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Firelight Media’s Strategic Communications Manager will develop and steward all communications with the primary objectives of increasing organizational visibility, strengthening brand value, enhancing program credibility, and ensuring funders and donors remain informed of organizational achievements, activities, and impact for continued support.

The Communications Manager will develop and implement an effective marketing plan that strengthens connections between the organization and the producers Firelight Media serves to targeted constituencies and new audiences. They will author messaging/content in all communications and networking mediums that amplify the mission, uniqueness, and impact of the organization in the field.

The Manager will also contribute to plans for building Firelight Media’s community engagement services for producers, audience engagement and audience building for documentaries, as well as produce materials to aid in fundraising from individual donors. This is a full-time position, reporting to the President. This person also works collaboratively with the Development Manager, the Founder and Director of the Producers’ Lab, and contracted digital consultants.

Areas of Responsibility

Develop and implement overarching communications strategy to reach targeted constituencies, and new audiences with benchmarks
Development, content creation, and management of the organization’s communications vehicles, including monthly e-news, website, and social media accounts (including but not limited to Facebook, Wordpress, Youtube, Twitter, Vimeo, Spotify, LinkedIn and Tumblr)
Work collaboratively with revenue generating staff to enhance communications strategies aligned with targeted revenue generation goals
Maintain digital files reflecting organizational news and initiatives
Develop and maintain internal communications systems
Promote Firelight Media’s programs and services to producers, organizations, and funders


Demonstrated success in strategic communications in film, the arts, and/or issue advocacy
Excellent knowledge of established and emerging technologies;
Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency with Mailchimp (or Constant Contact), Wordpress, Photoshop and Filemaker Pro.
Familiarity with crowd funding.
Demonstrated success in use of social media to promote the arts, artists, and/or social issues

About Firelight Media

Firelight Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing emerging documentary filmmakers who tell stories about people, places, cultures and issues that are underrepresented in the mainstream media. Firelight Media’s flagship program is the Producers’ Lab, a mentorship program for independent producers of color.

Our sister organization, Firelight Films, is award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s film production company. Current projects include the America Revisited series, a set of films on the Black Panther Party, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

To apply: Send resume, references, digital work samples, and/or links to social media accounts to Put “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Applications without samples and links will not be reviewed. Application deadline is July 15, 2017

Firelight Media is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

• Location: Manhattan

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