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POV Shorts & Streaming Producer

Supervised by: Executive Producer/VP Programming and Production
Status: Full Time
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Exempt or Nonexempt: Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

American Documentary, Inc. (AMDOC) is a thirty-year old 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization dedicated to supporting bold documentary, and documentarians, for the public good. AMDOC's award-winning two core series, PBS' POV and World Channel's America Reframed have brought powerful documentary storytelling into Americans' lives across the country and sparked public dialogue on issues of national importance. Learn more about our mission: www.amdoc.org.

Position

The POV Shorts & Streaming Producer will join our Programming & Production (P & P) team to launch a new POV Shorts pilot and re-boot POV's on-line streaming efforts. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, hands-on self-starter and participative leader with the ability to prioritize and see the big picture in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This is a tremendous opportunity for a seasoned producer with experience launching new programs and a strong knowledge of audience building online.

POV Shorts

  • With input from Executive Producers, create acquisition and roll-out strategy for POV Shorts broadcast and digital pilot, implement strategy
  • Responsible for all aspects of project management for this new half-hour shorts series including managing the budget and timeline
  • Manage curatorial process for shorts submissions with team (i.e. screening, flagging, funder research, QC); Work with P & P colleagues to adapt POV's submission protocol for features to shorts, Review films for possible programming in series and participate in editorial discussions
  • Support the management of workflow and communications around short film submissions, filmmaker contracts and deliverables, and awards submissions
  • Coordinate with other Production and Programming Staff to support department efforts
  • Other administrative support and other tasks or projects, as required

Digital streaming

  • Evaluate current digital strategy, in partnership with POV and PBS, and lead efforts to plan for POV's streaming future
  • Work with Digital department to redesign and maintain re-imagined dynamic streaming platform on POV website
  • Manage digital windows, contracts and related deliverables for all streaming on POV site
  • Collaborate with Communications team to create marketing plan around streaming launch and ongoing calendar

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Film, TV Production, Journalism or Liberal Arts or at least three (3) years of demonstrable experience in Media production, including management of workflows, research, writing, and editorial and post production
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional planning, organization, problem analysis, decision-making and leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and ability to work in a fast paced, fluid and high pressure environment
  • Evidence of launching a successful new initiative or project from scratch
  • Knowledge of documentary film, current events, streaming best practices and analytics, and commitment to independent media
  • Writing sample required

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to posting@pov.org. Please indicate "POV Shorts & Streaming Producer" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only respond personally to the applicants who best meet our needs for this position.


POV Media Coordinator

Supervised by: POV Coordinating Producer
Status: Full time
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Exempt or Nonexempt: Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

American Documentary, Inc. (AMDOC) is a thirty-year old 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization dedicated to supporting bold documentary, and documentarians, for the public good. AMDOC's award-winning two core series, PBS' POV and World Channel's America Reframed have brought powerful documentary storytelling into Americans' lives across the country and sparked public dialogue on issues of national importance. Learn more about our mission: www.amdoc.org.

Position

The POV Media Coordinator will join our Programming & Production team to create, edit, and manage media assets for POV films and initiatives. The successful candidate will be a hands-on self-starter and participative manager with the ability to prioritize and be attentive to detail in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This is a good opportunity for an editor looking to take on more responsibility, balancing the creation of ongoing departmental deliverables with creative new projects.

Responsibilities

  • Organize & manage all media assets for POV films, including but not limited to:
  • Packaging trailers for POV films; Cutting and packaging press and promotional clips; cutting and packaging lesson plan clips.
  • Manage media uploads to PBS and POV's various video platforms, including but not limited to Vimeo & Youtube, and PBS platforms.
  • Assist in editing filmmaker interview videos for social media
  • Assist in video editing tasks for special events, community engagement events, and other POV activities.
  • Preparing films and supplementary content for streaming, including caption files.
  • Other editing and media related tasks as required, including but not limited to compressing film files for various formats and duplication of assets as needed.
  • Interface with PBS around production-related and administrative deliverables.

Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of demonstrable experience in Media post production, including management of workflows, editing, and post production;
  • BS/BA in Film, TV/Film Production, Journalism, Liberal Arts, or equivalent experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional organization, problem analysis, and management skills;
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and ability to work in a fast paced, fluid and high pressure environment;
  • Knowledge of documentary film & video native to social media, video editing softwares, and commitment to independent media.
  • Proficiency in Avid, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, After Effects will be favored.

Video/editing sample required.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to posting@pov.org. Please indicate "POV Media Coordinator" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only respond personally to the applicants who best meet our needs for this position.


Social Media Associate

Supervised by: Director of Communications and Audience Development
Status: Full Time
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Exempt or Nonexempt: Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a thirty-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization dedicated to supporting bold documentary, and documentarians, for the public good. AmDoc's award-winning two core series, PBS' POV and World Channel's America Reframed have brought powerful documentary storytelling into Americans' lives across the country and sparked public dialogue on issues of national importance. Learn more about our mission: www.amdoc.org.

Position

AmDoc is looking for a Social Media Associate to work out of our Brooklyn, NY office. This individual will develop and execute content plans for AmDoc across all social platforms for editorial, community outreach, and digital teams. The incumbent will be actively engaged with trends in digital media today and have a thorough understanding of existing and emerging social media platforms. The primary focus will be on effectively engaging audiences across social platforms with our content and driving audience growth.

In addition to defining best practices and maintaining a weekly calendar, this person should also be looking at film-specific activations, partnerships, and content plans to drive buzz and viewership for film priorities. This person will also be responsible for contributing to monthly/quarterly reports on audience growth and engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Conceive of and post content daily on social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Less frequently on LinkedIn.
  • Plan and maintain social publishing calendar, balancing brand, film campaign content across all channels
  • Build out and present film-specific launch plans to community engagement team and film teams
  • Work in tandem with Development, Digital and Community Engagement teams to build cohesive social marketing strategies
  • Drive growth against weekly and monthly targets to keep building our audience and cross-platform video views
  • Ideate partnerships and content plans to build out new avenues for audience growth for the master brand and films
  • Develop an influencer program and create a network of ambassadors
  • Develop live video ideas - including developing story best practices for ideas for Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and Snapchat
  • Oversee customer experience team in responding to feedback in real-time and driving engagement
  • Define KPIs and regularly monitor, analyze, review, and report on appropriate metrics to track and measure ROI on all social media efforts and spend.
  • Engage in social listening and research to make recommendations about content creation and community engagement.
  • Keep abreast of the latest development of social media best practices, trends, tools and recommend new strategies with meaningful measurements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency with all major social media platforms; experience using social media scheduling, distribution, analytics and monitoring tools.
  • Must be fluent in all social platforms, incl. engagement best practices, formats, specs and paid promotion opportunities
  • 3-4 years experience managing social accounts for a publisher or brand (ideally media/TV)
  • Comfortable with talent- and client-facing reports and coordination - account management experience a plus
  • Experience working with creative teams, especially video editors and designers
  • Strong written skills, especially for creative briefs, strategy documents, and original synopses
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and demonstrated ability in managing multiple projects while efficiently working under the pressure of last-minute deadlines and changing priorities.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to posting@pov.org. Please indicate "Social Media Associate" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only respond personally to the applicants who best meet our needs for this position.

American Documentary, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.