Disaster Response Digital Journalist

Miyamoto International is in business to make the world a better, safer place. We provide expert high-performance earthquake + structural engineering and disaster mitigation services, as well as response and reconstruction assistance to some of the world’s most devastating disasters. Our work improves the environment and safety of pre- and post-disaster communities, schools, hospitals, historical monuments, international icons and more.

Miyamoto International is a purpose-driven firm with a mission to make the world a better, safer place. We specialize in disaster risk management and provide resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world. With an expanding portfolio of humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness, risk mitigation and recovery programs, we are currently seeking a Disaster Response Digital Journalist who has a passion for international development and humanitarian assistance work to become a member of our growing and dynamic global team.

Location: To be based out of Puerto Rico

Job Purpose:

The Disaster Response Digital Journalist will be responsible for documenting, filming, and developing stories in various disaster zones alongside the CEO of Miyamoto International.  You are passionate about storytelling and have a strong desire to make a difference in the world which will play a key role in bringing attention to the impact of earthquakes on communities and helping to raise awareness about the importance of disaster relief efforts.

Key Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Miyamoto International CEO and other senior leaders by executing comprehensive content creation plans and campaigns
  • Identify digital content and storytelling opportunities that align with Miyamoto’s goals and priorities 
  • Produce compelling video, audio, photography, graphics, visualizations, and written content for the CEO’s social media accounts,      and to complement news stories, and press releases
  • Manage pre-production, production, and post-production on a variety of multimedia projects aimed for social media, in collaboration with the Miyamoto’s digital strategist
  • Identified and assessed speaking opportunities for senior leaders
  • Researched, outlined, and drafted main-stage keynotes/speeches/fireside chats, professional articles, power point      presentations and emails 
  • Stay up to date on developments related to earthquakes and disaster relief efforts, including Miyamoto International-specific topics, i.e.: structural engineering, climate resilience, International Development, corporate responsibility, and humanitarian assistance and then incorporating this knowledge into your reporting and other presentations
  • Work collaboratively with our marketing and communications teams to ensure that the stories you develop are shared widely and reach a broad audience
  • Drove planning content and production of quarterly all-employee town hall meetings and other events in conjunction with teams across global Miyamoto offices
  • During non-disaster periods, work with the communications team to review and develop stories from past disaster content, repurposing footage and stories into new content that highlights Miyamoto’s expertise in disaster response and recovery

Miyamoto International is seeking the best and brightest professionals to join our team. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated leader with exceptional communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks. Flexibility, organizational skills, project collaboration and accountability are integral components to achieving our goals. Your entrepreneurial spirit should motivate others, inspire new ideas and contribute toward business-development strategies. Successful candidates share our passion for helping others and strives to improve the quality of their work with each new challenge. This is an opportunity to expand your creativity and build your expertise in the field.  

Miyamoto International is an equal opportunity employer. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in journalism, with experience covering disaster-related topics preferred
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives that engage audiences
  • Experience with video production and editing, and familiarity with software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or Avid
  • Willingness to regularly travel to remote disaster regions and work in challenging and often unpredictable conditions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays throughout the year
  • Knowledge of earthquake engineering