Department Director for Media

Program Productions · Westlake Village, California
Department Program Productions
Employment Type Regular Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation S27.51-$33.09

Position Description


Adventist Media Center – Faith For Today


Position Title: Department Director for Media   Program Productions


Job Classification: Regular Full Time - Exempt


Accountable to: Manager


Position Summary:

Serves Faith For Today by overseeing the Media Department and working alongside Faith For Today’s Manager and Speaker-Director to enable the ministry to carry out its mission of reaching a secular audience with the distinctive message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.



Authority & Accountability:

Authority as delegated by the Manager and directly responsible to the Manager 


Essential Position Functions:

Digital Producer/Media Content Producer

  • Create and edit media and digital content for ministry needs.
  • Manage day-to-day activities of assigned video, audio, and digital programs, and developing content.
  • Creatively develop and edit content for websites, social media platforms, and YouTube.
  • Develop digital summaries and content for assigned programs.
  • Function as an engineer and technical director for assigned programs.
  • Help with management of relationships between FFT and outside service providers.
  • Play an integral role as part of Lifestyle Magazine production team.

Department Management

  • Work with Manager to manage copyright needs for programs.
  • Coordinate with Manager for contracted labor for media department.
  • Manage media department employees and other employees assigned to the department for specific projects.
  • Manage media department fixed assets.
  • Maintain a schedule of all departmental projects.
  • Play a key role in helping FFT management team develop media strategies and execution plans.
  • Create strategies to improve the department's efficiency and effectiveness.

Ongoing

  • Edit all FFT programs for broadcast quality.
  • Produce, shoot and edit video projects for short turnaround (3-4 week lead time).
  • Work with and report to Speaker-Director as necessary to ensure all video work is compatible with FFT branding guidelines and strategies.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Speaker/Director.
  • Work with the FFT management team to strategize and develop growth plans.
  • Work with vendors to update, maintain and expand the website and mobile app content and reach.
  • Work with smartphone and Roku app vendors to update and maintain current and future media content across current and emerging platforms.
  • Work with FFT executive team to develop new and innovative programming that will appeal to broader audiences.
  • Maintain library of FFT Programs.
  • Maintain post-production process – transcriptions closed captioning, duplication, and distribution of shows.


Qualifications:

    • Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis on digital, radio, and television production preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Experience: Preferred: Seven to ten years as a creative media professional either with an agency or organization.
    • Membership: Member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist church
    • Competencies
      • Has a close relationship with Jesus Christ and sets a good example for others.
      • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Apple Keynote, and Microsoft Suite.
      • Knowledge and experience in both production and post-production work
      • Self-starter who can exercise direction and independent judgment, manage multiple projects, make decisions, assume responsibility, and deliver on tight deadlines.
      • Good interpersonal communication skills.
      • Flexibility to adapt to urgent projects or unusual situations.
      • Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance.
      • Ability to gauge the feasibility of proposed projects within limits of given time and resources.
      • Superb time-management and multitasking skills.
      • A happy passion for using the latest and emerging technologies to better equip evangelism.
      • Solid finger on the pulse of technology and the tech industry, including a firm understanding of how current trends and emerging concepts might benefit FFT’s mission this year, next year, and 5-10 years from now.


    Interpersonal Relationship

    • Principal Contacts:
      • Speaker/Director
      • Manager/Treasurer
    • Secondary Contacts:
      • Director of Station Relations
      • Director of Decvelopment
      • Office Staff
      • Ministry vendors and contractors


    Working Conditions 

    • General working conditions of an office
    • Moderate to occasional high-stress levels due to deadlines and job load.
    • Physical requirements: requires time at a computer or at a desk, with minimal standing, walking, reaching, climbing, and lifting (maximum of 50 lbs.)
    • Statistics:
      • 38 regular hours per week
      • Will require some variable hours and weekend work
      • No special clothing or safety gear is required.

     


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    • Location
      Westlake Village, California
    • Department
      Program Productions
    • Employment Type
      Regular Full Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced
    • Compensation
      S27.51-$33.09