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Director of Production

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 23, 2023

About Cinereach 

Strategy. Story. Impact 

Cinereach was founded on a simple yet challenging mission: support vital, artful films. For over 15 years, Cinereach has proudly supported the creation of beautiful, culturally relevant, and award-winning films and the filmmaking community at large. As one of media’s few artist-friendly organizations, we’ve earned the trust of our valued communities, by seeking creators, visionaries, and change-makers who share our bold vision to co-create stories that amplify cultural shifts and lead to measurable progress. It's at the core of all we do 

As a strategy-informed media incubator, Cinereach today is a playground for experimentation where imaginations thrive, stories flourish, and every medium offers fresh opportunities. Driven by curiosity, we journey together — creating an environment that encourages experimentation, learns from failure and thrives on curiosity — as we seek to catalyze meaningful narratives by incorporating community, culture and research into compelling content. 

The Opportunity 

Reporting into the Chief Creative Officer, Cinereach is seeking a Director of Productions to lead Cinereach through this process of transformation and intentional impact. As we position ourselves to fundamentally shift our focus toward bridging content with cultural impact, we welcome an innovative, big-picture thinker who both appreciates and values the inextricable relationship between high-quality creative content and cultural strategy. 

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a highly successful organization at a moment of reimagination, growth, and possibility as we position Cinereach as an agent of change toward a more just and equitable society. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Lead Cinerach Productions, driving Cinereach’s vision and strategy through the development and execution of innovative multiplatform, alternative and emergent content opportunities
  • Work with the CCO to define and lead a content strategy that is informed by the learnings of the Cinereach Workshop and capitalizes on the principles of systems thinking, narrative change and audience trends
  • Define untapped content markets and analyze business development opportunities that further our mission to leverage content as a tool for social good
  • Leverage key relationships and cultivate strategic partnerships across the content landscape, liaising with content creators, production companies, distributors, financiers, agents, managers and festival programmers as necessary
  • Measure and report on content ROI and measure impact in ways that feed key learnings into iterative strategies
  • Maintain oversight into the departmental budget, discerning the best financial schemas that optimize and conserve resources 
  • Act as an ambassador in an external capacity for Cinereach 
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to ensure the intersectionality of knowledge and resources 
  • Strategically hire and assemble the Productions team as necessary 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 10 years experience creating engaging, entertaining and effective stories across a variety of industries and/or platforms 
  • A minimum of 10 years experience developing successful content strategies that lean in to high cultural impact 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience leading high-impact teams 
  • A bachelor’s degree 
  • Proven industry relationships and connections that can be leveraged to jumpstart opportunities 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Energetic curiosity about the underlying currents that move culture ● Hands-on multi-media production experience 
  • Knowledge in Systems Thinking methodologies and principles 
  • Knowledge of cultural anthropology or psychology a plus, but not required ● Previous experience moving audiences to engage in positive social action 

The salary range for this position is $150K - $180K

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