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Network Coordinator - Global Impact Producer Assembly

The Global Impact Producer Assembly (GIPA) seeks its first full-time, remote Network Coordinator to connect and support its growing membership of 400+ Impact Producers and filmmakers working across the globe. The GIPA Network Coordinator will emerge from the community to nurture this dynamic, and expanding network of strategists through virtual and in-person programming, resource-coordination and relationship-building among members, and management of organizational partnerships.

As a membership-led network, the GIPA Network Coordinator will serve as the group’s only full-time staff member, supervising a team of 5 part-time Regional Coordinators, and reporting to the volunteer Steering Committee: Beadie Finzi (UK), Emily Wanja (Kenya), Farah Fayed (Lebanon), Jamie Dobie (US), Jess Search (UK), Molly Murphy (US), Sonya Childress (US) & Vanessa Cuervo Forero (Colombia). The Network Coordinator will work closely with this decentralized team to build and strengthen the ecosystem of Impact Producers, and raise the visibility of their work among key stakeholders. The Network Coordinator will respond to needs within the membership, and identify opportunities for collaboration and resourcing that exist in the larger nonfiction, social justice and narrative change ecosystem.

About the Global Impact Producer Assembly - GIPA is an online network of Impact Producers and filmmakers who are running impact campaigns around social and environmental issue documentary films who want to share advice, news and resources, and discuss the work. This group unites practitioners within countries and connects them across regions.

Specific Responsibilities

The Network Coordinator will work with GIPA members to create and activate opportunities for ongoing knowledge exchange, relationship and community building, collaboration, and campaign amplification. Specifically, this individual will:

  • Work with Steering Committee to recruit, hire and supervise 5 Regional Coordinators in 2021;
  • Coordinate a Virtual Convening of GIPA members in late 2021 or early 2022;
  • Oversee the build and release of a public database of GIPA members for a global audience of filmmakers and stakeholders in 2021 and 2022;
  • Scan the relationships and networks within GIPA to identify opportunities for connection and coordination across campaigns and strategies;
  • Identify opportunities for peer-learning and coordination on an ongoing basis;
  • Maintain communication with members and strive to cultivate a culture of camaraderie and goodwill among members;
  • Support the steering committee members with fundraising for the network;
  • Measure progress towards key programmatic goals, including numbers of trainings offered/attended, number of job referrals, skills attained, etc.
  • Administer the intake process and orientation of new members.

Qualifications and Expertise

  • Strong cross-cultural competency. Experience in project coordination at the regional or global scale, a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the practice of Impact Production and cultural strategy with film. Active member of the GIPA community a plus.
  • A natural connector and relationship-builder.
  • Strong systems-management, organizational, planning and logistics skills with the ability to advance multiple priorities/projects concurrently.
  • Experience with consensus leadership, but able to move effectively and proactively as an independent leader in a virtual environment.
  • Experience building and nurturing networks, coalitions, or communities that encompass a range of perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Experience designing in-person gatherings and virtual webinars.
  • Experience with digital software, database and virtual meeting platforms.
  • Exceptional attention to detail while managing multiple relationships and projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across differences, languages and cultural contexts.
  • A strong sense of camaraderie, good humor, innate sense of fairness, the ability to be formal or informal as the context requires, and a commitment to working hard.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. English language fluency. Bi- or multilingual a plus.

Compensation

  • This is a 2 year full-time contract position with an annual salary of $60.000 USD. This position may be extended beyond the initial contract period. We are committed to ensuring the person can secure adequate medical coverage, and are open to single or job share applicants.

Please submit a resume or CV, two references, along with a cover letter that speaks to what excites you about the GIPA network, what opportunities you see for the network. Please include examples of specific experience related to this role and send to: jobs@docsociety.org.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th August 12pm BST.

First interviews will be held w/b 23rd August with interviews by Zoom.

Should you have not heard from us by 1st September you should assume that your application has not been successful. We will be unable to give feedback to applicants not selected for interview.

We would ideally like the post-holder to start in September.

The Global Impact Producer Network is a fiscally sponsored project of Doc Society.

About DOC SOCIETY

We are an innovative non-profit organisation founded in 2005 that works with the most inspiring independent documentary filmmakers all over the world. We are a team of around 25 people working from offices in London and New York.

Our mission:

We bring 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 globally. We aim to innovate, share and innovate again.A commitment to anti-racism, economic justice and climate justice is embedded in all we do and how we do it.

Our driving principle:

Great documentaries enrich the lives of individuals. They have a unique ability to engage and connect people, transform communities and improve societies.

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. For this reason we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups.


Engagement Manager at Doc Society

About DOC SOCIETY

We are an innovative non-profit organisation founded in 2005 that works with the most inspiring independent documentary filmmakers all over the world. We are a team of around 25 people working from the UK, US, The Netherlands, Colombia & Australia.

Our mission:

We bring 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 globally. We aim to innovate, share and innovate again.

A commitment to anti-racism, economic justice and climate justice is embedded in all we do and how we do it.

Our driving principle:

Great documentaries enrich the lives of individuals. They have a unique ability to engage and connect people, transform communities and improve societies.

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. For this reason we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups.

Purpose of Position

We seek a full-time team member to join this unbelievably committed and dynamic team to communicate Doc Society’s work and mission and elevate the work of our grantees, and the independent documentary community globally.

The position is wide-ranging and incorporates online communications via social media platforms, writing Doc Society’s monthly and widely distributed and read newsletter and organising an ongoing series of in person influencer events and screenings in the UK and beyond.

You will also employ strategic communications to ensure the value and breadth of our community’s work is effectively conveyed to our varied stakeholders globally.

This position provides ample space for bigger strategic thinking. Doc Society works as a team, with all members informed of all activities (no silos) and able to contribute to our ever-evolving understanding of the needs of independent filmmakers and the optimal role of the organisation.

Reporting to: Doc Society Directors

Audience

Who do we speak to?

  • Our audience is filmmakers, independent film industry, a wide range of civil society partners (NGOS, philanthropists, policy makers) and funders with the hope of adding additional partners and funders. We are the delegate partner for the BFI’s national documentary funds so the UK is a key location, but we also work globally.
    • Our filmmaker grantees are from all over the world and we have deep programmatic partnerships with global cultural organisers on Good Pitch and Climate Story Labs. In 2021 this will include activity in Lebanon, India, Kenya, Brazil, Mexico, Europe and the US.
  • On individual projects we have other communications priorities. For the Impact Field Guide, we are growing users in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic + Mandarin communities. While Doc Academy targets teachers in specific geographies in the UK, Kenya and the US etc.

Responsibilities

  • Organise inspiring in person or virtual screenings and dynamic conversations with filmmakers, influencers, funders and stakeholders.
  • Organise strategic brainstrusts for Doc Society filmmakers who are developing impact distribution campaigns with potential partners and funders
  • Manage Doc Society’s social media accounts and create online content highlighting our programmes, screenings, free resources and funding opportunities
  • Ensure our partners and collaborators are elevated by our communications across all platforms
  • Write newsletter in the Doc Society tone - informed but informal
  • Support our fundraising team, helping shape key messages for funders and stakeholders
  • Monitor, analyse and report on our media and digital impact for our tri-annual board meetings

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of Doc Society’s mission and work and enthusiasm for independent documentary film
  • Experience conceiving and organising next level convenings and events
  • Extensive knowledge of content platforms and the latest digital trends
  • Experience managing social media channels in arts, culture, cinema, museum or charity sectors
  • An effective communicator in both oral and written English; able to write in an informal but informed tone; an excellent copy writer and editor of own work and others
  • Highly proactive and organised, able to manage and prioritise a busy workload and stakeholders to deadline with consistent quality
  • Team player, establishes good working relationships and works confidently with a range of professionals
  • Meaningful experience in similar roles at a comparable sized organisation
  • You will have a desire to amplify the voices of the people we support and have demonstrable experience of having done this previously.
  • Social Impact - you should have experience working/volunteering in a third sector or social impact organisation and/or a proven passion about social impact
  • You will be well organized, creative, analytical, focused on results, demonstrate attention to detail and prioritise your work effectively.

Preferred

  • Creative - you have strong creative judgement and a good eye for design and you are competent in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, video-editing software, content management systems and graphic design skills for social media
  • Coding - a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficient in content management systems such as MailChimp.
  • Further Education is not required

Terms

  • Optional office working at 180 Strand
  • 28 days including bank holidays and extra days on top between Christmas and New Year when we close the office
  • Employer pension contribution after 3 months

Location:

Position can be based from home or our London offices. If home based, will require occasional travel to those offices.

Salary:

  • From £30K depending on experience
  • Probationary period: 6 months (with 3 months mid-point review)

Interested to apply?

Please submit a CV along with a cover letter that speaks to what excites you about the position and what opportunities you see to develop strategic communications at Doc Society via this Airtable link.

Please include examples of specific experience related to this role.

You also have the option to submit a short video (up to 3-min) to outline how you are suited to the role.

If you have access needs and require additional support in order to apply, please get in touch by emailing jobs@docsociety.org and put Engagement Manager in the subject.


We would also appreciate you filling out our Equality Monitoring Form, which is anonymous, so we can better track who we are reaching.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th August 12pm BST.

To apply, please follow this link:

https://airtable.com/shrxhIuaAqSiA6pll

and then answer the Equality Monitoring form, available here:

https://airtable.com/shrEhbUGgEonx8nep

First interviews will be held w/b 6th September.

Interviews in the first instance will be by Zoom. We may, lockdown permitting, request a follow-up interview in person.

Should you have not heard from us by 6th September you should assume that your application has not been successful. We will be unable to give feedback to applicants not selected for interview.