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Series Production Coordinator

Supervisor: Supervising Producer

JOB SUMMARY: The Series Production Coordinator helps coordinate the delivery of the PBS documentary anthology series Independent Lens (IL). Working closely with the Independent Lens Supervising Producer, the Series Production Coordinator is responsible for the production deliverables of all Independent Lens programs, including gathering, reviewing, and getting PBS approval of the on-air credits, webmarkers, and IL series credits. The Series Production Coordinator oversees and maintains the entire IL cross-departmental workflow and schedule for all films — from green light to closing — via Workfront, ITVS’s enterprise project management system. He/she manages the WF project and template structure for IL, and contributes significantly towards supporting best practices and system customization for ITVS usage.

The Series Production Coordinator is a key liaison with ITVS Supervising Producers, the IL Marketing & Communications team, filmmakers, and PBS. The position reports to the Independent Lens Supervising Producer.

ITVS is a public media organization and the Series Production Coordinator role requires a high level of professionalism in both internal and external communication. This staff person will be expected to maintain a high standard for attention to detail; possess the ability to manage multiple assignments, complete work efficiently, and maintain excellent working relationships with their supervisor, outside vendors, filmmakers, and specific PBS staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify FCC actionable content in all IL programs; prepare detailed flag list, provide screener and transcript to PBS
  • Work with ITVS Supervising Producers and filmmakers to format, review, and submit credits and funders lists to PBS, and approve final credit sequences
  • Work with ITVS Marketing & Communications staff to submit webmarkers for PBS approval. Place webmarkers and provide timings to post production editor.
  • Update series credit roll text for each episode and submit for approval
  • Manage, label, and upload deliverables from filmmakers and track in database
  • Prepare ORION PAA entries and Media Inventory forms
  • Update Independent Lens Handbook annually
  • Screen and review IL submissions, as requested
  • Help identify short films for IL filler, as requested
  • Develop skills to serve as a specialist in the use of department information systems: Workfront, Filemaker, Digital Asset Management System (DAM)
  • Create and manage workflows, reports, and best practices in Workfront, Filemaker, and Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. Maintain depth of knowledge in each system to serve as IL administrative specialist.
  • Maintain proficiency in Workfront functionality, terminology, and account setup to respond to questions and help resolve bugs and updates in the workflow
  • File deliverables in the Digital Asset Management system (DAM)
  • Participate in department initiatives including Producer Orientation, department retreats, and provide feedback on Open Call proposals
  • Assist supervisor in duties related to closing out programs, including sharing materials with business department and create show closing packets
  • Audit contract deliverables status for specific programs, as requested
  • Respond to requests from colleagues for deliverables
  • Respond to questions from filmmakers regarding contract, deliverables, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be extremely detail oriented, organized, flexible, able to meet deadlines, and adapt to new and changing responsibilities
  • Be proactive and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to supervise peers and manage up to uphold standards set by ITVS and the IL Series
  • Experience with project management tools and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Filemaker, and other software applications
  • Committed to offering a high level of customer service
  • Experience working in television or film production with a working knowledge of industry language and production and post workflows desired

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with Series Production Coordinator/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.

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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Data Entry & Research Assistant (Temporary Position)

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS seeks a temporary data entry and research assistant to help clean up and build our database of public television station contacts. The job will require exporting data from our Filemaker system, reviewing other lists of contacts (via spreadsheets and signup sheets), and identifying new contact information via basic internet research. This is a temporary, term position beginning June 6 and ending in mid-August. The position will report to the Managing Director of Distribution & Audience Development, with day-to-day support from the department's coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assemble, clean up, and compile various preexisting contact lists into Google Contacts
  • Review Filemaker data and integrate with Google Contacts
  • Research and identify contacts online through basic web research
  • Enter data into Filemaker, Google Contacts, and/or Mailchimp

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 1 full year of data entry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in basic web research
  • A track record for a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage when assigned straight-forward tasks
  • Familiarity with Google Contacts required
  • Experience with Filemaker and MailChimp a big plus

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with Data Entry & Research Assistant/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.