The Film Officer is the point person for our non-UK filmmaker collaborations and works in support of our grantees, to build out our fellowships and to assess films in development and production for potential support across our programs.
The Film Officer should have strong editorial instincts and a background in non-fiction visual storytelling. This person will be reviewing applications across multiple programs and should be adept at assessing applications from development through to rough cut. Current program areas will include the New Perspectives Fellowship, Good Pitch Local and Climate Story Fund alongside other bespoke programs.
With ongoing work with grantees in production and post production there is also potential to offer feedback on cuts and advice on distribution and outreach dependent on experience.
We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable commitment to advancing racial justice and promoting greater equity and accountability in our field and would love to hear more about your current work and ambitions in your application.
- Being first point of contact for new applicants and existing grantees
- Reviewing new applications across multiple schemes
- Tracking new opportunities for filmmakers and staying up to date with industry news
- Liaising with grantees on contracts and deliverables
- Working with filmmakers to hone their trailers and pitches
- Preparing annual reports for our partners
- Overseeing fellowship and producing masterclasses
- Keeping admin systems up to date
This list is non-exhaustive and other work will come naturally with the ebb and flow of the company
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- A deep understanding and love of non-fiction film
- Minimum 5 years experience working in documentary production, grant making or program support
- Excellent organisational skills
- Knowledge and use of the internet, email, and applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, G-Suite.
- Proficient writing skills
- Team player committed to radical collaboration and the success of Doc Society’s vision
- A self-starter, comfortable working independently with minimal supervision
- Very strong interpersonal and communication skills (including written and verbal) with an ability to manage a high volume of daily communications.
- Attention to detail & skilled at managing competing priorities.
Job title: Film Officer
Reporting to: Maxyne Franklin, Executive Director
Based: New York (must be eligible to work in the US)
Hours: full-time (9am-5pm eastern)
Salary: $50,000-60,000 dependent on experience plus health benefits
Vacation: 28 days per year including Public Holidays
Equity and Inclusion: We want Doc Society to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and to do their best work. Doc Society’s promotion of diversity and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our documentaries and across all of our programmes. We are fully focused on equality and believe in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us who we are.
We are also an organisation that works in an agile fashion - willing and able to be adaptive to field needs as they change. Applicants should read our accompanying Culture Statement to make sure they are going to thrive in an agile environment.
1) a covering letter on why the post of Film Officer would be interesting to you and why Doc Society as an organisation is a good fit
2) a resume detailing work experience including contact information (name, email, phone) for two professional references
Please upload your application here (applications close at 10am EST on Tuesday 11th May)
We would like the post-holder to start as soon as possible.