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Good Pitch Global Programme Coordinator

With Doc Society team based in NYC, London, Bogota, Amsterdam & Sydney we need someone brilliantly organised to help us to support all our global partners in the Good Pitch programme. In 2020, this includes collaboration with organisations and communities based in Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, the Arab region, Canada and India, amongst others.

External Program Support

  • Maintaining regular contact with our Good Pitch global partners and ensuring they connect to other Doc Society team members as required.
  • Maintaining the organisation of all Good Pitch resources on Dropbox and Google Drive and ensuring that hosts have the most relevant materials required for the delivery of Good Pitch live events and labs.
  • Helping maintain the Good Pitch website and updating local programme information.
  • Preparing contracts for external consultants and partnership agreements with local hosts (based on established templates).
  • Managing external communications about Good Pitch on social media and in our newsletter .
  • Acting as the first port of call for enquiries relating to local management of the Good Pitch programme, supporting our partners through the cycle of each regional edition with guidance on the development and delivery of Impact Labs and Good Pitch events. Activities would include but are not limited to: sharing tools and resources including timelines, budgets and key planning documents, sharing information to aid partners in the process of fundraising and hiring, setting up the Good Pitch webpage, application portal and registration system hosted on our Doc Society web platforms, promoting the call for entries via Doc Society channels and networks, consulting on production plans for the Good Pitch live event by sharing venue briefs and technical specifications with local production teams, advising on the use of the Good Pitch brand in print and online design.

Internal Good Pitch team support

  • Manage calendars and meeting requests for Good Pitch global team across our offices.
  • Maintain and build out online to-do lists and timelines as needed using Teamwork, a shared project management tool.
  • Collate bi-weekly agenda for the Good Pitch team meetings.
  • Collate Good Pitch updates for monthly Doc Society newsletters.
  • Set-up, coordinate, and communicate around multi-person conference calls.
  • Arrange flights,accommodation and travel stipends where required for Good Pitch global team & consultants.
  • Review and process invoices from Good Pitch consultants where required, liaising closely with the finance team.
  • Draft email correspondence, talking points and standard presentation templates on behalf of the leadership team and prepare for review.
  • Monitor internal expenditure on the Good Pitch Global programme, draft and update budgets and liaise closely with the finance team.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of administrative and/or programme support experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (including written and verbal) with an ability to manage a high volume of daily phone and digital communications.
  • Exceptional ability to schedule meetings and activities with individuals and groups with complex calendars across multiple time-zones.
  • 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 attention to detail & skilled at managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent knowledge and use of the internet, email, and applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, G-Suite.
  • Confidence in managing database systems .
  • Experience in website/online editing is a bonus.

LOCATION/TRAVEL:

This position is based in our offices in central London with a majority of work being conducted virtually. Some travel is occasionally required.

DETAILS:

Job title: Good Pitch Global Programme Coordinator

Reporting to: Malinda Wink (Sydney), Nicole van Schaik (Amsterdam), Beadie Finzi (London), Vanessa Cuervo (Bogota).

Hours: full-time, 9am-5pm

Salary: £30-£35k per annum, depending on previous experience

Holidays: 28 days per year including Public Holidays

Pension: Workplace pension scheme after 3 months

Probationary period: 6 months (with 3 months mid-point review)

Equity and Inclusion: We want Doc Society 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 fascinating characteristics that make us who we are.

WHAT WE DO AT DOC SOCIETY

A team of 20 based in London, New York and Amsterdam, we engage and support the global network of documentary filmmakers with direct grants and editorial expertise throughout the life of their film. We work relentlessly to explore new models of funding and distribution to make the projects reach their full potential. To connect filmmakers to new partners from across civil society. To explore how documentary can create social impact and work with change makers on major social justice campaigns. We aim to lead by example – innovate, share and be copied and innovate again.

Our major funders and partners in this work are foundations, state bodies, and individual donors. This includes support from Creative Europe and the Swedish Postcode Foundation in the EU. We are also recipients of state funding in the UK where we manage the national documentary film fund on behalf of the British Film Institute. In the US, we are supported by the Ford Foundation, Compton Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Wyncote Foundation amongst many others.

We believe in radical collaboration and commit to initiatives that lift up our community of funders and cultural organisations to solve structural challenges, together.

To find out more about our organisation go to www.docsociety.org

HOW WE DO IT

We are a small dynamic organisation which can pivot easily and elegantly in response to the needs of the filmmakers and communities we serve. That means we are always ready to embrace new ideas. To roll our sleeves up and deliver with smarts, rigour and perfectionism. We often improvise, without a lot of formal process and set policy. We aim to get the job done right, no matter what.

We want to stay bold, energetic and entrepreneurial whilst also always living up to our core values and creating an environment which is friendly, inclusive, open and collaborative. We are deeply loyal and nurturing of those we work with, inside and outside the office.

Now some people perform best in more structured environments, with someone to regularly report to and a fixed job description with plenty of notice of future plans. DOC SOCIETY offers a more flexible, changeable workplace where people are able to take the initiative.

This way of working is not for everyone. If it all sounds a bit exhausting and uncertain, joining the team at DOC SOCIETY may not be right for you.

If it sounds exciting and liberating, we may be just the place you are looking for.

TO APPLY

Please submit:

1) Please record a 2 minute video of yourself explaining why the post of Good Pitch Global Programme Coordinator would be interesting to you and why Doc Society as an organisation is a good fit. Send it to us via a link on Vimeo, YouTube or similar

2) a resume detailing work experience, including contact information (name, email, phone number) for two professional references.

3) a 1-page writing sample (email or newsletter), particularly writing developed for an audience of our organisational partners or our filmmaking grantees.

Please submit a video link and written materials via email to beadie@docsociety.org

Apply by Friday February 28th, 5pm GMT.


Film Officer (New York), Doc Society

Job Title: Film Officer
Location: New York office
Type: Part-time

Based in the New York office, we’re looking for a part time Film Officer to be first port of call for all filmmaker relations and work with our ED and film team in assessing future projects. The Film Officer should have strong editorial instincts and an understanding of non-fiction form and language. This role has the potential to review applications across multiple schemes including our development scheme with Perspective, the Threshold Fund (which supported films such as Knock Down the House and Academy nominee’s Hale County; This Morning This Evening and The Edge of Democracy) and across the Good Pitch Local and Climate Story Lab programs. With ongoing work with grantees in production and post production and experience dependent, potential to offer feedback on cuts and advice on distribution and outreach.

The Film Officer will be responsible for:

  • Being first point of contact for both 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 grantee’s on contracts and deliverables
  • Working with filmmakers to hone their trailers and pitches for Good Pitch Local
  • Preparing annual reports for our partners
  • 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

Ideal Qualifications:

  • A deep understanding and love of non-fiction film
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in documentary production, grant making or program support
  • Excellent timekeeping and 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 phone and digital communications.
  • Attention to detail & skilled at managing competing priorities.

DETAILS:

Job title: Film Officer

Reporting to: Maxyne Franklin, Executive Director

Hours: part-time 9am-5pm - we’re currently looking at this as a part time role with the potential to grow but at the end of the day, what we’re really looking to do is build out the best team so if you’re interested, let’s talk.

Salary: $40-50k per annum pro rata dependent on experience

Holidays: 28 days per year including Public Holidays

Equity and Inclusion: We want Doc Society 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 fascinating characteristics that make us who we are.

WHAT WE DO AT DOC SOCIETY

A team of 20 based in London, New York and Amsterdam, we engage and support the global network of documentary filmmakers with direct grants and editorial expertise throughout the life of their film. We work relentlessly to explore new models of funding and distribution to make the projects reach their full potential. To connect filmmakers to new partners from across civil society. To explore how documentary can create social impact and work with change makers on major social justice campaigns. We aim to lead by example – innovate, share and be copied and innovate again.

Our major funders and partners in this work are foundations, state bodies, and individual donors. This includes support from Creative Europe and the Swedish Postcode Foundation in the EU. We are also recipients of state funding in the UK where we manage the national documentary film fund on behalf of the British Film Institute. In the US, we are supported by the Ford Foundation, Compton Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Wyncote Foundation amongst many others.

We believe in radical collaboration and commit to initiatives that lift up our community of funders and cultural organisations to solve structural challenges, together.

To find out more about our organisation go to www.docsociety.org

HOW WE DO IT

We are a small dynamic organisation which can pivot easily and elegantly in response to the needs of the filmmakers and communities we serve. That means we are always ready to embrace new ideas. To roll our sleeves up and deliver with smarts, rigour and perfectionism. We often improvise, without a lot of formal process and set policy. We aim to get the job done right, no matter what.

We want to stay bold, energetic and entrepreneurial whilst also always living up to our core values and creating an environment which is friendly, inclusive, open and collaborative. We are deeply loyal and nurturing of those we work with, inside and outside the office.

Now some people perform best in more structured environments, with someone to regularly report to and a fixed job description with plenty of notice of future plans. DOC SOCIETY offers a more flexible, changeable workplace where people are able to take the initiative.

This way of working is not for everyone. If it all sounds a bit exhausting and uncertain, joining the team at DOC SOCIETY may not be right for you.

If it sounds exciting and liberating, we may be just the place you are looking for.

TO APPLY

Please submit

1) a one pager 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 to jobs@docsociety.org with FILM OFFICER in the subject line

Apply by Monday Feb 10th.


Office Administrator (New York), Doc Society

Job Title: Office Administrator
Location: New York office
Type: Part-time

Based in the New York office, we’re looking for a meticulously organised Administrator to work with the Doc Society team in the US and UK, primarily supporting US operations and administration.

This person will be a key part of the ‘Internal Affairs’ team; working across finance management, non-profit compliance, film grants and contract management as well as office maintenance. With the flexibility to get involved with other projects, including the Good Pitch Local program or helping to host filmmaker events.

This part time position is the anchor for this small team and keeps the office and all program operations running smoothly.

The Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the Doc Society Inc office. Responsibilities to include taking calls, greeting visitors, mail collection, manage petty cash, order office supplies, and other general office duties
  • Providing administrative support for internal affairs and finance teams, including, but not limited to collecting invoices and receipts, reconciling bank statements, tracking applications and report deadlines, monitoring insurance policies & renewals
  • Maintaining internal grants and film funds administration systems in collaboration with film team.
  • Drafting proposals, grant agreements and reports in collaboration with the team at Doc Society, including the fundraising and finance teams.
  • Assisting on live events and production when necessary
  • Overseeing company tech & software systems
  • Crafting and updating social comms
  • Liaising with the Building Management where required
  • Overseeing office move

This list is non-exhaustive and other work will come naturally with the ebb and flow of the company

Ideal Qualifications:

  • A thorough understanding of non-profit operations and 501c3 compliance regulations
  • Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
  • Experience with dropbox, google drive, quickbooks and CMS
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Experience in social media platforms, ie Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • Experience with databases and record management
  • Team player committed to radical collaboration and the success of Doc Society’s vision
  • A self-starter, comfortable working independently with minimal supervision
  • Confidence in managing database systems
  • Experience in website/online editing a bonus

DETAILS:

Job title: Doc Society Administrator

Reporting to: Maxyne Franklin, Executive Director

Hours: part-time 9am-5pm - we’re currently looking at this as a part time role with the potential to grow but at the end of the day, what we’re really looking to do is build out the best team so if you’re interested, let’s talk.

Salary: $35k per annum pro rata

Holidays: 28 days per year including Public Holidays

Equity and Inclusion: We want Doc Society 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 fascinating characteristics that make us who we are.

WHAT WE DO AT DOC SOCIETY

A team of 20 based in London, New York and Amsterdam, we engage and support the global network of documentary filmmakers with direct grants and editorial expertise throughout the life of their film. We work relentlessly to explore new models of funding and distribution to make the projects reach their full potential. To connect filmmakers to new partners from across civil society. To explore how documentary can create social impact and work with change makers on major social justice campaigns. We aim to lead by example – innovate, share and be copied and innovate again.

Our major funders and partners in this work are foundations, state bodies, and individual donors. This includes support from Creative Europe and the Swedish Postcode Foundation in the EU. We are also recipients of state funding in the UK where we manage the national documentary film fund on behalf of the British Film Institute. In the US, we are supported by the Ford Foundation, Compton Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Wyncote Foundation amongst many others.

We believe in radical collaboration and commit to initiatives that lift up our community of funders and cultural organisations to solve structural challenges, together.

To find out more about our organisation go to www.docsociety.org

HOW WE DO IT

We are a small dynamic organisation which can pivot easily and elegantly in response to the needs of the filmmakers and communities we serve. That means we are always ready to embrace new ideas. To roll our sleeves up and deliver with smarts, rigour and perfectionism. We often improvise, without a lot of formal process and set policy. We aim to get the job done right, no matter what.

We want to stay bold, energetic and entrepreneurial whilst also always living up to our core values and creating an environment which is friendly, inclusive, open and collaborative. We are deeply loyal and nurturing of those we work with, inside and outside the office.

Now some people perform best in more structured environments, with someone to regularly report to and a fixed job description with plenty of notice of future plans. DOC SOCIETY offers a more flexible, changeable workplace where people are able to take the initiative.

This way of working is not for everyone. If it all sounds a bit exhausting and uncertain, joining the team at DOC SOCIETY may not be right for you.

If it sounds exciting and liberating, we may be just the place you are looking for.

TO APPLY

Please submit

1) a one pager on why the post of Administrator 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 to jobs@docsociety.org with ADMINISTRATOR in the subject.

Apply by Monday Feb 10th.