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Creative Director

Youth Beat

286 East 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

Video Production
Local (Bay Area)
June 14

Youth Beat is a non-profit program (fiscally sponsored by the Oakland Public Education Fund) that offers free media production programs to Oakland youth. We provide hands-on classes and training as well as creating jobs for young BIPOC creatives by putting them to work on professional projects for clients. That's where you come in!

Over the last few years we have been steadily growing Youth Beat PRO, our social enterprise media production company business, as a way to earn revenue for the organization AND to provide hands-on professional training to our young adult interns and apprentices. Our business is growing fast and we are adding a Creative Director to our team to drive our business forward and oversee our creative work with Youth Beat PRO.

The Creative Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely at the highest levels of the organization as a core decision-maker and leader. The Creative Director will deliver high-end commercial video content, manage client relationships and direct our production teams on set and in the editing room. They will also help launch and lead our new young adult apprenticeship program, training young media entrepreneurs to work on Youth Beat PRO projects as well as preparing them for their own careers.

Youth Beat is a small but rapidly growing non-profit that offers tremendous room for growth. This position will play a crucial role within the organization as we grow our capacity to serve more Oakland youth. We are looking for an experienced video pro with talent, skills, and heart-- someone who is as excited about making professional creative content as they are about training and mentoring BIPOC young adults in Oakland. Could that person be you?


Build and maintain client relationships
Oversee Youth Beat PRO's creative process of video production -- from concept to completion
Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies for clients
Work closely with and lead our video production, comms and creative teams
Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
Oversee client pitches and proposals
Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
Support the hiring, training, and development of creative staff
Help design and implement apprenticeship program for BIPOC young adults
Train and mentor Oakland youth and young adults as apprentices and interns
Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members


5+ years of professional experience in commercial video production or creative agency work
Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must
Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables while building relationships with clients, youth and community members
Ability and passion for working to support our mission of serving diverse, underserved Oakland teenagers and young adults.