Video Curation, Solicitation, and Outreach

  • Collect and solicit new content for Cinemata.
  • Select, reject, and negotiate video submissions based on their adherence to the editorial standards.
  • Organise and manage Cinemata’s existing video archive.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure that video descriptions, synopses, and other information follow the Cinemata editorial policy and EngageMedia privacy policy.

Editorial Calendar Management

  • Ensure there are relevant and timely videos to be shared regularly.
  • Schedule content for featuring and promotion on Cinemata platforms.
  • Create video playlists based on emerging situations and regular occurrences (such as but not limited to holidays and thematic celebrations related to social and environmental issues. )

Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Introduce Cinemata to filmmakers, film curators, film festival organisers, journalists, media outlets, and other relevant audiences.
  • Foster new and existing partnerships and collaborations with these audiences.
  • Develop and improve EngageMedia’s and Cinemata’s systems and tools to better facilitate partnerships and collaborations.

Outreach and Engagement

  • Lead efforts to grow Cinemata’s user base.
  • Conduct outreach and engagement activities to ensure that Cinemata’s videos reach the widest (and most relevant) audiences.
  • Manage Cinemata’s community of filmmakers and audiences through various platforms, including but not limited to social media, public forums, and more.

Selection Criteria

Required Attributes

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of communications, particularly in video curation and/or production
  • Strong English communications skills (written and spoken)
  • Existing knowledge of and connections with filmmakers, video organisations, film festivals, and cultural institutions in the Asia-Pacific
  • Expertise in using media and technology for creating advocacy
  • Strong management and leadership skills and experience

Preferred Attributes

  • Experience in advocacy campaigning, particularly on social and environmental issues
  • Experience in managing online communities
  • Familiarity in the fundamentals of film and cinematic history, particularly in documentaries
  • Capacity to learn Cinemata platform management, as well as EngageMedia’s other tools
  • Familiarity working with multicultural and decentralised teams in virtual workspaces
  • A proactive and growth mindset
  • High-level organisational, interpersonal, and motivational skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, willingness to learn new things, build expertise, and develop new approaches
  • Ability to take on a variety of deadline-driven tasks with limited supervision


The position starts as soon as possible. An initial 12-month, full-time, contract will be offered, with annual extensions based on the completion of successful performance reviews.

The annual gross remuneration will approximately be between 20,000 and 25,000 USD, depending on skills, location, and experience.

The position includes the following benefits:

  • 4 weeks of holiday leave
  • 10 days sick and carer’s leave (with additional 5 days in case of COVID-19)
  • 11 days public holiday leave
  • 5 days bereavement leave
  • 18 weeks parental leave
  • 8 weeks paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of service
  • Monthly communications and equipment allowance
  • Health insurance subsidy
  • Personal and professional development allowance

Visa assistance may be provided by EngageMedia as needed, upon approval of management.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia uses the power of video, the Internet, and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist changemakers to challenge social injustice and environmental damage.

Our key activity areas are video for change, open and secure technology, and digital rights.

For more information, get to know the EngageMedia team and read about our remote and distributed work practices.

To Apply

Applications are now closed.