Futuro Media Group seeks a highly experienced, Senior Digital Producer, to join our team in creating a multimedia project for our special productions department, Futuro Unidad Hinojosa.  This is a grant supported contract position that is estimated to begin in January and end by July or August of 2021.

We are looking for someone with senior-level digital producing experience to help shape and drive our storytelling towards a deeper understanding of race, culture, solidarity and equity. Our preferred candidate will have strong journalistic and visual storytelling skills with an eye toward audience engagement and growth and also have clear leadership, communication and organizational skills to oversee all digital and virtual products involved in our special multimedia project focused on issues of racial inequality in our communities. 

The ideal candidate will possess a highly curious and tenacious quality with an; a keen eye for aesthetics in graphic and visual elements and a demonstrable interest in telling stories of underserved populations, in a new and different way.  

As we are a small shop, we are looking for a true team leader and player: somebody who is capable of creative and critical thinking, an ability to see the “big picture” when planning, as well as someone who can roll up their sleeves and do all types of digital production-related tasks, including animated productions, overseeing all web and digital production teams and overseeing a virtual event while working in conjunction with the project’s other teams and outside vendors and partners.

The Senior Digital Producer for this special project will report to the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers. 

The start date for the position will be January 11. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to UH_Contractors@futuromediagroup.org by January 4. 

The Futuro Media Group

The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to telling stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Futuro Media produces Peabody Award winning Latino USA, the longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program; In The Thick, a political podcast from the perspective of journalists of color; Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet founded by Julio Ricardo Varela that reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts; and Futuro Studios, Futuro Media’s newest creative division, focusing on original podcasts and programming. Formerly, Futuro Media also produced PBS’s America By The Numbers and Humanizing America.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Ability and energy to juggle all elements of a comprehensive  digital production and day-to-day staff and project management
  • Ability to establish and maintain high editorial and production standards aimed at creating and growing a digital audience
  • Outline and maintain the production schedule while maintaining budget 
  • Collaborate/ brainstorm with senior staff, video, audio and digital teams to ideate and develop content
  • Be the central point of contact responsible for digital text aspects of this multimedia project that is meant to be highly coordinated and intersectional, including video, audio and text elements as well as the creation and execution of virtual events and audience engagement efforts on social media
  • Assist in writing duties for the digital productions
  • Oversee production and graphics elements including managing deliverables from outside vendors while keeping within budget and delivering on agreed upon timetables
  • Ensure content is creatively and professionally edited
  • Coordinate digital projects goals in concert with the Senior Supervising Producer and Executive Producers

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Natural leadership and motivational ability to inspire your team towards excellence
  • Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
  • Some operational knowledge of camera and audio equipment
  • Specific Knowledge: digital production including animated video, promotion, optimization (SEO), YouTube publishing, social media production and publishing
  • A deep understanding of audience development and engagement
  • Interest in and familiarity with issues surrounding solidarity, racial equity and intersectionality
  • Knowledge of public media and media in general
  • Passion for the work and mission of FMG
  • Proven sound editorial judgment
  • Familiarity with nonprofit grants and development
  • Flexibility and ability to anticipate problems and proactively seek solutions
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Good attitude about lending a hand as needed in the high workload environment of an ambitious media start-up