|Job Description :
Who We Are
SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. SAG-AFTRA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members’ work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.
What You’ll Do
Under the direction of the National Director, Digital Strategies, the Senior Digital Content Producer will manage the production and execution of various video/audio content, initiatives and strategies.
The Senior Digital Content Producer will manage high-level series recordings, video and podcast production, shoot schedules and crew bookings, appropriate staffing, talent booking, asset/creative management for content marketing, scripting and run of shows, approvals, video and podcast cataloging; and digital content planning for the Communications & Marketing team.
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)
Manage the planning and execution of SAG-AFTRA videos and podcasts.
Responsible for scheduling and production of longer-form, high-level series, as well as shorter, campaign pieces and one-off digital content projects.
Work with internal department heads, SAG-AFTRA leadership and outside partners to ensure completion of video & audio production.
Oversee scripting and run of shows, edits, revision tracking and final approvals.
Gather, collect and seek approvals on all clips and video/audio assets.
Work with the Director, Digital Media to organize and maintain a digital video archive.
Ensure all supporting assets and content (website posts, social media teasers, etc.) are assigned, produced and published in a timely manner.
Book and schedule video shoot crews, including cameras, lighting, hair & makeup, etc.
Produce timely Call Sheet distribution; edit and revise as needed.
Hire, book and manage all American Sign Language and caption vendors.
Maintain a database of freelancers; handle invoicing and timely payments to vendors.
Scout and secure shoot locations; manage equipment rentals and insurance.
Help create content that supports the department’s digital strategies that build social media channels, specifically in the areas of video and podcast content.
Generate reports and analytics.
Effectively interface with member leaders, rank-and-file members, high-profile talent and staff on a regular basis.
Write well-written, effective pitch letters, email correspondence, thank you letters, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.
What You’ll Need
We want to make sure you’re successful. To be considered, you must have:
(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)
Understand the entire art and business of video/podcast production.
Possess deep understanding of what makes good, strong, quality videos.
Display a rich, creative talent for producing various types of video/audio content.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven track record of leading and managing video production, scripting, video shoots, video files.
Understanding of online content management systems.
Knowledge of computers/Internet/social media best practices.
Detailed-oriented, process and deadline driven with the ability to focus and produce results under tight deadlines without constant supervision.
Able to organize and prioritize tasks.
Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, both internally and externally.
Ideal candidate will be confident, 100% reliable, energetic with a positive attitude, accept responsibility, and handle pressure well.
Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance, at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
Must be available and willing to work extended hours (and/or overtime for applicable non-exempt positions) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
Education and/or Experience:
BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, marketing or film/video/podcast production preferred.
At least 5-6 years prior video production or communications experience, along with knowledge/interest in the entertainment industry.
Sound recording skills.
Prior sales/customer relations experience a plus.
Good working knowledge of public relations standards and practices a plus.
Experience with basic media relations practices and relevant software a plus.
Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations: N/A
What You’ll Get
We are a great place to work because we offer:
Colleagues that are passionate about what we do and how they contribute to our mission
Balance between work and home life responsibilities
Affordable and comprehensive medical and dental plans
Generous pension plan
Employee discounts and perks