Multimedia Content Producer

About Free Speech TV Network Background: Operating in its 28th year, Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a national, nonprofit, independent news network whose mission is to empower an informed and active citizenry to build a more just, equitable multiracial democracy. Powered by our viewers, FSTV amplifies the voices not heard on the corporate networks and lifts up the efforts of everyday people working on the front lines of racial, economic, and environmental justice. The team at FSTV believes a just, kind, and sustainable world is built by people inspired by diverse voices, surprising conversations, and fearless truth-telling. Free Speech TV airs 24/7 with daily news programs like Democracy Now! and The Thom Hartmann Program, with weekly current affairs series like Gay USA and Economic Update, with award-winning documentaries, and special coverage of events and movements like Netroots Nation, Bioneers, and the Poor People’s Campaign.  FSTV reaches 30 million US homes via DISH, DIRECTV, local cable affiliates, Sling TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire/Alexa, iOS app, social media and Position Summary: The Multimedia Content Producer, as a member of the Programming team, is responsible for creating, distributing, and publishing daily engaging digital content to all of FSTV’s digital and broadcast platforms. This full-time hybrid schedule opportunity is for immediate hire and will operate from the organization’s headquarters in sunny, vibrant Denver, Colorado. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in executing promotional plans (editing and publishing short video clips from various daily/weekly hosts, films, special events, etc.) that maximize audience engagement and viewer experience on all platforms (including FSTV website, youtube, OTT/streaming apps, broadcast, and social media).
  • Producing high-quality, entertaining, and engaging, original digital content packages (images, videos, etc.) for our website, social media, YouTube channel, and OTT/streaming apps to grow an audience. Includes script writing and utilizing brand management best practices to produce effective graphics and video content
  • Assisting the Program Director and other team members in curating partner content and editing FSTV original content for digital and broadcast distribution, including but not limited to creating trailers/promos, clips, and other supplemental content as needed.
  • Reviewing submitted media files for quality control
  • Writing support copy, such as content descriptions, crawls, metadata descriptions, newsletter copy, social media copy, etc.
  • Working with the content team to develop and execute digital and broadcast program launch strategies.
  • Assisting in maintaining relationships with content contributors, distributors, and filmmakers in conjunction with the Program Director and other team members.
  • Maintaining a database of contacts, programs, and rights while representing FSTV with integrity, respect, and the highest standards in developing content partner relationships
  • Assist
Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:  
  • Associate’s degree in a related field OR an equivalent combination of 4 years education and/or experience in a professional creative services & video production environment
  • Skilled in video capturing techniques, post-production & graphic design principles
  • Must have intermediate skills with video editing and graphic design–Adobe Creative Cloud preferred
  • Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) experience with basic understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure 
  • Passion and curiosity for brand storytelling and project coordination skills
  • Familiarity of social justice organizations, movements and progressive content creators
  • An understanding and familiarity of the intersectionality of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice issues
  • Ability to learn on the job, spot issues, think quickly, and diplomatically deal with complex issues with sound judgment
  • Self accountability, some external direction may be needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrating personal initiative, responsibility, and a commitment to results
  • Collegiality and a good sense of humor, employing a welcoming, collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style
Travel Requirements: Minimal travel may be required FLSA Status: Fulltime, Non-Exempt Reports To: Program Director Department: Programming Supervisory Responsibilities: None Location: Denver, CO (currently hybrid) Travel: Occasional travel is required Compensation: $50,000-$58,000 annually, commensurate with experience Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, short/long-term disability insurance. Generous paid time off. 401k retirement plan Anticipated Start Date: Before 7/1/24 or earlier when possible To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Indeed or Linkedin with “Multimedia Content Producer” in the subject line. The application deadline for this position is COB on 6/16/24 Free Speech TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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