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Broadcast & Distribution Associate

Department: Distribution and Audience Development
Reports to: Broadcast & Distribution Manager

JOB SUMMARY: The Broadcast & Distribution Associate supports ITVS in the distribution of independent documentaries to the public television system, including national and local broadcasts on PBS, as well as digital distribution via PBS.org. As a key member of the Broadcast & Distribution unit informing overall distribution, the Associate will: support strategies to strengthen relationships with public television stations, communicate with stations about ITVS programs, track distribution and ratings of ITVS documentaries, organize information about distribution rights, and support contract facilitation for select ITVS films.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Broadcast & Digital Distribution

  • Cultivate and develop relationships with programmers and other key staff at public television stations, as determined by supervisor
  • Oversee and facilitate promotion of ITVS films to the public television system, including monthly selection and delivery of teleconference clips to PBS, researching market tie-ins, and writing monthly programmer newsletters
  • Contribute to overall communications strategy with public television stations
  • Work with Business Affairs to support contracting process for select ITVS titles and monitor rights availability
  • Manage delivery of documentaries and short-form content going to PBS.org’s online video player and other online partners
  • Serve as lead internal contact for carriage information, including review and analysis of carriage data
  • Serve as the organization’s point person for ITVS films on COVE, including managing our COVE calendar, and working with Business Affairs to confirm digital rights
  • Liaise with PBS on digital distribution matters including schedules and technical issues
  • Build and maintain relationships with digital media contacts at public television stations

Metrics and Reporting

  • Track and manage distribution metrics for ITVS titles, including broadcast ratings, online distribution metrics and other key metrics for producer and institutional reports
  • Support annual and quarterly reporting of overall broadcast and distribution metrics for the organization

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years experience developing and maintaining external relationships
  • Minimum of two years experience in a communications, publicity, and/or outreach role
  • Experience in film and television distribution — and distribution rights — is a big plus
  • Experience with data tracking, and, ideally, data analysis
  • Demonstrate agility maneuvering within different databases and information tracking systems
  • Experience organizing and implementing new processes and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced, high-performing environment
  • Strong initiative with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proficient in FileMaker, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote with the ability to quickly learn new databases, project management, and graphics applications
  • Experience with project management tools, such as Workfront or Basecamp
  • Experience and have an interest in film, television, tech or other media a plus
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Digital Event Producer

Department: Business Development
Reports to: Director of Business Development

JOB SUMMARY: Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, OVEE is a social TV platform where friends, community members, and experts can watch together and chat live in a virtual theater. OVEE is a powerful way to reach, connect, and engage audiences. The Digital Event Producer is responsible for producing and assessing OVEE events and user experience, contributing to the OVEE platform development strategy, and developing the capacity of ITVS staff to leverage the platform.

The Digital Event Producer (DEP) will work with multiple ITVS departments and focus largely on producing high-quality online OVEE screening events featuring ITVS content and programs. This includes event design and preparation, coordination with online panelists and moderators, use of webcasting and video editing software, liaising with NGO, public television station and other partners, grassroots promotion, and assessing best practices using OVEE. S/he will work closely with ITVS departments to create integrated digital strategies that will reach and connect communities, link online and on-the-ground efforts, share content online, and spark conversations.

The DEP contributes strategic thinking to the development of the OVEE platform and engagement of online audiences beyond traditional social media approaches; assesses the unique value of OVEE to inform future business development; and will gather and provide critical user feedback to inform the development of the OVEE platform.

S/he will also provide leadership, training, and support for ITVS staff to strengthen the quality and impact of ITVS produced OVEE screenings. S/he will work closely on ITVS’ efforts to institutionalize usage and understanding of OVEE within the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Online Event Production (65%)

  • Design and produce online events using OVEE, including creating overall format, securing and prepping panelists, moderating the discussion, overseeing live-stream productions and video intros, and reporting on outcomes
  • Work in partnership with other ITVS staff to design OVEE events and define desired outcomes
  • Collaborate with the Distribution and Audience Development team to identify and secure key partners for outreach and collaboration
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team and key partners to conduct targeted online promotion of OVEE events to ensure participation of target audiences

Strategy and Assessment (20%)

  • Work with key members of OVEE Business Development, Distribution & Audience Development, and Marketing & Communications to consider best approaches to utilizing OVEE and other tools to engage groups of people online to watch ITVS content and engage in dialogue
  • Partner with Distribution and Audience Development team to develop strategies to drive attendance and substantive engagement among key target audiences on OVEE
  • Gather and document user experience feedback from partners to provide valuable input to product development
  • Work with the Director of Business Development to secure adoption of OVEE platform as a key digital strategy within ITVS

Technical and Administrative Duties (15%)

  • Create and manage editorial calendar of OVEE events to proactively align and integrate strategies
  • Provide ongoing demonstrations of OVEE features and functionality for ITVS staff
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and support to ITVS in the production of high quality OVEE events
  • Serve as main trouble-shooter for all internal use of OVEE
  • Record and archive OVEE screenings

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years experience in digital strategies for community organizing and/or engagement
  • Minimum of three years experience in event production and promotion
  • Demonstrated technological capacity, including: using and setting up social media profiles, sharing and logins; setting up and sharing online video; using chat and webcasting software, etc.
  • Experience working in broadcast, or film and video is desired, but not required
  • Demonstrated proficiency and fluency in online engagement strategies as well as social media marketing strategies and tactics
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to work patiently, persuasively, effectively with a wide variety of people in a cross-functional team
  • Strong customer service focus; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Superior organizational skills; a work style that is thorough, accurate, and detail oriented; the ability to plan and follow through on projects
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to simultaneously coordinate and manage multiple complex tasks with competing deadlines; set priorities and schedules and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheets, and web resources
  • Creative and flexible approach to new ideas and practices
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Media Services Assistant

JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the Media Services Assistant is to provide technical support to the Assistant Video Editor, Video Editors, and Post Production Supervisor and to be a key member of the Media Services department. This position receives requests from across the organization and takes direction from the Post Production Supervisor to set priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Encode and upload files, creating links for sharing video
  • Use quality control protocol on incoming and outgoing media assets
  • Manage ingest of external media to digital asset management system
  • Download files from FTP servers, burning DVDs, inputting master tapes into media library and prep delivery to offsite vault
  • Upload to PBS video sites, inputting metadata, quality control of all videos made public
  • Locate video assets and share with internal and offsite staff
  • Prepare external drives with assets, coordinating delivery to vendors, media and drive tracking
  • Apply basic post-production video and audio editing/mixing
  • Implement basic special effects: keying, motion tracking, etc.
  • Modify and render assets from existing After Effect templates
  • Compile needed assets beyond the raw footage: music, sound effects, images, etc.
  • Prep footage/rough cuts to be finished and polished by other editors
  • Contribute to conversations that aid the processes between creative and organizational media requests
  • Participate in Creative Team brainstorming sessions
  • Create media for social media platforms
  • Effectively use project management system
  • Provide occasional admin support to Post Production Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in a broadcast television or media production environment
  • Proficiency in the following applications required: Adobe Premiere, Encoder, After Effects, Photoshop
  • Experience with using project management software a plus
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, written, and telephone skills
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Creative and flexible to new ideas and practices
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
  • Team-spirited

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

ITVS is an equal opportunity employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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.