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Lead Creative Producer

Full-Time, Permanent Position, Exempt 

Salary Range: $85,000/year + benefits


BAYCAT is an innovative nonprofit media production company comprising a professional Studio and a youth Academy. Our work addresses racial, gender and economic inequities in the media industry by building equitable pathways to employment for diverse storytellers. Through the education and employment of aspiring young Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, transgender and non-binary media makers in the Bay Area — and through our production work for socially-minded clients — we are changing the stories that get shared with the world. 


  • 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. High quality of services in education and media production.

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


We are in search of a Lead Creative Producer to lead our Studio creative team and to grow and develop the social impact of BAYCAT Studio. This person would manage, mentor and hire Studio team members, contractors and interns while bringing and growing a network of LGBTQ+, women, and creatives of color. This person would work closely with the Lead Producer & CEO on strategic planning, manage the Studio’s department budget and be responsible for creative integrity of our storytelling process and projects.


The Lead Creative Producer will be responsible for:


  1. BAYCAT Studio Strategy Development & Implementation

  2. Content Creation Integrity & Services Delivery Oversight

  3. Relationship Development, Client Management & Revenue Development

  4. Team Management & Development

  5. Mentorship

  6. Collaboration & Team Building

What that looks like:


BAYCAT Studio Strategy Development & Implementation

  • Lead Studio creative visionary, providing a structure and process for work to be completed efficiently

  • In partnership with the Senior Producer and CEO, develop a long-term organizational strategy that will ensure Studio has the people, processes, efficiency and technology in place to meet revenue growth goals

  • Supervises a team of 1-3 associate creative producers and an ongoing network of contractors

    • Collaborates closely with Production Supervisor and Post Production Manager

  • Oversees all studio projects creative oversight, reviewing shot lists, developing concept decks, and working closely with key creatives in conjunction with work plans and timelines set by Production Supervisor and Studio team

  • Potential on-set duties to step in as Director or Producer

  • Keep the creatives and larger Studio team up to date on industry standard protocol, workflows and processes 

Content Creation Integrity & Services Delivery Oversight 

  • In partnership with the Senior Producer and CEO, create a long-term Studio capacity building roadmap

  • Oversee Studio services delivery, ensuring creative integrity, high quality and alignment with industry standards throughout the production process until delivery

  • In collaboration with the Lead Producer, manage, develop and pitch proposals and contracts to prospective clients and partners at all levels

  • Manage client correspondence: communication, intake, onboarding and collaboration processes to build future collaboration opportunities

  • Research and generate original story leads and narrative structure 

  • Develop project management processes to ensure the effective coordination and integration of programs, productions and resources; manage Studio teams implementation of process

  • Collaborate with production and post production leads to maintain creative concept and vision throughout the process.

  • Be a sounding board for producers, ​providing feedback on production work plans and media rough cut reviews

  • Be on set as needed for large scale projects to provide quality control and mentorship 

  • Collaborate with the Academy Team & Mentors to support with Studio Internship Program activities

  • Demonstrates experience in a relevant field (film production, TV, in-house, agency, media, publishing, editorial)


Relationship Development, Client Management & Revenue Development

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, donors and employers on behalf of the Studio and organization

  • Gather leads and prospective clients, donors and employers and manage Studio inquiries and leads 

  • Develop ongoing prospects of potential partnerships with influencers, corporations, media production companies, nonprofits, small businesses, freelancers and change makers in media and digital media  production. 

  • Cultivate, negotiate and finalize revenue-generating opportunities for BAYCAT Studio and BAYCAT

  • Collaborate with BAYCAT team to deepen multi-layered relationships 

Team Management & Development

  • Acts as lead motivator to keep the team inspired, focused and accountable – making sure projects are executed efficiently, professionally and on time

  • Cultivate a culture of learning and feedback, facilitating reflections and making space for professional development 


  • Mentors Studio team members and interns and support training efforts for new hires

  • Assist with hiring interns, onboarding and assigning them to projects

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, Studio team sync up 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


  • Has worked as a Lead producer or equivalent at an agency or production company for 4-5 or more years. 

  • Has a strong visual eye and is experienced in various aspects of media production (behind-the-camera experience is a huge plus, though not required!) 

  • Is passionate about BAYCAT’s mission and the value of equity, diversity and inclusion within the filmmaking and media landscapes.

  • Demonstrates the ability to cultivate positive lasting work relationships across diverse identities and communities that reflects BAYCAT’s staff and community base.

  • Has a working knowledge and lived experience with the racial justice values of our mission.

  • Is a humanistic, equity-centered leader that can motivate a team, build trust and a culture of accountability and model emotionally intelligent communication. Excels in facilitating and nourishing collaborative processes.

  • Understands the importance, has a working knowledge and experience of cultivating a feedback rich culture.

  • Is naturally organized, responsive, solutions-oriented, flexible and resourceful.

  • Is a strong communicator and project manager with the ability to delegate and hold collaborators accountable.

  • Brings demonstrated experiences of recruiting and stewarding relationships in fundraising and partnership development.

  • Is highly knowledgeable about the video production and narrative filmmaking landscapes 

  • Detailed-minded with the ability to prioritize and problem solve


  • This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 

  • Compensation range: $85,000/year + benefits

    • BAYCAT is committed to paying competitive wages. Because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate in an effort to increase transparency and equity. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. 

    • This position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation, regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay.

  • Benefits include: Medical insurance paid 85% by BAYCAT, dental and LTD/Life insurance paid 100% by BAYCAT, annual wellness stipend, home office setup stipend, monthly internet reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), annual professional development stipend, 4 personal days off per year, 15 holidays per year, 2.5 weeks accrued vacation to start, 8 days accrued sick time, paid 30 min lunch, no meeting Fridays (see last page for more details) 

  • Location: This role will be a hybrid role, which means the opportunity to work remotely part time and  to be onsite at our San Francisco, CA location or on site for production as needed. 

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week. BAYCAT observes a meeting-free Friday and encourages all team members to use Fridays to catch up on work as needed.  


Please send a cover letter, resume and link to portfolio to No phone calls, please. 

Application process and estimated timelines:


8/26/22 → Application closes

8/8/22 - 9/9/22  → Rolling Interviews (3 rounds + references)

9/14/22 → Final offer made


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company and we strive for a workforce as diverse as the community we serve.. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. BAYCAT will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


Benefits Summary

  • Paid Time Off → Regular (Permanent) employees are eligible for different paid time off types and accrual rates, which includes sick leave, vacation time, holidays, and personal days.

    • You accrue 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked with a max accrual of 200 hrs.

    • Each calendar year you are able to take 4 “Personal Days”.

    • In your first 2 years you will accrue 12 days of vacation time a year with a max of 18 days.

    • We provide 15 paid holidays.

  • Health Plan → Kaiser Permanente Plan - BAYCAT covers 85% of the premium.

    • Employees are responsible for 100% of the premium cost for health coverage elected for an employee’s dependents and their spouse/domestic partner. The employee’s share of the premium cost may be paid through payroll deduction on a before-tax basis.

  • Alternative Health Coverage → If you opt-out of the BAYCAT health plan there is a taxable increase in wages (currently $204.19 per pay period), intended for use on health care premiums or expenses. 

  • Dental Plan → BAYCAT offers dental benefits provided by MetLife and covers 100% of the premium costs for employees. 

  • Vision Plan → BAYCAT offers vision benefits provided by MetLife and covers 100% of the premium costs for employees. 

  • Life Insurance and LTD → BAYCAT offers Life Insurance and Long-term disability benefits provided by MetLife and covers 100% of the premium costs for employees. 

  • Employee Assistance Plan → BAYCAT offers an EAP provided by MetLife and covers 100% of the premium costs for employees. 

  • Cafeteria Plan → The plan consists of a Reimbursement Program (typically referred to as a flexible spending arrangement or FSA) that allows you to pay your share of medical, dental, vision, dependent care other related unreimbursed expenses, including co-pays and deductibles. This is deducted from your paycheck.

  • Retirement Plan → BAYCAT offers a 403(b) retirement plan through Vanguard to provide employees the potential for future financial security. BAYCAT does not offer a match at this time.

  • Professional Development→ BAYCAT offers coverage for education expenses of up to $300 per calendar year. This benefit is intended to cover education reasonably related to BAYCAT’s mission or needs. 

  • Wellness Support → BAYCAT offers its regular employees working 24 hours or more per week wellness support (An additional $60 per month will be added to your pay).

  • Internet Stipend → BAYCAT offers its regular employees working 24 hours or more per week an internet stipend of $25 per month while we shelter in place and work remotely.

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