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Creative Producer

Company: XQ Institute
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Description

This is as a 2-4 month full-time contract role with the possibility of full-time conversion. Candidates who can work remotely from within the U.S. will be considered. Candidates need to be available to work flexible hours generally aligned with Pacific Time.


About XQ Institute

XQ Institute is the nation's leading organization dedicated to rethinking the high school experience so that every student graduates ready to succeed in life. We work in communities throughout the country, with individual schools and entire school systems, to help them dream big about what high school could be, turn their innovative ideas into action, and create more rigorous and equitable schools. We share what's working with other schools and districts, so they can tailor new models to the needs of their own students and communities. We know that seeing is believing, so we meet people where they are to share the importance and possibility of change through listening, learning, and storytelling. And our open-source tools, based on research and design thinking, empower people to take up the challenge of transforming their high schools with a unifying goal: unlocking the American promise of a high-quality education for everyone.

The Role
Reporting to XQ's Creative Director, the Creative Producer will manage the end to end production of print, digital, and video deliverables. The producer will be the point person for XQ's small but growing in-house creative team and responsible for the tracking and status reporting of all creative deliverables and the day to day communication with internal and external teams and partners. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team-facilitator comfortable with quick iterations and collaboration. The role will require fresh thinking and ideas, and an ability to quickly and reliably bring those ideas to fruition. We are seeking a hyper-organized producer to share their talents to tackle important social issues regarding the future of American High School.

Requirements

Creative Team Strategy

  • Work with the Creative Director and team to scope, plan, track, and deliver creative projects across a spectrum that includes print, digital, video, photography, live events and television.
  • Coordinate briefings, reviews and approvals to ensure deliverables are produced on time and on budget.
  • Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to develop clearly defined product briefs & strategy roadmaps for distribution throughout the organization.
  • Identify and remove production blocks and or bottlenecks to increase creative bandwidth.
Project Management
  • Lead project development of XQ archive architecture for media releases and XQ creative materials and storage of creative assets using Box
  • Steward all legal and accounting to manage freelance and creative agency procurement, contracts, and payment
  • Experience effectively managing multiple cross-functional technical development projects at the same time.
  • Hyper-organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills with keen attention to detail with an ability to multitask and execute quickly under pressure
  • Support miscellaneous production requests and needs (ex: staffing crew for an event, locating assets, print orders, etc).
Qualifications and Experience
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably at a creative/marketing agency, as an account manager, creative producer, project manager or video producer, business development ect.
  • Strong work ethic and independence, with a high degree of motivation to collaborate, learn and iterate.
  • Excellent cross-functional communication and relationship building skills- balancing confidence, humility, and diplomacy internally and externally.
  • A compulsion to identify and resolve inefficiencies, and a passion for building cohesive processes.
  • Ability to quickly process and implement feedback, revisions and pivots.
  • Proficiency in project management tools such as Notion, Box, Airtable, Google Suites
  • This position used to require a fair amount of travel, and may again when safety permits.
  • Local to Oakland or the greater Bay Area. While this position will start out location-flexible, you will eventually report to our Oakland office.


Benefits

XQ Institute offers competitive benefits and salary for this role.

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. If you are selected to interview, we will request a portfolio of your work, demonstrating work artifacts across the entire design and product development lifecycle and across multiple professional products.

XQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At XQ, promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is a core value. Individuals are considered without regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry.

Keywords: XQ Institute, Oakland , Creative Producer, Other , Oakland, California

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