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Allied Media Projects is seeking an experienced, creative and visionary individual to serve as Content Coordinator for the Allied Media Conference, which we host annually in Detroit.
Job title: AMC Content Coordinator
Job type: Full time with benefits
Job location: Detroit, MI
The Allied Media Conference works at the intersection of many social justice communities: youth leadership, queer and transgender liberation, environmental justice, disability justice, transformative justice, radical people of color anti-violence, healing justice, prison abolition, decolonization movements, anti-poverty movements, radical art, intergenerational movement-building, immigrant justice, media justice, community media, open source technology, education for liberation, and many more.
The ideal candidate has organizing experience in three or more of these communities, strong relationships in at least five and a clear understanding of how they are using media-based organizing strategies. The ideal candidate also has extensive experience with writing and editing, large-scale project-management, facilitative leadership on local and national levels, grassroots fundraising, non-hierarchal, network-based organizing models, popular education and program logistics. They must understand and be aligned with the Allied Media Projects Network Principles.
About the Allied Media Conference Content Coordinator position
The 2012 Allied Media Conference will feature 24 “program nodes,” including 6 Tracks, 11 Network Gatherings and 8 Practice Spaces. Each of these program nodes will be coordinated by two or more individuals or organizations from within the AMP network. Each set of coordinators will work with 5 to 12 other individuals and organizations to develop conference content, implement grassroots fundraising strategies, and coordinate the logistics for hundreds of AMC participants. In total, this will involve over 200 “content producers” for AMC2012. We anticipate 2,000 people will attend the conference this year.
The Allied Media Conference Content Coordinator will work closely with AMP Co-Director, Jenny Lee to provide direct support to all of the content-producers of the 2012 Allied Media Conference. This support will include: helping groups to clarify the visions of their programming and edit their descriptions; helping groups clarify the vision and strategy for their grassroots fundraising and outreach efforts; doing general AMC fundraising; making connections across issue areas, skills and identities; facilitating collaborations; aligning all conference content with the vision and principles of AMP; facilitating groups and individuals through logistical, programmatic, and financial challenges towards solutions.
The Allied Media Conference Content Coordinator will also solicit and support AMC content outside of the 25 program nodes (approximately 50 additional sessions). Immediately following the AMC, the Coordinator will lead documentation and evaluation efforts to begin the organizing cycle for the 2013 conference.
The Coordinator will also support year-round network organizing using online platforms developed by AMP.
The ideal Allied Media Conference Content Coordinator will take increasing leadership in conference organizing with each AMC, with the goal of full direction of conference organizing by AMC2014.
- Manage systems (organizational and technological) for AMC content coordination. These include systems for:
- Content solicitation, proposal submission, and review processes
- Collaborative writing, editing, and decision-making
- Grassroots fundraising strategy development and implementation
- Logistical needs assessments and organizing to meet those needs
- Year-round idea development, match-making between AMC content partners, and organizing support
- Participate in innovating AMC organizing systems
- Facilitate AMC documentation and evaluation processes
- Support year-round network organizing using online platforms developed by AMP
The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:
- Exceptional capacity to listen and learn
- Confidence and skill to integrate new ideas into established systems
- A passion for facilitating the leadership of others
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Vision and imagination. The ideal candidate has a vision for a more just and creative world and the leadership of grassroots communities in shaping it.
- Ability to weave relationships across diverse issue areas and identity groups.
- Comprehensive understanding of accessibility; experience producing events that are accessible to people with disabilities, non-english speakers, queer and transgendered people, parents, low-income people, and multiple age groups.
- Familiarity with principles and practices of collaborative design
- Familiarity with Detroit social justice organizing and ability to draw connections between Detroit and other communities within the national AMP network.
- Experience as a participant, volunteer, presenter, or Track Coordinator of the Allied Media Conference.
- Experience as a media producer
- Experience with conflict mediation
- Experience with creative problem-solving in a collaborative setting
- Experience designing and leading creative, participatory workshops
- Experience facilitating productive, enjoyable meetings in person and virtually
- Experience administering websites or an ability to learn
- Experience designing and implementing social media strategies
- Ability/desire to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, and willingness to travel occasionally.
How to Apply
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- cover letter
- 2 writing samples
- 2 outlines of workshops or presentations that you have led
- names, emails, and telephone numbers of three professional references
Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2012. Interviews will take place January 4, 5 and 6. Our ideal candidate will be able to attend the AMC2012 Coordinators Meet-up January 13, 14 and 15, and will have an official start date of February 1.
Allied Media Projects is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status or marital status.