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Multimedia Storytelling Producer

Employer
Mass Humanities
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
$68,000.00 - $72,000.00
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach
Fields
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time

About Mass Humanities

Founded in 1974, Mass Humanities is a private non-profit foundation that serves as the statewide affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grant-making to small nonprofits throughout the state, partnerships with educational institutions, and community engagement programs, we create opportunities for the people of Massachusetts to transform their lives and build a more equitable commonwealth. We believe in promoting an equitable and inclusive society that recognizes all people’s perspectives, especially those who have been historically excluded. At this critical juncture of our state and the nation, we believe the humanities must be part of decision making from the street corner to the classroom to the town meeting and the state house.

The Multimedia Storytelling Producer works to develop and implement a set of tools, standards, and processes aimed at offering Mass Humanities grantees new pathways to amplify their work via media partnerships and digital platforms. The position aims to advance participation in content co-creation and is an essential organizational partner for the successful launch of new collaborations with PRX and New England Public Media (NEPM) in summer 2023.

The role serves as a key collaborator in the establishment of a sustainable workflow that ultimately leads to the publication and distribution of local community stories (via broadcast, podcast, documentary, and/or web series). This role is responsible for handling outreach and logistics with participating grantees; serving as a connection with MH program staff regarding training and outputs, and coordinating closely with the lead Project Manager at PRX and staff at NEPM.

The Multimedia Storytelling Producer works daily with Mass Humanities grantees to identify, synthesize, and present options for story consideration. The role is integral to building and testing a sustainable workflow for participating grantees, media partners, and outside vendors. The position will coordinate gathering structured input, tracking results, and reporting back to stakeholders across the cohort progress, challenges, and results. The Multimedia Community Storytelling Producer will assemble and manage an advisory group to gather feedback and modify the content and distribution strategies.

The Multimedia Storytelling Producer must have production experience and up-to-date knowledge of community storytelling, be skilled at learning and using software for multimedia editing, and have a track record of managing collaborative projects with multiple cross-sector contributors.

The position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Director of Communications.  Statewide travel is required.

Storytelling Producer Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with Mass Humanities grantees, Mass Humanities staff, NEPM staff and PRX consultants to research and vet stories that fit with thematic standards
  • Develop copy, audio and video posts, GIFs, infographics and photo packages that help people engage with culture stories and take actions
  • Gather feedback in structured interviews and polls
  • Identify, pre-interview, and book guests
  • Write copy, produce and edit audio, research, prepare interviews
  • Establish standards and best practices within multi-faceted cohort group
  • Produce regular status updates and share experiments, learnings and findings

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience
  • At least 3 years of experience as a multimedia producer, preferably in a radio or television station

Capabilities and Proficiencies:

  • Excitement to provide an essential public good
  • Familiarity with trends in the humanities and the cultural sector
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative, editorially nimble, detail-oriented, and keenly focused on audience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with precision and style
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate well online with diverse communities
  • Skilled with multimedia editing (audio, video, graphics)
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and use graphics software
  • Multicultural competency
  • Strong, working knowledge of local news and podcasting medium

Preferred experience:

  • Experience working with organizations in diverse communities
  • Experience tracking and interpreting web and social media analytics
  • Knowledge of interactive and data journalism
  • Experience doing academic-quality research
  • Active personal social media accounts
  • Strong Internet and database research skills
  • Spanish-language

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must be either a Massachusetts resident or plan to move to Massachusetts within 90 days of hiring date.

 

Mass Humanities offers generous benefits to include fully paid individual health insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement contribution, as well as vacation, personal and sick leave. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please apply at jobs@masshumanities.org

Salary Range: $68,000-$72,000

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