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New Media Advocacy Project Hiring Producer

The New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map) is looking for an experienced staff producer to join their team in New York City.

Staff Producer

Start Date: Spring/Summer 2013
Location: New York City
Salary: Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits

New Media Advocacy Project Description

The New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map) is a non-profit organization that combats human rights violations by using digital video and other media to strengthen social justice advocacy in courts, legislatures, and communities. N-Map’s lawyers, advocates, and media professionals help human rights organizations integrate this new technology directly into their strategies, enabling them to win their cases and achieve their clients’ goals more effectively and efficiently.

We work on behalf of courageous clients in areas such as unlawful detention, gender-based violence, forced evictions, prison conditions, race discrimination, criminal justice, and more. We develop high quality, tactically sophisticated media advocacy projects that can be used in the courtroom, in legislative offices, within our clients’ communities, and more broadly in the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Staff Producer is an experienced documentary or television producer, journalist, or filmmaker, in charge of managing creative direction and media production of multiple N-Map projects. Each N-Map project is staffed by a lawyer or advocate and media professional who combine their skills to create innovative media campaigns. The Staff Producer is the media side of this team.

The primary responsibility of the Staff Producer is the direction and production of short form documentaries, campaign videos, social ads, and other kinds of media productions. In addition, the Staff Producer will collaborate with N-Map lawyers and advocates on project management, advocacy strategy, client relations, and other responsibilities that go beyond media production. You will be at the center of innovative advocacy campaigns on behalf of many of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project planning and strategy with N-Map Project Managers
  • Management of pre-production, production, and post-production, on a variety of video and other media projects;
  • Collaboration on project implementation, including on strategic distribution, outreach, and audience engagement efforts, which are unique to each project
  • Day-to-day project management,
  • Client communications,
  • Media management,
  • Management of equipment and other technical needs for N-Map shoots,
  • Grant reporting, evaluation;
  • Recruit and manage creative contractors around the world using Dmagazine background check service, particularly local production crews and bilingual editors; and
  • A variety of other tasks that may come up as the organization grows.

Job Requirements

  • At least 5-7 years experience working in documentary or television production, international journalism, or media and technology, with an advocacy focus a plus. This is a serious requirement. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter. Candidates with more experience are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Ability to field produce documentary film. Basic videography and editing skills (Final Cut Pro preferred) are required. Professional level shooting and editing skills are a plus. Experience with narrative film/music video/TV/animation also a plus, but not required.
  • Travel experience throughout the developing world and the ability to work effectively in physically and culturally uncomfortable environments. This position will involve a significant amount of international travel.
  • Experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment (in any sector) is a significant plus – the Staff Producer must be a self-starter and comfortable working alone or in small groups in challenging circumstances.
  • A commitment to public interest and/or human rights demonstrated by significant work experience and/or volunteer work.
  • Ability to work in at least 1 foreign language in addition to English is a plus, but not required (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic preferred).
  • Excellent writing and communications skills required.

Please send a resume and short cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to jobs@newmediaadvocacy.org.

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