We’re seeking a talented filmmaker to produce a high-quality promotional video that effectively communicates the impact of our work. This video will be a key tool for creating brand awareness, and promoting our health journalism efforts.


  1. Project Planning:
    • Collaborate with the editorial team to understand the objectives, target audience, and key messages for the promotional video.
    • Develop a comprehensive project plan, including timelines, budgets, and resource requirements.
  2. Pre-Production:
    • Create a detailed script and storyboard for the video, outlining the visual and narrative elements.
    • Coordinate with Health-e News staff and contributors for interviews, testimonials, and on-location shoots.
  3. Filming:
    • Execute on-location and studio shoots, capturing interviews, b-roll footage, and other necessary visuals.
    • Ensure the highest quality of video and audio recording, including lighting, framing, and sound.
  4. Editing and Post-Production:
    • Edit and assemble raw footage into a coherent and engaging promotional video.
    • Incorporate music, voiceovers, and graphics as needed to enhance the video’s impact.
    • Ensure the video aligns with the organization’s branding and messaging.
  5. Review and Feedback:
    • Collaborate with the Health-e News team to review drafts and gather feedback for revisions.
    • Make necessary adjustments to meet project objectives and stakeholder expectations.
  6. Final Production:
    • Deliver a polished and final promotional video in multiple formats suitable for various distribution channels.
    • Ensure the video meets all technical and quality standards.
  7. Distribution and Promotion:
    • Assist in developing a distribution strategy for the video, including online platforms, social media, and email campaigns.
    • Provide support in promoting the video to the target audience.


  • Proven experience in video production, including shooting and editing.
  • Proficiency with video editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.).
  • Strong storytelling and creative skills to convey Health-e News’ mission and impact effectively.
  • Familiarity with promotional video production, including scriptwriting and storyboarding.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.

How to Apply: To apply for this contract position (November 2023-February 2024) please submit your resume, a portfolio or showreel showcasing your previous work, and a cover letter providing a brief outline of ideas for the video.

Preference will be given to candidates based in Johannesburg.

Application Deadline: 30 October 2023


  • Health-e News

    Health-e News is South Africa's dedicated health news service and home to OurHealth citizen journalism. Follow us on Twitter @HealtheNews