Location: Berkeley, CA
Position: Full time, FLSA exempt
Salary: Competitive for small sized Bay Area nonprofits. Salary dependent on experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision coverage, a 401(k) plan, and others
Reports to: Executive Director
Start Date: ASAP. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.
Our Story: The Story of Stuff Project, a Berkeley-based non-profit organization, works to transform the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff to be more sustainable, healthy and fair. Over the past 10 years our trademark animated ‘explainer’ videos have garnered more than 50 million online views and motivated viewers to support hundreds of environmental and economic justice campaigns with their time, energy, and money.
Today, we inspire and encourage the civic engagement of the more than one million members of our global, online Community. Our videos and social media content engage millions of viewers each week in a solutions-oriented conversation; our campaigns enlist our Community members in efforts to protect our shared resources and make the economy work for everyone; and our learning and other tools support community leaders and grassroots groups in our network build their power.
Position Summary: The Story of Stuff Project seeks a creative and dynamic Digital Media Producer to create short, social media-ready videos that highlight solutions to the ‘take-make-waste’ economy. These videos will be informed by our animated ‘explainers’ and short documentary films, but will have a distinct, contemporary look and feel.
The Producer will work closely with our Campaigns and Community Engagement teams to deliver quick-turnaround, short, visually-compelling videos in motion graphic and other social media-friendly formats, designed to grow our audience and increase member conversions. The Producer will also be charged with further conceptual development and production of an episodic series tentatively called Growing Solutions, which will challenge the dominant ‘America is coming apart’ media paradigm by profiling communities coming together to solve big problems.
The ideal candidate will have advanced aesthetic and technical media production skills, sufficient to hit the ground running on day one, as well as strong storytelling skills, including the ability to quickly and concisely craft a narrative that can be stand out in today’s crowded social media landscape. We prefer a candidate experienced in campaign-aligned communications and who has a passion for environmental and social change. This is a fast-paced & exciting role that requires someone who will remain calm under pressure and can meet deadlines within budget constraints.
How to Apply:
Send an email to Michael O’Heaney, Executive Director, at email@example.com with “Digital Media Producer” in the subject line. Please include: