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Good Pitch Local Outreach Manager

Doc Society (formerly known as BRITDOC) is 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 which connects media makers and change makers with potential partners, supporting the creation of high-impact local storytelling with a focus on short-form film and multi-platform media projects.

The 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 Good Pitch Local events in 2018. The successful candidate will become a core member of a small team in a fast-paced, agile, creative and hardworking not-for-profit environment. Doc Society is seeking a candidate with proven experience in community organizing, issue area mapping and social sector outreach and/or documentary impact producing.

To learn more, please visit our Good Pitch website and view the Good Pitch Local short video video. The position is based in Doc Society’s office in Brooklyn, New York.

Key roles and responsibility:
  • Research and mapping of potential participants for Good Pitch Local events in collaboration with local advisors and the Doc Society team.
  • Lead outreach and engagement with media-makers and organizations to invite, monitor and process applications for pitches at the live event. Track the most urgent local stories and the best most diverse and inclusive group of people to both present project ideas at the event and to provide support that will maximize potential to catalyze powerful local coalitions.
  • Pursue prospects (local and national organizations, press, media, funders, mediamakers) via email and phone to secure their engagement and participation in the live event
  • 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 three other US cities through 2018).
Essential skills/attributes:
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience, with several years working in an outreach capacity within a social sector or as an Impact Producer working with social justice media campaigns
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and comfortable approaching senior level executives and community leaders Organised 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
  2. What you can bring to the role
  3. 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, Doc Society' in the subject line.

Deadline: May 31, 2018.

You must be available for interview (in person at the Brooklyn office and/or via skype with our UK team) in late May / early June.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an assessment in advance and an aptitude based exercise at interview.

Should you have not heard from us by June 8th you should 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 our website: docsociety.org and goodpitch.org/local

Work Environment

DOC SOCIETY Inc’s office is located in DUMBO, 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.