Brave New Films is looking for a skilled and experienced Director of Campaigns to join our team in Culver City. Made up of a team of over 20 progressives filmmakers and activists, Brave New Films has been at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Using full-length documentaries and new media campaigns, BNF has been influential in informing the public, challenging corporate media with the truth and motivating people to take action on social issues.
The Campaign Director, reporting directly to the President and Executive Director, is responsible for managing the strategy around the Brave New Films full-length and short documentaries, managing and implementing the messaging and framing, planning digital and offline actions, and building and maintaining relationships with organizations and offices of elected officials.
- Work with the President and Executive Director to implement strategies for influencing impact, narrative, and legislation with our documentaries and key relationships.
- Work with the President to design framing/messaging that informs the work of other departments.
- Form strategic partnerships/coalitions, collaborate with organizations and legislators/staffers, organize actions targeted at decision makers and policymakers, and targeted organizing and membership building efforts in key areas.
- Work with organizations, influentials/grass-tops, and offices of elected officials to organize actions around our full length and short documentary to bring more attention to the issue/campaign.
- Prepare work plans, talking points/messaging, and other written materials for the organizations. Existing relationships with organizations and offices of elected officials a plus.
- Develop relationships with advocacy organizations working on the ground within our issue areas. Develop and execute strategy with groups and think through ways to use our documentaries to support ongoing campaigns.
- Work with coalition partners to coordinate political and outreach strategies, deliverables, and messages.
- Represent the organization in various coalitions, meetings, and at events.
- Participate in team environment to develop strategy and contribute to overall effectiveness of organization.
- Plan and coordinate special events
- Other administration duties as assigned.
- B.A. with demonstrated interest in politics and organizing
- 3+ years organizing experience including community/electoral campaign experience and issue advocacy work
- Experience with issue advocacy communications preferred, including action alert emails and social media
- Familiarity with the legislative process preferred
- Existing relationships with progressive organizations and congressional staffers preferred
- Highly organized and detail oriented; able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- High level of computer literacy
- Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and public speaking
- Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful, respectful relationships with volunteers
- Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and health equity
- Maturity, flexibility, humor, and discretion
- Willingness to work some nights and occasional weekends; travel sometimes necessary
Think You've Got What It Takes?
Email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org highlighting the following: detailing your organizing experience, organizations AND elected officials' offices you've worked with and/or have relationships with, previous actions you've organized and why you think film is an important tool to organize.
BNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employs without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap or any other basis.