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Photographer and Videographer Consultants

Job Title: Part-time Photographer and Videographer

Period: 1 year

About WRI Indonesia

WRI Indonesia is a national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI employs three approaches, namely: Count It, Change It, Scale It.

WRI works with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country focusing on forests and land use governance, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include climate, energy, as well as cities and transportation programs.

WRI Indonesia is seeking for a part time Photographer and Videographer Consultant with excellent skill in photography and video taking. This person reports directly to Peatland Restoration Project Manager and One Map Initiative Manager and will work under coordination with the communications team.


As a part of its restoration and sustainable land use work, WRI Indonesia is set to conduct programme and research activities which include field visit, interview, focus group discussions and observations in Riau, South Sumatra, Papua and West Papua. WRI Indonesia seeks to document such activities and events and would like to select two to three photographers who will work with WRI Indonesia, as required, to visit projects and provide photographic coverage, b-roll footage and video footage of WRI Indonesia-related activities in digital format.

Scope of Work

Under the guidance of WRI Indonesia, the Consultant will work closely with programme colleagues and the communications team to perform the following tasks:

  • To provide digital photographic coverage, b-roll footage and video footage of WRI Indonesia’s research activities and events for use in publications, promotional materials, online channels, campaigns and others.

  • To take photos, b-roll footage and video footage in several areas in Indonesia according to the needs of WRI Indonesia.

  • To keep all digital images, b-roll footage and video footage for final edit and selection by WRI Indonesia.

  • With regard to photo taking as well as b-roll and video recording, the Consultant will:

  • Provide high quality and resolution photos, b-roll footage and video footage

  • Capture and emotionally express the core elements of the situation assigned for coverage

  • Cover a range of activities and human faces

  • Capture landscape view using drones, when needed, to reflect the context of spatial boundaries, spatial conflicts and large-scale environmental damage/degradation, if any.

  • Provide different visual perspectives (close-up, medium range, long distance) in both horizontal and vertical formats

  • Supply complete caption information imbedded in word document. The document should list all files’ names along with caption information for each file name. Caption information should consist of: date, place (including whether the location is a village, district, province etc), subject names and age, and brief description of the situation photographed.

  • In the case of capturing children under the age of 18, the Consultant needs to submit subject release forms (provided by WRI Indonesia) signed by parents or legal guardians of the children.

  • As needed, collaborate with WRI Indonesia communication team to construct storyboard, support editing and production of targeted communication products based on photos, b-roll footage and video footage produced.

  • To use own professional photographic and video equipment as well as a range of accessories.

  • To submit all digital images, b-roll footage and video footage together with complete caption information and photography subject release forms to WRI Indonesia in a maximum one-week time.


  • For research and field activities, the Consultant must provide a minimum of 100 digital images and 20 b-roll/video footage in high resolution per day.

  • The sets of digital images, b-roll footage and video footage will be delivered on CDs and/or DVDs together with caption information and photography subject release forms to WRI Indonesia office.

  • The digital images, b-roll footage and video footage should also be emailed to WRI Indonesia via Dropbox/One Drive/Google Drive.

  • Other products as required on a case by case basis regarding construction of storyboard, editing support and/or production of targeted communication products.

Credit of Digital Images & B-roll and Video Footage

  • Photographers/videographers have the right to be credited, implying that their name should accompany all originals and reproductions of their work.

Support from WRI Indonesia

  • WRI Indonesia will prepare contextual brief on any field visit and/or events as guidance for photos and video footages.

  • WRI Indonesia will undertake all the necessary travel arrangements.

  • Assistance in acquiring access to specific locations in the form of a letter confirming that the photographer is on an assignment commissioned by WRI Indonesia.


  • Minimum diploma in photography and/or journalism or related fields or 2-3 years’ experience in photography and videography in lieu of academic qualifications.

  • Previous experience in taking environment-related photos and videos and creating environment-related communication products based on photos and video footage is preferred

  • High level of creativity and initiative

  • Strong communication skills with fluency in written and spoken Indonesian and English

  • Ability to work with different teams, conduct field travel and deliver to deadlines.


Please submit your (1) digital images, b-roll footage and video footage sample; (2) relevant portfolio; and (3) referees to by July 19, 2017.

Fee and Benefits

  • Fee will be paid per output as per the agreed rates.

  • The Consultant will be expected to work from home, with occasional meetings in WRI Indonesia office in Jakarta

Starting Date: 7 August 2017

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