Senior Manager of Production

New York, United States | Marketing & Storytelling | Full-time

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ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over seven million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We move members from analysis to action on crucial issues so that we can build the Black political power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to the realization that during the crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina, as Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. When the government, media, corporations and other decision-makers are not afraid of disappointing Black people, Black communities are negatively impacted and cannot move forward.

TEAM SUMMARY

The Marketing & Storytelling team creates and leads the brand and content strategy necessary to translate and advance Color Of Change’s values, vision, and efforts across a broad set of national influencers and grassroots activists. Through various platforms and mediums, the team is responsible for supporting efforts across the organization to deliver on our main promise: provoking the level and frequency of action from our members and allies that will force target decision-makers to take action, and thereby achieve real-world impact and lasting, systemic change. The team is also responsible for brand management, strategic content development, content distribution, and high-level media relations. Central to the Marketing & Storytelling team’s work is Color Of Change’s Hollywood Culture Project — an initiative designed to change the way Black people (and the issues we care about) are represented in entertainment media and to effectively leverage cultural influencers in support of our campaigns.

ROLE SUMMARY

Color Of Change seeks detail-oriented Senior Manager of Production who can help produce video projects from start to finish, ensuring our campaign goals are translated into strong, strategic and on-brand video content including but not limited to developing proposals that are based in strategic goals, planning, scheduling, and directing projects and mentoring other members of the video team. Our Senior Manager of Production is someone who is comfortable navigating a large volume of projects produced internally and by vendors, and ensuring consistent quality and branding across departments. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Fostering collaborative working relationships with our campaign directors by touching base with them frequently and working together to develop strategic content ideas that ladder up to campaign goals.
  • Overseeing a large volume of various video projects, working directly with external production companies, freelancers and internal clients to ensure every video project is on-brand, high-quality, delivered on time, and reflects the feedback, insight and interests of internal stakeholders, while delivering on goals of campaigns or initiatives.
  • Producing a variety of work including both short and long-form video content used for social platforms, digital ads, commercial broadcast, websites, special events, and core national campaigns. 
  • Planning, problem-solving, adapting, and adjusting production schedules as needed, and anticipating/preparing production solutions for challenges that arise.
  • Work with the Director of Production to ensure projects ladder up to the campaign strategy, and ensure all work is on brand and maintains consistent standards of quality.
  • Directing vendor partners and production crews as needed on the ground for video shoots, and ensuring brand consistency and ethical and legal guidelines are met throughout the production process.
  • Balancing extremely tight turnaround projects with long-lead work/ongoing projects.
  • Ensuring that projects are on track and that supervisor and other staff are updated about the status of projects. 
  • Maintaining team project tracking documents/programs and providing daily project  status updates.
  • Working closely with the Director of Production to develop and maintain Video Team organizational systems to manage and track content creation and the production process. 

Travel

(20%)

  • Occasionally travel to be on set during shoots and manage/supervise the production.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume, COC-specific cover letter, and a link to your portfolio/demo reel. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is ideal for an organizational maven with extensive administrative/operations experience,  a strong writing background with a proven interest in the social justice media landscape and a commitment to working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A commitment to Color Of Change’s mission of advancing racial justice and contributing to a less hostile world for Black people.
  • 5-7 years of directly related production work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with outside vendors, pre-production and managing projects.
  • Strong production and storytelling experience
  • Willingness to jump in and direct, produce, operationalize in a small team
  • Experience drafting pitches, scripts, outlines and storyboards for original content production
  • Expert knowledge of different video specs and formats.
  • Has online video publishing and file transfer expertise.
  • Expert knowledge of video and audio production and post-production equipment
  • Knowledge of lighting for video
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Strong problem-solving, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills across a range of tasks and audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a proactive team player and take initiative.

COMPENSATION

This is a full time position with a salary of $85,000. 

Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.