Current Positions


Production Coordinator, Assistant Editor, and Special Assistant to the Executive Creative Director

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I. ABOUT THE ROLE

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a cutting edge, Brooklyn-based production company? ...to help nonprofits and other innovative social impact organizations reach their most important audiences? ...to create meaningful, progressive change in the world through original, creative short films, docs and PSA’s?

This position is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of creative film production for social impact, serving as the right-hand officer to the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Fineas Films.

This position is ideal for an ambitious, exceptionally organized individual with 1-3 years of professional experience, who is seeking to take their career in film and social justice to the next level. You also, uniquely, possess a blend of skills vital to BOTH production coordination and editing.

In this role you will be the central hub ensuring the success of all of our major projects, while learning the ins and outs of the business. There will be numerous opportunities for learning, growth and professional development in all areas, as well as to contribute substantively to the creative.

We provide an exciting, fast-paced, flexible, collaborative, fair and fun work environment.

 

II. QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION

This full-time role is split into 3 components:

1. Production Coordinator: Logistics coordination, scheduling, and client liaison for all client projects.
2. Assistant Editor: Prepare, finish, and deliver short form documentaries and scripted PSA's.
3. Special Assistant to the Exec. Creative Director: Provide wrap-around support in all aspects of Fineas’ operations
    such as finance, business development, and crew management, with close direction from the Exec. Creative Director.

Detailed outline of necessary qualifications:

Production Coordinator:

- Exquisite, unparalleled capacity for organization and attention to detail.
  If you’re doubting for one moment if this is indeed you, we suggest you do not apply.
- At least one year of solid experience in a high-paced coordination role of some kind.
- Proven customer service skills for managing client and crew relationships.

Assistant Editor:

- One year of experience in an editing capacity.
- Strong understanding of DIT / media management. Can organize a project and harddrive easily following a pre-existing system.
- You can quickly pull selects, franken-byte words, and develop a stringout based on a paper edit.
- You work in Premiere and are intimately familiar with both its possibilities and its downfalls (and can solve for both).
- You can handle a basic audio mix, and color correction using Lumetri.

Special Assistant to the Exec. Creative Director:

- Previous experience in a support role of some kind.
- Master scheduler.
- Exceptional writing and proofreading ability. You will be proofing and helping to revise all deliverables, proposals,
  and other crucial, external-facing documents.

Characteristics vital to the role:

- First and foremost, you have an uncanny and unusual attention to detail.
- Related: you are far more organized than the average human.
- You have enough of a big picture perspective that you can handle most tasks and responsibilities with minimal input.
- You are extraordinarily responsible and bring a tremendous degree of ownership to everything you do.
- You are able to bring a supportive, empathetic presence to your professional interactions.
- You are proactive, independent and entrepreneurial.
- You are a master problem-solver.
- You are apt at making people feel comfortable and welcome, particularly in a documentary context.
- You care about social justice and you have a progressive, change-oriented mindset.

Nice-to-have qualifications:

- Command of / familiarity with After Effects
- Advanced coloring ability
- Speak a foreign language (especially Spanish or French)
- Previous experience with social media management of any kind
- Advanced writing ability (can help us develop proposals, scripts, etc.)
- A passion for and knack for story (can help us shape stories both in development and post)

 

III. TO APPLY

1) You must submit a cover letter (in the body of your email / message) stating your interest and which of the qualifications listed here you meet.
    Please do not attach your cover letter.

2) At the top of your cover letter please include the following as a numbered list: 
   1 - Available start date
   2 - A link to your LinkedIn page
   3 - At least two links to short projects you’ve edited or assistant edited (please indicate which it is)
   4 - Any After Effects or color grading examples if applicable
   5 - A sizzle you've edited (can be your own but doesn't have to be) if you have one.

3) Please ensure your subject line is in the following format “PCAE - LastName, FirstName -  DD/MM”

4) Please list 3 references. Note, we will not reach out to your references prior to a preliminary conversation with you first.

5) Please email jobs@fineasmedia.com and address your cover letter to Pauline.


Production Coordinator and Special Assistant to the Executive Director - PART TIME

I. ABOUT THE ROLE

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a cutting edge, Brooklyn-based production company? ...to help nonprofits and other innovative social impact organizations reach their most important audiences? ...to create meaningful, progressive change in the world through original, creative short films, docs and PSA’s?

This position is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of creative film production for social impact, serving as the right-hand officer to the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Fineas Films.

This position is ideal for an ambitious, exceptionally organized individual with 1-3 years of professional experience, who is seeking to take their career in film and social justice to the next level.

In this role you will be the central hub ensuring the success of all of our major projects, while learning the ins and outs of the business. There will be numerous opportunities for learning, growth and professional development in all areas, as well as to contribute substantively to the creative.

We provide an exciting, fast-paced, flexible, collaborative, fair and fun work environment.

***This is a part time position for 20-30 hours (depending on your interest and availability) and that requires at least two hours of work each day. This could become a full time role for the right candidate down the road.***

 

II. QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION

This full-time role is split into 2 components:

1. Production Coordinator: Logistics coordination, scheduling, and client liaison for all client projects.
2. Special Assistant to the Exec. Creative Director: Provide wrap-around support in all aspects of Fineas’ operations such as finance, business development, and crew management, with close direction from the Exec. Creative Director.

Necessary qualifications:

- Exquisite, unparalleled capacity for organization and attention to detail. If you’re doubting for one moment if this is indeed you, we suggest you do not apply.
- At least one year of solid experience in a high-paced coordination role of some kind.
- Proven customer service skills for managing client and crew relationships.
- Previous experience in a support role of some kind.
- Master scheduler.
- Exceptional writing and proofreading ability. You will be proofing and helping to revise all deliverables, proposals, and other crucial, external-facing documents.

Characteristics vital to the role:

- First and foremost, you have an uncanny and unusual attention to detail.
- Related: you are far more organized than the average human.
- You have enough of a big picture perspective that you can handle most tasks and responsibilities with minimal input.
- You are extraordinarily responsible and bring a tremendous degree of ownership to everything you do.
- You are able to bring a supportive, empathetic presence to your professional interactions.
- You are proactive, independent and entrepreneurial.
- You are a master problem-solver.
- You are apt at making people feel comfortable and welcome, particularly in a documentary context.
- You care about social justice and you have a progressive, change-oriented mindset.

Nice-to-have qualifications:

- Speak a foreign language (especially Spanish or French)
- Previous experience with social media management of any kind
- Advanced writing ability (can help us develop proposals, scripts, etc.)
- A passion for and knack for story (can help us shape stories both in development and post)
- Experience with light bookkeeping / finance / budgets

 

III. TO APPLY

1) You must submit a cover letter (in the body of your email / StaffMeUp message) stating your interest and which of the qualifications listed here you meet.
    Please do not attach your cover letter.

2) At the top of your cover letter please include the following as a numbered list:
    1 - Available start date
    2 - A link to your LinkedIn page

3) Please ensure your subject line is in the following format “PC PART TIME - LastName, FirstName - DD/MM” 

4) Please list 3 references. Note, we will not reach out to your references prior to a preliminary conversation with you first.

5) Please email jobs@fineasmedia.com and address your cover letter to Pauline.

6) While we are not hiring for a full-time position at the moment, please let us know if you’d have a strong preference for a full-time role in the future.


Assistant Editor (Part-Time & Freelance)

We’re seeking an experienced NYC-based Assistant Editor to work with us on some exciting upcoming projects. 

This is a part-time position for April through September, with the possibility to extend beyond as permanent position. Flexibility in scheduling is a huge plus. 

We are also seeking to add Freelance Assistant Editors to our roster so even someone with limited availability should consider applying. 

This is a perfect gig for an entry-level Assistant Editor who wants to learn more about the craft of storytelling and is passionate about social justice, but can bring enough experience to the table to seamlessly assume organizational and detail-oriented editing responsibilities. 

For now we work entirely in short form content so feature experience is neither required nor preferred. 

You will work with Fineas's Director / Senior Editor to prepare, finish, and deliver short form documentaries and scripted PSA's. We have clear-cut systems for how to prepare and organize footage inside of Premiere, how to develop string-outs based on paper edits, and pull BROLL selects. Much of the work is of a technical, organizational nature. That said, we are an inherently collaborative and fun team and appreciate all perspectives, input and ideas for edits.

QUALIFICATIONS - MUST HAVE
1) At least one solid year of experience as an Assistant Editor
2) Strong media management abilities -- understanding of DIT and organizational systems
3) Solid understanding of codecs, hardware systems and the nuances of Premiere. Must be a technically-oriented individual.
4) Must know Premiere inside and out (no other software is needed) and various plug-ins.
5) Some experience with color correction required (command of Premiere Pro Lumetri is a must). At a bare minimum you can do a basic correction with Lumetri and have a good eye for discerning which clips can be fixed in post and which can't. 
6) Must be a master with image correction features in Premiere such as Warp Stabilizer and the Noise reduction plug-in
7) Basic audio mixing abilities
8) Formatting deliverables for final delivery
9) Must be a wiz at frankenbyting

MUST have above average technical abilities and extraordinary attention to detail. 
MUST be extremely organized. 
MUST have a strong eye for aesthetics and know which shots are usable. 

QUALIFICATIONS - NICE TO HAVE
We will give special consideration to candidates who have... 

1) Experience creating snappy, compelling sizzles and promo material
2) After Effects background
3) Color correction expertise
4) Audio mixing expertise

JOB DESCRIPTION
- Organize projects at the inception of each edit (sync sound, following a strict protocol and organizational system we have developed) 
- Pull BROLL selects (just pulling out usable shots) 
- Organize voice-over (we have a system for this) 
- Create string-outs based on a paper edit (finding corresponding clips to a transcript based on detailed instruction)
- Assist in finding music
- Make detailed changes based on client feedback, with explicit step-by-step directions from the Snr. Editor

TO APPLY
1) You must submit a cover letter stating your interest and which of the qualifications listed here you meet. 

2) At the top of your cover letter please include the following:
A - Any notes on availability for April - September, or your preference for freelance or part-time work
B - Add a link to your LinkedIn page
C - At least two links to short projects you’ve edited
D - Any After Effects or color grading examples if applicable
E - A sizzle you've edited (can be your own but doesn't have to be) 


Social Media Manager (Freelance) 

Fineas Media is looking for an experienced social media manger or director on a freelance basis.  

This individual will work on at least one of our nonprofit accounts. This role will help us manage content and ads for a nonprofit's campaign.

QUALIFICATIONS:

- At least 3 years experience in social media for the Manager role
- Impeccable attention to detail, self-driven and organized
- Strong familiarity with running ad campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn and Instagram
- Strong writer / proof-reader with sophisticated understanding of social issues
- Able to work remotely when needed
- Experience in the social sector A+

 

TO APPLY:

- Send cover letter and resume to jobs@fineasmedia.com with Subject line "SM_MANAGER First LastName" 
- Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment (body of email instead). Please also specify in your note which platforms you have the most experience with and provide examples of    how you've supported a successful social media campaign.
- Please include a link to your LinkedIn and a portfolio site if you have one at the top of the email.
- If you have any case-studies of your work you can share, that is highly desirable. 


Senior Advisor, Social Media & Digital (Freelance) 

Fineas Media is looking for an experienced advisor on social media and digital distribution to join our Creative Brain Trust. This consulting role is treated as a freelance contractor and will advise heavily on strategy, but will have less of a role in implementation or execution of digital campaigns. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

- At least 8 years experience in social media, digital strategy, and communications
- Ad agency background highly desirable
- Proven ability to quickly and strategically grow a brand's presence on social
- Impeccable understanding of how social media works across a variety of platforms and how to leverage each platform for optimal growth
- Can advise on which types of content will work best on which platforms
- Strong familiarity with running ad campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn and Instagram
- Strong writer / proof-reader with sophisticated understanding of social issues
- Able to work remotely when needed
- Experience in the social sector A+
- Preference will be given to candidates with proven portfolios that show not just numerical growth, but strategic value for the organization that resulted from that growth

TO APPLY:

- Send cover letter and resume to jobs@fineasmedia.com with Subject line "SM_DIRECTOR First LastName" 
- Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment (body of email instead). Please also specify in your note which platforms you have the most experience with and provide examples of strategic growth
- Please include a link to your LinkedIn and a portfolio site if you have one at the top of the email.
- If you have any case-studies of your work you can share, that is highly desirable. 

 


Consulting Creative Director or Commercial Director (Freelance) 

Fineas Media is looking for an experienced Creative Director or Commercial Director to join our Creative Brain Trust in an advisory capacity, and be part of a fast-growing team based out of Brooklyn. This person will work closely with Fineas's Founder & Chief Creative Officer on a consulting basis to help develop fresh ideas, write scripts and consult on edits.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 - A born storyteller
- An ability to help create compelling and innovative content for our non-profit clients
- Deep experience in an ad agency or creative agency is a huge plus, if not then significant experience directing content that has relevance to the kind of work we do
- We are definitely looking for strong writers, though in some cases a strong art director could be a good fit too
- You must have proven expertise in bringing a concept to life on film
- Our team works very closely with one another so a successful candidate will have a highly collaborative approach to their work.

This is an advising position—we are not looking for hire a Director to lead any projects at this time. However, this may change in the future.

TO APPLY:

- Send cover letter and resume to jobs@fineasmedia.com with Subject line "CREATIVE_DIRECTOR First LastName" 
- Please do not send the cover letter as an attachment (body of email instead). 
- Please include a link to your LinkedIn and a portfolio site if you have one at the top of the email.
- If you have any case-studies of your work you can share, that is highly desirable.
- Applicants must provide some kind of portfolio, case-studies, or other examples of their work