Website BAYCAT

WHO WE ARE

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 mediamakers in the Bay Area — and through our production work for socially-minded clients — we are changing the 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. High 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 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Creative Producer will be responsible for:

BAYCAT Studio Strategy Development & Implementation
Content Creation Integrity & Services Delivery Oversight
Relationship Development, Client Management & Revenue Development
Team Management & Development
Mentorship
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
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 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

THE DETAILS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and link to portfolio to work@baycat.org. 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.

 

To apply for this job email your details to work@baycat.org