March 12, 2014

TEM is Hiring an Associate Producer

Position Summary:

Talking Eyes Media is seeking an Associate Producer to work out of our Montclair, NJ office. The candidate should be a self-motivated individual with an interest in documentary film production and at least three years of experience.  We are seeking someone with a high-level of organizational, communication, and production management skills. This position will begin as a part-time position starting mid-May and may grow into a full-time position by September.

Start Date: Mid-May 2014

Status: Part-Time; 3-days/wk; 9am-5pm with likely increase to fulltime in the fall

Position Description:

The Associate Producer at Talking Eyes Media will support the production team throughout every aspect of project development (from pre-production through post-production and final delivery).  In addition to providing creative and production support, this role is primarily responsible for operational and administrative support.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of documentary projects and storytelling across all platforms, strong research skills, and outstanding communications skills. They will have several years experience in documentary films and/or in television production. The applicant should be reliable, well organized, outgoing and friendly, a team player, have a sense of humor and be able to work quickly to meet deadlines. *Note: This position will not require field producing, filming, or editing.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with producer/director and team members to successfully complete projects on time and within budget
  • Research topics, story ideas, and content to identify possible production opportunities.  Contact potential subjects and experts to conduct pre-interviews as needed
  • Build and manage all production schedules
  • Perform grant and funder research for projects
  •   Assist with grant applications
  • Manage and craft film festival submissions
  • Provide additional office and production support as needed
  • Craft and manage content for website, blog, social media networks (Facebook and Twitter), and digital channels (YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Write newsletters, project announcements and blog posts

Position Requirements:
  • Active knowledge of news/current affairs and documentary industry
  • Concern for social justice issues
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently but also work with a team in a tight-knit environment
  • Able to formulate independent decisions using the available information and find a solution for, or deal proactively with with problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with peers, employees, managers, and clients, to maintain confidentiality in daily operations and to conduct daily duties in a professional manner
  • Must be comfortable using Mac computers
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Premiere, FCP are a major advantage 

Education & Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Film, Journalism, or Communications; OR three-to-four years related experience and/or training in film or television production

Application Instructions:

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Julie Winokur at with “Associate Producer” as the subject line. We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

No calls please.

About Talking Eyes Media:

Talking Eyes Media (TEM), is a nonprofit production company that creates powerful media for pressing issues.  We are visual storytellers, creating documentary films, multimedia, books and exhibitions that actively stimulate dialogue and advocate for positive social change. 

Over the years, we have successfully translated projects across media platforms (from print to web to television) and have worked seamlessly between the nonprofit sector and the editorial world. We have an extensive portfolio of still photography, multimedia and documentary films and have received numerous awards from World Press International, Pictures of the Year International and UNICEF, as well as two Emmy nominations. Our work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, and Time Magazine, as well as online (Time, MSNBC, Discovery, CNN) and on television (PBS and the Documentary Channel). 

We are highly skilled storytellers, who work with sensitivity, creativity and outright passion for what we do. To learn more, visit: