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Senior Marketing & Publicity Consultant

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing, Publicity & Creative Services
Term: 30-plus hours per week; July 2015 to January 2016

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Marketing & Publicity Consultant is responsible for developing marketing and publicity strategies campaigns for Independent Lens and other ITVS programs. The candidate will manage selected marketing efforts and marketing campaigns, analyze marketing results, and continually seek creative marketing opportunities. The Senior Consultant reports to the Director of Marketing, Publicity & Creative Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide marketing leadership for selected marketing campaigns
  • Lead branding and style guide work cross-departmentally to ensure strength in ITVS and Independent Lens brands
  • Manage communications strategies with internal departments, including Development, Programming, and Engagement
  • Lead and help shape complex, multi-faceted marketing strategies to increase audience viewership of ITVS programs
  • Develop and project manage special marketing and publicity campaigns, setting goals and benchmarks
  • Analyze metrics and results from marketing campaigns, develop recommendations, and report to management
  • Identify unique marketing opportunities and creative strategies to position ITVS programs for increased audience viewership
  • Create and review creative briefs for select ITVS programs and ensure campaign plan aligns with brief and strategies for ultimate marketing impact

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years’ experience in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field
  • Strong project management skills
  • 8+ years’ experience in developing advance marketing strategies and plans
  • Experience working with and developing creative briefs
  • Proven marketing campaign management skills
  • Strong knowledge of media/entertainment industry
  • Ability to see and make decisions in a changing media environment
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to thrive and work creatively in a fast-paced, structured environment
  • Flexible, collaborative, and a sense of humor
  • Undergraduate degree in related field or relevant experience

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Creative Producer

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing, Publicity & Creative Services
Term: 30-plus hours/week; July 2015-January 2016; potential for permanent position

JOB SUMMARY: ITVS seeks a Creative Producer to lead and oversee on-air/design projects from concept to delivery. The Creative Producer will oversee the design and production of all on-air projects, including trailers, sizzle reels, promos, social media videos and publicity reels, ensuring all creative aligns with strategy. This candidate will possess creative strategy experience, from working with creative briefs and storyboards to developing original concepts, scripts and pitches for media marketing campaigns. The Creative Producer is responsible for initiating and overseeing every creative aspect of a media asset development. This position requires low-level edit-room producing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Originate creative ideas and concepts, develop comps, oversee aspects of creative campaign creation including design, web, and on-air to ensure brand, strategy, and campaign unity
  • Act as liaison between Creative Services, Media Services, and Marketing and Communications while mentoring and providing learning opportunities for design staff
  • Champion creative strategy, ensuring all pieces are on creative brief and align with company goals
  • Contribute to the culture of creativity, learning and innovation in line with ITVS values

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7+ years of experience in design media or on-air creative
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in nonprofit work, mission-driven work, and social justice issues
  • Demonstrated strong storytelling and creativity in sourcing and usage of video
  • Proven research skills and editorial judgment
  • Fluency in editing software: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments, working cross-functionally
  • Proficiency in production, post-production, and broadcast equipment and workflows related to digital media
  • Bachelor’s degree

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Video Editor, Media Services

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Director, Marketing, Publicity & Creative Services

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Video Editor (SVE) assembles recorded raw material into a polished product that's suitable for broadcast and national positioning events. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects. The SVE contributes creative concepts and execution for the Emmy® Award-winning series Independent Lens as well as all ITVS series and funded films.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing, Publicity, & Creative Services to develop creative video materials that meet marketing campaign objectives while supporting ITVS programming initiatives
  • Strategize with Post Production Supervisor to maximize efficiency for edit schedules and approvals
  • Coach and mentor Video Editor and Assistant Video Editors
  • Utilizing a creative brief, craft script, assemble footage, and finish of all video assets in line with strategic vision
  • Guarantee proper branding for theatrical films, television programming, institutional promotion, and commercials
  • Manage VO sessions with external talent
  • 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 Marketing & Communications department culture

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years 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
  • Experience with After Effects and plus
  • Expert ability to craft a story through short-form video and audio alongside storytelling
  • Great client relations and presentation skills

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Video Editor, Media Services

Department: Marketing & Communications Reports to: Senior Video Editor

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Senior Editor 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.

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.

Journalism Intern

Documentary Film and Journalism Partnership Project
Term: 16 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY:

ITVS is partnering with The Washington Post and will pursue other partnerships with journalism organizations and experiment with new models of in-depth storytelling and distribution that connect filmmakers and reporters. ITVS is implementing a new project supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to pioneer innovative collaborations between journalists and independent filmmakers. The focus of this project will be short-form digital video content.

ITVS is looking for a documentary film and media intern who is interested in the innovative space of storytelling through combining mediums of documentary film and journalism. The ideal intern is proactive, disciplined, creative, and self-directed and may work remotely.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze traffic and coverage patterns for targeted topics in multiple journalism outlets
  • Create and update catalog of upcoming U.S. legislation and other news pegs around thematic issues
  • Monitor window strategy for journalism clips and help maintain short form content pipeline
  • Create and maintain catalog of independent documentary films in production around thematic issues

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with legacy and digital journalism outlets
  • Archival experience a plus
  • Strong interest in independent film and supporting independent documentary filmmakers
  • Journalism M.A. student. Must be a student currently enrolled in an academic program.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail resume, cover letter and short writing sample to jobs@itvs.org with Journalism 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.