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Creative Director

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Managing Director, Marketing & Communications

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is looking for a Creative Director to lead and oversee on-air/design projects from concept to delivery for the ITVS Marketing and Communications Department. The Creative Director will be responsible for overseeing the designing and producing of all on-air projects, which include trailers, sizzle reels, promos, social media videos, and publicity reels, ensuring all creative is on strategy. This candidate will be expected to have creative strategy experience, working with creative briefs and storyboards, developing original concepts, scripts, and pitches for media marketing campaigns. The Creative Director is responsible for initiating and overseeing every creative aspect of media asset development. This position requires low-level edit-room producing. The Creative Director is expected to both pitch story ideas and work on assigned stories developed by the Marketing and Communications Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Originate creative ideas and concepts, develop comps, oversee aspects of creative campaign creation including design, web, and on-air to ensure brand and campaign unity
  • Act as liaison between Creative Services and Marketing and Communications while mentoring and providing learning opportunities for design staff
  • Champion creative strategy, ensuring all pieces are on brief and align with company goals
  • Demonstrate strong storytelling ability to think creatively, enterprise novel sources of video and utilize video innovatively
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in non-profit work, mission-driven work, and social justice issues
  • Manage four direct reports including a lead graphic designer, two editors, and a post supervisor
  • Oversee creative budget for outsourced resources including audio sessions and creative agencies
  • Contribute to the culture of creativity, learning, and innovation in line with ITVS company values

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High level of competency in editing software: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of programs, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Understanding of production, post-production, and broadcast equipment and workflows related to digital media
  • Must have strong creative skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
  • At least three years experience working in design media or on-air creative
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

TO APPLY: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@itvs.org with Creative Director/NAME in the subject line. No calls please.

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Video Editor, Post-Production Media Services

JOB SUMMARY: The Video Editor (VE) assembles recorded raw material into a polished product that's suitable for broadcast, online distribution, and national positioning events. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects. The VE contributes creative concepts and execution for the Emmy® award-winning series Independent Lens as well as all ITVS series and funded films. This is a contract term position for approximately 8-10 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Creative Director to develop creative video materials that meet audience development and marketing campaign objectives while supporting ITVS programming initiatives
  • Utilizing editorial producer input and/or a creative brief, craft script, assemble footage, and finish of all video assets in line with client and/or strategic vision
  • Guarantee proper branding for theatrical films, television programming, short-form content, institutional promotion, and commercials
  • Support and guide internal production team on small editorial projects
  • Maintain organizational integrity of media assets by logging, uploading, completing projects, and archiving within the framework of ITVS Media Services
  • Participate and maintain project timelines within Workfront project management software
  • Identify creative solutions for communications objectives
  • Apply ITVS values to organizational culture

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7+ years of relevant editorial experience; journalism experience a plus
  • 5-7 years experience of editing on Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Premiere
  • Experience in a broad range of film and video communications with focus in commercial broadcast and web delivery
  • Proven ability to think on your feet and to adapt to last-minute changes in direction and scope
  • Expert ability to craft a story through short-form video and audio alongside storytelling

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with Video Editor/NAME in the subject line. No calls please.

ITVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

Legal Intern

Reports to: Department Manager

SPRING, SUMMER, FALL LEGAL INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: Are you a law student passionate about media and documentary films and have strong research and writing skills? The ITVS Business Affairs department offers a legal internship that provides hands-on educational experience. The intern will gain a working knowledge of contracts, licensing and distribution; matters relating to copyright law; as well as attend working meetings with colleagues and producers, and participate in organizational wide activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review, analyze, and draft agreements for multimedia licenses, funding and distribution, and underlying rights acquisitions
  • Research copyright, chain of title, entertainment and intellectual property law
  • Maintain workflow and rights tracking system
  • Provide support to the department as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in law school (1st or 2nd year)
  • Interest in the entertainment and media industry
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Eager to learn in a nonprofit media organization

TO APPLY: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@itvs.org with Legal Intern/NAME in the subject line. No calls please.

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Social Media Intern for Women and Girls Lead Global

Term: 16 hours/week

About Women and Girls Lead: The Women and Girls Lead (WAGL) combines documentary films, strategic communication promotion, in-country content production, facilitated film screenings and other engagement activities to bring social change. The goal of the project is to use powerful storytelling and transmedia strategies to improve the lives of women and girls in nine countries and reduce gender inequality by helping create knowledge, attitude, behavior, and policy change.

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is seeking a social media intern to help publicize upcoming film screenings and engagement activities in Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, Jordan, and India using in-country social media platforms. The intern must be available and flexible to work in San Francisco and remotely with the country coordinators across time zones. The ideal intern is proactive, disciplined, creative, and self-directed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and develop stories and multimedia content to post on Facebook pages and Twitter feeds from all five countries
  • Blog about gender issues and engagement events in the five countries
  • Develop creative, strategic ways to use calls to action and crowd-sourcing to increase social media traffic to Facebook and Twitter
  • Support the engagement and outreach strategy as managed by the ground coordinators

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and in-country social media platforms
  • Strong interest in gender equality, sophisticated about cultures and languages, and passionate about the power of documentaries and social media (community engagement and publicity, a plus)
  • Must be a student currently enrolled in an academic program

TO APPLY: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@itvs.org with WAGL Intern/NAME in the subject line. No calls please.

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Spring/Fall, Summer Semester Internship (college credit or unpaid)

Term: Full-time (8-10 weeks); at least 15 hours/week
Reports to: Department Manager

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is seeking interns to support activities in the programming, production, communications, and business affairs departments. In addition to gaining hands-on work experiences, the interns will attend organizational and community engagement events, view producer rough cuts, and participate in staff activities. The interns will observe how programs are evaluated, managed, and distributed to reach the widest audience. The ideal student intern is passionate about documentaries, marketing engagement, outreach, social media technology trends, and other facets of public television and media. Based on the interests of the student, the intern will be assigned to a specific department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the program proposal process (Programming)
  • Help with outreach and community engagement events (Communications)
  • Draft web content, blog entries, and social media postings (Communications)
  • Compile and edit video footage from event organizers for publishing on ITVS YouTube and blog platforms (Communications)
  • Support the execution of marketing projects and campaigns (Marketing)
  • Assist with the compilation of quarterly department metrics (Marketing)
  • Measure the reach and efforts of ITVS’s various social networking platforms and offer suggestions on how to increase impact (Marketing)
  • Strategize and execute social media campaigns to drive tune-in and increase engagement around the weekly Independent Lens broadcast (Marketing)
  • Electronic research of copyrights and intellectual property matters (Business Affairs)
  • Assist in organizing files, media, and updating electronic information (All departments)
  • Provide support as needed (All departments)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in school with a focus on film, broadcasting, sociology, public policy, or marketing
  • Detailed, organized, curious, and self-directed
  • Computer, software, and social media skills as they relate to job responsibilities
  • Eager to learn and contribute to a nonprofit media organization

TO APPLY: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@itvs.org with Intern/NAME in the subject line. No calls please.

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.