Senior Producer

Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt

Salary Range:  $85,000-$95,000/year DOE

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 are in search of a Senior 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 BIPOC creatives. This person would work closely with the CEO on strategic planning,  manage the Studio’s department budget and be responsible for creative integrity of our storytelling process and projects. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Producer will be responsible for:

  1. Studio Operations 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: 

 

Studio Operations Strategy Development & Implementation

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

  • In partnership with the CEO and leadership team, 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 Production Manager and Creative Producers

  • Oversees all studio projects, reviewing work plans and timelines set by Production Manager and Creative Producers

  • Provides mentorship to the Production Manager regarding Studio’s resource management and Studio budgets

  • Leads Studio’s team administration/operational needs including creating and implementing Studio policies that align with the organization's HR practices

  • Creates and supports the Studio’s yearly operational budget planning and review process

 

Content Creation Integrity & Services Delivery Oversight 

  • In partnership with the CEO and leadership team, 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

  • With support from the Production Manager, manage, develop and present proposals and contracts to prospective clients

  • Manage clear client intake, onboarding and collaboration processes to build future collaboration opportunities 

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

 

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 

  • Manage team hiring, promotion, evaluation, community accountability and disciplinary actions

 

Mentorship

  • 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

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

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

  • Is an effective manager who builds structure and process while being a humanistic leader that can motivate a team, build trust, listen, and be flexible.

  • Practices emotionally intelligent communication.

  • Is naturally organized, responsive and resourceful.

  • Aspires to grow in leadership and management skills to potentially be an executive producer.

  • Is highly knowledgeable about the video production and narrative filmmaking landscapes including the latest trends around distribution and BIPOC audiences. 

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

  • Is a team player who excels in nourishing collaborative processes.

  • Passionate about media representation.

 

THE DETAILS

  • This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 

  • Compensation range: $85,000 - $95,000 depending on experience.

  • 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 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and link to writing samples to work@baycat.org. No phone calls, please. 

Application process and estimated timelines:

8/20/21 → Application opens

8/26/21 - 9/3/21  → 1st round phone interviews

9/6/21 - 9/24/21 →2nd round zoom/in person interviews

9/27/21 - 10/1/21 → 3rd round interviews, if needed

10/8/21 → Final offer made

 

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

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