The Outreach and Campaigns Team is responsible for engaging a wide audience to view and share BNF’s feature and short films, and to take action on issue based campaigns. The Team builds and maintains collaborative relationships with a large network of concerned individuals, organizations, community groups, schools, faith communities and legislators. The goal is to facilitate the use of BNF films for organizing, education and advocacy around key social justice issues.
The Outreach Fellow plays an important role on this Team by supporting distribution and outreach. The Fellow researches issue areas, stays on top of current events to keep the Team up-to-date, helps set up screenings and events, and represents Brave New Films at local screenings.
- Monitor press daily for breaking news in issue areas, specifically gun violence, drone attacks, mass incarceration, and find links in the trends to BNF’s current and past films;
- Feed news to Outreach Director and Campaigns Team and participate in devising strategies for outreach based on current events;
- Conduct research for short films and campaigns, and produce corresponding reports/briefs;
- Research top academic minds for upcoming films to guide framing, outreach, and collaboration;
- Build lists of organizations and groups for film distribution and potential partnerships;
- Send emails and follow-up with phone calls to community groups, universities and student organizations to promote screenings;
- Assist with facilitation at events, including screenings of past feature and short films at schools and community groups;
- Assist in producing content for educators guides and blogs - research and verify facts, develop timelines, write background, etc.;
- Provide feedback from outreach efforts and bring ideas for future groups, framing, script revision;
- Design guides, brochures, and infographics.
- Not necessary to be a filmmaker, but must possess a strong belief in film as a tool for social change
- Passion for progressive politics and social justice
- Experience working in a non-profit and/or involved in activism;
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Organized, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
- Experience with and interest in in-depth research
- Background in communications, journalism, political science, sociology, humanities
- Curiosity, flexibility, desire to learn, a sense of humor, and open to sharing ideas