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Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

DEPARTMENT: Business
REPORTS TO: President/CEO, ITVS             

JOB SUMMARY: The Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) will join the ITVS Executive Team as leader of a business team of 12 that supports a creative organization of 70 people and a $20 million dollar budget in programming, production and audience development for social impact documentaries and new media storytelling.

The CFAO is the senior most financial executive accountable for directing finance and business operations to achieve ITVS’ strategic goals and targeted financial results. This key leadership role will have oversight responsibilities for Finance, Information Technology and Infrastructure, and Operations (including Facilities and potentially Human Resources). The CFAO reports directly to the organization’s President/CEO and works with the organization’s leadership. As a member of the Executive team, the CFAO will work with the finance committee of ITVS’s board of directors.

Partnering with the President/CEO and the rest of the executive team, the CFAO will play a critical role in developing and implementing multiple strategies across the organization, including business development opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate on Executive and Senior Leadership Teams, informing and developing the strategic directions of the organization;

  • Partner with the CEO and Executive Team on annual programmatic and operational planning providing strategic leadership with recommendations based on capacity analysis and projections, financial-based scenario planning, expense control, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis and long- and short-term financial planning on new and ongoing programs;

  • Responsible for all aspects of the organization's fiscal function and performance, risk management, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance and including management of a Finance/Accounting team (that is responsible for forecasting, planning, budgeting, accounting, financial and regulatory reporting, and tax planning/compliance) by demonstrating department leadership that ensures high performing teams and encourages future forward organizational development;

  • Facilitate preparation and submission of an annual organization-wide operating budget, ensuring departments manage effectively within this budget. Oversee accurate reporting on progress made, and challenges encountered. Create and support course corrections as needed;

  • Provide strategic leadership on cross functional teams to implement best in class technology systems including database, project management, contracts management, and digital asset management systems;

  • Implement and maintain data systems and dashboards for tracking and reporting on progress on annual and project plans, including supporting regular review and revision of plans as warranted;

  • Work with the Controller to ensure excellent accounting, internal controls, audits and reporting (including budget vs actual reports, financial trends, forecasts, and reports to federal and private funders, agencies, management team and board directors);

  • Advise from a financial perspective on any contracts into which the organization may enter;

  • Support the development team in stewarding secured and new revenue streams.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 15+ years of progressively complex finance experience, preferably in both media/technology and nonprofit environments;

  • 8-10 years of experience in an executive management-level role;

  • Experience in nonprofit accounting, fund and grants management, government contracts compliance;

  • Champion and enthusiast of creative solutions using technology and information systems for media business;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and be viewed as a trusted business partner to the organization, its Board of Directors and other constituents;

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including advanced use of excel

  • Demonstrated experience in successful change management;

  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations required; multinational knowledge beneficial;

  • Experience managing organizational systems/infrastructure including Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, etc.;

  • Strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and impeccable integrity

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and future forward and thinker;

  • Must be nimble with an ability to pivot and be able pursue numerous ways to solve any challenge;

  • Strong desire to empower others, to be a member of a dynamic team;

  • MBA degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • CPA or CMA certification is a plus

  • Must love the work, succeeding, excellence, bringing out the best from others, having a sense of humor, and inspiring teamwork;

  • Ability to model behaviors in the work they do and how they engage with colleagues in partners that reflect ITVS’ values and support its mission and vision.

CORE COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Financial Management/Planning
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Fund Accounting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Compliance and Audits
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Business Acumen
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Verbal/Written Communication
  • Technology and Automation
  • Data and Analytics
  • Media
  • Systems Thinker
  • Change Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Leadership/Management/ Supervisory
  • Servant Leadership
  • Non-Profit Management

VALUES:

  • Diversity: We support diverse voices and perspectives in all we do

  • Dialogue: We encourage open-minded discourse and varying points of view

  • Transparency: We share information to build trust with each other and the public

  • Teamwork: We help each other succeed

  • Excellence: We strive to maintain best-in-class standards and skills

  • Creativity: We imagine and try new things

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with Chief Financial & Administrative Officer/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.

Senior Content and Initiatives Manager

Reports to: Managing Director, Programming and Production

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Content and Initiatives Manager is a key position in the Programming and Production department and follows trends in the documentary and public television landscape. As a leader in the organization, the Sr. Manager Serves as a liaison between ITVS and the independent and public television communities with a particular focus on cultivating relationships with the independent field; tracking and sourcing content; and maintaining positive relationships.

The Sr. Manager oversees and manages ITVS development and production funding initiatives (Diversity Development Fund and Open Call) through all phases of review, evaluation, and selection. The Sr. Content Development and Initiatives Manager represents ITVS’s standing content initiatives in the field and is the primary point of contact with producers, applicants, partners, and ITVS staff. They maintain contracting and management of a development portfolio and provide ongoing content feedback on projects in production as needed. The Sr. Manager plays an integral part in shaping ITVS’s Funding Initiative strategies and provides mentorship and supervision to select programming staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Content Management

Diversity Development Fund:

  • Manage the Diversity Development Fund to support high quality domestic development projects from producers of color
  • Oversee the solicitation process and conduct outreach to the field
  • Organize and lead internal review
  • Communicate and consult with producers (including applicants, producers, and potential applicants) about guidelines, proposals, providing information, clarification, and guidance.
  • Provide feedback on submissions through the various phases of the application process
  • Work with the Managing Director of Production and Programming and Sr. Director of Content to recommend projects, manage development contracts, and provide content support to projects in development
  • Responsible for ensuring the successful contracting and program management of programs funded for development
  • Collect, analyze and report metrics for the entire initiative and provide regular reports for the department and the Content Strategy Team

Open Call:

  • Responsible for the co-management of the Open Call initiative including managing all phases of review, evaluation and program selection, working closely with ITVS Supervising Producers and Business Affairs staff
  • Communicate with prospective applicants, providing support and guidance on initiative guidelines, budgetary questions and project proposals — providing information, clarification and guidance
  • Co-facilitate/co-manage peer panel review, and on-site bi-annual program selection meetings
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director of Programming and Production, Assoc. Director of Production and initiative team to create and maintain Open Call funding initiative specific policies
  • Collect, analyze, and report metrics for the entire initiative and provide regular reports for the department and Content Strategy Team
  • Provide feedback on submissions through the various phases of review
  • Co-host Producers’ orientations across department and organization
  • Provide content support for new initiatives and other department activities when necessary

Field Relations and Leadership:

  • Participate as a leader in representing ITVS content initiatives in select field relations and outreach activities to relevant markets and festivals that serve mission and goals, particularly in terms of diverse independent producers and filmmakers
  • Identify internal and external opportunities and emerging challenges the organization faces, and work with leadership team to define and execute appropriate strategies to address them
  • Support strategic direction and decision making within funding initiatives and work with producers
  • Model and hold team accountable for using data to make thoughtful decisions
  • Understand and support institution building activities
  • Sustain team environment in which new ideas to achieve outcomes and solutions to problems are actively contributed and can flourish
  • Promote and model culture of high performance and commitment to quality and diversity
  • Maintain internal and external communications and relationships that strengthen ITVS culture of teamwork and integrity

Knowledge Skill & Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years direct experience in nonfiction programming, broadcasting, curating, and/or producing
  • 5-10 years experience in developing film/television content and providing critical feedback
  • Experience working with independent producers from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public media desirable
  • Experience working in an institutional setting including strong collaboration and teamwork skills and desire to support public institution
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Proven experience in project management in a fast-paced environment including strong digital information systems management
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability
  • Willingness to travel domestically, as required

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with Sr. Content Manager/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.

Senior Editor/Producer, Post-Production

DEPARTMENT: Media Services
REPORTS TO: Creative Director

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is looking for a Senior Editor/Producer to be responsible for producing on-air and off-air promotions and sizzle reels. The Sr. Editor/Producer, 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 Sr. Editor/Producer, produces creative concepts, writes scripts and edits on/off air promos and web content for the Emmy® award-winning documentary 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 promo/short form editorial and script writing experience
  • 5-7 years of experience 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

ABOUT INDEPENDENT LENS Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS. The acclaimed anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Independent Lens features unforgettable stories about unique individuals, communities, and moments in history.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with SR. EDITOR PRODUCER/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.

Manager, Marketing & Publicity

DEPARTMENT: Marketing & Communications
REPORTS TO: Sr. Manager, Marketing & Publicity

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is looking for a Marketing Manager to assist with marketing campaign strategy and execution – from creative brief to launch! This role is for an experienced marketing professional who can work independently, think critically and apply basic marketing principles to project work. You’ll be responsible for various aspects of marketing campaigns for our Emmy® Award-winning series Independent Lens, as well as various ITVS funded films and digital projects. This candidate should have a strong desire to learn and grow in a marketing role, have a strong interest in the film, television, and entertainment industries, and the ability to stay on top of industry trends and adapt to a fast-paced ever-changing media space.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Sr. Manager of Marketing and Publicity to develop solutions that meet marketing campaign objectives while supporting ITVS programming initiatives
  • Take on a range of projects related to consumer marketing including season launch planning, tracking and management of campaigns, developing film specific additional content, and implementing media buys
  • Devise and implement campaign strategies and project timelines working within WorkFront Project Management software
  • Develop solid understanding of primary and secondary audiences and consumer target motivations and characteristics
  • Draft creative briefs and develop campaign strategy ideas for Independent Lens films, digital projects, and beyond
  • Work with Sr. Manager of Marketing and Publicity to analyze campaign metrics and determine best practices
  • Work with other divisions within ITVS on cross-functional teams to facilitate exchange of information
  • Coordinate department award submissions and keep on top of year-round deadlines
  • Maintain and manage creative and publicity deliverables lists and help develop strategies for on and off-air promotional campaigns for radio, print, and online
  • Create and archive past promotional campaigns
  • Coordinate and participate in promotional team meetings with producers and multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Support administrative duties for the Marketing and Communications department (preparing mailings, hand-outs, presentations, reports, conference calls, event planning, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 - 5+ years of professional experience in marketing/communications/advertising in one of the following areas: broadcast or cable network, public media, marketing, advertising agency, or brand management is strongly desired.
  • Basic understanding of marketing concepts and the creative development processes (experience writing creative briefs, working with creative directors, media buying and planning, etc.)
  • Project management skills with experience in project management software highly desirable
  • Ability to review creative concepts and provide detailed follow-through on campaigns
  • Direct experience in the consumer discipline, consumer promotion and entertainment industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of Public Media system is a plus
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Must be team oriented and work well with all types of personalities and work styles
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity
  • Commitment to quality, accuracy, details, and consistency including adherence to brand standards
  • Social media acumen is a must
  • Ability to work and thrive under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • A positive attitude and sense of humor is a must
  • Strong interest in the entertainment and media industries, including film, television, documentaries, and online content
  • College degree or equivalent work experience

ABOUT INDEPENDENT LENS Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS. The acclaimed anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of their independent producers. Independent Lens features unforgettable stories about unique individuals, communities, and moments in history.

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

Digital Marketing Content Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Marketing & Communications
REPORTS TO: Director of Digital Properties, Marketing & Communications

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS is seeking a digital marketing content specialist to join its cross-platform marketing team. The successful candidate will combine technical fluency across web & social channels with a knack for producing SEO-friendly and shareable multimedia content. The digital marketing content specialist will work with internal and external marketing strategists, publicists, media makers, designers, web developers, and social media managers to produce promotional content for documentary film and film industry marketing campaigns. The digital marketing content specialist should possess excellent project management skills to ensure content rolls out on schedule, within budget, and with expected standards of quality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage digital and interactive projects, ensuring content delivers within scope, resource level, and budget to meet marketing goals
  • Inform content strategy to build, engage, and maintain ITVS audiences across platforms
  • Represent technology standards, strategy, and processes through all phases of project development
  • Engage in hands-on production and day-to-day management of websites and content, planning, development, and launch
  • Projects include but are not limited to: ITVS and Independent Lens websites and social media properties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-7 years of experience working in digital media
  • Portfolio of successful creative content delivered across a variety of media platforms
  • Proven excellence managing schedules, shepherding deliverables across teams, meeting projected budgets, and fulfilling strategic goals set by stakeholders
  • Expert web production skills, including knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Image and video editing skills required, including comprehensive understanding of technical best practices for packaging image and video on different platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of design applications, programming platforms, and best practices across web development methodologies and technologies
  • Deep understanding of website content management systems, web analytics, SEO/SEM, user experience, and social media, and how the pieces work together in cohesive campaigns to maximize engagement
  • Expert QA, copy-editing, headline writing, and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@itvs.org with DIGITAL MARKETING CONTENT SPECIALIST/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.

Supervising Producer, Digital Initiatives

Department: Programming & Production

JOB SUMMARY:

The Supervising Producer, Digital Initiatives manages a robust portfolio of high-quality and diverse digital series and short form programs, with rapid development and production cycles, timely and efficient delivery to ITVS, and seamless distribution via public media’s digital platforms, such as PBS.org, PBS Digital Studios, and other key partners including journalism outlets. The Supervising Producer works as a key liaison between independent producers and other ITVS and public media staff, delivering top quality content with the primary goals of fulfilling ITVS’s ever-evolving digital content strategy.

The position serves as an integral member of the Production and Programming department. As an organization ambassador, the position must act as a role model, developing workflows and maintaining high standards for series projects and the integrity of our data and project management systems. The Supervising Producer, Digital is also responsible for cultivating and nurturing relationships with content makers, distribution partners, and public media representatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Content Management

  • Serve as the primary contact for production management and delivery of a portfolio of original high-quality and diverse digital docu-series programs and reversioned short form digital programs funded through various ITVS funding initiatives, adhering to PBS editorial standards
  • Ensure successful timely contracting and delivery within budget for all projects while maintaining positive and productive relationships with independent producers and co-producing partners
  • As a member of the Supervising Producer team, actively participate in building and aligning ITVS production (digital and broadcast) policies and practices.
  • Set and manage production schedules in coordination with producers, distributors, and other ITVS departments
  • Provide story development consultation and detailed notes for all greenlit digital series projects, as well as review proposals for prospective digital projects
  • Provide education and mentorship to funded producers (as appropriate) regarding ITVS / public media financial reporting and editorial and technical standards
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on program deliverables and maintain standards for quality
  • Collect, analyze, and report data related to individual programs and overall portfolio and provide regular reports for the department and content strategy team
  • Support the Digital team in providing oversight to other team members to ensure consistent administration of the department including: overseeing database and DAM entry, media and tape tracking, new staff orientation, documenting work processes and policies.
  • In consultation with supervisor, travel to meet with funded producers and their staff to support/troubleshoot successful completion and delivery of the program.

Leadership

  • Promote and model culture of high performance and commitment to quality
  • Maintain internal and external communications and relationships that strengthen ITVS culture of teamwork and integrity.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and expertise in the latest digital content and distribution market trends.
  • Maintain and inform excellent production delivery standards across initiatives.
  • Maintain standards and consistency of information systems for production management.

Values

  • Employees commit to practicing ITVS’ values in the work they do and how they engage with colleagues and partners
  • Diversity: We support diverse voices and perspectives in all we do
  • Dialogue: We encourage open-minded discourse and varying points of view
  • Transparency: We share information to build trust with each other and the public
  • Teamwork: We help each other succeed
  • Excellence: We strive to maintain best-in-class standards and skills
  • Creativity: We imagine and try new things

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-7 years of experience either as a Producer of digital series projects, preferably in a television network, studio, or journalism environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in episodic storytelling and production.
  • Significant experience with docu-series is a plus.
  • Proven experience in supervising delivery of programs for online distribution.
  • B.A. in Film/Television, Broadcast Journalism, or a related field
  • Prior experience evaluating editorial works in progress, and providing constructive feedback on preliminary cuts of film/tv projects.
  • Deep familiarity with all aspects of film production and post, including technical processes and FCC broadcast standards.
  • Prior experience preparing and evaluating budgets, cost reports, and financial records for low-budget or independently produced productions.
  • Understanding of and experience working with rights licensing agreements for film and television, knowledge of insurance and business requirements for companies engaging in film/television work, and best business practices for these types of companies.
  • Experience negotiating contracts in a television, film and/or media environment
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds, as well as the ability to constructively manage conflict in a business setting are musts.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • High flexibility and adaptability
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally, and effectively as part of team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Great analytical and critical thinking skills

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