Standards & Practices Contractor



The candidate will have a proven track record of standards and practices problem-solving, be a dependable collaborator, and have an understanding of both the media landscape and censorship process of their country including knowledge of the TV rating system and the digital content ecosystem. Responsibilities Establish a complete understanding of Standards & Practices to ensure that programs do not violate standards for mature content and that national and cultural sensitivities are considered Work with Standards & Practices team on reviewing funded news reports for accuracy, balance and fairness Establish a complete understanding of local TV ratings systems Provide feedback for original premises, scripts and cuts to development teams internally and creative teams externally Engage with internal and external stakeholders and experts, if necessary, on content issues Minimum Qualifications 2-3 years work experience in Standards & Practices, Journalism, Production, or censorship related roles for TV or Digital platforms Working knowledge of journalism ethics and best practices Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in the local and English languages Proven understanding of regional censorship practices for entertainment on TV and streaming services Knowledge and understanding of local customs and cultural characteristics Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve issues Negotiation skills with an ability to influence mutually agreeable outcomes Experience working with producers, cross-functional teams, colleagues and senior leadership Ability to spot issues, problem solve, and be able to apply attention to detail Ability to manage differing priorities while delivering high-level results Personal responsibility and commitment to his/her work, follow-through and accountability Willingness to address content issues relating to foul or derogatory language, sexual situations, nudity, violent and graphic images, etc. Preferred Qualifications Experience in day-of-air or long-form TV news production Working knowledge of TV broadcast and basic cable Standards & Practices, and the Parental Ratings Guidelines Knowledge of the intellectual property and rights management landscape Advanced degree in Public Policy, Tech Policy, Communications, Journalism or other related field Details Location: Anywhere in Australia, Remote (If the need be, we can house them at one of the FB offices; Sydney or Melbourne 10hrs to 20hrs per week) Duration: Approximately 6 months from start.

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16 Sep 2019


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