Director of Impact Distribution

    • Flexible / Remote

Director, Impact Distribution 

Full Time Employment

Location: Flexible

Base Salary: $70k-$78K 

Reporting to: COO, Picture Motion

 

Job Description

We are looking for a data loving human, a spreadsheet & systems super hero, an extremely organized social justice warrior and an avid film & tv consumer. Someone who is ready to take on challenging but incredibly rewarding work with the world’s best storytellers. If you are someone who believes that film and tv, when paired with the right campaign, can truly create change, then we want you. 

The Director of Impact Distribution oversees the vision, strategy and operations for the Screening Tours division of the Impact Distribution Team. This position oversees a team of 3-4 people and reports to the COO. The Director of Impact Distribution’s role ranges from being hands-on with every screening host in the day-to-day work running screening tours, to high-level department and company strategy development, as well as some light business development support.

We need someone who can wear many hats. Someone that enjoys testing out new systems and technology; that can strongly lead and collaborate well with a team to accomplish difficult tasks; that doesn’t believe any job is too small, that has strong client relationship development skills in order to build trust with clients, AND is a creative thinker who enjoys brainstorms, ideation and creation. 

Recent and current clients include National Geographic, EPIX, Amazon Studios, Participant Media, Showtime, Amazon Studios, Hulu and Netflix, as well as award winning filmmakers. We’ve had the honor of working on films by Garret Bradley, Smriti Keshari, Matt Heineman, Ramona S. Diaz, Sophie Sartain, Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk, Brett Morgan, JR, James Keach, Lucy Walker, Lynn Novak and Roger Ross Williams.  

Brand social impact clients include films by Patagonia, Juniper Systems, Johnson & Johnson Dick’s Sporting Goods, Red Bull, Ford and Whole Foods. 

Recent titles include: Time, Athlete A,  True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality, The Cave, All In: The Fight for Democracy, One Child Nation, A Thousand Cuts, City So Real, The Report, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Free Solo, Jane, 13TH, LION, An Inconvenient Sequel.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to COO
  • Responsible for working alongside the leadership team to refine department offerings and operations to aid with business development as well as implement new impactful and creative impact distribution strategies, initiatives, and best practices
  • Responsible for the success of Impact Distribution campaigns. This includes maintaining, measuring and reporting client happiness, quality of work, efficiency of project, strategy, timeline, and budget according to SOW and KPIs and campaign roles and responsibilities of staff while collaborating on project
  • Leads and often assists in the coordination and execution of the following impact distribution screening tour components:
    • Build and grow outreach lists and create an outreach strategy
    • Build outreach template and tracking documents 
    • Tracking of screening progress
    • Management of Streak pipeline
    • Reporting to client 
    • Coordination with hosts
    • Development of impact opportunities above and beyond screenings (swag, creative asset or social media initiatives, influencers and panels, etc.)
    • Wrap report + campaign close-out documents and procedures
  • Work with the leaders of the Impact Strategy, Impact Events and leadership team to ensure the departments work together efficiently and effectively on cross department campaigns
  • Be a proactive leader to direct reports and fellow campaign staff, always reinforcing an inspiring a supportive work environment and keeping a focus on department goals 
  • Delegate weekly campaign and operational tasks to direct reports and fellow campaign staff in order to meet deadlines and weekly to-do’s, while working closely with campaign managers and coordinators (managers of campaigns) to help them develop clear and effective campaign strategies
  • Perform review and sign off of all materials internal and external for managed campaigns demonstrating attention to detail, accuracy, and quality control to ensure all deliverables are error-free 
  • Be an active and exemplary user of mandatory company systems such as Asana, Streak, Google Suite, etc
  • Seek out and participate in industry opportunities that will benefit and advance the company and exhibit leadership via writing or speaking

 

Qualifications 

  • 4-6 years experience
  • Experience managing at least 2 direct reports
  • Direct experience in independent film distribution, grassroots screenings or impact producing
  • Strong communication and client service skills
  • Highly organized and data driven
  • Must be able to attend (digital and/or in-person when deemed safe) screenings and events happening after work and on weekends
  • Experience managing multiple events simultaneously 
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Sense of humor and fun to work with a big plus
  • Must believe in the power of story to create social change

 

Benefits & Additional Information

  • Evenings and weekends will be required on an as-needed basis
  • 10 days paid time off (plus one day for every year with the company)
  • Approximately 11 additional paid holidays per year
  • 2 civic engagement days per year
  • Unlimited mental and physical health days
  • Two week leave policy
  • 100% coverage of Medical, dental, vision, & life insurance benefits
  • Flexible work location options
  • 401(k)
  • Internal company culture initiatives 
  • Optional commuter benefits (NYC)
  • Full List of Benefits Here


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