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We are looking to hire a part-time (0.5 FTE) Manager! We are seeking for a dynamic and diligent individual to manage the organization’s event space on N. Mississippi, produce a radio show on XRAY.fm and oversee our educational programming. It is a broad-ranging job that demands talents both as a media-producer and a program manager, and as a teacher and an administrator, or some potent mix of those skills. Here's the full description:

TITLE: Manager
ORGANIZATION: Media Institute for Social Change  

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

The Media Institute for Social Change is a Portland-based educational nonprofit (MediaMakingChange.org) that serves as a public interest media lab that works to inspire, empower and engage emerging media producers.  We are looking for a dynamic and diligent individual to manage the organization’s event space on N. Mississippi, produce a radio show on XRAY.fm and oversee its educational programming.  It is a broad-ranging job that demands talents both as a media-producer and a program manager, and as a teacher and an administrator, or some potent mix of those skills.   

The Media Institute currently hosts several successful programs and projects, and the Manager will have the primary responsibility to run these programs, including:

  • Our flagship program, the Summer Documentary Program.  For the past ten years, we have hosted a two month program that teaches college students from around the country to produce radio and film documentaries about social issues. 

  • A weekly radio show, the “Non Profit Happy Hour” on local station XRAY.FM, which interviews and profiles local civic leaders. 

  • And, Citizen, a small, but dynamic space on N. Mississippi that includes a coffeeshop, screening room and classroom.  

The ideal candidate will have hands-on background in and/or interest in public-interest journalism, and an ability to produce and/or teach about either/both radio and film production.

As important as the programming responsibilities are the administrative tasks to support, manage and grow a small nonprofit.  Duties are multi-faceted, including:   

  • Communication:  Managing aspects of communication for a small nonprofit, including actively branding the organization, effectively creating outreach, and marketing the organization’s media projects; overseeing the organization’s website; providing nationwide recruitment and outreach for our summer program and film festival.

  • Fund-raising:  Managing fundraising, underwriting and grant-writing to sustain a modest annual operating budget for a small nonprofit; designing and hosting events.

  • Event planning:  Enthusiasm and proven experience in organizing, hosting and managing fun, productive events (ranging from 10-100 guests), like movie series and dinners with local filmmakers.  

It is a half-time position, and payment is modest, but there is an opportunity for the position to grow into a full-time job, and great latitude for creativity and professional opportunities to help build a portfolio and contacts.  You will have support from an Executive Director and an eager Board of Directors.  

Please submit to Phil Busse, Executive Director at Phil@MediaMakingChange.org:  A one-page cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications; and, a resume that includes your best two examples of media projects, two examples of marketing campaigns and information about any events you have planned/hosted.  

Start date, January 2, 2018.