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Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium is the nation’s first and only festival dedicated to investigative storytelling on film. Launched with the Washington premiere of Spotlight in 2015, the festival’s highly-curated slate has become a destination for top-tier investigative cinema, including Academy Award nominees and winners. The festival showcases the best in new investigative cinema, with screenings followed by rich and engaging discussions with filmmakers, journalists, protagonists and area experts. Double Exposure combines the festival with a professional symposium where a growing community of investigative journalists and filmmakers can network, learn from each other, access resources, and plant the seeds for collaboration on projects.

The festival’s tenth edition takes place November 7-10, 2024.

Festival Co-Director

Double Exposure is seeking a creative and experienced festival visionary to become its next festival Co-Director. The festival Co-Director is responsible for expanding the festival’s reach and presence, in a position that demands creative programming along with strong leadership and expertise in nuts and bolts management. Supported by operational staff, the co-director shares in overseeing the smooth operation of a festival with many moving parts, from curating films and inviting filmmakers for post-screening discussions, to developing topics and selecting speakers for discussion during the symposium, to ensuring lively discussions in a safe space for practitioners to learn from each other. This position may also include light off-season programming of individual films or speakers. The ideal candidate will have experience directing film festivals, a love of film and/or investigative journalism, strong contacts among filmmakers and distributors, organizational and diplomatic skills, and the ability to work well under pressure and with others.  

Double Exposure is a flagship project of 100Reporters, a nonprofit investigative news organization. Double Exposure’s goal is to to build public awareness of investigative reporting’s role in a free society, both for an informed citizenry and as a driver of culture, and to support the work of investigative filmmakers and journalists working at the crossroads of their crafts. The festival’s film slate celebrates compelling new cinematic investigations, while its symposium supports the community of filmmakers and journalists creating those works.

This is a seasonal contract position, running from March 15-November 30, with the hours growing as the festival approaches. This role carries the potential to become a salaried year-round position. 

The range is $35K-$40K, commensurate with experience.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming:

  • Research, track, and solicit compelling film submissions for consideration in the annual slate.
  • In collaboration with the co-director, evaluate submissions and curate each year’s slate.   
  • Negotiate screening terms and fees (if applicable) with filmmakers and/or distributors.
  • Schedule films and program post-screening experiences.
  • In collaboration with the co-director, identify compelling and timely topics and speakers for symposium panels, master classes, workshops, and keynotes.
  • Enlist and engage speakers.
  • Schedule panels and workshops.
  • Identify and invite industry leaders to participate in DX Access, brief 1:1 networking sessions.
  • Develop and overseee dedicated programming for industry fellows and students.

 Production:

  • Identify, engage, and assist in selection of festival venues.
  • Work closely with event producer to ensure smooth flow and operation of all festival venues.
  • Guide the vision for the layout of the symposium and the flow of events.

Development:

  • Identify and cultivate grant opportunities.
  • Collaborate on writing and editing of grant proposals and reports.
  • Participate in meetings with existing and prospective funders.
  • Help to identify potential sponsors and develop sponsorship opportunities.

Marketing and Press:

  • Work closely with PR and marketing consultants to leverage relationships and surface ideas to generate press and media attention/interest.
  • Participate in cultivation of new partnerships.
  • Contribute ideas for social media postings. 
  • Serve as spokesperson for the event.

Administration:

  • Identify and recruit staff for seasonal positions, and/or participate in interviews, reference checks, and hiring.
  • In consultation with the organization director, ensure the festival operates within budget.
  • Supervise festival manager and select staff.

This description is representative, not comprehensive. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change, and additional responsibilities may be required.  

To Apply: 

Please email a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and explaining your interest in working at Double Exposure with a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: “Festival Co-Director Position.”

100Reporters and Double Exposure are equal-opportunity employers.

Administrative and Marketing Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities 

The part-time Administrative and Marketing Assistant provides broad and varied support to the organization’s Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has strong organizational and communications skills to gain experience in nonprofit administration, marketing, messaging, and volunteer management. Specific responsibilities include: 

Communications & Marketing 

  • Helping to manage 100Reporters’ and Double Exposure social media presence, including posting and disseminating program-related information
  • Managing newsletter content and timeline  
  • Disseminating prepared marketing decks to organizational partners
  • Additional duties as needed to meet to organizational goals 

Administration

  • Providing administrative support with an emphasis on project and event coordination 
  • Assisting in the creation of funder reports and planning documents
  • Collecting estimates from vendors and venues
  • Updating agreements with partners and venues

Qualifications 

  • High school diploma required; completed or progress towards a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, film, business or communications/marketing is a plus 
  • Understanding of nonprofit administration and marketing skills. Exposure to nonprofit fundraising and events a plus 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be flexible, adaptable and detail-oriented 
  • Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly for this remote position 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents 
  • Knowledge of G-Suite, WordPress, MailChimp, WordPress, Hootsuite, and AirTable
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Availability of 10 hours/week beginning in March 2024

To apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating your experience, qualifications, educational background, and your interest in this position, to Diana Jean Schemo, Executive Director, to [email protected] with the subject title “Administrative & Marketing Assistant.” Pay is $25/hour.