Narrative Strategist and Content Creator

Food Bank
City
Portland
State
Oregon
Title
Narrative Strategist and Content Creator
Description

Applications will be accepted through September 7th at 9:00PM PST. A cover letter is required for consideration. This position is currently remote through at least October 31, 2021. The salary ramge for this position is $56,868-$64,179.

Who You Are: You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to applying equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.

Position Summary: The Narrative Strategist & Content Creator collaborates with teams across the organization to tell a new, true story of hunger — that hunger and poverty are not primarily the result of personal choices; instead, they are deeply rooted in systems that deny opportunity and provide insufficient safety nets for common crises, such as illness. In this role, you will work to curate stories and produce content to uplift the voices of the Oregon Food Bank community — including people experiencing hunger, volunteers, donors, activists and partner organizations. With direction from the Narrative Strategy & Production Manager, you will identify opportunities to shine a light on the root causes of hunger and amplify stories of resilience and community-led change. These stories will be told across multiple platforms, in short and long formats, from print testimonials and podcasts to documentary video and photography.
The successful candidate will have a background in first-person narrative and documentary approaches to storytelling; experience in story development and production from concept to publication; a firm belief in Oregon Food Bank’s mission; and a strong affinity for our 10-year vision for resilient communities that never go hungry.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Marketing / Communications
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
-Serve as the organization’s primary cinematographer and photographer, with support from colleagues and vendors
-Assist in multimedia story development and production logistics — including community outreach, equipment and vendor needs, and schedule/travel coordination
-Support media asset management and archiving processes, along with upkeep of video and photography equipment
-Work closely with Advocacy, Community Philanthropy and Program & Partnerships teams to identify opportunities to elevate stories of community engagement, support and resilience
-Directly engage and build relationships with community members to share stories that reflect the depth and complexity of our experiences and communities
-Actively engage in development of strategies to elevate the true story of hunger and inspire engagement across multiple channels
-Work with the Communications Project Coordinator to collect and maintain participant consent/release forms and maintain project files
-Keep projects on schedule and update stakeholders on progress as necessary
-Ensure outputs adhere to and strengthen OFB’s brand, vision and equitable storytelling approach

Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
-To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good. Provides leadership and examples professional communication and behaviors to OFB standards.
In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
-cross-departmental efforts
-work culture activities and programming
-advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
-plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
-Other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

Skills and Experience:
-Three or more years demonstrated success in cinematography and camera work, story development and production — preferably in a marketing, journalism, documentary or strategic communications setting
-Working knowledge of service-based non-profits and public policy advocacy, especially grassroots-driven efforts
-Experience working with communities directly impacted by systemic inequities — and an interest in advocacy, economic and justice issues
-Ability to develop trusting relationships with community members of diverse backgrounds — and convey stories in an authentic voice that inspires passion around OFB’s vision and mission
-Experience empowering community members to share their stories publicly, especially with elected leaders and/or media
-Proven track record of working collaboratively with internal and/or external stakeholders to develop storytelling opportunities
-Excellent time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to balance multiple, simultaneous projects involving cross-functional teams
-Strong experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred — especially Premiere, Prelude, Photoshop, LightRoom and AfterEffects
-Experience managing internal- and external-facing platforms for video and photo content — including BrandFolder, Vimeo, YouTube and Wordpress
-Ability to work with confidential information and sensitive situations
-Ability to take initiative and be self-directed in a quick-moving, ever-evolving environment

Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
-Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.
-Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
-Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
-Self – directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows a willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
-Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package is provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website. https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

About the organization

Who We Are: Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Additional information

The Fine Print:
Work environment: Work is performed in an office or home environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computers and phones extensively. May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur. This role requires travel/personal or work vehicle use /work outside normal hours. Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.
Background Check:This position doesn’t require a criminal background check

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