The Brave New Fellows Program offers social justice advocates from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities a one year, paid opportunity to work with Brave New Films and learn how to create and distribute media that makes a difference.
By working alongside experienced staff, fellows build practical skills in digital storytelling, production, post-production, campaign strategies, outreach, research, and social media.
Fellows spend the majority of the year in one of three areas: post-production, outreach and research, or social media. The fellowship equips activists to use film to support activism, and prepares them for jobs in social justice advocacy, media, and filmmaking.
To complement the on-the-job learning, fellows also meet and network with film directors, activists, journalists, politicians and organizers, and they receive training in camera operation, database management, fundraising, and more.
The Digital Manager is responsible for growing BNF's presence and outreach on social media, devising strategies to increase traffic to BNF videos and website, launching new social media campaigns around specific projects, managing BNF's online profiles, building a fanbase, and turning online clicks into offline action.
The Social Media Fellow assists the Digital Manager by creating and posting new, engaging content on active social media channels and by monitoring trending topics.
- Create and post shareable memes/graphics on Facebook and Instagram;
- Help to prepare videos for online launches, adding annotations and cards, and creating links;
- Schedule posts for all social platforms;
- Promote videos in various Facebook groups;
- Write copy for ledes and description fields for videos on YouTube;
- Develop tweets for Twitter;
- Research and monitor trending topics for rapid-response graphics;
- Interact with followers/audience by responding to comments on social media platforms, when possible;
- Optimize YouTube and Facebook content (titles, thumbnails, descriptions, playlists, captions);
- Create analytics reports;
- Transcribe videos for closed captioning.
- Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and a knowledge of basic graphic design (i.e. can independently create social media memes from scratch under creative direction);
- Ability to research and digest complex issues quickly and effectively;
- Knowledge of major social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat;
- An active presence on social media — a FB page, Twitter profile, YouTube Channel;
- Passion for progressive politics, social justice and activism;
- Solid writing and communication skills;
- Basic video editing skills in Adobe Premiere, a plus.
- Naturally curious, flexible, self-motivated and eager to learn;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
- A positive attitude toward challenges at work.
As compensation, each fellow receives $800/week for the duration of the fellowship, medical and dental insurance, and PTO. Fellows work full time (M-F, 9:00-6:00) in our Culver City, CA office.
For fellows coming from outside the United States, we assist with visa/immigration processing and compensate a portion of travel expenses. However, relocation/housing is not provided by Brave New Films.
This fellowship is a perfect fit, if you...
- Feel passionate about social justice;
- Aspire to use film to support your activism;
- Love to learn by doing and pick up skills quickly through on-the-job training;
- Welcome opportunities to gain invaluable work experience;
- Appreciate a good story and can tell a compelling one visually;
- Possess a heart for progressive politics
How to Apply
Complete and submit the application materials at www.bravenewfilms.org/fellowships by Friday, August 4th, 6:00 PM (PST)