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April 02 2013

13:14

Share Our Strength Hiring Impact Communications Manager/Producer

Share Our Strength is hiring a new Senior Manager and Producer of Impact Communications/Storytelling.

Job Description

TITLE: Senior Manager and Producer, Impact Communications
DEPARTMENT: Communications Department
REPORTS TO: Online Community Director
ORGANIZATION: Share Our Strength
DATE: January 2013

Position Summary

No child should grow up hungry in America but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The Manager and Producer, Impact Communications will collect, produce, and distribute relatable and effective content (written, photography and video) that demonstrates the No Kid Hungry campaign’s national and local importance and impact. This position will oversee content assets that bring the No Kid Hungry campaign to life in order to engage our stakeholders and audiences across the Share Our Strength network. Primary assets include but are not limited to No Kid Hungry impact messaging, statistics, ancedotes, short films/videos, and images. The Senior Manager and Producer will oversee an Associate, Content and Storytelling.

Duties and Responsibilities

CULTIVATE THE STORY OF NO KID HUNGRY

  • Plan and execute impact content collection, production, and distribution, working with a cross-section of internal stakeholders
  • Identify new content opportunities and ways to repackage existing content
  • Manage and develop collection strategies including but not limited to interviews, research studies, focus groups, and online surveys
  • Produce and manage impact messaging that can be used throughout the year in a variety of mediums, including the website, in printed materials, in presentations and by partners
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of impact and storytelling content to the No Kid Hungry network. This includes identifying leads, developing stories, compiling all relevant content, and distributing a user-friendly form to the staff
  • Serve as the lead producer on all video and photo projects across the organization
  • Recruit and manage content vendors: film crews, editors, photographers, freelance writers, etc. as needed, effectively managing the budget for these projects

ENABLE OTHERS TO TELL STORIES, COLLECT CONTENT, AND USE CONTENT

  • Develop “voices” from the Share Our Strength network – individuals who can reliably be counted on to provide content about the No Kid Hungry campaign’s importance and effectiveness. Identify potential media spokespeople
  • Field and respond to content requests and needs from a variety of departments and individuals
  • Train staff on how to collect, create, and effectively use content
  • Provide support to colleagues on the Digital Communications team regarding email strategy, website content, the blog, online distribution, and social media content

MANAGE OUR STORYTELLING ASSETS

  • Maintain an internal content management system and regularly share impact updates
  • Enforce brand standards and content guidelines with assets, vendors and other departments in conjunction with the Design team
  • Manage the content budget and editorial schedule, as well as media rights and releases

STAFF MANAGEMENT

  • Oversee the Content Development and Storytelling Associate

Contacts

Maintains and develops extensive contact with Share Our Strength staff, network, and production vendors.

Location and Travel

This position is based in Washington, DC at the Share Our Strength headquarters office. Up to 20% of working time is allocated for travel.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. Major in a related field is a plus
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in journalism, communications, digital media.
  • Expertise in the areas of marketing, media, storytelling, branding, and production. A strong understanding of journalism and production industry standards and experience managing the film production process
  • A high level of organization and project management experience
  • Strong leadership skills with problem solving abilities
  • A proactive and clear communicator
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to make complex information relatable to a variety of audiences. Creative writing skills and script experience are a plus
  • Ability to shoot and edit videos and proficiency in Final Cut Pro is a plus, as are photography skills
  • Existing relationships with photographers, filmmakers, and social influencers is a plus
  • Must be able to relate to a wide spectrum of individuals, from corporate CEOs to low-income beneficiaries of our programs
  • Passionate about the power of storytelling to inspire others to join the No Kid Hungry campaign

Content Samples

Please submit a minimum of two writing samples and (if possible) two media samples (infographics, short films, photography, etc.) Please do not submit more than 8 content samples. We recommend submitting various types of content if possible.

Learn more and apply at www.nokidhungry.org.

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