jobs 2018-10-02T11:24:11+00:00

Jobs

Want to join the WildEarth team? Keep an eye on our vacancies below. Our team is constantly growing and we always love to hear from wildlife obsessed presenters, producers, directors, camera operators and technicians.

Available jobs are always listed below and we’d love to hear from you. If you don’t see the job you’re looking for, feel free to send your CV and covering letter to vt.ht1545210397raedl1545210397iw@sb1545210397oj1545210397 so we can contact you next time we’re recruiting.

Presenter Field Guide for Wildearth Media – Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Position – Presenter/Field Guide

Available – Immediately, for permanent employment

Location – Djuma, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Salary – R21 000 to R27 000 gross per month [negotiable] depending on qualifications and experience

About WildEarth

Wildearth is a media company that produces live wildlife content for clients such as National Geographic and the SABC. Our camp is located on the borders of the Kruger National Park in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

This is the location of our camp – [https://goo.gl/maps/Z35gbVsW3Kw]

Skills:

A Presenter Field Guide, is responsible for conducting authentic, guided wilderness experiences to television and internet audiences for our safariLIVE product. SafariLIVE is a combination of live game drives and walks broadcast on various social media platforms and television. The Presenter Field Guide speaks to the audience through a camera mounted on a game drive vehicle or carried on the walk.  Each show consists of at least three other Presenter/ Camera teams and can originate from multiple countries. Viewers ask questions in real time through twitter and other social media platforms.

Wildearth Presenters are qualified field guides with extensive game drive and walk experience. Instead of talking to guests, the Presenter Field Guide speaks to thousands of people at a time through a camera. The shows are 100% live and unedited.

We are constantly looking for great guides to join our team. Successful applicants will also conduct game drives and walks for our two daily shows.

Experience, qualifications and attributes required:

  • At least three years experience as a commercial field guide for a reputable safari operator.
  • Field guide training and guide team management experience is valuable
  • Excellent spoken English
  • Excellent knowledge of local fauna, flora and culture
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid First Aid Level 1
  • Field Guide, FGASA L1 Qualification or an equivalent as a minimum requirement
  • Off-road driving experience in 4×4 vehicles
  • A passion for nature, animals, conservation and the environment
  • A passion for performing and communicating to people
  • Basic computer literacy
  • General vehicle maintenance knowledge
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Excellent personal organisation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills
  • Sense of ownership, personal accountability and pride for all work agreed upon
  • Excellent time keeping ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible attitude
  • A sense of fun
  • Well-groomed and a good sense of personal hygiene
  • Adherence to all safety and conservation policies and procedures prescribed by the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Djuma and Wildearth.

Candidates meeting the above mentioned criteria and interested in the position should email vt.ht1545210397raedl1545210397iw@se1545210397maj1545210397 including the following information

  • A CV of no more than two pages long
  • A letter of motivation no more than one page long
  • A jpeg profile picture of yourself
  • A short [2-5min] unedited video of you presenting something you find interesting to a camera. This can be filmed on a mobile phone, uploaded to Youtube and the link can be added to your letter of motivation

Successful candidates will be contacted directly.

Mara​ ​Kutalii​ ​-​ ​Mara​ ​Camp​ ​-​ ​Field​ ​Guide​ ​Position

Available​ ​-​ ​Immediately
Salary​ ​-​ ​Kes​ ​70​ ​000​ ​to​ ​130​ ​000​ ​gross​ ​per​ ​month​ ​[negotiable]​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​qualifications
and​ ​experience.

Mara Kutalii, is a Kenyan registered company operating in the telemedia industry producing live wildlife content for clients such as National
Geographic. Our camp is located on the borders of the world famous Mara Triangle Game Reserve [https://goo.gl/maps/KXPaUe92skB2]. We run a 26 bed staff camp operating all year 24 hours a day.

Skills/Requirements:

A Field Guide, is responsible for the natural and cultural interpretation requirements of our safariLIVE product. safariLIVE is essentially a live game drive which people stream from around the world. Our presenters are all experienced, qualified Field Guides who instead of talking to guests, present to camera. It is all 100% live and unedited. Each show consists of at least three feeds and can originate from multiple countries. Then we also produce live TV specials for Nat Geo Wild – we did an eight week series in July and August and the next TV series will be in January and February 2018. These will be hosted in the Mara and from the northern Sabi Sand. All of these shows are live and viewers ask questions in real time. The position can be filled by a qualified, experienced Field Guide. Previous experience as a commercial field guide for a reputable safari operator is highly preferable whilst field guide training experience and guide team management, are all valuable. For an example of the type of guiding experience we deliver – please search for ‘safarilive’ on your social media platform of choice or, search for us on YouTube. Candidates​ ​meeting​ ​the below​ ​mentioned​ ​criteria​ ​should​ ​email​ ​their​ ​CV​ ​containing relevant​ ​information,​ ​a​ ​cover​ ​letter​ ​motivating​ ​their​ ​application​ ​and​ ​a​ ​.jpeg​ ​profile​ picture to​ ​vt.ht1545210397raedl1545210397iw@sb1545210397oj1545210397

We need the following from a candidate for this position:

● A Kenyan Citizen
● Valid Driver’s License with the legal permits and insurances as required by Kenyan law
● Valid First Aid Level 1
● Minimum of 3 years’ experience guiding in 5 Star Establishments
● General knowledge of legal implications of being a Field Guide
● Field Guide, Silver Qualification as a minimum requirement
● Registered with the relevant Field Guiding Authorities
● Off-road driving in 4×4 vehicles
● A passion for nature, animals, conservation and the environment
● A passion for performing in front of people and creating a holistic experience, imparting knowledge about the bush
● Basic computer knowledge
● General vehicle maintenance knowledge
● Good command of the English language, written and spoken
● Vigour, able to cope under pressure
● Excellent organisational and planning skills
● Hands-on approach
● Excellent communicator
● Sensitive to cultural issues/ patient with colleagues
● Excellent social and interpersonal skills
● Sense of ownership and pride for the viewer experience
● Attention to detail
● Flexible attitude
● Able to interact with viewers and behave appropriately
● Highly sociable and confident when meeting new people and able to entertain/host
● A sense of fun
● Well-groomed and a good sense of personal hygiene
● Adhere to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, its associated game reserves and conservancies game drive policies and procedures.

There are no vacancies at this time. Send an email to vt.ht1545210397raedl1545210397iw@sb1545210397oj1545210397 for further enquiries.

Assistant Producer to create wildlife content for TV and social – based in the Maasai Mara National Park.

We are looking for a bright and ambitious Assistant Producer to join our dynamic team of LIVE wildlife filmmakers.

You will be responsible for reviewing and developing our wildlife shows, sourcing footage from our archives, building narratives, helping with administration, creating short form content  and more.

The job will be based in the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.

This will be a six month contract. You will work six weeks on and two week off across the six months.

Requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant field [e.g. film, media, communications, etc.]
  • Some former television experience.
  • A passion for wildlife and being in the wild.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines and be able to handle pressure well
  • Organised, self motivated and able to solve problems.

Salary based on experience ranging from 180K – 200K KES a month.

All food, travel and accommodation paid for.

Submit CVs and cover letter to *protected email* by October 8th 2019

1. On Site Support Engineer

About the Position

We are looking for an on-site support engineer for our Sabi Sands, South Africa and Maasai Mara, Kenya locations to start as soon as possible.

As on-site support engineer you will be monitoring, maintaining and repairing our equipment as well working, with support from our development engineers, to continuously improve their performance and efficiency. Working in a remote location and supporting multiple daily broadcasts, you will need to rely on quick thinking, creativity and good planning to avoid any downtime. You will be expected (after in-house training and with support from others) to work on a broad variety of equipment – from broadcast gear and cameras to game drive radios, IP networks, and more.

You will typically work in a 6-weeks-on-2-weeks-off rotation and during those 6 weeks live on-site.

Note that this is not a 9-to-5 five-days-a-week job and you will often have to work long hours. Of course your ‘office’ will be one of South Africa’s or Kenya’s prime Big Five wildlife reserves.

This job is not for the faint of heart. However, if you have the required skills, drive, and a sense of adventure it provides a unique opportunity to get a start in a company on the rise and, depending on your performance, access to many other great opportunities.

Required skills:

  • Logical thinking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written
  • Being a team-player
  • Having a can-do attitude
  • Being self-motivated
  • Being a hard worker

Your main areas of responsibility will be:

  • Support of content and presenting teams during and between broadcasts
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment
  • Finding and implementing improvement opportunities
  • Capturing and logging of issues
  • Troubleshooting and resolving of technical problems

Job requirements:

  • A technical degree, preferably in the field of Broadcasting or IT systems, or signicant relevant work experience in those fields.
  • Working knowledge of various operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc)
  • Working knowledge of MSOffice, Google Apps (sheets, docs)
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following is beneficial: Python, Raspberry Pi
  • Direct experience with any of the following is beneficial: encoders, modulators, wireless networks, VHF and UHF broadcast systems
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Hands-on experience with installation, wiring, soldering, etc
  • Drivers licence
  • Valid passport
  • Willingness to be based in remote locations for extended periods of time
  • Love for nature and wildlife

Compensation package offered:

    • Depending on qualifications and experience, R15k – R25k/month
    • While on-site, room and board provided
    • Contribution to medical cover

To apply, please submit a motivation and CV with the following subject line “On-site support engineer – ‘your name’ “, to .vt.h1545210397traed1545210397liw@s1545210397boj1545210397


2. Broadcast and IT Systems Engineer

About the Position

We are looking for a Broadcast and IT systems engineer to start as soon as possible.

As Broadcast and IT systems engineer you will be working in a small, passionate and dedicated team that is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and repairing a wide range of broadcast and IT equipment and systems across our different locations. You will be expected to work on continuously improving their performance and efficiency. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge and expertise towards regular new system and site roll-outs.

As you will generally be working from remote locations and supporting multiple daily live broadcasts you will need to rely on quick thinking, creativity and good planning to avoid any interruptions and downtime.

You will typically work in a 6-weeks-on-2-weeks-off rotation and during those 6 weeks mostly live on-site.

As we broadcast around the clock and every day, you will be expected to work in a 6-weeks-on-2-weeks-off cycle and during those 6 weeks mostly live on-site.

Note that this is not a 9-to-5 five-days-a-week job and you will often have to work long hours. Of course, your ‘office’ will be in some of the most iconic wildlife destinations on the globe.

This job is not for the faint of heart. However, if you have the required skills and experience, drive, and a sense of adventure it provides a unique opportunity to get a join in a company on the rise and, depending on your performance, access to many other great opportunities.

Required skills:

  • Logical thinking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • In-depth and up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written
  • Being a team-player
  • Having a can-do attitude
  • Being self-motivated
  • Being a hard worker

Your main areas of responsibility will be:

  • Supporting the content and presenting teams during and between broadcasts
  • (Remotely) maintaining broadcast and IT equipment and systems
  • Managing the implementation of improvement opportunities
  • Participating in the design and roll-out of new systems and sites
  • Troubleshooting and quickly resolving of technical problems

Job requirements:

  • A technical degree, preferably in the field of Broadcasting or IT systems
  • At least 5 – 10 years practical experience in the field of broadcast and/or IT support
  • Working or expert knowledge of Windows and Linux (command line)
  • Working knowledge of MSOffice, Google Drive
  • Working or expert knowledge of and some experience with at least one of the following languages/platforms: Python, Raspberry Pi
  • Direct experience with supporting at least some of the following: encoders, modulators, wireless networks, VHF and UHF broadcast systems, web streaming services
  • Thorough understanding of the technologies underlying broadcast and IT systems
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Some hands-on experience with installation, wiring, soldering, etc
  • Driver’s license
  • Valid passport
  • Willingness to be based in remote locations for extended periods of time
  • Love for nature and wildlife

Package offered:

  • Depending on qualifications and experience, R30k – R50k/month
  • While on-site, room and board provided
  • Contribution to medical cover

To apply, please submit a motivation and CV with the following subject line “Broadcast and IT systems engineer – ‘your name'” to vt.ht1545210397raedl1545210397iw@sb1545210397oj1545210397 .

All available spaces have been filled for now. Keep an eye on this page for more information in the future.