Media Producer & Mentor 

Full-Time, Permanent

WHO WE ARE

BAYCAT is an innovative nonprofit media production company comprising a Studio and an Academy which exists to end racial, gender, and economic inequities by opening the media industry to underrepresented storytellers. Through the education and employment of low-income BIPOC young people, and young women in the Bay Area — and through our production work for socially-minded clients — we are changing the storytellers and stories that get shared with the world. 

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT.  

  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.

  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.

  • Doing well and doing good. As a social enterprise, we're a sustainable nonprofit business model.

  • Excellence. The highest quality of services in education and media production.

  • Building community, diversity, inclusion & equity from within and with all our partners.

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a passionate, creative, and resourceful media producer to lead our youth programming. This role is responsible for planning and facilitating our film classes, internship, and community workshops serving underrepresented youth 11-18 years old. This is an opportunity to grow our media production training programs and change the face of the creative industry while producing media that matters.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:

Plan and Implement Filmmaking Youth Programming

  • Lead project manager and instructor for all youth film programs.

  • Facilitate lesson plans and activities that promote media literacy and filmmaking fundamentals

  • Collaborate and incorporate key Academy and Studio team members in the training and professional development.

  • Establish positive relationships with youth, parents, interns and program partners

  • Document day-to-day activities including attendance.

  • Assist with field trip coordination.

  • Submit films to film festivals.

  • Supervise Assistant Media Mentor, youth interns, and youth teaching assistants.

  • Manage, organize and archive project media

  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with community partners.

  • Provide a collaborative, culturally responsive learning environment.

Develop & Produce Content

  • Develop and project manage content creation that would serve as training opportunities for youth.

  • Provide leadership and collaboration on a project-by-project basis that includes creative development, creating a framework and coordinating with other BAYCAT team members.

Provide Mentorship & Employment Support

  • Use your passion for media diversity to act as a role model and mentor, establishing positive relationships with our Academy participants.

  • Secure media industry exposure opportunities such as guest speakers.

Prioritize Collaboration & Team Building 

  • Collaborate with BAYCAT team members to continue to build an anti-racist BAYCAT culture and practices.

  • Engage and lead BAYCAT team building activities, which may include team meetings, retreats, Culture Club and other team-related gatherings.

  • Reflect and engage in your own anti-racist journey and professional development individually and with the team.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

  • Has professional experience in video production. 

  • Has worked with young people in some capacity and loves teaching people new skills.

  • Is detailed oriented and a strong project manager. 

  • Would have a creative approach to teaching and a warm, patient demeanor.

  • Is knowledgeable of current trends in media, the demands of the professional field, and of the tools, technologies, and resources inherent to the discipline.

  • Passion for using media as a tool to create positive community impact.

  • Is a fierce team player.

  • Commitment to personal and professional growth, and aligned with BAYCAT's values.

 

THE DETAILS

  • This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 

  • This role includes benefits.

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and link to videos you have produced to work@baycat.org. The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please. 

 

EOE. We strive for a workforce as diverse as the community we serve.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.