Outreach Manager, Good Pitch Local

Doc Society is a nonprofit committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences.  With offices in London and New York and partners all over the world, Doc Society brings people together to unleash the transformational power of documentary film.  We stand in solidarity with filmmakers and work to unite them with new friends and allies, building new models for engagement such as the Good Pitch program.

We are seeking a skilled, experienced and highly-motivated individual to join our Brooklyn-based team as Outreach Manager for Good Pitch Local, a day-long event held in cities across the country up to four times per year, which connects media makers and change makers with potential partners, supporting the creation of high-impact local media stories, with a focus on short-form and multi-platform.  

Manager will work closely with the Good Pitch Producer to lead multi-sector outreach to local organizers, filmmakers, nonprofits, funders and media arts professionals and community engagement for several events in 2018.   

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Key roles and responsibility:

  • Track the most urgent local stories and the best, most diverse and inclusive group of people to participate in the event, and pitch new project ideas.
  • Lead outreach and engagement with media-makers and organizations to invite, monitor and process applications for pitches at the live event. Research and map potential participants for Good Pitch Local events in collaboration with local advisors and the Doc Society team.
  • Pursue prospects (local and national organizations, press, media, funders, mediamakers) via email and phone to secure their participation.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience, to include working in outreach capacity in social sector, media or allied field.

 See the full Job Description <https://docsociety.org/jobs/#outreach>>



We aim to innovate, share and innovate again.

To learn more, please visit our websites at www.DocSociety.org and www.GoodPitch.org .The position starts in June  2018.

Key roles and responsibility:

  • Track the most urgent local stories and the best, most diverse and inclusive group of people to participate in the event, and pitch new project ideas.
  • Lead outreach and engagement with media-makers and organizations to invite, monitor and process applications for pitches at the live event. Research and map potential participants for Good Pitch Local events in collaboration with local advisors and the Doc Society team.
  • Pursue prospects (local and national organizations, press, media, funders, mediamakers) via email and phone to secure their participation.
  • Curate potential pitch presentations, to include direct outreach and coordinating Doc Society / Good Pitch team program review, work with Producer to finalize featured projects at each Good Pitch Local event.
  • Collate evaluation and monitoring information for each edition of the Good Pitch Local program as per the needs of our funders and partners.
  • Contribute to strategy, research and planning of future Good Pitch Local events (expected destinations to include Detroit, Michigan, and two other US cities through 2018).



Essential skills/attributes:
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience, to include working in outreach capacity in social sector, media or allied field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and comfortable approaching senior level executives and community leaders
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work within a small team environment and also independently
  • Deep understanding of CRM and strong Excel / Google Sheet data management skills

 

Other:
  • Comfortable working in an agile and entrepreneurial organization and happy to work across multiple projects to tight deadlines. Carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports Doc Society values and promotes equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be an ambassador for Doc Society and maintain a professional approach at all times
  • Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably required

 

About Doc Society and the Good Pitch program

Good Pitch Local a day-long event where filmmakers and change makers meet and begin to craft collaborations to tell the most urgent local stories, presented by Doc Society, a nonprofit committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally is coming to Dallas, TX.  Over the past 10 years, Good Pitch has helped raise more than $29 million for filmmakers and their outreach campaigns, hosting 34 events in 15 cities and 8 countries, advancing our mission to build a global network of filmmakers and change makers.

 

Salary Range:  $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience and skills
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. Extended work hours including evenings and weekends may be required during peak production periods.

Holiday: 19 days paid annual leave + 9 days holiday

Health, dental and vision benefits (further details shared with shortlisted candidates).

Report to: Patricia Finneran, Producer, Good Pitch, Doc Society

 

Application Process Please send your resumé and a cover letter detailing:

1.How you meet the job specification

  1. What you can bring to the role
  2. Why you’d like to be part of Doc Society and the Good Pitch Local program.

Please do not apply if you are looking to work in film production as this is not a film production job.

Please email applications to Shannon Thomas, Office Manager, Doc Society, Shannon@docsociety.org, with “Outreach Manager, Good Pitch Local” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

 

Additional Information

Please be available for interview preferably in person at the Brooklyn office and/or via skype for out of town candidates.  Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an assessment in advance and an aptitude based exercise at interview. Start date is early June.

Should you have not heard from us by June 8, assume that your application has not been successful. We will be unable to give feedback to applicants not selected for interview.

To learn more about Doc Society, its activities and core values, please visit www.docsociety.org  and www.GoodPitch.org/Local. See below for more information on Good Pitch Local.

Work Environment

The Doc Society Inc office is located in Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York and is shared with other creatives in a bright, open plan office. Occasional travel may be required with advance notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Doc Society Inc, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.


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  • Patricia Finneran
    published this page in Job Board 2018-05-18 09:22:00 -0400